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MSc

Accounting, Governance and Financial Management

Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Course description

The programme explores the financial management of a range of organisations along with core competencies of financial and management accounting. The first semester sets the scene with foundation modules, before guiding you to more advanced material. On graduation, you will be fully equipped to take an advanced accounting or financial management role. The special emphasis on governance makes this masters ideal if you want to be a financial manager in an organisation or if you want to go into financial services as an auditor, for example.

Like all our masters, this programme combines rigorous academic work with practical experience. Through seminars, group work, real-life case studies and a dissertation, you’ll develop the skills and the judgement to practise financial management in any sector. You can apply to base your dissertation on project work with an external organisation.

Applying for this course

We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Corporate Governance
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Four of the following:

  • International Financial Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance and Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Corporate Governance
  • Philosophical Perspectives on Accounting, Financial Management and Finance
  • Supply Chain Accounting and Finance
  • Comparative Finance and Financial Services
  • Portfolio Management and Investment

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Group work for collaborative learning
  • Web-based discussion groups

Assessment

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

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each other component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Apply

We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

Apply now

Contact

management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3376

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