M.Sc. International Accounting & Finance (Strategic Finance Practice) (Online) (online study)

University of Liverpool

Application deadline: flexible
Tuition fee:
  • € 8,200 / Year (EEA)
Start date: Any time  
Credits (ECTS): 180 ECTS
Duration full-time: 30 months
  • English
Delivery mode: Online
Educational variant: Full-time
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Our MSc in International Accounting and Finance specialisation track in Strategic Finance Practice will equip you with a rich understanding of financial management through applied practice within the corporate financial environment and financial markets. You will become adept as a financial decision-maker within an organisation by honing your ability to assess treasury management, capital structure, and market theory. Modules include International Corporate Finance, Treasury Management and Ethics, and Financial Markets and Institutions.

Specialise in strategic financial practice

This specialised track teaches financial management through applied practice within the corporate financial environment and financial markets. Graduates should leave the course as adept financial decision-makers, ready to take on high-level positions in global organisations. The programme looks at treasury management, capital structure, and market theory, and how these strategic financial practices tie in with core accounting competencies. For a closer look at the online MSc programme, visit the video channel or download the programme brochure.

Study for your MSc online

Here are just some of the benefits of studying this MSc online with the University of Liverpool:

  • The flexibility to fit your studies around your other commitments
  • Collaborative online learning with other professionals in your field
  • Sharing of best practice on accounting and finance from around the world
  • A choice of general track or a specialisation in International Financial Reporting, Strategic Finance Practice, or Emerging Markets
  • 100% online assessment, no travelling to campus

Unlike traditional `distance learning´, the online MSc in International Management from the University of Liverpool offers you a highly interactive experience and the opportunity to build your international network as well as enhance your knowledge of global management trends.

Centre of excellence

A leading centre of excellence for management training, education and research, the University of Liverpool Management School offers online postgraduate programmes to aspiring professionals pursuing a prosperous career in business and management. The programmes are designed for people wanting to establish a career in management, seeking a career switch within a particular management area, or simply wishing to enhance their skill level for future career growth.


The online MSc in International Accounting & Finance - Strategic Finance programme has six core modules and two specialisation modules, and culminates in a dissertation. The first module takes ten weeks. Each subsequent module lasts eight weeks.

Students start with an orientation of the online classroom.

Core modules

  • International Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Strategic Managerial Accounting and Performance Management
  • Assurance and Management Control
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • International Corporate Governance and Regulation
  • Accounting Information Systems and Technology

Specialisation modules

(students choose two)

  • International Corporate Finance
  • Treasury Management and Ethics
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Financial Markets and Institutions

Please note all modules are not guaranteed to be offered in any calendar year and current scheduling may be subject to change.


Students refine their dissertation topic in conjunction with their Personal Dissertation Advisor, an academic supervisor who will provide support throughout the writing process. The dissertation has to be on a topic appropriate to the Strategic Finance Practice specialisation.


A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or a degree from a recognised institution comparable and/or equivalent to a British Honours degree.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600

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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

If you intend to apply for MSc in Global Human Resource Management, MSc in Global Marketing, MSc in International Management, MSc in Project Management, MSc in International Accounting & Finance or MSc in Corporate Finance it is possible to commence one of these programmes without any work experience if you hold a related degree.


University of Liverpool Online is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. We understand that you may need additional funding to earn your degree.

The resources below show some of the alternative financial assistance opportunities available for students. Many of these sources can help pay for tuition while you are enrolled in your program or assist you with loan repayment after graduation. If you are interested in these resources, contact the financial assistance grantor directly for information.

Financial Institutions USA
  • Federal Student Aid: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Bank Loan: Citibank Student Loan Corporation
  • Bank Loan: Wells Fargo Student Loans
  • Each bursary is worth £500 and they are open to students from anywhere in the world: How to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary
  • General overview of the types of international education loans available, and who can apply for each: International StudentLoan.com
Awards, Grants, and Scholarships
  • Loan programs are for international students from anywhere in the world studying in the United States, or for US students studying abroad: International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
  • Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships offer the opportunity to study for a UK Master's degree while living and working in your home country: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
  • Study Loan South Africa: National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa
  • United States Department of Veteran Affairs: Tuition Assistance and Scholarships for Military Veterans
  • The expert guide shows you how to get the most from your military education benefits: GetEducated.com
  • The trust aims primarily to help first degree students. Students must be younger than 35 when the course starts. Eligible foreign students studying in Britain can also apply. Postgraduates may also receive support. Distance learning, correspondence, part-time and short-term courses may be considered according to circumstances, in particular Open University engineering courses: Turn2us
  • Extensive database to find scholarships, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans: Scholarshipscanada.com
  • Governmental loans: Provincial and Territorial Student Financial Assistance Offices

Student loan: KfW Bankengruppe

  • Governmental loans: Gov.uk
  • Governmental loans: Student Finance England

CSN approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students in Sweden and abroad: CSN.se


The Peruvian Institute of Educational Development IPFE channeled through our student loan programs, grants, scholarships and business management; financial support intended to contribute to improving the educational level of the Peruvians: IPFE.org.pe



All online MSc in International Accounting and Finance programmes are covered by the University of Liverpool Management School’s AACSB Accreditation

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