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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.
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.
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 7429 fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7429 fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Course contact email https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Department Department of Management
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.
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.
The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.
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.
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.
Term one: compulsory modules covering
Reporting and analysis
Compulsory module covering corporate governance and accountability
Options covering advanced finance and other areas of management.
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.
Dissertation - An original piece of research on an aspect of accounting and/or financial management undertaken by you under the supervision of a staff member.
We review the modules offered on a regular basis in order to continue to offer innovative, exciting and relevant programmes, this list is therefore subject to change
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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£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*
£24,750 p.a. (2016/17)*
*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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