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MSc Finance and Investment (Professional Accounting)

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The MSc Finance and Investment (Professional Accounting) Programme at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) will equip students with advanced accounting skills, technical proficiency, and leadership traits sought by leading public accounting firms. The Programme at UNNC will provide students with the experience of solving complex problems in unconventional settings to prepare them to make an immediate impact in public accounting.

Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China), Accounting firms BDO, Moore Stephens International and Lixin Zhonglian and ICAEW, ACCA come together to provide the MSc Finance and Investment (Professional Accounting) Programme at UNNC. This Programme has been designed to prepare students to develop into professional accountants and will benefit students by providing:

  • Two internships with BDO, Moore Stephens international accounting firm and Lixin Zhonglian providing real-world grounding in best accounting practices

  • 3 ICAEW modules exemptions

  • Job opportunity with BDO, Moore Stephens international accounting firms

Applicants for this Programme must have demonstrated a basic knowledge in accounting either through the completion of Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting courses, or through passing the ICAEW or ACCA examination in Accounting.

Duration  2 years full-time
Entry requirements

Applicants for the programme must have demonstrated a basic knowledge in accounting either through the completion of Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting courses, or through passing professional, for example, CPA, ICAEW, ACCA etc. 

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element)

English language requirements

Start Date  September
Fees 90,000 RMB per year - Terms Apply
Department Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China)

 For more information, please check Entry requirements

Internship and Career Prospect

Internship

Students will be given the opportunity for two internship placement at BDO Ningbo office and Moore Stephens Beijing office and Lixin Zhonglian Ningbo office.

BDO has member firms in 154 countries, employs around 64,000 partners and staff in over 1,400 offices, and is the 5th largest professional services network globally and in China.

Moore Stephens is the world’s 11th largest accountancy network, and there are 626 office in over 108 countries, employs around 27997 partners.

Lixinzhong liang accounting firm was set up in 1986. The head office is in Tianjin, there are 30 partners and more than 10 offices in different province or city, like Beijing City, Fujian Province, Hebei Province, Shangdong Province,etc.

Career options for this degree  

This degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers in Accountancy, Auditing, Business Development, Financial Advice, Investment Management, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Procurement, Research, Risk Assurance, and Tax Consultancy.

Programme Outline

The MSc Finance and Investment (Professional Accounting) Programme is a full-time, postgraduate degree studied over two years, including the opportunity to undertake a block of paid and assessed internship (placement) with a large international accounting firm.

The structure of the MSc Finance and Investment (Professional Accounting) programme is modular, with individual modules each having a weighting of 20 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 20-credit module represents 200 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. For teaching purposes the academic year is divided into two semesters (Autumn and Spring) that consists of 12 weeks of teaching, respectively, followed by periods of revision and examination assessment.  A degree requires the successful completion of 240 credits, 60 of which are taken at each semester.

Students spend a minimum of 9 weeks of internship (placement) each year with a large international accounting firm as an integral part of the programme (subject to assessment for Fitness to Practice). Students must attend and pass the assessments for both the Accounting Internship and Accounting Project modules to be awarded the MSc Finance and Investment (Professional Accounting).

More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.

Programme Structure

Please download  Guidance for using Plan and Course Catalogue to check how to search details of modules.

Year One modules

 Code   Title  Credits Taught
 BUSI4367 Assurance  20 Autumn
 BUSI4366 Principles of Taxation  20 Autumn
 BUSI4366 Financial Accounting and Reporting  20 Autumn
 BUSI4364 Audit and Assurance  20 Spring
 BUSI4363 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 1  20 Spring
 BUSI4362 Accounting Internship                                20           Spring     

 

Year Two modules

 Code  Title  Credits  Taught
 BUSI4361 Tax Compliance  20  Autumn
 BUSI4360 Business Planning: Taxation  20  Autumn
 BUSI4359 Accounting Analytics  20  Autumn
 BUSI4358 Accounting Project  60  Spring

 

Meet Programme Director 

Dr. Huimin Song

Programme Director of MSc Finance and Investment (Professional Accounting), Professor of Practice in Accounting

For academic enquiry, please email:  fobpg@nottingham.edu.cn

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* Note: For students who need degree verifications from the Chinese Ministry of Education, please note the verification document only states the degree titles without the specialisation in brackets.