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.

We teach business management from a truly global perspective. Our staff and students come from all over the world. And our courses are based on pioneering research into the challenges faced by businesses everywhere.

About the course

This course brings together theoretical and applied expertise in finance and accounting practices.

Whether you're starting your own company or working within an SME or a multinational, this solid foundation in theory and technique will serve you well for the rest of your career.

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.

Core modules

  • 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
  • Web-based discussion groups


  • Individual assignments
  • Group projects
  • End-of-semester examinations
  • Dissertation

Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Managment

Key facts

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 in business or related subject.

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking, Listening and Reading and 6.5 in Writing.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

The perfect learning environment

The Management School moved to a newly-refurbished building in 2013. Close to the Students' Union, Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, these high-quality facilities are designed to stimulate study and the exchange of ideas.

Triple Crown accreditation

The School is Triple Crown accredited, placing it in the top one per cent of business schools globally. Courses are also accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, as well as specialist institutions including the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and the Institute of Consulting.

Your career

The course is designed to prepare you for a senior role in corporate finance, asset management, financial services or accounting.

How we teach

We'll teach you how to identify opportunities, solve problems and inspire others. Many of our teaching staff are world-class researchers working in policy-relevant areas. Our courses are based on their research.

We bring in guest speakers from business, local government and industry. You can apply to carry out a project with an external organisation as part of your course. We also offer you the chance to spend the summer at another university overseas.

Apply now

Due to the popularity of this course, applications are now closed until further notice. For the latest information on when applications re-open, check the department website.

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

T: +44 (0)114 222 3376