MSc Accounting & FinanceAston University
Price on request
- Birmingham (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Accounting and Finance
Skills and Training
- Management Accounting
- Strategic Management Accounting
- Business Finance
- International Finance
- Financial Analysis
- Sustainability Accounting & Accountability
- Financial Accounting & Reporting
- Corporate Governance Regulation and Compliance
- Professional Development Programme
- Ethics in Academic Practice
The programme concludes with a financial reporting project to be completed during the summer.
Business skills for life: the essential Aston Professional Development Programme
The Aston Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integral module that forms part of your MSc taught course from day one.This compulsory module runs throughout the academic year. We have designed it around knowledge through practice - to enhance your employability as you customise the PDP experience to suit your own learning goals and skills development needs.
We take a multidimensional, qualitative and individually tailored approach. Using reflective models, we integrate a competency-based framework into our existing academic programmes. You will engage with different kinds of experiential learning, such as skills workshops, work-based experience, study abroad and develop your own unique skill set.
This pathway between theory and the world of work brings together Aston’s faculty, careers practitioners and business and academic partnerships teams to help you step into your future careers as culturally aware, global professionals.
You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a financial reporting project.
You will acquire skills in the following areas: giving presentations; team working; report writing; negotiation and IT skills. Modules taught on this MSc will enable you to develop a wide range of technical and transferable skills and knowledge highly relevant to a wide range of graduate careers where analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning are required. These include:
- Evaluating and reporting on organisations’ financial performance
- Measuring costs, financial planning, forecasting and decision-making
- Assessing economic policy
- Interpreting accounting information using financial tools including balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and cash flow statements
- Ratio analysis and shareholding value reporting
- Multi-cultural teamwork and presentation skills developed through group-work
- Analytical skills developed through financial reporting project.
Dr Florian Gebreiter
Florian is a Lecturer in Accounting at Aston Business School. Before joining Aston, he completed a PhD in Accounting at the London School of Economics. Florian’s principal research interests lie in two areas. Firstly, he examines issues relating to accounting, finance and cost control in the health services. Secondly, he researches the graduate recruitment practices of accountancy firms and their implications for the professional and organisational socialisation of accountants. Florian’s teaching interests lie in the areas of management accounting and employability.