MSc Accountancy and Financial Management


MSc Accountancy and Financial Management is one of the best courses to study at Alex Business School. This course is for Accounting and Finance professionals and is at the very heart of business operations. From banking to manufacturing, from huge service industries to micro businesses, the ability to manage, plan and account for money is still the ultimate measure of business success and the key driver of growth. Many accountants occupy key managerial positions in business, yet few are qualified managers. In the increasingly complex modern business environment, there is a high demand for skilled professionals who can work flexibly in teams across business boundaries. The qualification equips learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed to pursue high level careers in all types of organisations in the public and private sector and within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad.

Note: The Postgraduate degree courses are dual qualifications consisting of Level 7 Diploma (OFQUAL certificates) + Top-up programme awarded by partner universities

Why should I choose this Diploma?


The Prominent graduate recruiters are substantial multinational accountancy firms. They use large-scale recruitment campaigns to attract the most promising graduates and have high minimum requirements. There are also opportunities in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that specialise in a particular work or local area. In the UK, a cluster of public sector jobs is available in central London, with others nationwide.

Key Points

Course MSc Accountancy and Financial Management
 Credits 180 (120 + 60)
Mode of Study Online Learning

Hybrid Learning (Blended)

Duration 16 Months
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £3,250 (Online)
£ 6,250 (Hybrid or Blended)
The course tuition fee listed above does NOT include the top-up fees
Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • Work with large volumes of numerical data
  • Know and apply accounting and finance theory
  • Explain and apply international accounting standards
  • Critically applying accounting and finance theories and principles in strategic and operational business environments
  • Solve research problems/ questions
  • Developing your skills in data analysis, diagnostics, and research
  • Demonstrate skills in time management
  • Critically evaluate financial statement information

Career Direction

The MSc in Accountancy and Financial management programme is one of the most popular programmes among those who want to start their own business as an entrepreneur. Graduates also choose from the following career path but not limited.

  • Business Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Asset Manager
  • Investment Management
  • Senior Management Consultant
  • Business Manager
  • Financial Manager

Further Education

Successful completion of Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance enables learners to progress into or within employment and /or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are able to progress onto a Master’s top-up degrees in accounting and finance-related subjects


This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body ATHE

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world.

  • We normally require a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above
  • Applicant must demonstrate a minimum of two years continuous workplace experience gained in a managerial or Professional job following graduation

English Requirements

  • The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all components)
  • Applicants without an IELTS should take an internal English test with Alex Business School admission team.
  • If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.


Qualification Structure

MSc Accountancy and Financial Management degree is of 180 credits which can be acquired through two stages.


Stage: 1

Level 7 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits.




Unit Title
Mandatory Units
Corporate Reporting for Strategic Business –Advanced
Core Financial Management-Advanced
Management for Strategic Performance –Advanced
UK Taxation for Business and Individuals
Audit and Compliance Advanced

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award

Stage 2   MSc Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-Up)

University Progression: On completion of this level 7 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance course, students have the opportunity to complete a MSc Accountancy and Financial Management (Top-Up) from a range of UK universities. The top-up programme can be studied online and comprises the final 60 credits

Examples of University Progression


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and jobs, which the awarding organisation externally verifies.
The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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