12 MONTH MSc.

Accounting and Finance awarded by KNUST
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OVERVIEW

Whether you’re looking to move up in your current company, expand your career opportunities, or just find a clearer direction in life, Accra Business School’s 12 Month MSc Accounting & Finance will help you achieve your goals as easily as possible.

The strength of the MSc programme at Accra Business School relies on a hybrid faculty of accomplished industry professionals who bring industry to the classroom, astute academicians who take the classroom to industry and attended by high calibre individuals who merge the real world of business and the classroom.

About the Programme

The MSc. Accounting & Finance programme is suited to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of accounting and finance, and who wants to enter a career in financial markets or advisory/financial services; either as an analyst, as a professional accountant, or as a preparation for further research at PhD level. The programme curriculum will provide a blend of theoretical, research and practice-led content.  This  will  enable  students  to  develop  deeper   conceptual  and  theoretically  informed perspectives of accounting and financial practices with acknowledgment of the role of information systems in those processes.

The programme is delivered by experienced academic and professional staff with international research profiles and provides students with a route to gain professional qualifications in any field of accounting with the focus on the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICA) & the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Flexible 

The degree is designed for maximum flexibility, allowing busy professionals to upgrade their skills and build a powerful network, without disruptions to their commitments at work and at home. Classes are held one full weekend in a month.

Accreditation & Collaboration

Accelerated degree is a joint undertaking between Accra Business School and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana. Accra Business School provides academic direction whiles Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) Awards the degree. 

Affordable

As a social enterprise initiative in education, Accra Business School believes that Masters Education should not be the preserve of the privileged few. Our MSc therefore, is one of the most affordable MSc’s in Ghana. Our flexible payment plan also ensures that you pay as you go. Alternatively our Barclays bank students loan arrangement allows salaried workers to learn whiles Barclays pays..

Unique Opportunities

During these 12 months, students will experience a number of unique opportunities to help strengthen their individual talents, challenge their mental models and preconceived limits, and build a powerful new network. 

These opportunities include:

• Executive coaching delivered both in teams and individually to accelerate learning and personal growth.

• Executive conversations with current and former CEOs from globally recognized companies who share their experiences in intimate, informal dialogues with students.

•  Expanded network of meaningful relationships are built within the select and highly accomplished group of students, faculty, executive mentors, and coaches.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are two entry routes into the MSc accounting and finance programme as set out below

Entry Route 1

Admission requirements for students to enroll on the MSc Accounting & Finance programme through this route can be any of the following:

  1. i. A good  first  degree  with  part  1  or  2  qualified  or  fully  qualified certificate  of  the  ACCA,  CIMA,  ICAG,  ICAEW,  CPA,  CFA  or similar accounting and finance professional qualification.
  2. ii. Holders of a good first degree in BSc Administration (Accounting option); Bachelor of Business Administration (Banking & Finance option); Bachelor of Commerce from a recognized University.

iii. Holders of any Accounting undergraduate degree that is assessed to be acceptable by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana, e.g. Bachelor of Art Administration (Accounting & Economics, Mathematics with Accounting).

Entry Route 2

Students with a good first degree but without adequate foundation in accountancy  may enroll  under  route  2  on  the  MSc  Accounting  and Finance programme.

These prospective students who get admission into the programme via this route would be required to undergo a bridging programme made up of 6 undergraduate accounting courses for 3 months

 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For entry into the MSc. Accounting & Finance Course, Applicants should provide the following documents

  • Copy of Original University certificate (1st Degree)
  • Copy of Original Transcript
  • Copy of any National ID card e.g. Passport, Voter ID etc
  • Current CV showing at least 2 years working experience.
  • Two passport photographs
COURSES

  1. Tax & Business Strategy
  2. Financial Management
  3. Accounting Theory & Practice
  4. Financial Econometrics
  5. Strategic Management Accounting
  6. Corporate Strategy, Ethics & Governance
  7. International Auditing and Assurance
  1. Research Techniques in Accounting and Finance
  2. Financial Markets & Institutions
  3. Derivatives Securities
  4. Corporate Reporting
  5. International Finance
  6. Enterprise Risk Management
  7. Investment Analysis

 

FEES:  GHC 18,000

START DATE : JUNE 2020

 

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