About the programme

Course and module structure

Hertfordshire’s MSc Accounting and Financial Management is all about developing the knowledge you need to interpret and use financial information, so you can make informed, intelligent business decisions.

If you don’t have a background in accounting and finance, it will help you build the skills you need to move into this sector and shape a career in business, banking or financial management. If you’ve already studied or worked in accountancy or finance, this Master’s course is an outstanding opportunity to explore your subject in greater depth – and from diverse new perspectives.

Studying as a postgraduate here at Hertfordshire, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a body of the latest academic knowledge, learning how to apply it in a managerial context. Exploring its concepts and applications will help you develop higher-level analytical skills, enabling you to critically examine business challenges from an accounting and finance perspective.

While completing this Master’s course won’t give you exemptions from professional accounting exams, it will give you an excellent postgraduate-level understanding of your subject and a firm foundation for further development.

Hertfordshire Business School has close relationships with a whole range of accounting and finance professional bodies, which means our postgraduate teaching – and your learning – is informed by the latest industry best practice. We also collaborate with leading organisations from both the public and private sector, bringing fascinating real-world insights into all of our courses. 

Why choose this programme?

  • This professional Master’s enables you to build hugely valuable decision-making strategies, making you a valuable asset to any organisation.
  • As well as developing strong academic knowledge, you’ll be exposed to real-world situations which underpin and apply what you’ve learnt.
  • With accounting and finance experts sought after across every sector, this Master’s course opens up incredibly diverse career possibilities.
  • Hertfordshire’s excellent student / lecturer ratio means you’ll benefit from inspiring teaching, expert insights and all the support you need.
  • With access to outstanding learning resources, 24 hours a day, you can access the very latest thinking and maximise your learning.

Teaching methods

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor.

Programme experts

Dr Edna Stan-Maduka
Programme Leader

Ms Emma Elkington
Subject Group Head (Accounting)

Ms Jane Fletcher
Subject Group Head (Finance)

Entry requirements...

An honours degree (at least 2:2) in any subject area or relevant professional qualification combined with managerial experience. Other academic qualifications such as HNDs will be considered on a case by case basis where they are combined with managerial level experience. Managerial experience to be considered must be more than ten years in accounting or finance management role.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency.

The following qualifications and grades will be considered:
- GCSE English language grade A-C
- IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)
Other English language tests are accepted. 
Please contact the International Office for details.

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Programme fees

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Dates

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201925/09/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)

2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/202025/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)