International Incorporated Masters Accounting and Finance

Accounting professionals are relied on to resolve complex issues in the business world, and advanced education can give you a competitive edge in your career.


The Bangor Business School is a leading European centre for research in the area of Accounting and Finance, and we’ve carried out consultancy work for the World Bank, the European Commission and the UK Treasury.


The Pre-Masters stage of the IIM will give you the essential skills you need to continue studying one of Bangor’s exceptional postgraduate degrees in accounting and finance.


These degree programmes provide the option to follow the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination. The CFA has become the most respected and recognised professional qualification in finance in the world.


After successfully completing the Pre-Masters Stage at Bangor International College you will continue your IIM at Bangor Business School.

Accounting and Finance students study:

15 Months IIM (One Term Pre-Masters):

Compulsory Subjects:

Finance, Investment & Banking
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Research Methods for Business

18 Months IIM (Two Term Pre-Masters):

Compulsory Subjects:

Auditing
Business English
English for Academic Purposes 1 and 2
Finance, Investment & Banking
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Research Methods for Business

You Will Study Some Or All Of These Modules:

Auditing


This module considers the importance to a business of the monitoring of its financial performance, both in terms of meeting the requirements of the regulatory environment within which businesses operate and of providing information of a company’s performance and its financial standing to its executive and shareholders. The external auditing process is reviewed, including evidence requiring to be produced, compliance tests and substantive tests, analytical review and computer-assisted audit techniques, completion checklist and the final auditor’s report and the need for properly submitted accounts to the Registrar of Companies.

Financial Accounting


The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to accounting in terms of theory and practice and covers the main applications of ICT to financial accounting. It provides students with an understanding of the technical aspects of the subject, including double-entry bookkeeping, calculation of key ratios and the preparation and use of financial statements with a focus on limited lability companies. It considers appropriate UK practice but focuses on International Accounting Standard practice.

Finance, Investment & Banking


The main aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to corporate finance. They will examine the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions, risk and return, the evaluation of projected capital investment and analysis of financial performance, for example. The module further offers insights into the nature of the financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

Management Accounting


This module focuses on the techniques of management accounting that are used to collect, process, and present financial and quantitative data within an organisation to aid performance management, cost control, planning and pricing and, through these, the process of managerial decision-making. Students are made aware of the major accounting concepts and of how financial statements are used to support companies in their measurement of profit and valuation of assets and in their planning for future strategic moves and developments.

Degree options

MSc Accounting

MSc Accounting and Finance

MSc Accounting and Banking