Why study financial management at postgraduate level?

Many postgraduate courses offer financial and management training for students who already have some accounting or finance experience. They are suited to students wishing to pursue careers as management accountants, management consultants, or those contemplating careers in areas such as investment banking and financial analysis.

Generally speaking, an MSc in accounting and financial management will provide the theoretical framework and skills that accountants and financial managers need to cope with an increasingly complex and global accounting environment.

Depending on the course contents of universities and institutions, graduate members of UK accountancy bodies or overseas equivalents will normally be entitled to exemptions from selected course modules.

Studying financial management at postgraduate level is also popular with people who do not wish to become accountants or work directly in the sector. It is now generally accepted that financial management is an important requirement for managers across all business functions.

Popular finance and accounting course titles

  • Masters Programmes in Accounting and Finance
  • MRes Accounting and Financial Management
  • MSc Accounting and Financial Management
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  • MPhil/PhD Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • PgCert/PgDip International Accounting and Finance

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