The MSc is designed for AIA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA Australia graduates and aims to provide a means by which the continuing professional and personal needs of accounting practitioners may be met. Specifically, it aims to extend and enhance the understanding and competence gained via professional qualification and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about management and organisational change. This top up course may be taken by part-time study (day or evening) in Northampton or by distance learning worldwide. Distance learning students are supported by online learning materials.
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
The University of Northampton
Boughton Green Road
The programme is designed to broaden your specialist knowledge gained at the professional level. In particular the module on ‘Managing Strategic Change’ takes an in depth look at both leading edge strategic issues and change processes. The module covers the business tools, techniques and concepts used in scanning the business environment for potential changes, analysing the potential implications of differing scenarios, strategies and processes before developing responses to potential changes. ‘Research Methods’ covers the introduction to research, types of research methodology, formulating and planning a research project, data collection and analysis and presentation of research findings.
Following successful completion of the taught modules, members undertake a dissertation related to an aspect of strategic significance for the organisation.
Course modules (16/17)
Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance
- Module code: FINM040
- Core module Y
Accounting and Finance Research Project
- Module code: FINM041
- Core module Y
Module information is quoted for 16/17 currently. The course modules for 17/18 will be confirmed in Spring, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
The complete programme runs over one year part-time or distance learning. Attendance for the part time taught programme is for the autumn semester only followed by the dissertation in the second semester.
The course has a mixture of assessment involving essays, reports and examinations, plus a dissertation.
Facilities and Special Features
- converts professional qualifications into an MA/MSc
- networking opportunities with other professionals
- part-time study in Northampton
- distance learning is supported worldwide
The programme is concerned with broadening your professional knowledge and aims to provide practitioners with the necessary skills to contribute to the effective management and development of organisations. As such, it will enhance your professional and career development.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Applicants should have successfully completed professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, AIA or CIMA or CPA Australia.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£2,880 (60 Credits)|
|Distance Learning:||£2,880 (60 Credits) for Home, EU and overseas students|
Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. See our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you at the University of Northampton.
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.