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MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions

About the MSc programme

This programme provides the opportunity to study at the interface between accounting, organisations and institutions from a rigorous interdisciplinary social science perspective. It analyses how accounting is implicated in a range of organisational and institutional processes of calculation, reporting and evaluation. It will introduce you to the interrelationships between accounting, organisations and institutions across a range of different contexts and you will explore the relationship between accounting, risk management systems and accountability. The programme also introduces key design issues for accounting and management control systems and their operation and regulation in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

The programme does not require a background in accounting, and students with an initial training in the humanities or the social or natural sciences are encouraged to apply. The programme is aimed at those aspiring to careers in accounting, auditing and assurance, financial management, risk management, management consultancy, and regulation, in a variety of for-profit and non-profit organisations globally. The degree also provides preparation for those aspiring to embark on academic research in the field of accounting.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

Students who successfully complete the MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions programme pursue careers across a wide range of sectors, in financial institutions, accounting firms, management consulting, industry, government and academia. Companies who have employed recent graduates from this programme include Bain & Company, Bank of New York Mellon, Barclays Capital, BlackRock, Crédit Agricole, Crowe Horwath, General Electric, JP Morgan, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, KPMG, Proctor & Gamble, Merrill Lynch, Mondelez, EMI Music, Nordea Bank, Royal Dutch Shell, Schroders and Strategic Asset Partners LLP.

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Application code: N4U4 (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 10 months full-time only (see Bologna process)

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £25,944 (provisional EU); Overseas £26,448

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016:  49/695


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