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Masters (MSc) in Accounting and Finance

Gain a high level of understanding of the theory and practice of accounting and finance.

A career in accounting, financial services or related sectors requires a high level of understanding of the theory and practice of accounting and finance.

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Alliance MBS is ranked 20th in the world for Accounting and Finance research according to the 2018 QS World Rankings. This course has both CFA Institute Affiliate status and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) status which positions you to progress to a research degree. It is also linked to The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group – one of the leading accounting and finance units in Europe.

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MSc Accounting and Finance / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2019

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in accounting and finance subjects. 

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

You need to have studied or be studying a degree in accounting or finance. We can also consider exceptional candidates with degrees in economics or mathematics.  You must have taken a significant number of courses in accounting and finance during your degree, and a major or specialisation in accounting and/or finance in your final year, with top level results in final year accounting and finance subjects.  You must also demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or maths.

We can consider applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce who can demonstrate a very strong background in accounting and finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in accounting or finance, and strong quantitative skills. Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with a bachelor degree in accounting or finance.

We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. 

English language

For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our language requirements .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements see entry requirements for your country .
Sarahi Bujani, Indonesia, MSc Accounting and Finance, Class of 2016
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"The units are well designed and the course has high quality teaching staff, I could see that all of them are experts in their subject. Alliance MBS support staff are also very communicative and helpful, always ready in accommodating my needs."

Sarahi Bujani, Indonesia

MSc Accounting and Finance, Class of 2016

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