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Enhance your professional qualification to an MSc in 9 months

16 April 2019

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) MSc Accounting & Finance Professional Top Up course is an exciting opportunity to enhance your professional accounting qualification with a Master’s degree from a globally recognised AACSB accredited Business School. According to the Higher Education Academy’s Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018, students choose to study a Master’s degree for a number of reasons:
• 58% - Progress in a current career path
• 56% - Improve employment prospects
• 48% - Develop a personal interest
A UK Master’s degree is highly regarded by employers and when it is also accompanied by a professional qualification and relevant work experience, it will provide a vital competitive edge in the crowded jobs market. Your Master’s degree will distinguish you from other candidates and demonstrate your drive, determination and that you have the ability to commit to a higher level of study.
Engagement with the MSc Accounting & Finance Professional Top Up course at RGU will enhance your employability by improving your organisational and time management skills. In addition, you can also expect to further develop your transferable skills in areas such as communication, project management, data analysis, independent thinking, critical thinking and problem solving.
Through your professional accounting qualification, you have already demonstrated that you have the technical accounting and business knowledge required for a successful career, and so this online Master’s programme focuses on developing your research and analytical skills through one Capstone module.
The Capstone module is worth 60 credits (SCQF level 11) and encompasses training on research and analysis methods. You will chose an area of Accounting or Finance to research – an area that interests you - and a supervisor will be allocated to support you through this exciting research journey. The Capstone submission can take the form of either a traditional dissertation or a business consultancy project. It is up to you which style of project and output is more relevant for you, your academic journey and your career.
This course is fully online and you are therefore encouraged to engage with your supervisor and the course team as often as you need to using forums on the virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle and by email or Skype where this is available. This flexible mode of study works effectively with your current role as part of an accounting team, allowing you to balance work, study and family life.
The online resources are designed to support you at all stages in your research journey. The initial stage of deciding on a topic can seem quite daunting, but you will be presented with a step-by-step toolkit to help you narrow down your areas of interest to the one you will research for the next 9 months. There are a variety of online resources designed to allow you to consider research design; how to construct a literature review and research questions; sampling techniques and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Your supervisor will be able to support and guide you through all these steps and assist with academic and formal writing style.
In just under a year, the MSc Accounting and Finance Professional Top Up program will enable you to acquire and develop academic and communication skills. These skills are vital when you need to show current and potential employers that you are able to investigate current issues and communicate your findings in a professional manner. This MSc will instantly give you a competitive advantage in your accounting career.
The MSc Accounting and Finance Professional Top Up course is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your professional qualification. We hope you are ready to get started on this next phase in your professional education.
Apply Now and Start in September 2019.
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