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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Accounting and Finance

Programme code:MSC-BS/A&FUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jessica Johnson Contact address:j.c.johnson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject e.g. accounting, finance. Must have a good grounding in quantitative subjects. A background in accounting is essential;
- Applicants whose first language is not English will need to attain an IELTS overall test score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any individual skill, or equivalent (eg TOEFL).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School Examination Board

Programme specification:

Our graduates will:

1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of current and emerging theories, techniques and practices within the field of accounting and finance and the ability to apply these theories in a professional setting.

2. Be proactive problem solvers with the ability to critically evaluate and formulate solutions to complex financial and accounting scenarios.

3. Be an independent researcher able to critically analyse and synthesise current empirical research in accountancy and finance, to develop research ideas and questions, and to undertake analysis and interpretation of results.

4. Be professional in applying accounting and finance to a broader business context.

5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of financial operations and be able to critically analyse these within a global context.

6. Be effective communicators of findings and recommendations in a clear and cogent manner in both written and oral contexts.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5000MQuantitative Methods
Pre-requisite for: LUBS5062M
15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5004MCorporate Finance
Pre-requisite for: LUBS5052M
Co-requisite for: LUBS5006M
15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5008MAccounting and Organisational Performance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5011MApplied Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5017MAdvanced Financial Reporting15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5062MAccounting and Finance Dissertation60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep
LUBS5072MCritical Skills for the Finance Professional15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules, at least 15 credits must be from List A.

List A

LUBS5002MInformation and Organisation Design15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5058MCorporate Governance15 creditsSemester 2

List B

LUBS5006MInternational Business Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5019MForensic Accounting and Finance15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5031MBehavioural Finance15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5052MInternational Investment15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5054MInternational Banking and Finance15 creditsSemester 1

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Last updated: 05/04/2019

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