Our Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc prepares you for a career in management accounting, financial planning or corporate investment.
Strategic planning is an organisation’s process of defining its strategy or direction and making appropriate decisions on the allocation of resources to best achieve its objectives.
The course contains significant elements of finance and management accounting. It provides the necessary tools for quantitative assessment of corporate performance and investment opportunities.
The course is for graduates who are looking to develop a career in:
- financial planning
- corporate investment
What you'll learn:
You will cultivate a skill set that will enable you to influence financial and strategic decisions from inside a company. Management accounting and financial analysis each play a leading role in the development of these skills.
You will gain a strong foundation of financial knowledge and analytical skills. You will develop an appreciation of managerial decision making and investment.
On completion of the course, you will be able to show practical skills and the ability to:
- implement appropriate business strategies that optimise the financial interests of key stakeholders in various organisational environments
- systematically collect, analyse and interpret data
- provide advice about how to apply financial models, tools and techniques to improve organisational performance
- understand and apply as appropriate product costing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and other management accounting techniques to make strategic decisions
This course provides you with exemptions from seven Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional examinations. These include:
- C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
- C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
- C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
- C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
- P1 Performance Operations
- E1 Enterprise Operations
- P2 Performance Management
Graduates of this course have undertaken various roles including:
- Financial Trader
- Risk Analyst
- Revenue Analyst
- Tax Assistant
- Accounting Associate
- Management Consultant
The course is modular, comprising 180 credits.
You must also complete a dissertation, which takes the form of a consultant’s report. You will choose a company and use available information to produce your report along with recommendations on performance and strategy.
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry.
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:
- regional, national and international thought leaders
- leading professions
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café.