Master of Science in Accounting and Finance (MSACFI)

The mission of the MSACFI program is to provide aspiring candidates with top-notch, up-to-date knowledge of relevant disciplines in Accounting and Finance and a set of professional and technical skills allowing them to solidly advance in their chosen pathway, whether that is further professional studies or employment. The MSACFI program aims at empowering students to learn how to conduct relevant research in the disciplines of Accounting and Finance and undertake a research project on a topic within the area of interest/focus. It also prepares students for entry to the Accounting and Finance or Risk Management, practices or professions, and equips students to enter doctoral studies or to pursue relevant professional certifications.

Curriculum
All students pursuing a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance must complete 33 credits. The core courses consist of 24 credits, and the rest may be met through one of the following tracks:
  • - Two elective courses (6 credits) + Field Project (ACFI598 - 3 credits).
  • - One elective course (3 credits) + Thesis (ACFI599 - 6 credits).

Program Learning Goals and Program Learning Outcomes

PLG 1: Our graduates will have in-depth knowledge of accounting and finance concepts.
On successful completion of this degree students will be able to:
1.1. Explain key accounting and finance concepts and their applications.

PLG 2: Our graduates will be critical thinkers and problem-solvers.
On successful completion of this degree students will be able to:
2.1. Analyze data under uncertain conditions and reach informed conclusions.
2.2. Solve accounting and finance problems and interpret the related results.

PLG 3: Our graduates will possess an ethical mindset.
On successful completion of this degree students will be able to:
3.1. Propose solutions to unethical business conduct.

PLG 4: Our graduates will possess a combination of technical and communication skills, as well as research-related competencies.
On successful completion of this degree students will be able to:
4.1. Prepare structured technical written reports.
4.2. Deliver effective oral presentations.
4.3. Use appropriate research software.

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