MSc International Accounting & Finance

MSc International Accounting & Finance

The Aston University online MSc in International Accounting and Finance prepares graduates for senior management roles in international accounting. The curriculum is designed to help you build on your existing expertise in accounting and finance to grow in your career. 

Students can tailor the masters in finance and accounting degree to suit their career goals with various specialisations and meet key employability skills. The degree is highly flexible and allows students to take their core modules in the order they choose. You’ll work collaboratively while building on individual strengths. A wide variety of Aston alumni have established themselves as leaders within their respective industries as well as innovators within their fields.

 

Why Earn an Online International Accounting & Finance Degree in the Middle East?

  • The Aston online programmes are recognised by the Ministry of Education in United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan so you can be assured of the quality of education you will receive. 
  • Add a world-class UK university to your resume (CV)  that has strong links to industry, government and commerce
  • Ensure that your education crosses borders, as a modern business does
  • Pay significantly lower tuition than for many international universities' online masters in accounting programmes
  • Build an international network of contacts from around the world with unique outlooks

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How is Aston University’s Online Masters Degree in International Accounting & Finance different?

  • You can join our programme without a four-year bachelor's degree.
  • We offer high-quality education for students at a lower cost than other similar programmes.
  • Build a powerful network of connections with Aston’s strong industry connections and alumni. 
  • Collaborate and work on real-life projects to gain hands-on and relevant industry experience.
  • The masters degree in international accounting & finance will help you gain an global perspective of business, and prepare you to manage and lead teams efficiently. 

International students must meet English language requirements. You may be eligible for an English proficiency waiver. Contact us for further information on how you can take advantage of our waiver policy.

MSc International Accounting & Finance Degree Fast Facts

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - The duration of your course is dependent on your previous education levels and your work. This could reduce the number of subjects you study to gain your masters degree. Call our Enrolment team to discuss your options. 
  • 100 percent online and flexible - Our courses are delivered 100 percent online, on any device. Maintain work, family, and other commitments without the hassle of a fixed timetable.
  • Coaching and support - You will receive personalised support from a Student Support Advisor.

To be eligible for the MSc International Accounting & Finance online, you must have completed your first undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or a related subject area.

MSc International Accounting & Finance Degree Course Curriculum

Below is the list of courses you will study during the online MSc International Accounting & Finance programme:

Business Finance

This module aims to introduce students to the key principles and challenges of financial management decisions; the characteristics of different forms of finance; and the linkages between organisations, the financial markets, and financial strategy.

Strategic Management Accounting

This module aims to introduce the strategic tools and techniques accounting managers use to plan and control a range of international organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and the behavioural problems encountered during the process.

Global Finance and Financial Markets

This module provides an advanced understanding of finance in a global setting and the linkages among global financial markets. It also introduces how assets are priced globally and the impacts of financial regulation on asset prices.

Sustainability Accounting and Accountability 

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the different theories that underpin sustainability accounting and accountability. It will acquaint students with the nature and scope of alternative forms of corporate accountability, which goes beyond the traditional form of accounting model. Development of such alternative forms of corporate accountability is considered essential in the modern business world as evidenced by the publications of substantial CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)/sustainability reports by most G250/FTSE 100 companies. Students will learn the theory and practice of sustainability reporting with insights into the real-life corporate practices in this area.

Corporate Finance Regulation 

This module has an interdisciplinary focus, and its main objective is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the UK corporate governance framework. The influence of the UK framework in other countries is considered, and comparison with the frameworks in other jurisdictions is also made.

Global Business Ethics

The overall aim of this module is to provide participants with the critical knowledge and skills to successfully identify and navigate global business ethics issues.

International Business

The aim of this module is to provide a systematic understanding of the fundamental aspects of the global business environment that influence business decisions and behaviour.

The International Context of Corporate Reporting and Assurance

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the practical application of both international financial reporting and assurance regulatory requirements. The module develops students’ understanding of the corporate reporting environment from the perspective of both the preparer of corporate reports and the assurance provider, providing a holistic view of the appropriate application of accounting and assurance principles in a range of international scenarios.

International Accounting & Finance Project 

The module aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, and competencies necessary to impartially and critically analyse the performance, position, and valuation of major public quoted companies. In so doing, the module aims to develop the skills of selecting an appropriate research methodology, acquiring and critically analysing relevant publicly available financial and nonfinancial data, and presenting a well-structured report in a format appropriate to the investigation and audience.

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