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Course summary

The ability to understand and control the finances of a business are essential to an organisation’s success; good accountancy skills and financial management experience are highly sought after and provide the basis for a rewarding career. Designed for graduates looking to start work, professionals aspiring to develop their career or those preparing to study for the exams of the professional bodies, this Accounting and Finance postgraduate degree is highly practical and future facing. The Master’s programme covers a variety of operational and functional concepts and practices as well as the technology that supports them. You will also look closely at how these aspects integrate with the management of global organisations. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the course tracks the CIMA syllabus. When you successfully complete the course, you will gain exemptions from 11 CIMA exams (leaving 4 to complete after graduation). The programme is also accredited by EFMD, the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of business programmes. These accreditations are your assurance of the quality of the course. You will study at Salford Business School, on the Peel Park campus, close to Manchester city centre. Manchester is a vibrant financial centre and, with financial headquarters nearby, you will have plenty of opportunities for industry engagement and networking. You will:

  • Study a practically-focussed course, learning from industry experts
  • Work with the appropriate tools of analysis to understand the basic mechanics of banks’ financial instruments
  • Develop your knowledge and technical skills of financial reporting
  • Examine the most important issues in corporate finance
  • Learn advanced management accounting techniques for decision-making
  • Follow your own areas of interest from a choice of optional modules
Find out more at www.salford.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/accounting-and-finance


How to apply

International applicants

Join over 20,000 students currently studying on our campuses. We have students from over 130 different countries who call Salford home. Find out more at www.salford.ac.uk/international. International students should apply for the MSc route.

Entry requirements

This programme is ideally designed for graduates with an academic background in financial and management accounting, economics, finance, management or business studies. Alternatively, sufficient and suitable work experience will also be considered. The MSc is the only route available for international students.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

High-achieving international applicants to Salford Business School postgraduate master’s programme may be eligible for the Salford Business School Postgraduate International Excellence Scholarship or the Salford Business School Silver Award.

Accounting and finance at University of Salford - UCAS