The MSc Global Accounting course is designed for those who want to develop their understanding of accounting in a global context. With a strong focus on employability, this programme is aimed at students who have a numerical background and want to advance or switch to a career in the field.
The programme provides specialist knowledge to become a competent and effective business accounting professional, allowing you to go above and beyond your core graduate abilities and skills. Students additionally have the chance to work with professional bodies and employers, as well as undertaking entrepreneurial activities, to further strengthen employability following graduation.
This programme will have the option to start online for the January 2021 intake. Students will learn in a hybrid format, which is a live learning experience and allows for interaction with the tutor, as well as the ability to work in student groups. Students will then have the option to complete the programme in Germany once they are able to travel.
Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, recognised for its high-quality education of which you can experience with GISMA.^
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*The 30% scholarship applies to the January 2021 intake only. A 20% scholarship applies to other intakes.
If you are fully ACCA exam qualified (all papers completed) – you will only need to complete the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility module and the programme dissertation to be awarded the MSc Global Accounting.
Top-up for ACCA qualified students
If you have completed all ACCA papers, then the MSc Global Accounting can be used as a top-up. All you will need to do is complete the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility modules and the programme dissertation to be awarded this degree.
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Who is the programme for?
This course is perfect for those looking to develop their knowledge of business and become a successful accounting professional. The programme will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of all the crucial aspects of accounting along with a strategic perspective in a global context.
How will you learn?
The MSc Global Accounting course is delivered interactively with a real-world focus, to prepare students for the ever-changing business world after they graduate. In addition to traditional face-to-face learning within the classroom, you will receive core textbooks and various reading materials. Students will also have access to a wealth of online facilities from the Financial Times and other professional bodies. These resources provide a range of sector and business based material which represent live accounting and finance changes and analysis reports. Continuous access to these articles ensures that our students are up-to-date with today’s fast-paced financial industry and therefore prepared professionally for the field.
The full-time course will take one year to complete, divided into two semesters of 12 weeks. You will study 60 credits in each semester, starting your dissertation module in Semester 2. Students will study the four compulsory modules and can choose one elective module.
Core modules include:
Gaining a Masters in Global Accounting can open the door to many financial and business careers. Upon completion of the course, potential fields for students could include business analysis, financial management, accounting and other management positions within a wider business context. Students who graduate from this degree may also consider professional accounting qualifications, an MBA or a PhD.
Fees and funding
Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.
Tuition fee - €15,000
Fees for top-up for ACCA qualified students - €5,600
Flexible payment plan
GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.
You will be eligible for a discount of 0.5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.
Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.
*Terms and conditions apply.
A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Should you be granted a scholarship, the tuition fee schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
Students who are fully ACCA exam qualified (all papers completed) are only required to complete the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility module and the programme dissertation to be awarded the MSc Global Accounting.
If you have previously studied a qualification or a module(s) within a qualification which you believe may be considered for an exemption, a non-standard application route is also available. Applicants without a bachelor's degree may apply if they possess at least 5 years' managerial experience. For more information and details on the non-standard application process please contact an advisor today for more information.
Career statistics you need to know
The University of Law is a prestigious university in the UK with an employability rate of 97%
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across business and legal sectors
4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650*
in Europe, with a growing economy
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across legal and business sector
Study with an international student cohort with over 40 nationalities
Earn up to €40,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany
After successfully graduating, you will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit