You'll be provided with analytical and business-led tools that combine academic study with a pragmatic and well structured finance content for decision making (including the use of databases such as Bloomberg and Thompson One-Banker). The course also includes training in specialist software (SPSS and N-Vivo).
The programme assumes that you'll enter with a good deal of accounting knowledge, having either studied accounting at undergraduate or professional level.
You'll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including "Academic skills for Finance, Accounting and Governance" and Research Techniques, a range of Bloomberg Aptitude Tests, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences.
Graduates are attractive to employers worldwide in the finance, investment banking and financial services sectors.
Part-time students may structure their studies at their desired pace and intensity throughout the Masters as long as they are studying at least one module per semester. So, the programme can be offered on a flexible mode over a maximum of 6 years.
ModulesThe modules on this programme have been carefully selected to provide participants with a thorough and comprehensive grasp of the fundamental principles of international accounting and accounting.
The use of Bloomberg and Thomson-One Banker are embedded within modules.
The taught modules are assessed by different methods: coursework assignments, presentations, group work, case studies and unseen examination.
Semester 1 * Corporate financing and investment
* International financial reporting and analysis
Theories and issues in accounting and finance
Semester 2 * Two electives
Research design and methods
Electives * International tax law
* International banking and bank performance
* Portfolio theory and investment analysis
* Corporate and financial law
* Management decision making
* Advanced financial accounting (linked to ACCA P2)
Business analysis (linked to ACCA P3)
Dissertation (required for award of MSc)
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
* Applicants are normally students who have completed: A relevant honours degree (Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division) in accounting and finance, business studies or economics; or * the Fundamental Level (Knowledge and Skills) of the ACCA professional examinations; or * Completion of the Fundamental and Managerial levels of CIMA examinations; or * the professional accountancy qualifications of an overseas accountancy body; or * a recognised Diploma in Management; orother qualifications plus demonstrably relevant business experience. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our National Scholarship programme. Up to 500 new home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £2,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2014/15 academic year.
· National Scholarship ProgrammeFor undergraduate students joining us in the 2014/15 academic year we have created the London South Bank University (LSBU) National Scholarship Programme (NSP). Through the NSP, we're offering up to 500 £2,000 cash bursaries for part-payment of fees or to spend on other university services.
· Bursary for good gradesWe're automatically giving £1,000 to all students who enrol on a full-time undergraduate course at LSBU in the 2014/15 academic year with ABB at A Level or equivalent. No need to apply as we'll already know of your grade success when you enrol at the University. The bursary will be paid directly into a student's bank account in two instalments in the first year of study: £500 in February and £500 in May.
· Sports ScholarshipsThe Elite Sports Programme is run by the Academy of Sport at LSBU to support talented sportsmen and women balance their sporting, academic and personal lives. Members of the Elite Sports Programme receive financial support and other benefits. Find out more about the Elite Sports Programme.
· Lawrence Burrows Educational Trust FundLSBU full-time undergraduate students from a West Indian or Asian background can apply for the Lawrence Burrows Scholarship. The Lawrence Burrow Educational Trust was established in 1995. It has six trustees, most of whom were personally connected with Mr Burrows. They are dedicated to fulfilling his wish to benefit a wide range of young people.
To find out more about the Lawrence Burrows Educational Trust Fund contact our Fees and Bursary Office for more information.
· Care Leavers' BursaryLSBU has the Buttle UK Quality Mark which recognises institutions that go the extra mile to support students from public care. For September 2015, Care Leavers under 24 who start a full-time undergraduate course will be eligible for LSBU's National Scholarship Programme which pays out cash bursaries of £2,000. They will also receive a travel allowance of up to £1,000.
As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships.
* BUTEX International Scholarship
As a BUTEX affiliated university we are able to offer you the opportunity to apply for the £500 BUTEX International Scholarship. The Scholarship is open to all international undergraduate students whose period of study abroad is not funded by an ERASMUS grant. To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad place here, commencing in either September 2013 or January 2014. Your place must be for a minimum of one semester.
The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid once you have arrived and registered at your host university.
· Charitable FundInternational Students can apply to LSBU's Charitable Fund.
· Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipsWe have three Commonwealth Shared Scholarships available for the 2014/2015 academic session.
· British Chevening ScholarshipsThe UK Government's global scholarship programme is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships offer nationals from a variety of countries highly coveted opportunities to study for a Master's degree at a UK university. They can develop their skills, create new networks, strengthen their opportunities and expand their horizons. Application information is on the Chevening website.
· LSBU Graduate Loyalty SchemeAs part of our commitment to supporting our students' future career success we offer postgraduate Tuition Fee discounts for LSBU undergraduates progressing directly onto a postgraduate course and alumni who have graduated within the past five years. There are two types of discounts available to eligible undergraduates/alumni.
· Nationality ScholarshipsThis year LSBU is offering scholarships and discounts to hundreds of International students via our Nationality Scholarships.
· Science without BordersLSBU is delighted to be one of the UK institutions selected to participate in the Science without Borders scheme and offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees through the scheme