Master of Science in Finance & Accounting

Awarded by University of West London

Course Overview

The MSc Finance & Accounting programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge and technical skills required to meet the needs and demands of the profession and make a more meaningful contribution to the organisations they work for.

The MSc Finance and Accounting is an engaging course that will develop strategic thinking and critical understanding of the main principles of

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Taxation and Auditing
  • Contemporary issues and developments in the profession
Ranked 4th in London for Accounting & Finance

*Based on The Guardian - The Best UK Universities 2022

University of the Year for Student Experience*

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Career Opportunities

The 12-month part-time University of West London MSc Finance and Accounting will equip graduates with well-developed skills, highly sought after by employers in both the private and public sectors.

Potential career routes, destinations, and jobs for graduates include

Why Choose Aventis ?

Gain access to an outstanding education built on Aventis' 15 years of exceptional global reputation in graduate education. Earn a qualification from a graduate school that you can trust and respect.

Aventis is one of only 4 Business Schools in Singapore that is
a member of the Executive MBA Council, the World’s Leading Body
that champions advancement in MBA. Other members include the National University of Singapore, (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Aventis is one of only 8 Business Schools in Singapore that is part of the AACSB International Business Education Alliance. Other members include Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore Management University (SMU)

Programme Structure

Designed to accommodate and complement the busy commitments of today’s global managers and professionals, this 1-year part-time MSc programme comprises 7 modules plus a dissertation, which are delivered on a modular basis. This is a coursework-based program with certain modules having a combination of coursework and examination.

Start Date

18 April 2024


12 Months Part Time


09:00am - 05:30pm

Programme Delivery

Each module spans over 2 consecutive weekends per month and includes comprehensive coverage of 34 hours of face-to-face lectures that are complemented with online course support, additional readings, and resource materials.

FriSat - SunFriSat - Sun
7pm to 10pm9am to 5:30pm7pm to 10pm9am to 5:30pm

What Will You Learn?

Corporate Financial Management

The module will develop further issues of accounting control and focus on advanced corporate finance issues, bond markets, share valuations, foreign exchange strategies, derivative securities, portfolio theory, and corporate valuation.

Capital Markets and Decision Under Risk

The module is a blend of theory and practice. Students will run a fictitious hedge fund with a predefined amount of seed money and strategy. Students will also simulate trades under market conditions.

Corporate Responsibility

The module develops skills in the ethical analysis of business conduct. Contemporary concerns relating to the need for effective corporate citizenship and governance structures are also addressed and discussed, together with the causes of emerging calls for improved corporate accountability and social responsibility.

Business Strategy

The module examines theoretical and management issues underpinning a wide range of strategic debates relevant to modern organisations.

Tax System and Policy

Students will learn the implications of tax rules and policy on the strategic financial management of business organisation as well as implications for individual wealth.

Management Decision Making

This module aims to develop certain skills, which include the ability to understand the concept of decision making and its importance, understanding practical management decision-making problems, evaluate risk probabilities associated with various models of decision-making, gain confidence in dealing with real management problems.

Auditing In Practice

This module covers advanced issues in auditing and assurance. It aims to develop the learner’s ability to analyse, evaluate, and conclude on the assurance engagement.


This module allows you to have the opportunity to add existing knowledge and demonstrate the ability to recognise, organise and address issues of an organisation, sector or country. You will also integrate and apply relevant knowledge across the different subjects and areas learnt to gain practical experience and develop critical-thinking, analytical, and reflective skills.

Senior Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success

Professor Malik Sy

PhD in Economics & Finance

  • Professor of Finance at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • Has more than 25 years of experience in financial consulting and advisory to many financial institutions
  • Visiting Professor at the City University of New York (USA)

Dr James Kwan

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

  • Adjunct faculty with over 20 years of teaching experience
  • Associate Member of Singapore Institute of Directors
  • Fellow Certified Public Accountant (FCPA), Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Singapore

Dr Mohiadeen Abdul Kader

PhD (Management, CPA)

  • More than 30 years of teaching experience in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation as an Associate Lecturer
  • Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Proprietor of KADER & CO (Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants of Singapore)

Dr Patrick Chan

PhD (Behavioral Finance) - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Director, Synergi Consulting Pte Ltd
  • Board Member of Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) and Risk and Insurance Management Association of Singapore (RIMAS)
  • Co-author of several books and frequent article contributor to international academic journals

Admission Criteria

Candidates are expected to contribute to the learning experience and participation in the class. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential, and ability to add value to the interactions between peers and faculty.

Honours degree 2.2 or above from a UK University or equivalent in accounting and finance subjects


30 years old and above with 8 years working experience but without academic qualification can be considered on a case-by-case basis

Degree Awarded

You will be awarded a Master of Science In Finance and Accounting degree by the University of West London, the same as that awarded on-campus.

Success Stories

"I graduated from the Claude Littner Business School with my MSc in Finance and Accounting and secured the role of Treasury Accountant within the NHS! This course enhanced my academic and technical expertise, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for that extra career boost."
Udena Wanninayake
Treasury Accountant, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
"I chose to pursue my Masters in Finance and Accounting at UWL because of its incredible teaching personnel and resources. I had the best experience during my studies and an incredible level of support from my tutors and the administration."
Djazia Benghezal
MSc Finance and Accounting Graduate

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