MSc Finance and Accounting

Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

Triple Crown accreditation means we meet the high standards of three of the world’s most prestigious accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. This puts us in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide.

I was attracted by the small class sizes and combination of the interactive teaching programme and research project within an organisation to provide real-world work experience.

Jessica Pickard, postgraduate student in Sheffield University Management School

About the course

Course description 2017

This course brings together theoretical and applied expertise in finance and accounting practices. You’ll gain a good understanding of the basics of financial statement analysis, corporate governance and international finance as well as the quantitative and analytical skills essential for developing fundamental problem-solving skills.

You can apply to base your dissertation on project work with an external organisation. Recent projects include group nominal structure for a multinational engineering firm, and developing a funding strategy for a Sheffield-based capital investment programme.

Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Management

Core modules

  • Theory and Concepts in Entrepreneurship
  • Quantitative Skills for Finance and Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Two of the following:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis

Three/four of the following:

  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Performance Management
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Issues in Finance
  • International Finance
  • Financial Markets and Investment Management
  • Emerging Market Finance
  • International Corporate Governance


Lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning, and web-based discussion groups.


Individual assignments, group projects, end-of-semester examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in each other component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.