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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

2 years full-time with placement

16 months full-time with placement

15 months full-time

27 months full-time with placement

19 months full-time with placement

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Overview

This course is no longer accepting applications for 2022/23 entry. Applications are open for 2023/24. 

We typically receive a high number of applications for this course and therefore advise that you apply early. We fully assess and review all applications in a fair, transparent and consistent way in line with our Admissions Policy and there may be a short delay due to the volume of applications we receive. Please refer to this webpage for more details.

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.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 2 years full-time with placement or 16 months full-time with placement, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 15 months full-time, 27 months full-time with placement or 19 months full-time with placement, starting in January.

Year 1

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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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 of 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 ( or International equivalent). We encourage applicants who do not hold GCSE grade B in Maths ( or equivalent) but who have studied numeracy based modules in their degree to apply and we will consider these on a case by case 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: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all) 

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

More information on any additional course-related costs.

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

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2022/23 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.

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

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Teaching and Learning

How the course will be delivered

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How you'll learn on your course

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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.

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