Business with Accounting and Finance MSc offers you a grounding in key business areas. Gain comprehensive business skills and specialist knowledge of the financial world at Warwick Business School, ranked 3rd in the UK, for 'research power', by REF 2014.
Our MSc offers you the opportunity to study business and get specific insight into the world of finance. You’ll study the underlying foundation disciplines of business, and then specialise in accounting and finance, learning from experts in these fields. There is a choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route. If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to accounting and finance, the dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have learned. If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with one additional elective module and our applied Business in Practice module.
- Foundations of Financial and Management Accounting
- Quantitative Methods for Business
- Fundamentals of Economic Behaviour
- Corporate Finance
- Business Analysis and Valuation
- Strategy Analysis and Practice
- Strategic Management Accounting
- Corporate Governance
- Research Methodology and Dissertation or Business in Practice
Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:
- Behavioural Economics
- Leading for Innovation
- Forecasting for Decision Makers
- Economics in the Global Environment
Students on this MSc will typically receive between 27 and 30 contact hours per module.
Assessment on the course will be comprised of a mix of exams, individual and group work, and tests.
To complete your degree, you will have the option to choose between the Dissertation or Business in Practice route:
If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to accounting and finance, the dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout and will usually submit your dissertation in early September. The Research Methodology module will help prepare you for the dissertation. In total you will study eight compulsory modules and one elective, and complete the Research Methodology module and a dissertation.
Business in Practice route
If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with two additional elective modules and our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus and Corporate Relations team. In total you will study eight compulsory modules, two optional modules and also complete the compulsory Business in Practice capstone module.
Skills from this degree
- Get a grounding in business whilst specialising in accounting and finance
- Tailor your degree to your own interests with our range of optional modules
- Put your learnings into practice with the applied Business in Practice module
- Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches
Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). This course will suit a wide variety of candidates looking to break into business, and we welcome applicants from all academic fields. The course is designed for candidates who have not studied accounting or finance. If you have studied a significant amount of accounting at undergraduate level then the MSc Accounting and Finance degree would be a better option for you.
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. We accept a range of language tests. Please refer to our website for more details.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Additional Course Costs
Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.
This course may include additional costs.
We have over £1 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 15% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.
WBS CareersPlus Service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.
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