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Accounting and Business Management (Brunel Business School)

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
On campus
 2179 Points
1 Year

Program Description

Accounting data and analysis lies at the very heart of good management. It provides vital information for investors and other external parties, and brings clarity to major decision-making in business management. If you have a business-related degree and want to develop your understanding of accounting and management in a business context, our Accounting and Business Management MSc is for you.

This integrated programme will develop your theoretical knowledge and your practical skills, giving you a robust foundation of knowledge to build upon. You will acquire technical accounting skills, understand the ins and outs of financial reporting, and learn about quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Understanding the role of stakeholders and the influence of regulatory frameworks on accounting and management, both domestically and internationally will give you the edge in the global market.

Entry Requirements

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Course Content

The Accounting and Business Management MSc consists of compulsory modules that create a firm foundation of knowledge in the principal subjects.

Optional modules allow for further exploration in related areas such as entrepreneurship, international business, and CSR.


Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning methods typically comprise of weekly lectures and workshops with the use of PowerPoint slides and other audio-visual teaching aids. The Talis online portal provides access to the module guides, teaching and learning materials, and other resources. Small study groups and individual or group presentation provide opportunity for debate and formative feedback.

Academics who teach on this course are part of the Accounting and Auditing Research Group (AARG) which is directed by Dr Jill Collis. Jill has developed a critical mass of research on the effects of accounting and auditing regulations on small and micro-entities, which has twice formed part of the UK government's regulatory impact assessment.

It has also been used as the model for surveys in other EU Member States and contributes to the 'think small first’ approach to accounting regulation in Europe.



Current Issues in Accounting

Studying the main theories and methods used in accounting research so as to be able to think critically, and effectively convey complex ideas or arguments.

Financial Accounting

Introducing you to bookkeeping, the accounting principles and regulations that guide financial accounting and reporting, and the preparation of financial statements.

Financial Reporting

Preparation of financial statements for group entities and the use of analytical techniques to interpret financial statements.

Management Accounting

Introduction to the principles and techniques that are used in the fields of cost and management accounting to address practical business problems.

Understanding Business and Management Research

Quantitative and qualitative methods in management research. Understanding research reports and utilising this information to improve quality of work and decision-making in complex management problems.

International Management

Examining the trends that impact international business. Focus on international management challenges in and the effects of globalisation on particular countries and regions. Analytical tools, techniques and models of negotiation, communication, and conflict resolution in international contexts. HR in international organisations.


Researching and writing a 12,000 word dissertation is an integral part of the course. Your dissertation should focus upon empirical research into a management problem or issue of your choice to be agreed with your tutor, who will support you in your research. The dissertation must be submitted by the end of the academic year.


As a masters graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number job roles, including:

  • Auditor
  • Business analyst
  • Corporate controller
  • Financial analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Managerial accountant

Some of the well-known names who value Brunel Business School graduates include:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Barclays
  • British Airways
  • Capgemini
  • HSBC
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • L’Oréal
  • McCann
  • Microsoft
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Xerox

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