MSc Accounting and Finance is made up of five compulsory taught modules, one
elective module and a research project. You can view the course structure here.
Compulsory modules are as follows:
Skills and Techniques for Accounting and Finance: You will learn
the essential skills you require to study accounting and finance. You learn
mathematics, statistics and book keeping skills, providing the foundation for
the rest of the programme.
Managerial Accounting and Performance Management: You will develop
a detailed understanding of management accounting and its relevance for
decision making in a variety of organisations. You will learn techniques for
planning, controlling and analysing organisational performance. You will
develop your technical ability and the ability to critically evaluate the
techniques and processes.
Financial Accounting and Reporting: On this module you will
gain an understanding of financial accounting techniques, from basic
transaction records to international financial reporting. You will learn how to
prepare and interpret financial statements and debate current issues in international
Corporate Finance Concepts: You will consider how
accounting and corporate finance issues are related. You will study the
fundamental ideas and theories of corporate finance and how accounting practice
links with corporate financial decisions.
Financial Markets and Institutions: You will be
taught about the way markets and institutions link the users and providers of
funds within financial systems. You will focus on asset pricing and market
efficiency issues. You will study the effects that globalisation, technical
innovation and regulatory change have on institutions.
Finance and Accounting Research Project: On this module you
incorporate research methods and a research project. This is a key component of
the master's degree. The project provides you with an opportunity to explore a
specialist area in depth. You have a choice to undertake a traditional
dissertation or follow a structured research project which incorporates both
theoretical and applied research. You will be provided with guidance and advice
throughout the process.
Elective modules - You can choose either one or two elective modules
from a choice of:
As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, course content and module
choices may change from those listed in the course entry.
- Financial Modelling
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
- Audit and Assurance
- Finance in Context
- International Finance
- International Business In Practice: Study Trip (non-credit)
Teaching and learning
of the teaching takes place in interactive workshops. In addition, lectures,
discussions, role-play exercises and seminars are linked with selected case
studies and assessments to strengthen your practical analysis and
staff from the Business School have in-depth knowledge of accounting practices
and issues through practical experience or academic research. Visiting speakers
from business and research bodies provide further input.This
is an intensive programme and you will have two taught classes each week for several
Approach to assessment Assessment
will include a range of activities including examinations, case studies,
reports, presentations and group projects.
At Headington we have developed outstanding facilities. Our John Henry Brookes Building is the most significant project in the history of Oxford Brookes University. Set at the heart of our Headington campus, it has been designed for the future of higher education and has transformed the experiences of our students and the entire University community. Find out more about the John Henry Brookes Building.
A new fresh space on the Headington Campus is being created specifically for the Business School and our business students.The Clerici building is being refurbished to accommodate new teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, new social learning spaces, offices and a clear glazed new entrance.
At the current Wheatley campus our Business School Postgraduate Centre offers a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, well equipped seminar rooms and a postgraduate lounge and private study area.
The Wheatley Campus library provides specialist business resources including UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses in marketing and marketing examination papers.
offer the International Business
in Practice - Study Trip. The purpose of this Study Trip Module is to give
postgraduate students a hands-on, intensive experience with the ideas and
practices of global business. The programme will include presentations from
local management executives and experts. Students will have direct interaction
with management executives and practices through site visits to major
corporations and agencies.
the past students travelled to Boston, USA. This self-funded trip included
visits to Harvard University, MIT, Reebok, Ocean Spray, Federal Reserve Bank,
and State Street.
study trip is optional and is paid for by the student in addition to course fees.
Attendance pattern Classes are timetabled throughout the week and not every week
will be the same.