The University of Law
Online MSc Global Accounting
AwardMSc Global Accounting LocationsOnline Duration
1 Year (full-time)
21 months (part-time)
Next StartSeptember 2020 Course Fees
£9,000 (UK/EU/International) + £250 deposit
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The MSc Global Accounting is ideal for those with a strong numerical background. Delivered 100% online, you’ll develop an in depth professional knowledge of all the key aspects of accounting with a distinct focus on the global business environment. You’ll apply theoretical concepts along with accounting and finance models to real life case studies, in an online environment.
Who is this course for?
This course has been designed for those seeking to progress wihin a career in global accounting.
COURSE CONTENT & STRUCTURE
This online course comprises of four modules, each module is worth 30 credits, followed by the research methods module, which is worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.
If you decide on the 1 year full-time option, you will study two modules of eight weeks each per term. When you have finished your modules you will start to research and write up your dissertation. You will submit your dissertation 12 months after the commencement of your course.
When your choice is the 21-month, part-time option you will study one module at a time. There are four modules, each of an 8-week duration. Upon successful completion of your modules you will take time to research and write up your dissertation which you will submit 21 months after the starting date of your course.
Your course will cover the following core modules:
Corporate Finance (30 credits)Corporate Reporting (30 credits)Strategic Management Accounting (30 credits)Research Methods and Research Based Output (60 credits)
Students will also choose one of the following elective modules:
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30 credits), orMergers & Acquisitions (30 credits), orGlobal Auditing and Assurance (30 credits)
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.
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 and Research Based Output
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.
ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING)
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 for 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:
PhDMaster of Business Administration (MBA)Other professional accounting qualifications
HOW WILL YOU LEARN
Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is available to study in Berlin. Learning inside the classroom and beyond, this postgraduate degree has a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after your graduation.
Traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. You will benefit from access to case studies, online testing, video content and more. You will also receive all core textbooks free of charge and will be supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.
Students will be assessed in a number of ways, including assignments, presentations and examinations.