Strategic Professional Accounting and Finance
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Our MSc Strategic and Professional Accounting and Finance balances technical accounting and finance knowledge with practical skills. You are taught in small interactive groups by experts from the professions as well as leading researchers in the field.
Throughout this course, you will:
- prepare for 4 Strategic Professional ACCA papers
- acquire professional and digital skills to prepare you for your career
- complete a Research Project developing your independent research skills into a topical issue
- appreciate broader issues within accounting such as corporate social responsibility
- engage with our guest speakers such as the Deputy Chair of KPMG and managers from Grant Thornton, ICAEW.
Our accounting masters’ students have gone on to work with prestigious global organisations such as PwC, Deloitte, Oxfam, UK Civil Service and Huawei, and have careers such as accountant, auditor, tax official, banking operational officer and financial analyst.
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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The programme qualifies graduates for exemptions from professional body examinations - the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). To claim these exemptions, graduates will need to pay registration fees to ACCA then a fee per exemption granted (between 4 and 7 depending on options taken in the programme).
International Business in Practice Study Trip module (inc. accommodation for seven nights, insurance, company visits and group transportation for all activities). This fee did not include international airfare, visa application fee (if relevant), dinners and activities during your free time.
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
The MSc Strategic Professional Accounting and Finance has:
- four compulsory taught modules
- one or two elective modules
- a research project.
There are two main areas of research related to this subject:
- Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Social Responsibility and Governance
- Applied Economics, Finance and Development.
The Accounting cluster focuses on how accountability and responsibility is achieved, explored from a range of perspectives and methodological approaches.
The Economics cluster comprises applied macro- and microeconomics as well as finance, environmental sustainability and development.
After you graduate
This course helps you develop both academically and professionally providing you with a strong foundation for a career in accounting and finance. You will be able to sit some Strategic Professional ACCA papers externally, once you have completed your programme. It offers you an opportunity to create global business links with fellow students, teaching staff and professionals you may meet during your time at Brookes. You will develop the following skills, which are embedded into the programme:
- quantitative analysis
- digital literacy
- team working.
The MSc in Strategic Professional Accounting and Finance develops your ability to compete for challenging and interesting roles in the profession or general business.
Our postgraduate accounting students are attractive to employers both in the UK and internationally and have gone to work in prestigious corporations such as:
- UK Civil Service