Date of publication: 2017-08-26 05:34
The module provides students with a series of academic skills and study strategies which will underpin their subsequent studies. The module is composed of several themes which will include communication, thinking and methods of enquiry, IT-literacy, numeracy and the nature of knowledge. These will allow students to effectively match problem-solving techniques to a range of differing scenarios. In doing so, students will be expected to operate in teams, reflect on their practice and recognise aspects for self-development and improvement. The module selects a series of issues that are pertinent to accounting and finance in practice including - accounting and finance and relevant ethical frameworks - usefulness of accounting and the concept of profit - analysis of Financial Statements
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Accounting and finance sit at the heart of today&rsquo s global economy, influencing the way businesses and societies work, the world over. Together, they span a whole range of fascinating, rewarding careers, from banking and accountancy to investments and financial management.
For me, one of the best things about the MSc Accounting and Finance is the possibility to access worldwide academic databases, as well as enormous resources for research and independent studies. I believe this really helps to enhance your employability and helps to develop your future career path.
To gain an introduction to financial accounting, management accounting and finance, suitable for those who intend to specialise in these areas subsequently.
Recent Hertfordshire graduates have financial and management roles at Citibank, Amazon, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, John Lewis, TUI, The Walt Disney Company and the NHS.
There may be a possibility to undertake an optional work placement to enhance your employability skills and professional experience (subject to validation).
The module begins by establishing the importance of effective corporate governance and moves on to an examination of the current roles of the main parties involved. It then goes on to provide an insight into the modern audit process and to develop knowledge and understanding of the audit process and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework. It concludes with a look at how corporate governance and audit may develop in the future.
The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of between 65,555 and 65,555 words. A choice of dissertation subject areas is provided and you will be able to choose from a set of dissertation topics in these broader areas. Many of the dissertations are literature-based and you are expected to acquire and use literature search skills for a range of electronic and traditional sources.