You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the course is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a financial reporting project.
You will develop your skills in presenting; teamwork; report writing; negotiation and IT skills. Modules taught on this MSc will enable you to develop a wide range of technical skills and knowledge highly relevant to a wide range of graduate careers where analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning are required. These include:
- Evaluating and reporting on organisations’ financial performance
- Measuring costs, financial planning, forecasting and decision-making
- Assessing economic policy
- Interpreting accounting information using financial tools including balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and cash flow statements
- Ratio analysis and shareholding value reporting
- Multi-cultural teamwork and presentation skills developed through group-work
- Analytical skills developed through financial reporting project.
Dr Florian Gebreiter
Florian is a Lecturer in Accounting at Aston Business School. Before joining Aston, he completed a PhD in Accounting at the London School of Economics. Florian’s principal research interests lie in two areas. Firstly, he examines issues relating to accounting, finance and cost control in the health services. Secondly, he researches the graduate recruitment practices of accountancy firms and their implications for the professional and organisational socialisation of accountants. Florian’s teaching interests lie in the areas of management accounting and employability.