Accounting and Finance
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics
Start Date(s): September; January; March; June; November; July
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time or one year part-time)
Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,550
International - £14,400
- Excellent career potential studying in a region and a city acknowledged to be a leading centre for digital business
- A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors
- Real-world projects provide an industry-focussed learning experience enhancing your practical skills and experience
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Programme updated for September 2018 entryThis programme has recently been through our regular programme review; this ensures it addresses the current and future needs of students and employers. Applications are now open for our September course.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Financial Industry sectors.
You will gain valuable insight into accounting processes, both from in-business and external reporting perspectives. You will also learn about the relevance of accountancy to company valuation, and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial management.
This programme tracks the ACCA and the CFA syllabi.
The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by personnel in the accounting, finance, and corporate financial industry sectors.
On completion of the course you will be able to take advantage of opportunities in either managerial or consulting roles in the corporate sector and finance industries.
You will be equipped with the advanced level skills and understanding necessary to effectively and efficiently perform tasks relevant to the corporations or organisations involved with accounting and finance.
You will be able to work effectively in teams and independently, to evaluate critically, think creatively and communicate effectively with respect to issues in different areas of accounting and finance; and to recognise good practice in the analysis, planning and management of accounting policies and corporate financial strategies.
You also develop an advanced level of understanding of research methods and their application to a wide range of accounting reporting, accounting policies and corporate financial decisions.
The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a 6-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for 6 hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the 6-week blocks. During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
Part time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.
For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Industry Collaboration Project, working with your own or another organisation on a live brief.
SEMESTER 3Industry Collaboration Project (ICP)
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree and gives you the opportunity to examine an issue that is important to an organisation. The Industry Collaboration Project offers four different options: a Work Placement, a three month Internship, the applied Dissertation and, from September 2019, the Entrepreneurship path. You will be allocated a supervisor to mentor you through your chosen project and receive support wherever necessary from the Salford Business School Employability Team. For all options students are encouraged to address a real organisational issue, and to disseminate their work to a wider audience, meaning that you can create real impact through your Industry Collaboration Project.
Through this option, along with applying your theoretical knowledge from the taught elements of the programme, you will develop the transferable skills and qualities required for entrepreneurial behaviour and work on your own innovative business idea. You will reflect on business opportunities, challenges and strategies with the aim of establishing a new businesses, or incorporating entrepreneurial thinking into the management of an existing organisation. The three month Entrepreneurship path will be assessed through the development of an Initial Business Proposal and an 8,500 word Comprehensive Business Proposal accompanied by a 30 minute presentation.