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Master of Science

MSc Global Accounting

Looking to expand your global accounting knowledge?

This one year postgraduate degree examines the international business world and the financial environment within it. If you’re interested in a career in accounting on a global scale, this delivers the depth of knowledge you need, with modules covering governance, social responsibility, strategic management accounting, corporate reporting, global audit, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. This course will help build a comprehensive understanding of the financial industry sector so that you are well prepared to enter the financial business world with confidence and the skills that employers are looking for.

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 Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
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 100% of our UK postgraduate Business students were in employment 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2017/2018)
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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree in a numerate area (e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business with Accounting or Finance), or completion of  F1 to F9 of ACCA papers

Full requirements

Next start date

October 2021

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If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?


You can rotate study between our UK and Berlin campuses, completing the course at your 'home' campus. Visa restrictions and study conditions apply. Find out more

Those who've completed all ACCA papers can complete our Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility modules plus dissertation to receive the MSc Global Accounting.

Students who go on to study remaining ACCA papers with LSBF after completing this MSc will be eligible to receive the Leaders in Global Accounting Bursary.

Course Details

MSc Global Accounting

Our MSc Global Accounting has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of all the key aspects of accounting. The course has a distinct focus on the global business environment, especially from the perspective of corporate activity. Our tutors combine a strong academic background with successful professional experience to help ensure that your research and learning is always combined with real, current business practices.

You will have the opportunity to study modules in governance, social responsibility, risk management, banking regulation, corporate reporting, finance, and performance management. You will also develop greater skills in team-work, communication and problem solving, along with all the current methods in research within your field.

Whether you’re looking to start a career in accounting or progress your accounting career, this course is an excellent opportunity for you to boost your qualifications with a Master of Science, as well as develop a variety of useful skills.


Through our partnership with the ACCA, if you are fully ACCA qualified – having completed all papers – you will only need to complete the Governance and Social Responsibility module and the programme dissertation to be awarded the MSc Global Accounting.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a leading international accountancy body recognised all over the world. To help you stand out in the job market we have partnered with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) to offer you the opportunity to combine your academic degree studies with your ACCA professional qualifications.

Top-up for ACCA qualified students

If you have completed all ACCA papers, then our MSc Global Accounting can be used as a top-up. All you will need to do is complete the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility module and the programme dissertation to be awarded this degree.

MSc Global Accounting and ACCA bundle

If you want to become ACCA accredited, then our bundle deal with LSBF allows you to go on to complete the ACCA papers that you require after completing the MSc Global Accounting. Student completing this bundle will be eligible to receive The Leaders in Global Accounting Bursary.

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

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Whether it’s face to face or online, our law and business programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.

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Course Structure

  • Corporate Finance (30 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (30 credits)
  • Research Methods and Research Based Output (60 credits)

Choose one*:

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

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

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Want to study in Berlin?

Get more information about this course and the GISMA campus in Berlin via their website.

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Course Start Dates

  • MSc Global Accounting
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), Leeds, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Global Accounting
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), Leeds, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham
  • MSc Global Accounting
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), Leeds, London Moorgate, Manchester and Nottingham


Study MSc Global Accounting Online starting October 2021, February 2022 or June 2022

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You can also study the MSc Global Accounting online. If you’re looking for true flexibility in how, where and when you study, why not consider our online study option?

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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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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Fees and Applying


You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.

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UK campuses
UK/EU students

International students

Berlin campus
€15,000 (UK/EU/International students)

Studying a Master's Degree means that you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.



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

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