Accounting and Management (MSc)
The MSc Accounting and Management is a new taught postgraduate programme offered by the School of Business and Management. This programme offers specialised, practical and theoretical education in the area of accounting and the management of resources. It is relevant to both corporate and public sectors and this programme will develop both your theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and its role in recording and influencing the management of resources.
This course will appeal to students who are interested in how accounting systems inform the management of corporate and non-corporate sector resources. Accounting information systems are placed at the centre of this course and students will be challenged to structure their critical thinking and analysis within a unique business models organising framework in a world that has become increasingly financialised.
This course is founded upon a range of innovative, compulsory modules in which you will examine resource management in the context of today’s challenging financial environment.
The programme will:
- Provide you with a pathway into corporate and non-corporate spheres of executive employment with the appropriate skills in accounting systems and the way in which these influence the management and deployment of resources
- Equip you with both a critical theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting in a variety of organisational settings
- Give you a range of transferable skills that are attractive to employers
Why study your MSc in Accounting and Management at Queen Mary?
The School of Business and Management has built a strong reputation for our distinctive approach, in particular our focus on the interdisciplinary nature of business and management.
We concentrate on developing your communication and presentation skills, as well as your ability to offer insightful analysis and creative thinking. We draw on a long history of human thought, working on the principle that a truly practical business education teaches you to think beyond textbooks, management fads, and memorised formulas for success.
Queen Mary’s programme is distinctive from other Masters in Accounting and Management in that it:
- Will appeal to students who are interested in how Accounting systems inform the management of corporate and non-corporate resources
- Locates Accounting and Management of resources within a unique business models framework to explore how complex relations between resource management, stakeholders, financial outcomes and performance play out
- Will equip students with both a critical theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting in a variety of organisational settings
- Reflects challenges facing corporate and non-corporate spheres in a financialised world.
Our PGT students will have swipe card access to the Innovation Pod, Think Pod, and the QUBE Mac Suite; all located on the Third floor of the Bancroft Building. The Think Pod is an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities. The Innovation Pod provides workspaces for individual learning. The QUBE Mac Suite is a workspace for student entrepreneurs providing 27-inch iMac computers with state-of- the art media creation and editing software.
Students will have full access to the Management Schools resources including datasets and accounting resources relevant to this programme. Students will use QMplus (our online learning environment) to access their reading lists, lecture slides, discussion forums and assessment. On arrival students will have a bespoke induction programme of activities.
You will also have access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room, and The British Library can also be accessed as a research resource.
The MSc in Accounting and Management is currently available for one year full-time study. There are eight taught modules spread over two semesters, followed by examinations and a 10,000-word dissertation.
Please note that your pattern of study will vary depending on your module choices.
- Corporate Reporting (BUSM113)
- Accounting for Business Models (BUSM070)
- International Business Analysis (BUSM114)
- Management Control (BUSM116)
- Research Methods for Business and Management (BUSM027)
- Accounting and Value Management (BUSM071)
- Dissertation (BUSM105)
(A core module must be taken and passed. A compulsory module must be taken.)
Two elective modules:
- Multinationals and Global Business (BUSM028)
- Corporate Governance (BUSM060)
- Contemporary Issues in Accounting (BUSM061)
- Behavioural Finance and Decision Making (BUSM085)
* The range of optional modules may vary from year to year. The School reserves the right to withdraw one or more of the optional modules if there is insufficient student interest.
A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. Some basic quantitative skills and some elementary prior knowledge of accounting would be an advantage. IELTS 7.0 overall with 6.0 in writing is required.
Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find details on our English language entry requirements
If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme.
Learning and teaching
As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.
For every hour spent in classes you will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations.
The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.
Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.
Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and interaction with the Virtual Learning Environment. A wide range of assessment techniques are used, including coursework examinations and a dissertation. Coursework may take the form of an individual and/or group assignment, individual and/or group presentations or invigilated tests. Examinations take place in May or early June. Students must achieve an overall pass in the taught element in order to progress to their dissertation which must also be passed for a degree to be awarded.
You will also complete a dissertation of 10,000-words.
Tuition fees for Home and EU students
Full time £11,450
Tuition fees for International students
Full time £17,800
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.
Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.
Alternative sources of funding
Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.
Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.
Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary
We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.