The MSc Accounting programme consists of four taught
modules, one elective module and the research project. You can view the
course structure here.
The modules are as follows:Business Concepts and Skills gives you an introduction to the fundamental business
disciplines. You start by exploring how accounting practice relates to each
business function. You will develop the study skills that you need to
successfully complete this 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 provides 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 financial accounting.
Corporate Finance Concepts considers 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 the theory of corporate financial
Finance and Accounting Research
Project incorporates 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.
- Audit and Assurance
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Finance in Context
- Financial Modelling
- International Business In
Practice: Study Trip (Non-credit)
- International Finance
Teaching and learning
Much 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 decision-making skills. You will develop your team-working
skills through a structured group assignment.
Teaching 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
This is an intensive programme and you will have two
taught classes each week for several modules.
Approach to assessment Assessment will include a range of activities
including examinations, case studies, reports and a group presentation.
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.
We offer an International Business in Practice Study Trip module. The purpose of this study trip 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.
This study trip is voluntary and all costs associated with the trip will need to be funded by you. It is not linked to university assessments in any way. If you successfully complete this module you will have the following non-credit bearing module recorded on your transcript: P58335 International Business in Practice: Study Trip.
Attendance pattern Classes are timetabled throughout the week and not
every week will be the same.