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Master of Science

MSc Global Accounting (Top up) Online

Boost your professional qualifications and take the next step in your accounting career with our Global Accounting (Top up) Master’s course.

Available to study as 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, this course is designed for those who have already successfully completed two ACCA papers (Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) and Strategic Business Leader (SBL). By completing this course, you can leverage your essential papers to obtain a Master’s degree in Global Accounting. Delivered in an interactive way with learning taking place both inside and outside the classroom, this course focuses on teaching real world business scenarios. You will develop your advanced intellectual and professional skills at Master’s level and study the key issues faced by business leaders today particularly around innovation, data and ethics. Fast-track your accounting career to the next level.

Why Online?

Got questions about online study? Our Online Programmes Director, Navdeep Chouhan, answers some frequently asked questions about studying online with us.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

All students must have successfully completed the two ACCA essential Strategic Professional examinations:

Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
Strategic Business Leader (SBL)

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Entry requirements

Duration options

Full-Time (1 year) or Part-Time 2 years.

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You can apply to study this course directly with The University of Law Business School today.


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For added flexibility, this course can be studied over 12 months or on a part-time basis over 2 years while still receiving the same quality teaching.

Course Details

MSc Global Accounting (Top up) Online

Our Msc Global Accounting (Top Up) Online degree enables students who have already successfully completed the Strategic Business Reporting (SBR) and Strategic Business Leader (SBL) ACCA papers to complete the remaining 90 credits and achieve a Master’s degree in Global Accounting.

This course is designed and taught by experienced business professionals with an emphasis on practical based learning and relevant real-life application. As a student you will control your own learning pace throughout your studies, working towards fixed assignment submission dates. You will also benefit from two timetabled lessons in real-time (online) as direct live communication sessions.

Upon completion of this distance-learning course, you will have the skills to critically analyse contextual data and information surrounding real life business challenges and design comprehensive solutions using accounting and financial tools. You will be able to use the skills you have gained on the programme through study, assessments, and interactions with academics, practitioner lecturers and guest speakers to become a confident and effective finance and business professional.

Enjoy Flexibility – studying at our online campus gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace and around your other commitments, within given deadlines, and at your preferred time of day, with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus.

Our programmes will save you the time and money on commuting to and from campus and allow you to study anywhere, across devices, however you can be reassured that the course won’t be compromised on quality or be less demanding than our on campus courses.

Why study a Business Master’s degree with us?

  • A professional Careers and Employability Service: from day one to beyond graduation, we'll help you become more employable with support from our expert employability service and careers advisers.
  • Quality of teaching: you'll work on real-life case studies, taught by business specialists with industry expertise in accounting and business.
  • Help to support your tuition fees: we have business scholarships and bursaries and can guide you on postgraduate fees and funding.
  • Amount of support: Our range of student advisors and academic coaches, support apps and student support services help our domestic and international students.
  • Flexible course format: Study 100% online with a learning model that encourages independent and deep learning, shared modules for greater networking and clear time demands.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for our September 2024 intake are as follows:

  • International students applying outside the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 29th July 2024
  • International students applying within the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 9th September 2024
  • Domestic students: Friday 4th October 2024

Course Structure

  • International Business Ethics (15 credits)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15 credits)
  • Data and Decision Making (15 credits)
  • Business Project (45 credits)


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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.



You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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Students will study for one year full-time or two years part-time, divided into three semesters of 13 weeks. Full-time students will study one 15 credit module per semester, and the 45 credit Business Project module which is taught across all three semesters. Part-time students will study one module per semester during the first year and complete the Business Project module during the second year.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024)

Online: £5,650



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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