University of Northampton


Accounting and Finance (Top-up) MSc

Our MSc Accounting and Finance (Top-up) 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. 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. The course is delivered by Distance Learning. 

Career Opportunities

The course is concerned with broadening your professional knowledge and aims to provide you with the necessary skills to contribute to the effective management and development of organisations. As such, it will enhance your professional and career development.

Course Content

The programme is designed to broaden your specialist knowledge that you have gained at a professional level. In particular the module on ‘Managing Strategic Change’ takes an in-depth look at both strategic issues and change processes as well as the business tools, techniques and concepts used in scanning the business environment for potential changes. The Research Methods module provides an introduction to research, types of research methodology, formulating and planning a research project, data collection, analysis and presentation of research findings.Following successful completion of the taught modules, you will undertake a dissertation related to an aspect of strategic significance for organisations.

Course modules

  • Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance (10 credits)
    • Module code: FINM040
  • Accounting and Finance Research Project (50 credits)
    • Module code: FINM041

Entry Requirements

If you have successfully completed professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, AIA or CIMA or CPA Australia then you will be eligible to apply for this course.

English Language Requirements

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English language capability at a level approved by the University. The level required for study on masters degree courses is IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent. 

Funding Opportunities & Other Information

This Masters degree is awarded by the University of Northampton and is recognised by the NCFHE at MQF Level 7. This course is eligible for funding under the Get Qualified Scheme. Upon Successful completion of the course, students will be able to recover up to 70% of expenses on both the registration and tuition fees paid when starting the course. (Click here for more information)

Application Form

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