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Masters in Accounting

Masters in Accounting and International Management

At a glance

  • Benefit from professional exam exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) Accreditation and ACCA Accreditation
  • Learn to evaluate alternative theories and methodologies and make judgements
  • Work on an independent research project which applies to real companies
  • Provides an analytical and integrated study of accounting and financial management
  • Emphasis on application to relevant developments from the current international practice
Level
Masters
Subject area(s)
Accounting
Award
MSc
Duration
12 months
Attendance
Full-time
Programme Director
Lei Tao
Lei Tao

Overview

This Masters programme combines advanced studies in management with financial reporting. On this course you will learn how to effectively manage the strategic objectives of multinational organisations.

The MSc Accounting and International Management programme is distinctive in its international flavour. It focuses on the international business concepts needed for analysing global business challenges. Offering a critical understanding of current management theories and global accounting practices, it also covers issues relating to international strategic management, plus managing people and organisations. Additionally, it includes global financial reporting, corporate governance, ethics and the fundamentals of marketing.

Compulsory modules Credits

What am I going to do when my course ends, and how am I going to achieve it? This module has been designed to help Accounting, Informatics and Business Management students answer those two questions, and empower them to take the actions required. It’s a suite of sessions that pays close attention to the general pathways Business Management, Accounting and Informatics students tend to take, and their aspirations as expressed during pre-sessional career activities & induction surveys. Students will choose this the mix of custom-made sessions that best suit their stage in life and supplement them with the open careers programmes offered at the University, the online content on the Henley Careers Blackboard site and 1-2-1 careers consultations.

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This module provides students with a critical understanding of contemporary issues in corporate governance and accountability with a focus on the need for, and in some cases, apparent lack of, ethical corporate conduct.

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Ms Rhianydd Dow
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module aims to develop students’ critical knowledge and understanding of decision-useful investor-related financial reporting via a consideration of the principles and methods that underlie the preparation and presentation of the main financial statements in an international context. It also introduces students to the regulatory and institutional infrastructure of the financial reporting.

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Dr Ronita Ram
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module aims to develop further students’ critical knowledge and understanding of decision-useful stakeholder-related financial reporting by considering further examples of the financial reporting principles and methods that underlie the preparation of financial reports in an international context. It also aims to place accounting in a broader social and institutional context.

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Dr renata stenka 397 3 Renata Stenka 75e5pfi5i
Dr Renata Stenka
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module aims to introduce students to the core concepts and models underlying contemporary strategic management, their theoretical and empirical foundations, their limitations, the arguments surrounding them and their practical application to real issues facing real companies. This module provides students with an understanding of the conceptual and analytical tools of strategic management and economics.

  • Theories, frameworks and introduction
  • Internal resources and competencies of firms
  • External environment in which firms operate
  • The process of internationalisation
  • Globalisation and regional integration
  • Collaborative behaviour and strategic alliances
  • Integration/responsiveness framework and strategy

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Professor Rajneesh Narula
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Dr Jong Min Lee
20 [10 ECTS credits]

The module examines existing knowledge about how people behave in organisational settings, the theories that inform this knowledge and the practical implications for managers. It relies on the tacit knowledge of students and on social and human sciences such as management, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology.

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Dr Chris Woodrow
20 [10 ECTS credits]

The module considers fundamentals underlying contemporary marketing, focusing both on theories and practices of marketing. The module deals with marketing on a strategic level.

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Dr Irute Karanicholas
20 [10 ECTS credits]
To strengthen students’ ability to make best use of the learning opportunities during the MSc degree course. To provide students with an understanding of what is required to perform well in essays, dissertations, report writing and examinations at Henley Business School. To provide students with an awareness of the appropriate use of methodology, theory, data, literature reviews and original research in a Masters dissertation/project.

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Professor Peter Scott
0 [0 ECTS credits]

Dissertation/Project

Optional modules Credits

This module aims to provide an opportunity for students in PG programmes to develop relevant skills to manage an independent research project, in terms of critical evaluation of existing literature, and appropriate collection and analysis of accounting and finance information. The completion of the project will be guided and supported by supervisors with relevant expertise in accounting and financial management.

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Dr Yun Shen
20 [10 ECTS credits]

Students undertaking this module will gain an awareness of the appropriate use of methodology, theory, data, literature review and original research that is required for a Masters dissertation. Students will thus be equipped with the necessary skills that will enable them to conduct their own piece of original research, analyse the results and present their findings.

  • The nature and practice of research
  • The literature review process and the composition of a literature review
  • The nature and role of methodology in management research
  • The role and application of theory in management research
  • Quantitative and qualitative data sources
  • Data analysis and writing up research findings
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Dr Shengfeng Li
40 [20 ECTS credits]

Optional Modules

Students choosing the dissertation must choose ONE optional module from the list below. Students choosing the Management or Accounting project must choose TWO optional modules. Students choosing MMM054 cannot choose MMM027 and vice versa

Optional modules Credits

This module uses annual reports and accounts, company web sites and share price data to study aspects of business strategy over time; company performance and executive remuneration; and financial performance and valuation. It involves group work, presentations and discussions, as students are asked to analyse a selection of materials, in order to apply the knowledge developed across the programme. Assessment is individual and based on case studies.

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Dr Dan Zhou
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module describes, contrasts and explains traditional and new forms of organization within an international context. The module evaluates a variety of organisational design features such as teams and networks for their capacity to deliver appropriate strategies for 21st century firms and organisations. It considers the future of post-industrial organisation.

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Professor Yipeng Liu
20 [10 ECTS credits]

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a large share of our economies and a leading force in economic development. This module focuses on such enterprises and explores the distinctive features of management in the SME environment. An important component of this module is the preparation of a Business Plan.

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Professor Yipeng Liu
20 [10 ECTS credits]

This module examines organisations that are engaged in creative or cultural activities. Students are required to define the parameters of the creative or cultural industries; to identify the management challenges faced by organisations in these sectors; and examine strategies for addressing them.

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Professor Peter Miskell
20 [10 ECTS credits]

Social and environmental issues and challenges have led to the growth of marketing tools being applied with a sustainable purpose. As a result, organisations and governments are gradually starting to use marketing techniques in order to influence stakeholder behaviour towards pro-sustainable outcomes. It is also increasingly recognised that sustainable marketing can be good for business, leading to competitive advantage, cost savings and brand enhancement. This module is designed to provide knowledge of the link between marketing and sustainability and how to evaluate and implement marketing strategies that promote sustainable products, services and behaviours. This includes the design of a marketing campaign focused on social/environmental issues, including selection of behavioural goals. This module also covers aspects related to the evaluation and monitoring of campaigns and their social and environmental impact.

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Dr Irene Garnelo-Gomez
10 [5 ECTS credits]

In this module students will have an opportunity to draw on knowledge and experience gained across the programme and apply them to a contemporary business or management problem or issue. Projects can be developed in conjunction with specific organizations (upon availability) or can be student-led.

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Dr Jong Min Lee
10 [5 ECTS credits]

This module extends knowledge gained during the programme by critically reviewing theories of marketing in the context of modern day challenges in the business and social environment. It allows consideration of emerging issues in marketing and encourages an integrative, cross-disciplinary perspective. Each session will focus on a topic and reference will be made to leading edge thinking in academic and practitioner journals.

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Professor Adrian Palmer
10 [5 ECTS credits]

The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change.

A holistic approach

Effective leadership requires more than first-class business acumen, it also requires a degree of self-awareness and sensitivity. Our Masters programmes offer you a unique practice-centred approach to teaching equipping you with the tools to become a compelling leader. This approach creates emotionally intelligent graduates who can be fully effective in their chosen careers.

How you will learn

Henley has a strong reputation for the practical application of business ideas and concepts. We are underpinned by academic excellence and the strength of our research. We offer high-quality technical skills training as well as a deep understanding of the importance of personal development for leaders. This is a thread that is woven through all of our Masters programmes.

Our Masters programmes feature a mix of core and optional modules, tailoring your degree towards your needs and career ambitions. You will complete up to 10 taught modules during your programme, totalling 180 credits. One module usually equates to 20 credits or 10 hours of work per week. Your week will include lectures, tutorials, workshops and personal study, with each accounting for 25% of your time on average. This provides you with the opportunity to discuss and explore the material in depth with your lecturers and fellow students.

You will be introduced to the latest thinking and research findings then have the opportunity to challenge those that have created it. You will also explore real-world issues, tackle current business challenges, and interact with guest lectures and speakers from industry. This gives you the opportunity to test, extend and refine your knowledge and skills with confidence.

How we assess you

You will learn and be assessed through a wide variety of teaching methods which vary depending on your chosen Masters programme. These include online materials and multimedia content, guest lectures, individual and group assignments, case studies, field visits, dealing room simulations, presentations, applied projects, consultancy work and examinations.

On average examinations form between 50 - 70% of the assessed work. The remaining comes from coursework, in class tests, written dissertation or project depending on your chosen programme.

Ongoing support

While Masters students are self-motivated and determined individuals, study at this level can present additional pressures which we take seriously. Lecturers are available to discuss the content of each module and your academic tutor can meet with you regularly. Support staff are here to help with anything that may arise during your time at Henley.

How can Henley Careers & Professional Development work with you?

We have an award-winning careers team that will support you through your postgraduate studies and four years after graduation.

Here is how Henley Careers & Professional Development can help you:

  • Careers Consultant appointments: Our Careers Consultant are here to help and support you with any careers related concern that you might have. Whether it’s CV advice, practicing for an interview, providing feedback if applications aren't successful or support planning your career goals. We are here to help empower you to progress in your career.
  • Events: Henley Careers & Professional Development organise numerous events aimed to help you build your confidence, develop the skills employers are looking for. Additionally, network with employers and expand your industry knowledge.
  • Alumni support: You can continue to book one-to-one appointments with your Careers Consultant and use our online resources. For up to four years after graduating we’re here to help and support in your career.
  • Career Smart: Get a head start in securing a graduate job by taking part in our online course, Career Smart. You can expect to learn about the graduate recruitment cycle in the UK. As well as where to look and how to start applying to jobs, and the different roles available to you.

For more information  please see our Careers page.

Continuing your career

You will enhance your employability in a range of careers related to your first-degree discipline or in general international management as well as more specialised accounting roles.

Accreditation Information

ACCREDITED PROGRAMME ACCA

On successful completion of MSc Accounting & International Management, students will be exempt from three ACCA applied knowledge exams: Business Technology (BT), Management Accounting (MA) and Financial Accounting (FA).

Students will also be granted exemptions from four Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional exams: BA1 - BA4.

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Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at postgraduate@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)118 378 7593.

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I have had a very eventful career, being a dentist turned technology enthusiast. There could not have been a better validator to my passion than my Masters and my professors. The entire experience, I feel, has done complete justice!

I feel honoured to have been taught by OBE Awarded professors and lecturers that actively publish about current issues in Accountancy in well-known journals.

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