Accounting and Finance

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Student testimonials
Huyen Nguyen
MSc in Accounting and Finance (Graduating year, 2019)
MSc in Accounting and Finance (Graduating year, 2019)
‘There is no doubt that getting my MSc degree at the University of Bath has played a part in me landing my dream job.’
Paid course type

Develop an in-depth knowledge of the financial system. Use your quantitative skills and graduate ready for a career in finance or accounting.

This course is for graduates who have little or no business experience and want a finance or accounting-related career.

Course details

Receive a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations of people making them, and how to apply this knowledge in the real world.

Key benefits
-School of Management's emphasis on technical and practical skills means you’ll leave prepared for a finance career
-Share your knowledge and experiences with students from all Bath's finance courses. You'll also gain global insight working with students from all over the world
-Learn from three of the University’s leading teaching and research departments; bringing in expertise from Management, Mathematical Sciences and Economics
-Apply academic theory to a practical issue with an optional dissertation alternative. You'll get valuable experience working on a real problem
-Focus on the areas that interest you with a flexible course structure

Entry requirements

2:1 or above (or international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

Such subjects include engineering, mathematics, economics and physics. The School of Management may consider other subjects if they have enough quantitative content.

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Career outcomes

Bath's graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD.

Job functions of 2019-20 graduates
30% work in auditing
27% work in banking
24% work in finance
6% work in management
3% work in consulting

Recruiters include Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY, P&G and Zheng Jin Bond Company.

Data shows role functions of 2019-20 class in full-time employment three months after graduation. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

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