Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management

Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$37,155

Course Overview

You can't become a manager in an international business without understanding its finances. This programme provides a comprehensive background to the economic, technical and institutional foundations of accounting and financial management.

You'll explore the importance of accountability and information, corporate governance, and ethics in global financial markets. With an undergraduate degree in a relevant social science subject, you'll be ready to tackle the intellectually challenging world of finance. Through a combination of core modules and your own choice of management areas, you'll come away fully equipped to thrive in any industry you choose to go into.

We want you to be able to achieve business success in any industry, anywhere in the world. So we'll equip you with theoretical knowledge - as well as the means to apply this to good business practice. Our stimulating choice of modules allow you to customise your programme to your interests.

You'll gain a deep understanding of a range of issues facing businesses around the world, including:

  • Theoretical foundations of accounting, accountability and financial management
  • Application of technical accounting and financial management techniques to a variety of scenarios
  • Internal workings of financial institutions and accounting firms and their inter-relationships
  • Importance of accounting and financial management for businesses and financial institutions
  • Need for accounting, accountability and financial management to incorporate corporate governance, social responsibility, the needs of a broad group of stakeholders and ethical considerations.

Who should take this course

Undergraduate degree high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) required in a social science related area (e.g. management, economics, sociology or other relevant subject)

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum high 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Accreditation

MSc

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

You are required to take

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting & Control (15 credits)
  • Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Corporate Governance & Accountability (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, you are required to take 45 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include

  • Financial Statement Analysis (15 credits)
  • Advanced Financial Reporting (15 credits)
  • Advanced Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Accounting, Organisations & Society (15 credits)
  • Behavioural Finance (15 credits)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (15 credits)

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.

Fees:

  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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