MSc International Accounting and Finance: Aston University

MSc International Accounting and Finance: Aston University

The Aston University online MSc in International Accounting and Finance prepares graduates to build on their existing expertise and cement their credibility in their organizations. The curriculum is designed to help you build on your existing expertise in accounting and finance to grow in your career.

Students can tailor the masters in finance and accounting degree to suit their career goals with various specializations and meet key employability skills. The degree is highly flexible and allows students to take their core modules in the order they choose. You’ll work collaboratively while building on individual strengths. A wide variety of Aston alumni have established themselves as leaders within their respective industries as well as innovators within their fields.

Why Earn an Online International Accounting Degree in Canada?

  • Add a world-class UK university to your resume that has strong links to industry, government & commerce
  • Ensure that your education crosses borders, as a modern business does
  • Pay significantly lower tuition than for many Canadian universities' online masters in accounting programs
  • No undergraduate degree required with seven years of proven business experience
  • Build an international network of contacts from around the world with unique outlooks

How is Aston's Online Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance different?

  • You can join our program without a four-year bachelor's degree
  • We offer high-quality education for Canadians at a lower cost than other similar programs
  • Build a powerful network of connections with Aston’s strong industry connections and alumni
  • Collaborate and work on real-life projects to gain hands-on and relevant industry experience

The masters degree in accounting and finance will help you gain an international perspective of business, and prepare you to manage and lead teams efficiently.

Online Accounting and Finance Degree Admission Requirements

  • A good UK honors degree OR
  • An equivalent overseas degree recognized by Aston University OR
  • CIMA – 5 certificate papers + 3 operational level papers (E1 + P1 + F1) OR
  • ACCA – foundation level papers (i.e. F1 – F9) OR
  • Relevant HND (Higher National Diploma)
  • With any equivalent qualification, excluding an honors degree, you will also require three years’ relevant work-based business experience.

*To be eligible for the MSc International Accounting & Finance online, you must have completed your first undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or a related subject area.

Online Accounting and Finance degree Course Curriculum

Below is the list of courses you will study during the online MSc International Accounting and Finance program:

Business Finance

This module aims to introduce students to the key principles and challenges of financial management decisions; the characteristics of different forms of finance; and the linkages between organizations, the financial markets, and financial strategy.

Strategic Management Accounting

This module aims to introduce the strategic tools and techniques accounting managers use to plan and control a range of international organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and the behavioral problems encountered during the process.

Global Finance and Financial Markets

This module provides an advanced understanding of finance in a global setting and the linkages among global financial markets. It also introduces how assets are priced globally and the impacts of financial regulation on asset prices.

Sustainability Accounting and Accountability 

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the different theories that underpin sustainability accounting and accountability. It will acquaint students with the nature and scope of alternative forms of corporate accountability, which goes beyond the traditional form of accounting model. Development of such alternative forms of corporate accountability is considered essential in the modern business world as evidenced by the publications of substantial CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)/sustainability reports by most G250/FTSE 100 companies. Students will learn the theory and practice of sustainability reporting with insights into the real-life corporate practices in this area.

Corporate Finance Regulation 

This module has an interdisciplinary focus, and its main objective is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the UK corporate governance framework. The influence of the UK framework in other countries is considered, and comparison with the frameworks in other jurisdictions is also made.

Global Business Ethics

The overall aim of this module is to provide participants with the critical knowledge and skills to successfully identify and navigate global business ethics issues.

International Business

The aim of this module is to provide a systematic understanding of the fundamental aspects of the global business environment that influence business decisions and behavior.

The International Context of Corporate Reporting and Assurance

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the practical application of both international financial reporting and assurance regulatory requirements. The module develops students’ understanding of the corporate reporting environment from the perspective of both the preparer of corporate reports and the assurance provider, providing a holistic view of the appropriate application of accounting and assurance principles in a range of international scenarios.

International Accounting & Finance Project 

The module aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, and competencies necessary to impartially and critically analyze the performance, position, and valuation of major public quoted companies. In so doing, the module aims to develop the skills of selecting an appropriate research methodology, acquiring and critically analyzing relevant publicly available financial and nonfinancial data, and presenting a well-structured report in a format appropriate to the investigation and audience.

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