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MScInternational Accounting and Banking with Professional Placement

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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This course equips you with in-depth financial knowledge and the practical skills needed for a rewarding career in accounting or banking in multinational organisations.

Our MSc International Accounting and Banking with Professional Placement is a unique degree amongst UK universities, and the inclusion of the professional placement gives you a competitive edge by combining theory and practice with real-life examples. You gain an advanced understanding of contemporary accounting and banking issues and produce a business report on a listed company. You develop your ability to research issues, analyse and solve business problems and operate effectively in a fast-paced international business environment.

Whether you have a first degree in accounting, or are looking to study the subject for the first time, this course is for you if you’re looking for a career in international organisations, such as banks, accountancy firms, accountancy and finance departments or business consultancy.

Programme structure

Year 1

International Management Accounting
International Financial Reporting
Corporate Reporting and Analysis
Modern Banking
Bank Strategy and Risk
Professional Placement

Final year

Professional Placement
Business Report

Career opportunities

We develop your creativity, innovation and ethical awareness to prepare you for a successful business career. Our Masters courses foster the business leaders of the future, equipping them with the skills to handle the many challenges the international world of business continues to present.

As well as exploring their own entrepreneurial ventures, our graduates have gained fulfilling roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. In 2016, 87% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE 2016).

Essex Business School graduates have progressed to work for high-profile organisations and innovative SMEs, such as:

Access Group
Bank of England
Credit Data Research, SME finance provider
Footprint Digital, a fast-growing digital marketing agency

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States