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