Brunel University London

Accounting and Business Management (Taught) Brunel University London Degree level: Postgraduate


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Course summary

Accounting data and analysis lies at the very heart of good management. It provides vital information for investors and other external parties, and brings clarity to major decision-making in business management. If you have a business-related degree and want to develop your understanding of accounting and management in a business context, our Accounting and Business Management MSc is for you.

This integrated programme will develop your theoretical knowledge and your practical skills, giving you a robust foundation of knowledge to build upon. You will acquire technical accounting skills, understand the ins and outs of financial reporting, and learn about quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Understanding the role of stakeholders and the influence of regulatory frameworks on accounting and management, both domestically and internationally will give you the edge in the global market.

The course is ideal for those looking for a qualification that will support them in managing their own business, getting ahead in the corporate world, or as a foundation for further education in the field.

The Accounting and Business Management MSc is accredited by ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and AIA providing you with a range of exemptions that stop you from having to study the same topics that you've already been taught. Find out more on our accreditations and exemptions page.

Course details


Core Modules

  • Current Issues in Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Understanding Business and Management Research
  • International Management
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

  • Business Planning
  • Global Diversity Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Performance Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Business Ethic and Corporate Governance

Assessment method

Teaching and learning methods typically comprise weekly lecture/workshops with the use of PowerPoint slides and other audio-visual teaching aids. The virtual learning environment provides access to the module guides, teaching and learning materials, and other resources. There will be opportunities for active-learning and formative feedback.

The dissertation is a self-directed activity guided by a supervisor. Assessment is based on the project report. Most of the accounting modules are assessed solely by examination, as this is a requirement for potential exemption from the professional examinations. Other modules are assessed by coursework and examination.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Certified Accountants, Chartered Association of
  • International Accountants, Association of

Entry requirements

A 2:2 UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in management, business studies or a cognate discipline (with a large component of management related subjects in their degree) and evidence of numeracy skills.

Applicants with non-degree qualifications will be also considered who have relevant work experience (minimum 5 years full-time post qualification) and will be assessed on an interview basis.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
English Language Requirements are IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas), Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores), BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,140 * Year 1
EU £10,140 * Year 1
International £16,850 * Year 1
England £10,140 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £10,140 * Year 1
Scotland £10,140 * Year 1
Wales £10,140 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Brunel University London
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