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MSc Management, Accounting and Finance

By Abbie Sleath, Marketing and Events Coordinator
School of Management, University of Leicester, UK

Money makes the business world go around

To fully understand business you need to understand finance and accounting. Management and money are intrinsically linked and in the current economic climate management has become more demanding. Managers are facing increasing challenges when considering financial and accounting information not to mention dealing with rising prices, shrinking margins and the intensifying prioritisation of profitability as the main business goal.

According to research by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) in March 2012, 93% of employers believe low level management skills are having a direct impact on their business achieving its goals.

Understanding where and how value is added and captured lies at the heart of strategic management. By combining the techniques and theories of accounting and finance with those of management enables integrated understanding of organisation process, and facilitates managers to analyse situations and make sound strategic decisions to aid their company in meeting its goals.

Why postgraduate study at Leicester?

The principle objectives of the MSc in Management, Finance and Accounting at Leicester is to provide the developing manager with the skills and knowledge they need to manage competently, capably and ethically. The programme seeks to provide an analytical, rigorous management education, which will enable programme members to acquire a frame of reference against which they can structure their previous experiences and improve their future effectiveness as managers, financial analysts or accountants.

The course will prepare students for management level accounting and finance careers in both public and private sector organisations, or scope to pursue an academic career in this area.

The School of Management also offers the following management and finance programmes:

Our Masters programmes are designed to benefit you as an individual and enable you to contribute to the success of your organisation. They have been designed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement.

For further information on the University of Leicester School of Management’s postgraduate programmes please contact the Admissions Office via phone: 00 44 (0) 116 252 5381, email: or visit

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