MSc Financial Leadership

Pearson Business School
Course summary
12 months
11,000 GBP
Full time
Course Dates
11,000 GBP
September 2022

Course description

Study a masters degree in Financial Leadership validated by the University of Kent (a Gold awarded university by the Teaching Excellence Framework) and have the chance to become fully exam qualified with the ACCA.

This programme has been developed by Pearson Business School, with input from the ACCA and global leaders such as IBM and Santander. Our modules are taught by experienced Chartered Accountants who have worked for accountancy firms including PwC. We combine academic theory with real accountancy projects so you develop the skills to be a successful financial leader.

Why choose this course

  • Gain a masters degree and the chance to become fully ACCA exam qualified- Our MSc Financial Leadership supports you to become fully exam-qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This can be achieved by completing the ACCA Strategic Business Leader (SBL) and Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) exams as part of the course. The tuition that you will receive for two option modules on the programme will also prepare you to undertake the two relevant ACCA professional exams independently to become fully exam qualified.
  • Develop modern accountancy skills- You’ll also study a set of complementary university modules to top-up to a masters degree and accelerate your career in finance and accounting. These option modules include predictive analytics, digital decision-making, advanced risk management and innovation.
  • Be taught by professional accountants- Our accountancy tutors are experienced Chartered Accountants, many of whom have worked for big 4 accountancy firms including PwC.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry requirements 

Students should have passed an accredited programme by the ACCA that provides exemption from the first 9 ACCA exam papers (formerly known as F1-F9): AB Accountant in Business; MA Management Accounting; FA Financial Accounting; LW Corporate and Business Law; PM Performance Management; TX Taxation (UK); FR Financial Reporting; AA Audit and Assurance; FM Financial Management; Candidates are also required to successfully pass an interview. Students no need to have an undergraduate degree for this MSc programme due to the professional body entry requirements. However, if students hold a relevant Accounting or Finance degree from a recognised ACCA-partner institution (or otherwise), you may qualify for some or all of these exemptions.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

MSc - Master of Science

Training Course Content


  • Strategic Leadership (includes ACCA Strategic Business Leader exam) (60 Credits)
  • CoreCorporate Reporting (includes ACCA Strategic Business Reporting exam) (30 Credits)
  • CoreAdvanced Financial Management (30 Credits)
  • CorePerformance Management (30 Credits)
  • CoreAdvanced Taxation (30 Credits)
  • CoreAdvanced Audit & Assurance (30 Credits)
  • CoreS1: Data and Predictive Analytics (15 Credits)
  • CoreS2: Advanced Risk and Digital Decision Making (15 Credits)
  • CoreS3: Leadership and Change Management (15 Credits)
  • CoreS4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (15 Credits)
  • CoreS5: Contemporary Project (15 Credits) - Core

Why choose Pearson Business School

A recent graduate survey reveals that Pearson College London is one of the top 20 institutions in the UK (18th out of 378) for graduates entering full-time employment, placing the College in the top 10% in the UK*.

When surveyed on the classification of occupation, approximately 84%* of respondents were already in highly skilled employment (national average is 77%).

*Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.


Tuition fees: £11,000

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