Finance and Accounting MSc

Westminster Business School
Course summary
1 year
13,500 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: September 2022 - London

Course description

Finance and Accounting MSc

Finance and Accounting MSc - degree programme, 1-year full-time study in London

This MSc programme at Westminster Business School has been designed to enhance the knowledge, research competencies and career prospects of professionals working in finance, treasury management or accountancy.

The course curriculum is designed to help recent graduates with little or no accounting experience, offering a broad range of modules to cover this shortfall as well as the possibility of undertaking an 8-week internship for practical experience.

By completing the training requirements of this 1-year MSc degree programme, you will gain practical skills, financial knowledge and key market insights. Throughout the course, you will delve into organisations’ processes and practices, sharing experiences with their peers and using case study analysis to develop highly applicable finance and accounting skills.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This graduate-level course at Westminster Business School is especially suitable for professionals who are new to accounting and want to build solid skills in this area.

If you’re a graduate member of professional accountancy body you may be able to claim Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning for up to 4 exemptions, allowing you to concentrate on developing your knowledge of accounting and finance relevant to the current market.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

In addition to the Master of Science degree in Finance and Accounting, successful candidates will be provided exemption from seven papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

Westminster Business School is one of just three UK institutions where students qualify for so many ACCA exemptions on completion of a one-year course.

Training Course Content

This one-year Masters programme covers the following modules:

Core Modules

  • Financial Accounting Policy and Practice
  • International Risk Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Modern Finance
  • Dissertation Project

Optional Modules - 3 of the following

  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Information System
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Fixed Income Analysis and Trading
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Modern Portfolio Management

All postgraduate students enrolled in this programme will have access to the Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg computer system to monitor real-time financial market movements and trends. It is a resource available to very few UK universities, and one which provides a modern and progressive teaching environment combining finance theory with practice.


The cost of this course is £13500 per participant.

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Westminster Business School

Westminster Business School is one of London’s leading centres for business education based in the heart of London and its political, media and financial services scene. The School has a large and diverse academic body with extensive business, consultancy and...

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As a US national with relatively little experience in international accounting standards and practices prior to beginning the course, the Westminster Business School Msc in Finance and Accounting provided me with a useful blend of accounting theory and practice that has well equipped me for securing a job in international audit in the UK upon gr...
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"Studying for the MSc in Finance and Accounting was challenging, to say the least, as I came from a different background. I had already completed an MBA which gave me an overview of different aspects of business, but this MSc taught me about the financial side of things which I did not learn doing the MBA. The vast amount of knowledge I gained...
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