M.Sc. Accounting and Finance (top-up From AIA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA and CPA Australia) (online study)

The University of Northampton

Tuition fee:
  • £ 2,700 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2015
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: Online
Educational variant: Full-time
Structure: Fully structured
Student interaction: Online group works/assignments
Attendance: No Attendance
Teacher support: Continuous support with feedback on request

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The MSc is designed for AIA, ACCA CIMA, ACA or CPA Australia graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of accounting practitioners may be met. Specifically, it aims to extend and enhance the understanding and competence gained via professional qualification and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about management and organisational change. This top up course may be taken by part-time study (day or evening) in Northampton or by distance learning worldwide. Distance learning students are supported by online learning materials.

Contents

The programme is designed to broaden your specialist knowledge gained at the professional level. In particular the module on 'Managing Strategic Change' takes an in depth look at both leading edge strategic issues and change processes. The module covers the business tools, techniques and concepts used in scanning the business environment for potential changes, analysing the potential implications of differing scenarios, strategies and processes before developing responses to potential changes. 'Research Methods' covers the introduction to research, types of research methodology, formulating and planning a research project, data collection and analysis and presentation of research findings.

Following successful completion of the taught modules, members undertake a dissertation related to an aspect of strategic significance for the organisation.

Special course features
* Converts professional qualifications into an MA/MSc
* Networking opportunities with other professionals
* Part-time study in Northampton
* Distance learning is supported worldwide

Typical modules
* Managing Strategic Change
* Research Methods
* Dissertation

Top up or Fast track students with advanced standing on admission, are required to take Managing Strategic Change and Dissertation and Research Methods.

Requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, AIA or CIMA or CPA Australia.

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.

Funding

Money is often the biggest concern for people entering higher education. However, students may be eligible to apply for support towards their tuition fees and living costs from a variety of sources. These include the University of Northampton's scholarships, bursaries and awards as well as a range of support from the Government (such as Student Finance loans, NHS bursaries,disabled students allowance and childcare support). Please note that a student's eligibility to receive funding will depend on them meeting certain criteria which may include course, residency status, household income and previous higher education study. As well as funding from loans and grants, students may be eligible to receive either a discount or an exemption from paying council tax and assistance with paying healthcare costs.

The university's Financial Guidance Team offer students a range of support including information and guidance on funding available to support your study as well as information on short term loans and grants available should the need arise.

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Accreditation

The University of Northampton Emblem, Holdenby Education has an extensive history in Northampton dating back to the 13th century whilst the University of Northampton has evolved from the beginning of the 20th century.

1924 Northampton Technical College was established. The St George's Avenue building was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York in 1932. The School of Art opened in 1937.

1972 Margaret Thatcher opened the College of Education at Park Campus in 1972.

1975 Nene College was formed from the amalgamation of the College of Education, College of Technology and College of Art.

1992 Nene College transferred its further education provision to further education colleges in Northamptonshire and focused on higher education.

1993 Nene College incorporated St Andrew's School of Occupational Therapy and was granted undergraduate degree awarding powers.

1994 The Leathersellers College in London was integrated into Nene College.

1997 Sir Gordon Roberts College of Nursing and Midwifery was also incorporated into Nene College.

1999 Nene College became University College Northampton.

2005 The University of Northampton was established, having been awarded full university status and research degree awarding powers.

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