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Accounting and Business Management MSc | Brunel Business School

Course code

N400PACCBSMG

Start date

January

September

Subject area

Business School

Mode of study

1 year full-time

15 months full-time

Fees

2019/20

UK / EU £10,140

International £16,850

Entry requirements

2:2

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Overview

Accounting data and analysis lies at the very heart of good management. It provides vital information for investors and other external parties, and brings clarity to major decision-making in business management. If you have a business-related degree and want to develop your understanding of accounting and management in a business context, our Accounting and Business Management MSc is for you.

This integrated programme will develop your theoretical knowledge and your practical skills, giving you a robust foundation of knowledge to build upon. You will acquire technical accounting skills, understand the ins and outs of financial reporting, and learn about quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Understanding the role of stakeholders and the influence of regulatory frameworks on accounting and management, both domestically and internationally will give you the edge in the global market.

The Accounting and Business Management MSc is accredited by ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and AIA providing you with a range of exemptions that stop you from having to study the same topics that you've already been taught. Find out more on our accreditations and exemptions page.

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Course content

The Accounting and Business Management MSc consists of compulsory modules that create a firm foundation of knowledge in the principal subjects. Optional modules allow for further exploration in related areas such as entrepreneurship, international business, and CSR.

Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 15 months full-time, starting in January.

Year 1

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Careers and your future

Our Accounting and Business Management MSc is ideal for those looking for a qualification that will support them in managing their own business, getting ahead in the corporate world, or as a foundation for further education in the field. Our programmes are built with input from business professionals with the specific aim of helping you enter the workplace fully equipped and confident of your abilities.

As a masters graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number job roles, including: Auditor; Business analyst; Corporate controller; Financial analyst; Forensic accountant; Managerial accountant

Some of the well-known names who value Brunel Business School graduates include Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, British Airways, Capgemini, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, L’Oréal, McCann, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Xerox.

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UK entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a related or non–related subject. Evidence of numeracy skills will be required e.g. GCSE Grade B in Maths. Alternatively the Admissions Tutor will review numeracy based modules within a degree on an individual basis.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2019/20

UK / EU

£10,140 full-time

International

£16,850 full-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning methods typically comprise of weekly lectures and workshops with the use of PowerPoint slides and other audio-visual teaching aids. The Talis online portal provides access to the module guides, teaching and learning materials, and other resources. Small study groups and individual or group presentation provide opportunity for debate and formative feedback.

Academics who teach on this course are part of the Accounting and Auditing Research Group (AARG) which is directed by Dr Jill Collis. Jill has developed a critical mass of research on the effects of accounting and auditing regulations on small and micro-entities, which has twice formed part of the UK government's regulatory impact assessment. It has also been used as the model for surveys in other EU Member States and contributes to the 'think small first’ approach to accounting regulation in Europe.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

Your dissertation is a self-directed activity guided by a supervisor and assessed with a project report. Most of the accounting modules are assessed solely by examination, as this is a requirement for potential exemption from the professional examinations. Other modules are assessed by coursework and examination.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.