• For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Business
  • Study Mode: Full Time

For graduates ready to take up strategic management roles in the organisations of tomorrow

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

Our MSc in Accounting, Management and Strategy will put you at the hub of day-to-day and strategic organisational life. Tomorrow’s management accountants and consultants are dynamic partners to business managers. They are leaders of change management projects, systems design, strategy formulation and much more.

Leading-edge research indicates a broad knowledge of strategic management issues is becoming essential in all medium and large organisations. Financial and non-financial management has become an important requirement for managers across all business functions. Dundee is an elite university. It has designed this course to enable ambitious graduates to join the fast-changing worlds of management accountants, management consultants and global business managers.

This is an ideal course if you already have a sound background in accounting and/or business and want to move up to management accountant or management consultant roles within a business.

Our MSc Accounting, Management and Strategy course

  • is informed by the latest, and leading-edge, research in the relevant discipline areas,
  • provides insight into the roles and skills required for tomorrow's management accountants, consultants and global business managers,
  • includes organisational case studies relating to (changing) financial management and management accounting practice, incorporating group discussions and presentations,
  • elevates graduate professionalism and employability.

For the benefit of overseas students particularly, the course includes educational and cultural experiences which are unique to the UK and familiarise students with global business protocols.

You’ll be learning from leading practitioners through the University’s Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series and hearing from them, first hand, about critical aspects of real-world business and accounting.

We welcome students from the UK and elsewhere to our stimulating, supportive, friendly and well-organised campus. Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2017 Guardian University Rankings and has also been rated the best in Scotland by some of the most influential higher education surveys.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

There are two intakes each year - January and September. The course lasts for 12 months. Modules start at the beginning of the academic session and are taught through a mixture of lectures and tutorials. The degree consists of five compulsory modules, two optional modules, plus a dissertation. The course is academically rigorous, drawing on current strategy, change management, corporate governance and accounting theory. It is practically relevant, helping you apply knowledge and develop generally transferable skills such as problem solving, team-working and collaboration.

How you will be taught

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, group work and student presentations. The modules are designed to encourage you to think analytically and critically about the ways in which modern business organisations create and use information, in both operational and strategic contexts.

How you will be assessed

Modules are examined in December and April/ May. Students complete their supervised decision during the summer. The dissertation takes around  three months to complete with a final draft to be submitted in August.

Course content

The course begins with a two week foundation module to bring all students up to a common minimum standard in management and business statistics. The foundation module also introduces you to the University’s learning resources (e.g. the library and study skills support) and encourages you to work in ‘teams’ exchanging your intellectual assets for your mutual benefit.

Modules - core

  •  Foundation Management and Business Statistics (AB51020)
  •  Dissertation (AB52004)
  •  Research Methods and Methodology (AB52018)
  •  Quantitative Methods (AB50002)
  •  Marketing Management and Strategy (AB51018)
  •  Performance Measurement and Reporting (AB51019)

Plus two optional modules from:

  •  Corporate Governance (AB51001)
  •  Corporate Finance (AB51011)
  •  Strategic Management Accounting (AB52012)
  •  Principles of Marketing Practice (EC50005)
  •  Operations Management and Change (AB51021)
  •  International Business Strategy (EC50007)
  •  Human Resource Management Strategies (EC50012)
  •  Current Issues in Banking and Finance (AB52016)

Optional modules are subject to change.

View our Terms and Conditions for Applicants and Students

Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to embark on various business-related careers. Those with an accounting and/or finance background will be able to pursue such exciting and fast-changing careers as management accountancy or management consultancy within business organisations. Others will be able to pursue a more general managerial career with increased financial and commercial astuteness, as well as nurture a global business perspective.

We have excellent employment records for our students (and an impressive Alumni), and this new master's-level course is intended to continue this pattern of success and enable students to embark on fulfilling and rewarding careers. In this regard, the structure of the degree, with an emphasis on developing both technical and generic (soft) skills, in the context of a fast-changing business environment, will stand students in good stead.

You should have a relevant degree, and/or a relevant professional qualification plus the ability to demonstrate that you are able to study at postgraduate level. Additional written submission may be required, at the discretion of the Programme Director. Recognition of prior learning is available for up to 50% of the award for which you are applying.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2018-19
Scottish and EU students £6,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Rest of UK students £6,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Overseas students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

  Degree Course Code
Apply NowAccounting, Management and Strategy MScP052072

Course Contact

Dr Elizabeth Monk
Social Sciences
+44 (0)1382 384789

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