MSc Accounting and Finance

Program Description

A combination of business skills and financial knowledge is an important prerequisite to a fast-track career in either finance or management. The modern accounting and finance professional is part of a management team and needs more than technical skills to fulfill this role. MSc in Accounting and Finance is a professional degree program designed with a mix of strong accounting and finance conceptual framework and soft skills needed to excel in the areas of accounting finance, auditing, and taxation. This program also improves the technical and interpersonal skills of students. The program has been designed to offer expanded business knowledge and skills to students, which is vital to the financial profession in today’s technology-driven, global business environment. This program provides advanced, specialized training in accounting and finance. It is the result of intensive discussions with scholars, prospective employers, and professionals. This unique program is suitable for those wishing to enhance their prospects to rise in their careers in financial reporting, taxation, management accounting, corporate law, corporate finance, investment and risk management, and managerial interpersonal & negotiation skills. One of the very significant features of this program is an extensive purpose-based and regularly monitored internship, which gives students in-depth knowledge about the real-time application of theoretical concepts along with immense exposure to the business environment and practices.

Program Features

The program provides:
  • Strong foundation in accounting and finance.
  • Generates the capability to concentrate in the major field of interest.
  • Develops innovative skills to handle independent projects.
  • Widens intellectual horizon to pursue further in the area of specialization.
  • Detailed preparation and training for ACCA qualification.
The syllabus is intended to progressively widen and deepen the knowledge, skills, and professional values of the ACCA syllabus. ACCA has granted exemption of 4 papers (F-1 to F-4) and the syllabus mainly covers the major area of ACCA at the knowledge module level and skills module level and also wraps two papers at the professional level. More specifically, the syllabus completely covers 9 of ACCA out of 14 papers.
  • Detailed preparation and training for CFA Level I qualification.
The syllabus is designed to progressively broaden and deepen the knowledge, skills and professional values as per the requirement of CFA Level I. The syllabus completely covers all modules of CFA Level I.
  • Comprehensively covers 11 papers out of 20 papers for CA program.
  • Comprehensive preparation of 13 papers out of 21 papers for CMA program.
  • Complete coverage of PIPFA program.

Career Prospects

Master of Accounting and Finance offers the best career paths for long-term employment at the national and international levels. A strong focus on the core areas of accounting and finance makes the graduates highly employable in large numbers of sectors, for example, accountant, internal auditor, tax examiner, stockbroker, actuarial analyst, management accountant, company secretary, banking, investments, and financial services. Typical employers include securities and commodities brokers, banks, insurance carriers, government agencies, real estate companies, and trust management.
Accounting and finance professionals can pursue a different higher degree such as MBA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA, CFA, MPhil Economics, and MPhil in Management Sciences after completing graduation.

Program Objectives

The core objectives of this two-year degree program are:
  • To provide advanced and specialized training in accounting and finance.
  • To polish theoretical understanding and key skills with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy to understand the critical factors behind the success and failure of different organizations.
  • To develop practical skills, such as the ability to evaluate financial statements, estimate fair values and compare different investments.
  • To create analytical and decision-making skills in an increasingly complex global environment.
  • To equip the students with the knowledge and skills of computer technology in accounting and finance for improved decision making.
  • To enable students to evaluate problems and innovations in accounting and finance and their impact on managerial decision making.
  • To make them capable to apply techniques and tools of accounting and finance for the evaluation of costs and benefits of strategic decisions.
  • To understand the applications and effects of financial reporting standards, GAAP and ethical standards in accounting and finance.

Program Structure

Structure No of Courses Cr. Hrs
Program Core 12 36
Program Elective 4 12
Other Areas 5 15
Social Integration Program   3
Internship   3
PDP   1
Total 21 70

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

The university welcomes applications from candidates:
  • Who have successfully completed 14 years of education (BA / BSc / BCom or any other equivalent degree.
  • Secured at least 45% marks (in annual system) or CGPA of 2.0/4.0 (in semester system) or equivalent.