Master Of Science Accounting and Finance

Program Overview

The Master of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance is designed for those who already have an undergraduate background in the field of Accounting and Finance. This programme therefore assumes that the participant has already had the foundation on which to build the postgraduate work. It is suitable for those interested in the professions of Auditing, Accounting and Financial management. This programme is offered for three semesters. It requires successful completion of the taught courses listed below plus a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words.

Course Duration: 2 Years

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Here are some potential career paths that graduates can explore:

  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA): CPAs provide a range of accounting services to clients, including tax preparation, financial reporting, and audit services. Graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can become a CPA by passing the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and meeting state-specific education and experience requirements.
  2. Financial Analyst: Financial analysts help companies make informed decisions about investment opportunities by analyzing financial data and market trends. They may work for corporations, investment firms, or government agencies. Graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can become a financial analyst by obtaining relevant certification and experience.
  3. Investment Banker: Investment bankers work with corporations and other organizations to raise capital through initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers and acquisitions, and other financial transactions. They may work for investment banks, private equity firms, or venture capital firms. Graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can become an investment banker by obtaining relevant certification and experience.
  4. Risk Manager: Risk managers help organizations identify and manage financial risks, such as market volatility, credit risk, and interest rate risk. They may work for corporations, financial institutions, or government agencies. Graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can become a risk manager by obtaining relevant certification and experience.
  5. Forensic Accountant: Forensic accountants use their accounting and financial expertise to investigate financial crimes, such as embezzlement, fraud, and money laundering. They may work for law firms, government agencies, or accounting firms. Graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can become a forensic accountant by obtaining relevant certification and experience.
  6. Chief Financial Officer (CFO): CFOs are responsible for managing the financial operations of organizations, including financial planning, budgeting, and reporting. They may work for corporations, non-profit organizations, or government agencies. Graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can become a CFO by obtaining relevant certification and experience.
  7. Management Accountant: Management accountants help organizations make strategic decisions by providing financial data and analysis to support business planning and decision-making. They may work for corporations, non-profit organizations, or government agencies. Graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can become a management accountant by obtaining relevant certification and experience.
  8. Financial Planner: Financial planners help individuals and families plan for their financial future by providing advice on investments, retirement planning, and estate planning. They may work for financial planning firms, accounting firms, or as independent consultants. Graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can become a financial planner by obtaining relevant certification and experience.

These are just a few of the many career paths that graduates with a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance can consider. By exploring these options and conducting further research, graduates can identify the career path that aligns with their interests, skills, and goals.

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