MSc in Accounting and Finance

Two years $4,000

Overview

The MSc in Banking and Finance (MBF) is a 180-credit degree programme, delivered in four semesters over two academic years (AY), predominantly in the form of taught modules worth 20 credits each. Three modules are delivered in each Semester of AY1. A 20-crtedit Business Research Methods module is taught in Semester 2 of AY2, followed by a supervised 40-credit Dissertation in Semester 2 of AY2. Typically, the first AY of the programme are devoted to concepts and theories, mixed with the development of practical and applied skills, utilizing social formats such as discussions, debates, negotiations and presentations. The following AY is devoted to developing research skills, aiming to expose students to critical thinking, real-world practical experience and developing the required knowledge and skills to success in the workforce. In the final year, students are required to develop a research proposal in Semester 1 and write a 15,000-word Dissertation in Semester 2.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree: Minimum undergraduate average of 60% in Accounting and/or Finance or related field of study that has 80% similarity of contents with Accounting and/Finance subject area.
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum English Language requirement is 50 in PTE – 6 in IELTS or 74 in TOEFL iBT.
  • Preference is given to applicants with working experience.

  • Application Form: Online application form.
  • Official Transcripts: Copy of the undergraduate transcript.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two recommendation letters, preferably one of which will be from a university academic.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport/ID.

Curriculum

CODE MODULE TITLE CREDITS SEMESTER CORE/OPT
MAF501/

MBM501

Financial Markets and Institutions 20 AY1-1 Core
MAF502/

EMBA520

Managerial Economics and Finance 20 AY1-1 Core
MAF504 Advanced Management Accounting 20 AY1-1 Core
MAF505 Corporate Finance and Governance 20 AY1-2 Core
MAF506 Financial Accounting and Reporting 20 AY1-2 Core
MAF507/

EMBA521

Disruptive Technologies in Business ** 20 AY1-2 Core
MAF508/

MBM508

Business Research Methods * AY2-1 Core
MAF509 Accounting and Finance Dissertation 60 AY2-1-2 Core

Programme aims

This programme aims to equip students with the 21st century competencies, skills, knowledge, and integrated understanding required in accounting and finance-related environments. Aiming to prepare students for leadership and/or managerial roles, the programme emphasises on bridging theoretical underpinnings of business with their practical implications. It is a broad-based degree for professional growth rather than training for a narrowly focused specialised area in business.

Skills Development

Upon successful completion of the programme, the students will be able: • To elaborate the theoretical underpinnings of the functional areas of Accounting and Finance. • To exhibit skills for formulating effective strategies in a simulated business context. • To make use of theories in the contexts of accounting and financial operations. • To exhibit skills of presenting information effectively and building counterarguments. • To create research-led and evidence-based written works on a clearly defined problem statement related to accounting and financial issues. • To demonstrate the 21st century skills to evolve as a leader and/or entrepreneur.

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