MSc Accounting and Finance

Start date
September
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught
Fees

2022-2023
AED 136,587 (full-time) 
AED 68,294 (part-time)

Scholarships available for all students up to 40%



Invest in a global career and reshape the future with our MSc Accounting and Finance degree.

The programme is subject to UAE Ministry of Education accreditation. 

The world of accounting and finance is fluid and ever-changing, with innovations and practice constantly evolving to deal with the major challenges the world is facing, locally and globally. To thrive in this industry, strong knowledge, intellectual imagination, integrity and up-to-date methods are essential. Our degree is designed to strengthen your existing knowledge, develop your skillset in accounting and finance for a sustainable business future, and prepare you for a successful global career.

Why MSc Accounting and Finance at Birmingham Dubai?

  • Accounting and Finance graduates are in high demand from a wide range of top employers for their specialist skills. Our ever-growing relationship with key employers in the sector will provide you with the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations.
  • Our innovative modules cover topics including accounting theory, financial management, and professional integrity, and give you the opportunity to study topics such as alternative finance and corporate financial management. You will gain the knowledge needed for a career as a responsible practitioner at the forefront of emerging trends in accounting and finance.
  • Get ready to re-shape the future of business with a sustainable global outlook. Our Accounting and Finance course has been developed by leading researchers in the field, with a focus on cutting-edge sustainable and responsible business practices.

Who is this course for?

This course has been especially designed for students with a good first degree in accounting and finance who wish to further specialise in the area and get ready as a professional to meet new challenges in an interconnected global world, with complex but intellectually stimulating business problems to be solved. 

Modules

All modules listed below are worth 20 credits, with the exception of your Dissertation, which is worth 60 credits.

Year 1

  • Accounting Theory and Policy, Semester 1
  • Corporate Financial Management, Semester 1
  • Fundamental Analysis, Semester 2

Year 2

  • Management Accounting, Semester 1
  • Alternative Finance, Semester 2
  • Professional Integrity and The Reflective practitioner, Semester 2
  • Dissertation

The modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.

Fees

2022-2023
AED 136,587 (full-time) 
AED 68,294 (part-time)

Scholarships available for all students up to 40%

How To Apply

Our Standard Requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in Accounting or a closely related subject. Applicants must have studied and achieved a mark equivalent to a 2.1 at intermediate (or above) level in Financial Accounting (or Financial Reporting) AND Finance (or Financial Management), PLUS at least TWO other modules in Accounting and Finance, such as Management Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Financial Statement Analysis, and Investments. 

International Requirements



International Students

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band).


  • IELTS 7.0 with no less that 6.5 in any band
  • TOEFL: 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) including online: PTE Academic 76 with no less than 67 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced or Proficiency – minimum overall score of 185, with no less than 176 in any component

 

The University of Birmingham Dubai offers access to a brand-new, state-of-the-art campus where you will be part of a supportive community who you will get to know personally. 

You will have the same teaching as offered on our Edgbaston campus, meaning you will receive an education from a top 100, globally respected research-intensive Russell Group university. The flexible programme will allow you to tailor your studies to suit your personal circumstances such as intensive weekend studies and evening classes so you can study while you work. You will also benefit from small class sizes and personalised one-to-one sessions with your tutor.

The MSc Accounting and Finance programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, class discussions, group work, case-study analysis and presentations. Assessments will take the form of individual essays, group assessments, end of term examinations and a dissertation.

Graduates will leave university perfectly placed to take up key accounting and financial positions or managerial and consultancy roles in the private and the public sector. Fantastic career opportunities are available at leading accountancy firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations.

Top jobs in accounting and finance include: 

  • Chartered accountant
  • External auditor
  • Strategic consultant
  • Stockbroker
  • Finance professional
  • Retail banker
  • Arbitrator
  • Business development manager
  • Tax advisor
  • Lecturer in higher education

Excellent career prospects

Our students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Arcadia Group, Cisco Systems, Nissan, Ford, BP, Cadbury, P&G, and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations.