The course

Delivery type
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Intake date
September, January



The aim of this programme is to enhance the research and employment potential of students who seek to specialise in international accounting and finance. It is particularly suitable for those wishing to develop an academic career in research. It is also suitable for those in pursuit of a professional career in this area, or for those already established in such a career who wish to extend their skills and familiarity with the latest themes of research in the areas of international accounting and finance.

The core of the programme is the stream on International Accounting, which consists of three courses taken over semesters 1 and 2. These classes seek to provide an international perspective on the study of accounting so that students can develop an understanding of the reasons for national differences, the tendencies towards harmonisation and the problems of multinational companies. This is done within the context of supporting classes in accounting theory and research methodology.


The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Students take six core courses and two additional courses from a list of options, as shown below. Satisfactory completion of these courses will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

Students will study the following themes:

  • International Accounting Standards
  • Financial Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Accounting Theory
  • International Managerial Accounting
  • Research Methods
  • Research in Finance
  • Emerging Financial Markets
  • Islamic Accounting and Reporting

Research project

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Masters qualification undertake a research project and dissertation.


  • Suitable for those who seek to develop an academic career in research or proceed to PhD studies.
  • Suitable for those who wish to extend their skill set and sharpen their understanding of international accounting and finance.
  • Accountants who wish to develop a career in the financial services sector as a financial analyst.
  • Graduate career prospects also include managerial positions within multinational companies, financial institutions, banks, government and public sector institutions, business consultancies and other business services.
  • Graduates can go on to train as professional accountants.

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

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English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.


  • AED 78750*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

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