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Postgraduate study at Huddersfield 2017/18

Accountancy, Finance and Economics


Postgraduate study with

one big plus after another STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPED UNDERSTANDING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION EXPERIENCED STAFF INDEPENDENT THINKING MODERN FACILITIES ANALYTICAL SKILLS CRITICAL INSIGHTS RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

WELCOME Postgraduate study is a key component of the range of courses on offer in the Business School. With a variety of MA, MSc and professional options to continue your subject specialism or diversify to another subject, we provide excellent opportunities for both business and non-business graduates. Taught by expert staff committed to academic excellence and professional relevance, you’ll benefit from studying and networking with an internationally diverse group of students in our modern, vibrant Business School building. Whether you’re seeking to establish a career in business, develop your professional experience or prepare yourself for academic research, we are confident that we have a course tailored to suit your ambitions and aspirations.

Professor Jill Johnes Acting Dean of the Business School

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Our Accountancy, Finance and Economics courses open up a world of possibilities, stimulating even the most analytical of minds. For those who relish problem solving, this has to be one of the most absorbing and rewarding subject areas with lots of scope for specialism. Industry ready We believe that subject areas like Accountancy, Finance or Economics require a dynamic learning environment and the ability to learn from experts in the field. You can expect to receive the highest standard of teaching, as many of our staff have a wealth of professional and industry experience. The global demand for qualified finance professionals has never been higher, nor the work more varied; and our courses could provide you with the required knowledge, skills and experience, as well as challenging your approach to complex situations.

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These programmes offer a well balanced combination of theory and practice. They also have a strong focus on teamwork, analytical thinking, and analysis of business situations, with much of the learning done through case studies and group discussion. By providing practical project experience, teamworking opportunities and specialist knowledge of your chosen pathway, we aim to help develop your ability to work collaboratively and put theory into practice. The Business School is justifiably proud of its tradition and reputation for teaching and learning excellence. This is reflected in impressive National Student Survey results each year and the number of Student ‘Thank You’ Awards that staff are nominated for, and win, each year.

Get Connected Our courses enjoy close links to industry, offering additional networking, advice, mentoring and updates from the profession. We also have an enviable record of graduate employment. Many of our postgraduate accountancy graduates secure employment with firms including Lloyds TSB, Jaguar, Land Rover, DePuy International, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Through the ‘Partners in Accountancy’ scheme, we use our well established network of contacts to regularly bring in specialists from finance and economics organisations to contribute to classroom learning.

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We have strong links with local and national accountancy firms through our ‘Partners in Accountancy’ scheme, allowing you to gain practical insight and support from industry experts.

Access mentoring opportunities, guest lectures and case studies based on real business experience.

Our graduates have gone on to work with companies such as Lloyds Bank, Jaguar Land Rover, DePuy International, KPMG and PwC.

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Accounting MSc

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time

Entry requirements • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Accountancy, Finance, Business or Economics.

This is a course designed to meet the needs of students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of business, accounting or finance.

• Or an appropriate professional qualification from a Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) approved professional accountancy body. • If you hold any other professional qualifications, you will be considered on an individual basis.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

EXPERIENCED STAFF TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

You’ll be taught by academics with professional qualifications and/or significant practitioner experience. The course will help enable you to develop critical insights, provide vocationally-relevant subject matter, and is focused on critical evaluation of financial regulation and transparency. Whether you are planning a career with a major accounting firm in the UK, or in an international firm, then this course helps prepare you for such roles by developing your understanding of the internationalisation of accounting. We will explore topics such as international regulatory frameworks, the economic consequences of creative accounting, corporate governance and ethical matters that support good practice in corporate reporting.

“I can definitely say that my academic background has significantly developed during the course. We have been taught complex financial reporting issues, ethics and risks in audit, and an enhanced level of management accounting. As a result, I feel more confident about my skills and knowledge in accounting and audit.” Altynai Aidarkulova Accounting MSc

Our strong connections with the financial world are demonstrated through our ‘Partners in Accountancy’ scheme which links you with accountancy firms of national and international repute. You will be invited to guest lectures presented by experienced practitioners from the world of business. Recent guests have included KPMG and an Internal Auditor specialising in health insurance.

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Accounting and Finance MA

This course allows students holding appropriate accounting professional qualifications to top-up to full Master’s level.

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Banking and Finance MSc

Duration

Duration

1 year part-time

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

• An applicant must hold an appropriate professional qualification from one of the main accountancy professional bodies (e.g. ACCA, AIA, CAI, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS, or equivalent). Entrants must have at least passed all the examinations of the professional body.

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Accountancy, Finance, Business or Economics.

This course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics or finance.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Graduates from this course are ideally placed for further academic study to PhD level, careers in universities and colleges, careers in industry/ commerce, and financial services. This course is also available as Distance Learning.

“This course was designed around the needs and aspirations of qualified accountants who prefer to combine study with other commitments, such as work and family, thus enabling them to fit their learning around their life.” Dr Messaoud Mehafdi Course Leader, Accounting and Finance MA

• Or an appropriate professional qualification from a Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) approved professional accountancy body. • If you hold any other professional qualifications, you will be considered on an individual basis.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

The course comprises an introduction to research methods (which will include consideration of current issues in accounting and finance) and a dissertation. The Research Methods module must be completed before undertaking the dissertation. The module is taught through a series of seminars adopting a range of learning strategies, including formal tutorled delivery and student-centred exercises, supplemented by direct reading. You are supervised during the preparation of the research proposal and the dissertation. Dissertations are normally submitted for assessment within one year. You are assigned a personal tutor, a member of the Accountancy and Finance course team who will form an overview of your progress on the course, and will be available for advice and feedback.

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This course is particularly suited if you wish to pursue a career in modern, international financial markets. It will help develop your understanding of the important issues facing banking, financial and economics systems, and the regulatory framework that supports financial markets. The course has a strong focus on enhancing your management opportunities in areas such as investment banking, retail banking and other financial institutions. You will also have the opportunity to develop critical insights through guest speakers from the commercial world. Organisations such as RBS and Yorkshire Bank have previously provided guest lectures to inform our students of current practice and development, covering aspects such as risk management, as well as offering career development and networking opportunities.

“Potential employers are increasingly looking for students who have been educated to postgraduate level. A Master’s course may give you additional knowledge and skills, and allow you to specialise in a particular subject, if your undergraduate degree is more general.” Kay Smith Senior Lecturer, Accountancy and Finance

Our strong connections with the financial world are demonstrated through our ‘Partners in Accountancy’ scheme, which links you with accountancy firms of national and international repute. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience as practitioners; with knowledge in businesses, the commercial sector (including banking) and the professional bodies. Some of our staff are members of, and hold positions within, professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). 8 Accounting and Finance

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Finance MSc

This course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics or finance, and want to pursue a career in finance. The course is highly focused on skills development and helps to provide knowledge of current developments in the finance sector, in an international context. This enables you to develop critical insights through vocationally-relevant subject matter.

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Our strong connections with the financial world are demonstrated through our ‘Partners in Accountancy’ scheme, which links you with accountancy firms of national and international repute. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience as practitioners; with knowledge in businesses, the commercial sector (including banking) and the professional bodies. Guest lecturers from the world of business and banking are also used on some modules; recent guests have included HSBC.

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Duration

Duration

1 year full-time

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Accountancy, Finance, Business or Economics.

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Accountancy, Finance, Business or Economics.

• Or an appropriate professional qualification from a Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) approved professional accountancy body. • If you hold any other professional qualifications, you will be considered on an individual basis.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

We will introduce you to important issues for financial markets; for example, critical evaluation of theories affecting financial management, in corporate organisations and capital markets. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in managing an investment portfolio, and an understanding of mechanisms of corporate governance in supporting financial markets. Our focus is on using varied teaching and assessment methods to help develop a wide range of academic, analytical, presentation and practical skills in our students. We use a number of teaching methods such as seminars, workshops and student-led discussions, to analyse issues relating to defined topic areas on this course. We also use group projects and presentations to improve your team working and communication skills, alongside case study analysis and advanced level accounting exercises.

International Finance with Law MSc

This course brings together accounting and law; two areas that are vital in the global market within which businesses operate. The course also considers both finance and law from an international perspective; crucial knowledge that will be useful in today’s competitive business environment. The course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics, finance or law. It will help you to pursue a career in business or finance, by enabling you to develop your knowledge of current developments in the sector. Some of the modules look at an introduction to law and in particular the law relating to international trade. The course will help you to develop critical insight by providing vocationally-relevant subject matter, and is highly focused on skills development.

• Or an appropriate professional qualification from a Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) approved professional accountancy body. • If you hold any other professional qualifications, you will be considered on an individual basis.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

You will be introduced to aspects of international trade, gain an appreciation of international corporate reporting issues and sound corporate financial management; developing key skills for a career in business.

“You are likely to stand out after acquiring knowledge at a higher level, giving you intellectual rewards and potentially, greater prospects in your career progression. Your transferable skills should develop as the course progresses, in areas such as communication skills, data analysis, and critical and independent thinking.”

Our strong connections with the financial world are demonstrated through our ‘Partners in Accountancy’ scheme, which links you with accountancy firms of national and international repute. We invite guest lecturers from professionals in the world of business and banking. In recent years, speakers from KPMG and HSBC have provided valuable insights to students on the course. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience as practitioners; with knowledge gained in businesses, the commercial sector and the professional bodies.

“I have enjoyed gaining wider knowledge about my subject area. At undergraduate level it is more general, but at Master’s level you can choose a specific course to gain further knowledge on the subjects you are most passionate about.” Chantelle Baldacchino International Finance with Law MSc

Richard Crossley Senior Lecturer, Accountancy and Finance

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Islamic Finance and Economics MSc

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time

Entry requirements • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Accountancy, Finance, Business or Economics.

This course is designed for students wanting to develop a career in finance, and will help provide knowledge of current developments in Islamic finance. This course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics or finance, and want to specialise further or diversify your academic knowledge. It can help further your understanding of how Islamic finance is developing internationally and being increasingly applied in the global finance market. The course enables you to develop critical insights, provides vocationally-relevant subject matter, and is highly focused on skills development. Alongside core modules in economics and finance areas such as international economics, international finance and econometrics, the course provides specialised knowledge of Islamic finance. You will also examine issues in Islamic finance and Islamic finance markets and instruments.

• Or an appropriate professional qualification from a Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) approved professional accountancy body. • If you hold any other professional qualifications, you will be considered on an individual basis.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience as practitioners; with knowledge in businesses, the commercial sector and the professional bodies. Some of our staff are members of, and hold positions within, a range of professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). A number of guest speakers from finance and banking support the academic content of the course; recent speakers have included representatives from RBS, HSBC and Yorkshire Bank.

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“Students learn about key challenges in the current global economic environment, consider issues from around the world, and analyse and evaluate problems to identify the best solutions to improve international banking and finance practice. Studying at the University of Huddersfield can help prepare you for opportunities in roles within a variety of management levels in national and international sectors.” Professor Hussein Abdou Professor, Finance and Banking

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Economics MSc

If you aspire to develop a career in economics, business or finance, our course will help prepare you for a wide variety of careers in sectors which require advanced economic analysis skills. Throughout this course, we aspire to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of core economic theories and principles, in order to apply these to policy making and resource allocation scenarios. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills through the study of econometrics and deepen your understanding of the global economy. The course offers a wide range of option modules, enabling you to pursue particular areas of interest such as sustainability, strategic management, financial modelling, globalisation and development economics. Employment opportunities for prospective students remain strong in economics, management consultancy, multinational organisations and government agencies. Nine of the top ten occupations held by economics graduates employed in the UK are in business, finance or HR professions. Recent graduates from similar courses at the University have gone on to work for leading FTSE-100 companies, Government, the media, industry and manufacturing. Many of our economics tutors are members of the Royal Economic Society (RES) and undertake research in areas such as banking, international economics, international political economy and Islamic finance.

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Business Economics MSc

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Duration

Duration

1 year full-time

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Economics, Accountancy, Finance, Maths or Statistics.

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Economics, Accountancy, Finance, Maths or Statistics.

• Many of the concepts on this course involve mathematical techniques, therefore you are expected to have a working knowledge of calculus and should know the basics of vectors and matrices, probability and statistics.

In a globalised world, the importance of understanding economic principles and their impact on business is more relevant than ever before.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

“I learned a lot about different approaches, not only in the UK, but from all around the world; thanks to my fellow classmates. What I found most interesting was discussing the latest trends in the field of economics and learning advanced econometric methods. I have developed my skills in academic reading and writing, and teamwork with people from different cultures.” Jiri Janus Economics MSc

• Many of the concepts on this course involve mathematical techniques, therefore you are expected to have a working knowledge of calculus and should know the basics of vectors and matrices, probability and statistics.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Businesses need highly skilled individuals who are able to understand the nature of the economic environment and the impact this will have on organisations. They need individuals who are able to take economic theory and principles and apply them to real-world business problems. This Master’s course provides a stimulating and intellectually rigorous programme for individuals who want to respond to these demands. You will have the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of economics alongside subjects which will help enhance your knowledge of business organisations. Key core modules include Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics and International Business Environment. Additionally, you’ll have an option module choice of one of the following: Economics of Financial Markets, Development Economics or Applied Banking and Financial Modelling.

“I enjoyed the structure of the modules and the way they were taught – it helped me to link the modules together. The course improved my analytical skills, allowing me to be more efficient, and helped me to understand issues on a new level.” Veronika Lukacova Economics MSc

Employment opportunities for prospective students remain strong in economics, management consultancy, multinational organisations and government agencies. Recent graduates from similar business and finance courses at the University have gone on to work for leading FTSE-100 companies, Government, the media, industry and manufacturing. Our academic staff are members of the Royal Economic Society (RES) and undertake research in areas such as banking, international economics, international political economy and Islamic finance.

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Financial Economics MSc

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time

Entry requirements • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Economics, Accountancy, Finance, Maths or Statistics.

This course is ideal if you aspire to a career in the financial services sector or a role in an industry that requires advanced economic analysis skills. During the course, you will have the option to develop your knowledge and understanding of core economic theories and principles, and apply these to the financial services setting. We aim to help you develop your analytical skills through the study of econometrics and deepen your understanding of the financial services sector. The course’s core modules look at fundamental aspects of financial economics like Economic Statistics, Econometrics and Economics of Financial Markets. You also have a wide range of option modules in areas such as sustainability, development economics, strategic management, and globalisation and financial crises.

• Many of the concepts on this course involve mathematical techniques, therefore you are expected to have a working knowledge of calculus, and should know the basics of vectors and matrices, probability and statistics.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

Employment opportunities for prospective students remain strong in economics, management consultancy, multinational organisations and government agencies. Nine of the top ten occupations held by economics graduates employed in the UK are in business, finance or HR professions. Many of our economics tutors are members of the Royal Economic Society (RES) and undertake research in areas such as banking, international economics, international political economy and Islamic finance.

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“This course can add value to your existing credentials by giving you a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles applied in modern workplaces. It aims to leave you well placed for a wide range of careers, including finance, law, Government, arts, media and the voluntary sector, to name but a few.” Dr Shabbir Dastgir Senior Lecturer, Economics

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LIFE ON CAMPUS The Business School is a modern and professional environment in which to learn and develop. Situated alongside the Huddersfield canal, the Business School is just a stone’s throw away from University facilities and the town centre.

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Along with modern teaching spaces, the Business School also contains the Street Café, a perfect area for socialising, networking or relaxing over a wide range of fresh food, drinks and free wi-fi. Our Learning Development Group can provide advice on how to improve your academic work; including writing assignments, referencing, research skills, presentation skills and time management.

A dynamic campus The University of Huddersfield offers a diverse and vibrant student environment. Located on one central town centre campus site, you’ll have access to all the learning resources and social amenities you’ll need. There are students from over 120 different nationalities represented at the University of Huddersfield and they contribute towards a lively and enthusiastic campus. Each year you’ll find different international student societies running cultural events, national celebrations and the renowned International Food Festival which showcases cuisine and culture from our different nationalities. Sports, societies and facilities Student Central is home to a number of food outlets, as well as space to relax with friends. There are advice desks offering information on everything from finance to careers, to part-time jobs or health and well-being. Here, you’ll also find sports and fitness facilities with a gym, courts and a regular programme of fitness classes. The Students’ Union is the home of sports clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities. Follow your passion for competitive or social sport, or get involved with a range of student run societies covering a huge variety of interests and activities - it’s a great way to make friends and learn new skills.

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RESEARCH AT THE BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Business School combines a broad base of academic excellence and expertise, with a focus on pioneering research that aims to make an impact on society and improve the way we live. Our submission to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework focused on three core themes: Responsibility, Business Improvement, and Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, which were delivered through dedicated Research Groups. Seminars run by visiting speakers, PhD students and staff, as well as an annual Business School Research Conference, all contribute to a lively research culture across the School. Research themes We have a number of relevant research centres and groups. These cover research areas such as financial ethics, social and environmental accounting, banking ethics and socially responsible/ethical investment, corporate governance, efficiency and productivity (particularly in the banking and education sectors), markets for university and independent school education, international film markets, Islamic finance, and mergers and acquisitions. The University of Huddersfield also has a strong tradition of management accounting research, building on the work of Emeritus Professor Colin Drury, internationally renowned for his writing on cost and management accounting.

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Types of research In addition to a traditional PhD, you could also undertake a Master’s by Research; a one year, full-time research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component and is attractive if you want a briefer research degree than a PhD.

“I’m taking a PhD in Sustainability Accounting. A PhD is much more difficult than undergraduate and Master’s courses; the expectations and requirements are much higher. You are the one who develops your own knowledge and manages the whole process. It requires a lot of commitment and determination. Your supervisors are always there for support, and the University has a good system in place to help keep you on track with your studies, and to ensure the best environment to conduct research.” Mi Tran PhD student

For more detailed information please contact us (see page 22) or visit our website at hud.ac.uk/uhbs/research/

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APPLY TO US We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to commence your journey as a postgraduate student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply. You can make an online application for full-time courses, both taught and research. Simply visit hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/ howtoapply and complete our online application form.

If you’d like to speak with us about a specific course or would like to discuss part-time options, please see the ‘Get in Touch’ section below. Our tutors and course teams would love to chat with you about your interests and ambitions.

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Accountancy and Finance 2017/18 Postgraduate Guide  

The complete guide to postgraduate Accountancy and Finance at the University of Huddersfield. (2017/18 Edition)