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

Ready to take your accounting or finance degree to the next level?

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

Our International Accounting & Finance degree (and the two additional pathway options listed below) offers ACCA exemptions from papers F1-F4 (the papers have been renamed as Applied Knowledge AB, Applied Knowledge MA, Applied Knowledge FA and Applied Skills LW).

The MSc International Accounting degree is an intensive, one-year full-time programme that allows business graduates to acquire the necessary tools and skills to pursue a successful career in accounting or finance.

This MSc is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in accounting, finance or management. The financial industry is developing rapidly and growing in complexity. Accounting and finance professionals must be able to understand and analyse activity, and be able to anticipate future developments. Thus, a knowledge of accounting, financial systems and markets is vital. This MSc degree examines issues in international accounting, finance and financial markets which have become increasingly important in recent years.

You can choose to study one of the following degrees:

  • MSc International Accounting and Finance
  • MSc International Accounting
  • MSc International Accounting, Management & Strategy 

In particular it is designed so you can:

  • Critically evaluate research in accounting and finance
  • Appreciate the links between different aspects of accounting and finance, e.g. financial accounting and reporting, financial management, management accounting and corporate governance
  • Understand key social science research methods
  • Apply a range of research methods to examine a specialist area of accounting and finance
  • Communicate complex and specialised issues clearly and concisely
  • Work intensively on a research-based dissertation

Throughout your studies, we want you to understand the power and limitations of accountancy and financial techniques and how they can help society to function. You’ll be examining the way in which large corporations use their funds to generate income and wealth in an increasingly globalised accounting and reporting environment.

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

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

Our degrees are taught using a variety of methods including lectures; seminars; workshops; tutorials; projects and hands-on computer labs.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of coursework, examinations and dissertation.

Optional modules are subject to change.

Course content

The programme is also suitable for those who wish to progress to a PhD in Accounting and Finance.

Core modules for all three of the degree options:

  • Research Methodology & Methods (BU52015)
  • Dissertation (BU52010)

Students must also choose 1 of the following core modules:

  • Quantitative Methods (BU52016)
  • Econometrics for Finance (BU52017)

Optional modules

MSc International Accounting and Finance choose four optional modules from the following with at least one “accounting” and at least one “finance” module:

At least one accounting module from:

  • BU51001          Corporate Governance
  • BU51029          Financial Statements and Analysis
  • BU52004          Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • BU52005          International Accounting & Financial Reporting
  • BU52013          Strategic Management Accounting
  • BU52044          Corporate Social Reporting 

At least one finance module from:

  • BU51011          International Banking Systems
  • BU51013          Global Financial Markets
  • BU51021          Derivatives and Risk Management
  • BU52006          Global Risk Analysis
  • BU52012          Emerging Financial Markets and Investment
  • BU52042          Security Analysis and Equity Valuation
  • BU52043          Investment Management

For MSc International Accounting

In addition to the compulsory modules detailed above, two compulsory modules in International Accounting:

  • BU52004          Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • BU52005          International Accounting and Financial Reporting

Optional modules

MSc International Accounting choose two from:

  • BU51001          Corporate Governance
  • BU51006          Performance Measurement and Reporting (UDSB)
  • BU51029          Financial Statements and Analysis
  • BU52013          Strategic Management Accounting
  • BU52044          Corporate Social Reporting
  • BU52048          Financial Regulation and Ethics 

For MSc International Accounting, Management and Strategy pathway

In addition to the compulsory modules detailed above, two compulsory modules in International Accounting, Management and Strategy:

  • BU52004          Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • BU52031          Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis

Optional modules

MSc International Accounting, Management and Strategy pathway choose two from:

  • BU51001          Corporate Governance
  • BU51006          Performance Measurement and Reporting
  • BU51008          Operations Management and Change
  • BU51015          Marketing as Creative Practice
  • BU51016          International Business Strategy
  • BU51017          Customer Experience Design
  • BU51018          Human Resource Management Strategies (UDSB)
  • BU51024          Managing People and Organisations
  • BU51029          Financial Statements and Analysis
  • BU52005          International Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU52008          Marketing Management and Strategy
  • BU52013          Strategic Management Accounting
  • BU52021          International Human Resource Management
  • BU52034          Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics
  • BU52044          Corporate Social Reporting

 

Our master’s courses prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect their postgraduate recruits to have advanced technical and communication skills, to be confident team-workers, independent researchers, good project-managers and be at the leading edge of their specialism. Our degrees are designed to respond to these demands.

Our graduates are working all over the world. Many are employed by large multi-national firms.  A number are with smaller UK firms including manufacturing companies and financial institutions. Some work as managers  and accountants in specialist positions while others hold posts in the public sector or run their own businesses. A number have also gone on to further study (e.g. PhD) in the UK and elsewhere, with graduates employed in universities all over the world.

You’ll be able to make use of the University's dedicated careers service to help you to confidently present yourself to the world's top employers.

Good first degree, preferably the equivalent of a UK 2:2 degree, in accounting, finance or related business discipline which contained elements of accounting and / or finance.

 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 2019-20
Scottish and EU students £6,950 per year of study
Rest of UK students £6,950 per year of study
International students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study
Fee statusFees for students starting 2020-21
Scottish and EU students £7,650 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Rest of UK students £7,650 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
International students (non-EU) £18,150 per year of study
See our scholarships for International applicants

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

You apply for this course through our Direct Application System, which is free of charge. You can find out more information about making your application when you click Apply Now below

  Degree Course code
Apply nowInternational Accounting & Finance MScP040211

Course Contact

Dr Suzanne Fifield
Social Sciences
ProgrammeDirectorSchoolofBusiness@dundee.ac.uk
+44 (0)1382 385148

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