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Professional Accounting

MSc

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)

In Brief:

  • For practicing accountants looking to progress in their career
  • Taught by subject area experts
  • A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors
  • Part-time study option
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

This programme, aimed at practising accountants with ambitions to progress in their career, covers the last five Professional (P) papers to qualify as an accountant.

Course Details

Governance, Risk and Ethics (P1) and Business Analysis (P3), Corporate Reporting (P2).

Optional modules (any two from the following list):

Advanced Financial Management (P4)

Advanced Performance Management (P5)

Advanced Taxation (P6)

Advanced Audit and Assurance (P7)

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.  A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted.  We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).  

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. Please search for English in Course Finder.

Suitable For

Any graduate with an accounting background who wishes to qualify as an ACCA qualified accountant.

Employability

Students on completing this course will be able to work as an accountant in all industries.  More specifically it is aimed at ambitious students who plan on becoming Chief Financial Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Company Directors and other senior roles in industries both UK and abroad.

Links with Industry

Our course team maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.

Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.

Further Study

Find out more information about research opportunities here.

Facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus.

Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.

All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities.  MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors.  It is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study.

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