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Masters (MSc) in Accounting

Develop advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice.

Boost your career prospects by developing an advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice, and prepare for a leading role in the accountancy profession.

The course is linked to The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group – one of the leading accounting and finance units in Europe, and Alliance MBS is ranked 20th in the world for Accounting and Finance research according to the 2018 QS World Rankings.

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MSc Accounting / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2019

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent.
  • You need a degree in accounting or overseas equivalent. Excellent results in accounting subjects are preferable, although a relevant and advanced UK professional accounting qualification (or overseas equivalent) will also be considered
  • We also consider applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce or economics. Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with an undergraduate degree in accounting
  • You need to demonstrate a very strong background in accounting throughout your degree, and a final year major or specialisation in accounting will also be considered.
  • We highly recommend GMAT or GRE and 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  .
Thomas Easterling, USA, MSc Accounting and Finance, Class of 2015
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"I chose Alliance MBS because it has a good reputation and ranking and is located in a city with a lot of possibilities and things to do. My experience has been fantastic. I enjoy the great facilities available for students like the Student Union and PC clusters all over campus. The best thing about studying here is having great classmates from all over the world to study with."

Thomas Easterling, USA

MSc Accounting and Finance, Class of 2015

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