More information about the Accounting discipline

Accountancy is the process of communicating financial information about a business entity to relevant users. One of the vital skills here is selecting the information that is relevant to your audience and communicating financial statements clearly.

Accounting can be divided into two major fields; management accounting and financial accounting. Management accounting concentrates on reporting to people inside the business entity and provides information to employees, managers, owner-managers and auditors. Its main goal is to provide the management with a basis for making major decisions related to management and operations. Financial accounting, on the other hand, presents information to people outside the business entity such as potential shareholders, creditors (including banks or vendors), financial analysts, economists, and government agencies.

A career in accounting requires an aptitude for mathematics and the ability to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly. You must then be able to clearly communicate your results to clients and managers.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Finance

    Students in this field are prepared to work in various functions in monetary systems, corporation finance and financial accounting. The organization of the field enables the students to gain knowledge of monetary systems, banking, insurance, corporate finance, accounting, financial markets and international finance. Emphasis is placed on solving financial and monetary problems.

  • Master in Finance and Management

    The MSc in Finance and Management is a one-year full-time course designed for both graduates looking to develop their knowledge of finance and management before seeking a first professional role, and for individuals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to move ahead in their career.

  • Master in Finance

    The MSc in Finance is for individuals who want to develop as finance professionals. The scope of the knowledge, skills and applications covered in this qualification enables professional development and practice in wide-ranging roles in finance such as investment and portfolio management, corporate finance and treasury, consultancy and investment banking.

  • Master in Research Master in Business Research (Finance & Accounting Track)

    The two-year ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research programme focuses on the development of academic competencies and skills on a personal level. This programme builds on a university Bachelor degree. You will be thoroughly trained in research methodology and techniques, as well as in your chosen field of expertise which will be required if you want to continue to the PhD stage of the programme.

  • Master in Accounting and Finance

    Our MSc Accounting and Finance is a unique programme which has been designed to provide you with the key knowledge and skills to enter a range of different careers in the fields of accountancy and finance. This programme is distinctive in that it is aligned to the Professional Level Syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and includes both accounting and finance modules meaning you will exit with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues across the disciplines helping to make you more employable.

  • Master in Management Information Systems

    The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS) degree program prepares students to enter this exciting and dynamic career field by providing solid technical information systems foundation, combined with appropriate business skills. Our MS programs offer many opportunities to develop your leadership skills through teamwork, interaction with business executives, directed studies and professional internships. Our faculty are noted for their openness; willingness to counsel and guide students outside the classroom; and sincere commitment to the development and success of our students.

  • Master in Agribusiness

    This professional curriculum provides preparation for economic, financial, and marketing analysis of agribusiness, food, and fiber industry decisions. The requirements of the Master of Agribusiness degree are flexible to meet the needs and goals of the students. Enrollees who have taken business courses as undergraduates will be able to build on this foundational knowledge and specialize their training to pursue specific career goals. Those who have not completed these foundation courses may complete them as part of their degree program. Students will work closely with their advisory committees in developing programs to meet their unique backgrounds and career goals.

  • Master in Accounting

    Develop your skills in analysis and financial decision making by taking Walden University’s M.S. in Accounting program. Explore advanced accounting techniques designed to answer current professional demands.

  • Master in Finance: Applied Security Analysis

    The Wisconsin MS in Finance:Applied Security Analysis is a two-year graduate degree designed to prepare students for a career in investment research and portfolio management.

  • Master in Banking and Risk

    This course will be running from September 2014. Our banking courses are at the forefront of banking and finance education. You will become an expert in the theory and practice of risk measurement and management in banking.

  • Master in ACCA Part-Time

    Your path to this globally respected accounting qualification can be as flexible as you require with us. Select from weekday, weekend and evening classes, and access to 24/7 online resources – via the award-winning InterActive platform. Choosing LSBF means enjoying complete tuition and revision support through mock exams, past papers, Question-Based Days and online studio-recorded video lectures. You will be backed by extensive study materials, alongside a Pass 1st Time Guarantee™.