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Accounting and Management (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020 and January 2021

COVID-19: this course has two start dates

About this course

Explore the key strategic and tactical challenges faced by managers at all levels with our full-time MSc Accounting and Management. You’ll develop your financial management practice to understand the risks and uncertainties impacting modern business.

On this degree, you’ll focus on accounting systems as you learn how to measure and assess organisational performance. This will give you with the skills to pursue careers in finance, accounting or consultancy.

It’s also a great way to advance to higher-level strategic management roles. You don’t need training or experience in accounting to apply and we consider applicants from a range of backgrounds.

During the course, you’ll gain a solid foundation in management and accounting concepts, along with related topics including:

  • managing in a global context
  • managing and implementing strategies
  • marketing in the digital age

You can personalise your learning to suit your professional needs. For example, you can choose to focus on:

  • corporate finance
  • competitive strategy in a global context
  • risk taking and decision making
  • operations management
  • project management

Our academic team will enrich your learning through their research and industry insights.

Course lead

Dr Pingli Li is your course lead. Pingli Li’s research explores subjects such as control systems and organisational change, the use of management control techniques in Chinese state-owned enterprises and the public sector, and the roles of independent directors in listed companies. Visit Dr Li's profile page to view her research publications.


This course is accredited by:

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Association of International Accountants (AIA)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logo
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.