This established programme has enabled many students to progress into an accounting or finance career.
This programme gives students the opportunity to take a professional qualification within the course, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The intention is that, along with the MSc, this will both prepare students for a financial role within a company and show potential employers that the student not only has theoretical, but also practical professional knowledge.
Those students who do not wish to take the IFRS certificate have an alternative research-based programme whilst their colleagues are working on the IFRS material.
We are currently negotiating potential accreditation from a number of accounting bodies including ACCA, CIMA, IAI and ICAEW.
The academic programme is up-to-date and provides a high level of understanding of both theoretical and numerical material. The university has market-leading financial databases (the Thomson-Reuters Eikon suite) to support both the teaching and the individual study of students. Online product certification using this database can be achieved during the course of the programme which will put any student in an advantageous position with potential employers, as they are already trained and certified. All students finish their programme with a dissertation, giving them the opportunity to show their ability to address and answer a research issue under the supervision of academic staff.
Industry certification from one of the most prestigious accounting bodies in the world, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). This Master's comes complete with a professional module, the International Financial Reporting Standards Certificate. IFRS is used by the majority of countries around the world.
“Accounting students with IFRS education, experience or knowledge should highlight it at the top of their CV. It shows you as current on trends and standards.”
Bringing together faculty interests, knowledge, experiences and a strong commitment to graduate employability prospects, the programme consists of eight modules and a dissertation/project which is designed to enable you to prosper in what is a complex and competitive and continually changing market place or to prepare for further study if that is your career aim.
Clare McIntyre, Recruitment & Admissions Co-ordinator
Graduate Business School
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Our programme employs a variety of assessment methods which are designed to assess knowledge, competencies and skills that are required in the modern financial world. This means you will be required to prepare reports, group and individual presentation etc as well as traditional exams and academic essays.
Teaching includes traditional methods as well as computer lab based time and other up-to-date teaching and learning styles.
This programme has been designed to prepare you for a successful career in a wide range of accounting and finance–related roles – training as an auditor, working for a company within their accounting function or in a variety of other financial roles. Alternatively, if you choose not to take the professional accounting (IFRS) module, the course can lead to further academic study.
A profile of one of our previous year's students can be seen at:http://www.abdn.ac.uk/business/graduate-school/justin-chircop-msc-econ-accounting-and-finance-2008-513.php
The minimum requirement is a good first degree (equivalent to a British second-class Honours degree) or above in any discipline. For more detailed information on entry requirements, please contact email@example.com.
References are not required in order for applicants to submit an application. They are not usually required in order for a decision to be made but in certain cases applicants may be asked to provide a single academic reference at the request of the academic selector.
Please note, students who accept an offer of a place will be asked to pay a deposit to secure their place. This deposit is later deducted from the tuition fees payable at registration. See www.abdn.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance for further details.
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
For further information on tuition fees please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/infohub/finance/tuition-fees.php
All applicants will be considered for Graduate Business School and Kings College Scholarships. See: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/business-scholarships.php
The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen. More Information can be found here.
Student Recruitment & Admissions Service
University of Aberdeen
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