MSc Global Accounting 

Award MSc Global Accounting
Locations London Bloomsbury
Duration 1 year
Next Start September 2018
Course Fees £8,500 (UK/EU) / £13,000 (International)
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This degree is ideal for those with a strong numerical background who are particularly interested in a career in global accounting. It provides an in-depth knowledge of all the key aspects of accounting with a distinct focus on the global business environment.

Our tutors combine a strong academic background with successful professional experience and will ensure that your research here is always combined with real, current business practices.

Students will have the opportunity to study modules in governance, social responsibility, risk management, banking regulation, corporate reporting, finance, and performance management. They will also learn the importance of team-work, communication and problem solving along with and all the current methods in research within their field. 


This course is designed for those who seek to secure, progress or transfer to a career in global accounting. 


Students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study four modules, each worth 30 credits, and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits. Students will submit their dissertation one year after the beginning of their course.

The course covers the following core modules:

  • Corporate Finance (30 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (30 credits)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project (60 credits)

Students will also choose one of the following elective modules:

  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30 credits), or
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30 credits), or
  • Global Auditing and Assurance (30 credits)


Corporate Finance

This module will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to understand the importance of investment and finance decisions. You will gain an essential understanding of corporate finance structure, including knowledge of instruments used by companies to raise finances and manage financial risk. A distinctive feature of this module is its focus on advanced financial management, building on current research, industry developments and input from practitioners in the fields of corporate finance.

Corporate Reporting

This module will teach you how to interpret financial reporting standards and statements so that you can effectively contribute to business performance and investment strategies. You will focus on the preparation and understanding of financial statements, as well as the global environment in which financial standards are designed, agreed upon and applied. You will learn how to carry out research in financial standards beyond the mechanics of preparing the financial statement reports.

Strategic Management Accounting

This module will teach you how to critically analyse and discuss any strategic management accounting issue. You will understand the various types of financial checking and control with an emphasis in the digital world and the ways you can use them to your benefit. You will learn how to effectively measure and maximise performance using special models and how to use different approaches to make profitable and ethical decisions. 

Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

This module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically evaluate a business issue of your choice from a specialist perspective. You will learn how to utilise the necessary tools for research related activities in a professional environment, and gain the ability to investigate a complex business issue.


Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

You will gain the ability to integrate the challenges of corporate governance with social responsibility. You will also develop a critical understanding of the ethical challenges faced by organisations and their employees. You will develop the skills to apply the principles of corporate governance and social responsibility to the development of competitive advantage, as well as managing the ethical issues that may arise in the global workplace.

Mergers and Acquisitions

This module will give you a comprehensive understanding of merger and acquisition strategies. You will learn how to make decisions to increase the value of an organisation and to effectively input information into valuation models. You will also consider the factors associated with private equity investments and how they achieve their goals through mergers and acquisitions.

Global Auditing and Assurance

This module will provide you with a deep comprehension of auditing and assurance in a global context, giving you the competitive advantage to be able to make decisions with international value. You will understand and analyse the standards of assurance and the efficiency of audit results. You will learn to apply risk assessment principles to different assurance and audit systems and ensure high quality, ethical administration and prevention of fraud within a global, digital business environment.

With this degree, students may consider entering careers such as management consultancy, accountancy, business analysis, or operations management.

Further education options include:

  • PhD
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Other professional accounting qualifications

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