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Accounting and Financial Management

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
On campus
 1711 Points
1 Year

Program Description

Does the idea of managing budgets get you excited? Explore how finance and business work together and how you can effectively manage them both.

This Accounting and Financial Management t Master’s course is designed for those seeking higher level education and the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in functional accounting and contemporary finance topics, with the course aiming to improve your capability and understanding in the business world.

Broad in its scope, this course is underpinned by practice-led learning designed to provide an overview of accounting and finance as it is actually applied in the world of business, ideal for those seeking managerial positions or budgetary responsibility. You will explore how financial markets operate and the financial strategies used by successful businesses, drawing on real-life case studies of companies and their financial accounts.

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Program Benefits

  • Course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), one of the UK’s leading professional financial organisations. See the Accreditation and Professional recognition section for full details.
  • Study at Coventry Business School, which was rated ‘excellent’ in 2019 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in over 150 countries.
  • Opportunity to gain an industry recognized professional award by successfully completing the Chartered Management Institute module ‘Global Professional Development – Consultancy’. See the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section full details.
  • The chance to have a designated employment personal tutor to work with you throughout your course, to give guidance on placement opportunities and graduate roles.
  • Benefit from current academics with both professional and academic experience, including members of some of the leading professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and the European Finance Association (EFA). Please note that staff are subject to change.
  • Outstanding facilities, including our Trading Floor, which features 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals making it one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe.
  • Access to Coventry Business School’s Progress Coaches (subject to availability), who can help with academic issues, provide personal support and discuss career development.
  • Access to maths and statistics support from the University’s sigma centre, located next to Coventry Business School in the Lanchester Library, which is usually open for 50 hours across 6 days a week during term time.
  • Option to extend the course with embedded professional experience, through the professional experience pathway.


As well as practical exercises, which should enable you to put theory into practice, we will draw on real-life studies to examine business strategy in action. Wherever possible, we also consider relevant financial issues making headlines throughout the world, discussing controversial issues in corporate finance to try to encourage you to develop a questioning and critical approach.

All modules are mandatory. Please note that the semester structures listed for semesters 1 and 2 are indicative only. Modules may be delivered in either semester 1 or 2 depending on resourcing requirements and which cohort a student is enrolled upon.

In Semester Three, you also have the opportunity to undertake a company internship as your final project and we will support you in finding a suitable placement (subject to availability, competitive application, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply). For example, in the past, one of our previous students undertook an internship with the Holiday Inn in Coventry, engaging in various departments within the company to try to gain an insight into business practice and analysing financial and operational data to explore a new business strategy.

In your final semester, you will also have the opportunity to study a module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Global Professional Development - Consultancywhich, upon successful completion, can lead to a professional qualification upon successful completion, can lead to a professional qualification.

Coventry University’s partnership with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. Whilst Coventry University hopes and anticipates that these reviews will continue to be successful, if they were to be unsuccessful, this relevant module in this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.




Financial Statement Analysis

Business Strategy

Corporate Finance

Quantitative Methods

Advanced Management Accounting

Auditing and Assurance

Governance, Accountability and Ethics

Financial Risk Management

Global Professional Development Consultancy



It can be useful for all types of personal and professional financial management, and on successful completion of the course it could become the catalyst for some students to pursue future careers in financial services as:

  • professional accountants
  • financial analysts
  • financial consultants

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