Sunday, October 12, 2008

MSc in International Accounting and Finance

UK - The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is a one-year full-time course. The course is particularly suited to those seeking careers in the accounting and finance divisions of national and international organisations, or to those who wish to develop an academic career in research.

Aims and Objectives

The course aims to enable you to acquire and develop a systematic understanding of knowledge in the areas of international accounting, international finance and trade and financial studies. You will acquire a critical awareness of current issues in both the
academic discipline and professional practice. You will be able to carry out international financial analysis and conduct individual investigations.

Reasons to take the course

* To develop knowledge and critical awareness of academic and professional issues in international accounting and financial studies
* To obtain transferable skills suitable for employment in the accounting and finance sector
* To obtain research skills which may be used in subsequent academic research activities

Destinations of Previous Graduates

* Trainee Chartered Accountant in Northern Ireland
* Investment Analyst in Edinburgh
* Accounting Specialist in Shanghai subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company

Entry Requirements

Second class honours degree in a relevant or cognate discipline. Students with other qualifications may be considered. In particular work experience and professional qualifications may be taken into account. Overseas students are required to have TOEFL scores of 577 or 6.5 for IELTS or equivalent.

Scholarship Information

The Taught Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (2009 entry) offered by the School of Management and Languages is open to any applicant who has been offered and accepted a place on one of our taught postgraduate courses. Further information about this and other scholarship schemes is available on our scholarship information pagefor the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Further Information

Postgraduate Secretary
School of Management & Languages
Esmee Fairbairn Building
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
Tel: +44(0) 131 451 3284
Fax: +44 (0) 131 451 8336