MAcc International Accounting & Financial Management

This programme will provide you with current practical and theoretical knowledge of accounting and financial management. It focuses on internal corporate management, external corporate reporting and financial markets, all of which enables you to think critically about the financial business environment both throughout the degree and in your future career.

Why this programme?

  • Our teaching across all areas of the curriculum is informed by current research in many disciplines including international financial reporting, management accounting and control, and corporate financial management.
  • As part of your studies you will be introduced to current research that will help you build your critical and analytical skills, which are beneficial for senior roles in many accounting, finance and related fields.
  • We offer a wide range of optional courses which allows you to gain expert knowledge in current issues affecting accounting and finance and gives you the opportunity to look into the broader social and environmental consequences of accountancy.
  • The MAcc in International Accounting & Financial Management has been taught at the Adam Smith Business School for more than 35 years.
  • You will have access to prestigious financial databases, such as Datastream, Thomson ONE, FAME and Amadeus, which will help develop your analytical and critical thinking skills and prepare you for your own dissertation research and for City life. 
  • Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

Programme structure

You will take four core and two optional courses, and complete a substantial piece of independent research work in the form of a dissertation on an accounting related theme.

Core courses

  • Accounting & Business Ethics
  • Advanced International Corporate Reporting
  • Audit, Risk and Control 
  • Financial Analysis and Equity Valuation
  • Financial Regulation and Ethics
  • Governing Risk and Uncertainty
  • Issues in International Corporate Taxation
  • Public Sector Financial Management
  • Social and Environmental Accounting

Optional courses

  • Accounting & Business Ethics
  • Advanced International Corporate Reporting
  • Audit, Risk and Control 
  • Financial Analysis and Equity Valuation
  • Financial Regulation and Ethics
  • Governing Risk and Uncertainty
  • Issues in International Corporate Taxation
  • Public Sector Financial Management
  • Social and Environmental Accounting

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. 

Career prospects

Upon successful completion of the programme you will be equipped to work in roles relating to accountancy, management advice, and audit and assurance. The degree can also act as a springboard into other areas, such as management consultancy, tax, or general management. Recent graduates have secured employment with leading accounting firms, financial institutions and commercial organisations such as, KPMG, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EY. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees for 2023-24:

MAcc

  • UK - Full-time fee: £13,650
  • International & EU - Full-time fee: £32,850

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject, with at least five courses in accounting or finance.

Only applications that meet or exceed our stated entry requirements will go forward for consideration. Any application that does not will be automatically rejected. Applicants will be made offers based on their relative performance compared to other applicants, taking into account both current GPA, or degree classification, and the relevance of an applicant’s academic background.

Please note, applications that meet our minimum entry requirements may still be rejected, based on its score in comparison to other applications received during the same round. Please review our stated entry requirements to ensure you meet or exceed them before submitting your application.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

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