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Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management MSc



Managers in international companies require an understanding of accounting and financial management. With our programme you will gain an appreciation of economic, technical and institutional foundations of accounting and financial management and the importance of accountability and information, corporate governance, and ethics in global financial markets. After completing a series of core courses you can pursue electives in a range of management areas.

Key benefits

  • You are taught in an internationally renowned department with impressive institutional and organisational links.

  • You will study in the heart of London, the perfect location for building a career.

  • Close links and regular speakers from outside organisations give you insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the subject area.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration 1 year FT, September to September

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180 / ECTS 90

Course intake Approximately 70 FT

Course leaders Professor Alexandru Preda

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2979
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200


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Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Department Department of Management


Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

1st class or good 2:1 class undergraduate degree (65% or above in the UK marking system) required in a social science related area (eg management, economics, sociology or other relevant subject) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £40 applies. Your application will be assessed by academic staff in the department; we aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, but during February, March and holiday periods, applications may take longer to process.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please provide a personal statement that shows how your own interests are linked to the programme. In this statement please describe your academic background, your reasons for applying for this programme and what you hope to gain from it, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 1 July 2016 for 2016 entry. Applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.


Course detail


Our programme provides a stimulating learning environment using various techniques to link theoretical knowledge to good business practice. You will have the chance to pursue your own interests through a selection of modules and dissertation topics. Our objective is to develop your accounting and financial management skills and provide you with the global capabilities required for business success.

After completing a series of core courses you may pursue electives in a range of management areas.

Course purpose

Our MSc will enhance your knowledge of: theoretical foundations of accounting, accountability and financial management; application of technical accounting and financial management techniques to a variety of scenarios; internal workings of financial institutions and accounting firms and their inter-relationships; importance of accounting and financial management for businesses and financial institutions; need for accounting, accountability and financial management to incorporate corporate governance, social responsibility, the needs of a broad group of stakeholders and ethical considerations. Our MSc is international in its outlook.

Further literature

Subject brochure

Course format and assessment

Term one: compulsory modules covering

  • Financial management

  • Reporting and analysis

  • Management accounting

  • Research methods

Term two:

  • Compulsory module covering corporate governance and accountability

  • Options covering advanced finance and other areas of management.

Term three:

  • Individual research project.


Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of methods, eg written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies, multiple-choice tests etc. More information on module-specific assessment can be found in module outlines. Assignment feedback is provided within four working weeks of submission.



Career prospects

Graduates from this programme will enter multinationals as well as smaller firms, across the business spectrum: financial institutions, management consulting, industry, or government bodies.



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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£24,750 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU


Part time tuition Fees - Overseas


*Tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)

If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.

If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.


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