MSc International Accounting

This master's degree programme, with the prestige of coming from a Russell Group university, is a thorough study of advanced accounting, linking both the academic and professional worlds.

MAJOR CODE: BLIA
DURATION: 12 months
START DATE(S): September 2018
CONTACT: pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk

Offering the opportunity to become fully ACCA exam qualified (if entering the programme with ACCA F1-F9 passes/ exemptions), the programme will enhance your employability, with specialist coverage of a range or topic areas as well as a professional qualification. Being located in the heart of the city of London, our campus is the perfect place to begin your career in Accounting as you will have the opportunity to engage with professional networks and industry.

Core areas ranging from advanced financial reporting to financial management, business strategy, governance, risk, assurance, taxation and ethics are included in the programme, while preparing you for your dissertation with the Research and Business Skills module focussing on real-world data. The innovative Strategic Business Leader module takes a case study approach to develop the skills necessary to become a business leader.

Optional modules in Semester 2 allow you to focus your studies on your areas of interest including financial management, performance management, audit and assurance and taxation, all at an advanced level.

The University of Liverpool has one of the largest professionally qualified Accounting and Finance academic department in the UK.  As such, we are able to offer different Master programmes in Accounting, each with its own unique benefits. View a comparison table of the programmes here. 

Please note this programme is subject to University approval.

ACCA Academic Professional Partnership Programme

Students who enter the programme with passes or exemptions from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Fundamentals Level exams (or who can who register exemptions before exam entry dates) will be able to sit the ACCA's Strategic Professional (final level) exams under the innovative ACCA Academic Professional Partnership Programme (APPP). We are one of the first universities worldwide to offer this programme. See our Professional Associations and Accreditations page for more details.

Programme Structure

Delivery of the programme is through a combination of interactive integrated lectures and seminars (Semesters 1 and 2) and supported independent study (Summer).

Key aspects of the programme:
• Intensive full day lectures
• Days for self-study and reflection
• Significant electronic learning resources
• Regular formative assessment and feedback.

ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 198,000 members and 486,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,000 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

More information about ACCA can be found here: www.accaglobal.com