About this degree
Become fully exam qualified with ACCA, whilst studying a trailblazing masters degree in Financial Leadership from the University of Kent (which is currently ranked 23rd in The Guardian 2017 University Guide).
This programme has been developed by Pearson Business School, with input from ACCA and global leaders such as IBM and Santander. We combine academic theory with real accountancy projects so you develop the skills to be a financial leader.
Why study with us?
- Become fully ACCA exam qualified - Our MSc Financial Leadership incorporates the whole of the ACCA professional stage exams. We provide tuition for each of the professional stage ACCA modules, to help you achieve the best results in your accountancy exams.
- Develop modern accountancy skills - You’ll also study a set of complementary university modules to top-up to a Masters degree and accelerate your career in finance and accounting. These modules include , predictive analytics, digital decision-making, advanced risk management and innovation.
- Be taught by professional accountants - All of our accountancy tutors are experienced Chartered Accountants who have worked for sector leading companies such as Deloitte and PwC.
- Create a degree that suits you! You can choose to study full time of part time and complete the course via classroom training, blended learning or live online tuition.
Meet your tutors
Will Holt, Dean of Pearson Business School and Accounting and Finance Tutor
Will is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in higher education for the past ten years. He qualified at PwC, working in audit and insolvency, before moving on to professional training and higher education. Read full profile
Shahzad Ali, Senior Accounting and Taxation Lecturer
ACCA and ACSI and MSC qualified, Shahzad brings over 8 years of professional and academic experience. His teaching style is clear and methodical, which will help you to approach your exams with confidence. Having held Senior Lecturer positions at several premium financial schools, Shahzad is a widely respected authority on both Taxation and Advance taxation. Read full profile
Charles Day, Accounting Tutor
Charles trained as a Chartered Management Accountant in South Africa. He then moved to London and has worked in various auditing, accounting and management consultant roles (primarily for Deloitte Consulting, specialising in finance systems and processes). He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and Certified Public Accountant. This experience is directly related to the areas he teaches – financial accounting, management reporting, and assurance and risk management. Read full profile
Laura Marshall, Accounting Tutor
Before joining Pearson College London, Laura trained as a Chartered Accountant completing the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) ACA qualification whilst working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their London Top Tier Division. During this time, she provided auditing services to a variety of FTSE 100 multinational corporations within the Oil and Gas, Retail and Tobacco industries. Read full profile
MSc Financial Leadership (180 credits - Level 7)
We use state of the art technology to deliver our fully interactive live online classes - it’s the closest you can get to being in a real classroom! Live online students have the same number of live class sessions as they would in the more traditional face to face model in a highly interactive virtual environment. You will come together in the virtual classroom from wherever you are in the world and to learn in real time with other students under the expert guidance of our tutors and industry facilitators. Our live online classes are also recorded and made available for revision purposes.
If you are eligible to work in the UK or EU then you can choose to study the whole programme at our state of the art premises in Central London. You will be taught and mentored by leading accounting professionals.
The content is delivered in blocks of teaching so you can manage your studies around work and life commitments. You can study full-time and complete the Masters degree in one year or study part-time and complete the course over two years.
We’re part of Pearson which means you’ll study this programme from within an international FTSE 100 company. Our Business School is set within Pearson’s London office at 190 High Holborn. We have collaborative workspaces, high-spec classrooms and a business incubation space within the campus.
Our MSc Financial Leadership has been designed to offer flexibility. After the initial 6 months of classroom based study, students can study the remaining modules online. This means you can apply for a short-term study visa which allows you to study in London for upto 6 months. After this time you will can return to your home country to complete the remainder of your studies. You will attend live online lectures and continue to have access to tutors and our online learning environment.
We also offer a fully online version of the course. This is perfect if you are an international student and would like to study from your home country. You will study the same content as our classroom and blended learning students and have access to the same level of support and materials. You will attend live online classes and sit your ACCA exams at a test centre in your home country. The price of the MSc Financial Leadership is the same for international students as UK and EU applicants (£10,000 p.a for full-time students)
Designed by industry
We have worked with a range of industry partners including Lloyds of London and Unilever whilst designing and developing our Business degree programmes, and we have also worked with senior professionals from Santander, IBM, and professional bodies such as ACCA in the design and delivery of our Accounting degrees.
Fees and funding
Price: £10,000 p.a full-time. £5,000 p.a part-time
This tuition fee includes up to two attempts at the ACCA core modules (Strategic Business Leader and Strategic Corporate Reporting) as well as access to all of your online learning materials. We have one fee for UK, EU and International students. The fee is the same for classroom, blended and online learning as all student attend live lectures either face-to-face or via or the online learning portal.
This qualification offers a cost effective method to become fully ACCA exam qualified and complete a masters degree at the same time. UK and EU students can also apply for a Postgraduate Loan to cover the full cost of their tuition fees.
Candidates should have passed an accredited programme by the ACCA that provides exemption from ACCA papers F1-F9, and successfully pass an interview. Please note that an undergraduate degree is not required for this MSc programme due to the professional body entry requirements.
English language requirements
Students who do not have English as a first language will need to demonstrate their proficiency with appropriate qualifications or evidence of having been taught English previously. Typical English Language Level: Average 6.5 IELTs, minimum 6.0 reading and writing or Pearson Test of English 61 overall, with reading and writing 54 and no other sub score lower than 51.
How to apply
If you would like to find out more or book a 1-2-1 with the course leader please contact our Student Enquiries Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
You could study this programme through your employer as part of a UK apprenticeship mapped to the new level 7 Professional Accountancy / Tax Technician standard. This can be funded through your employer’s apprenticeship levy.
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If we make you an offer for a place on the programme, it will be subject to our Terms and Conditions
- UCAS CODE
- INSTITUTION CODE
Pearson Business School MidTown or online study
- COURSE START DATES
- TUITION FEES
£10,000 p.a. (FT), £5,000 p.a (PT)
- MODE OF STUDY
Full time (FT) and part time (PT)
- PROGRAMME DURATION