Learning & teaching
You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies and both individual and group presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
Aston University has subscriptions to both the Financial Times and The Economist, which you can benefit from whilst studying here.
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.