INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
ACCA students across the globe can study towards an MSc degree at the same time as their ACCA Qualification.
Students will study two modules and one project:
•Strategic Financial Management
•Strategic Performance Management (which is recognised by ACCA as ‘options’ at the professional level) •The Strategic Financial Project
STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
This module covers four main areas:
•Mergers and IPOs;
•Investment Management; and
•International Capital Markets.
The module blends core principles of financial management with business strategy. It covers major strategic issues of importance to company financial officers (FDs and CFOs) and other financially oriented corporate senior managers.
This module is recognised by ACCA and a module pass will count as credit towards the P4 - Advanced Financial Management exam at the Professional level.
STRATEGIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
This module provides an understanding of key issues and applied methodologies relating to strategic management accounting, including:
•Information management; and
•Evaluating financial risk.
The module provides the essentials a manager should have when making hard edged financial decisions in the context of a complex and ever-changing business environment.
The framework from strategic management is analysed in the context of providing managers with the information they need to plan for and control performance.
The emphasis is on gaining insights into the blend of financial analysis and managerial judgement required to enable managers to make appropriate decisions.
This module is recognised by ACCA and a module pass will count as credit towards the P5 - Advanced Performance Management exam at the Professional level.
THE STRATEGIC FINANCIAL PROJECT
The project covers the development of business research skills and their application to simulated real world accounting finance related problems.
Students have the opportunity to develop knowledge of research methodologies and apply these skills to the collection and analysis of data within a simulated accounting/finance related scenario.
This will involve identifying and analysing data and information in relation to business challenges, researching alternative solutions and applying a judgement based assessment of the evidence.
To be eligible for the University of London MSc degree you need to be a current ACCA student and have successfully completed the following three Professional papers:
•Governance, Risk and Ethics
•Corporate Reporting; and
Each module offered though University of London will cost from £1,200, which includes the exam fee.
For more information on fees please visit the University of London website