This full-time course begins on the first Monday of September 2017.
We also offer the part-time Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Professional Qualification, which also starts in September.
This course is designed to allow those who have successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9 to complete their ACCA Professional papers in just nine months.
These papers are taught at the Business School by experienced accountancy specialists who share close links with the accounting bodies. In the Autumn term, you will study two core papers across six taught hours a week, with December exams, before studying the remaining core paper and two option papers in the Spring across four hours a week, with June exams.
UK and EU students
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £3,575 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £3,575 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Optional Estimate: £400
The new £75million Business School at our All Saints campus Manchester
Features and benefits of the course
- If you have successfully completed or been granted exemptions by ACCA from papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamentals level, you can complete the remainder of your ACCA professional examinations in just 9 months.
- The Business School is the only public sector ACCA platinum approved learning partner in the North of England.
- You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus. Watch the video to find out more.
- Teaching staff on this programme are highly experienced practitioners and active researchers in their fields. Read more about the staff from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
- As a student of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements
ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner
About the course
If you have successfully completed or been granted exemptions by ACCA from papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamentals level, this programme enables you to complete the remainder of the ACCA professional examinations in just nine months.
You complete three core papers and two option papers.
Throughout the programme you are encouraged to apply advanced professional skills and techniques that are used by an expert accountant acting in an advisory role at a senior level.
Teaching staff on this programme are from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics and combine a rich mix of industry qualified and research active academic staff.
Meet the lecturers:
Barry Mounsey | Course Leader, ACCA Full-time
Typical units of study may include
To complete the ACCA Professional Stage, you must complete three core papers and two option papers of your choice.
ACCA Professional papers (Essentials)
- Governance, Risk and Ethics
- Corporate Reporting
- Business Analysis
ACCA Professional papers (Options)
- Advanced Financial Management
- Advanced Performance Management
- Advanced Taxation
- Advanced Audit and Assurance
To view the most up to date descriptions of each of these exams, please visit the ACCA website.
Each programme of study that we offer undergoes an annual review to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. In addition, we undertake a major review of the programme, normally at 6-yearly intervals, but this can take place at a more frequent interval where required. Applicants should note that the programme currently provided may be subject to change as a result of the review process. We only make changes where we consider it necessary to do so or where we feel that certain changes are in the best interests of students and to enhance the quality of provision. Occasionally, we have to make changes for reasons outside our control. Where there are changes which may materially affect the current programme content and/or structure, offer holders will be informed.
You will be assessed through written examinations set and marked by ACCA.
Each paper is assessed by ACCA through examinations in December or June, following enrolment in September.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject. Details of departmental staff can be found at: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/about-us/our-staff/
Why study in Manchester?
Manchester - a truly international city for business
Manchester is the largest regional financial centre outside of London and home to major accountancy institutions including Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Ernst and Young. In addition, there are regional centres of international banks based in the North West including Santander, Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of China and RBS.
Manchester has long been regarded as a centre for international trade and investment. A city that was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution which shaped the modern world as we know it today, where the first industrial park was created to the city’s current status as the largest financial and professional centre outside of London, Manchester attracts major global businesses from around the world.
Manchester’s entrepreneurial spirit and enterprising culture has meant that some of the best business brains have been nurtured here. The skilled, multi-talented and multi-cultural workforce has attracted global players, with over 2,000 foreign owned companies located here. Key companies include Google, the BBC, Co-operative Banking Group, Brother and Aegis Group to name a few. The city’s business landscape is a melting pot of global brands, innovative start-ups, entire industry supply chains and established companies collaborating, creating and doing business on the world stage.
Manchester has particular strengths in key sectors including banking, financial and professional services, ICT, digital and creative media, healthcare and biotech, advanced manufacturing, logistics, energy and environmental technologies. All of these industries operate in international markets and are sustained with a thriving knowledge economy – we are one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and undoubtedly the most popular city for students in the UK.
Manchester International Airport connects to over 200 destinations worldwide and additionally includes a world freight and cargo centre and Airport City, a purpose built business destination for international corporations that serve the globe.
Why study at Manchester Metropolitan?
Manchester Metropolitan University is placed in the top 3% of global universities and with an international student population of over 3,000, the University hosts students from over 120 countries and has a strong global presence. The university’s extensive international student population is supported throughout the entire student journey, from application, pre-arrival and induction and during study. For more information on international student support please visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international.
We are experts in teaching, enterprise and research, providing international students with the academic experience and professional support they need to achieve their goals. Our 2,300 academic teaching staff, professors and researchers are experienced professionals at the forefront of their fields, with well-established links in their area of expertise.
We are home to one of the largest Business Schools in the UK and all of our business Masters students benefit from an outstanding teaching and learning experience. Our Masters programmes have been underpinned with impactful research from the Faculty’s Centre for Business and Society.
Our award-winning Business School is an iconic feature on the Manchester cityscape. Opened in 2012, the £75million building was purposefully built to create an inspiring and professional environment and has won many architectural and sustainability awards.
The building spans seven floors and includes a dedicated postgraduate suite on the top floor of the building, providing state-of-the-art facilities including Harvard-style seminar rooms and lecture theatre, study and social spaces and laptop counters throughout.
Dedicated student support
The Faculty of Business and Law has a full service student hub on-site that provides a host of student support services, including a dedicated international student support officer who can assist international students with advice, pastoral care and any issues you may encounter during your time here. A full range Careers and Employability Hub is also on the ground floor of the building, offering a host of information resources, one-to-one careers support and employability events throughout the year.
Get involved in university life
As a student in Manchester, you can join a range of student societies which are run by the Students' Union. This includes a number of sport and special interest societies and the International Society.
Enjoy everything Manchester has to offer
Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and second only to London as the most popular city for students in the UK. Our city centre campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy this unforgettable city and our home, the Business School, is just a short walk from the retail and cultural heart of the city centre.
Manchester and the region are well served by motorways and reliable public transport, so other cities are within easy reach and London is only a two hour train ride away. Manchester International Airport is just 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, with flights to a huge variety of European and International destinations.
Living in Manchester
Manchester is world famous for its football, legendary music and a thriving arts and cultural scene with many museums, galleries and festivals to explore. The city is a hive of creativity and inspiration due to its rich industrial heritage and offers a vibrant and cosmopolitan quality of life. That’s why Manchester was voted UK’s most liveable city in 2015.
Find out more about what Manchester has to offer.
Campus accommodation is available for postgraduate students. There are also a number of nearby districts and suburbs popular with students.
Typical entry requirements
A minimum of a 2.1 degree classification providing exemption from Papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamental Stage of the ACCA examinations.
Successful completion of Papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamental Stage of the ACCA examinations.
International Students please see mmu.ac.uk/international
There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.
Career options after the course
Upon completion of this programme, you will be eligible to apply for affiliate membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). If you successfully complete the examinations for this programme you will be eligible to apply with advanced standing to any of our MSc programmes in the area of Accounting and Finance. The skills, knowledge and professionalism acquired will be sought by organisations of all sizes and not just by accounting firms.
For further information on ACCA visit www.accaglobal.com/graduate
Decidated career and employability support
The Faculty of Business and Law’s dedicated Careers and Employability Service is at your disposal during, and up to three years after you graduate. With a focus on developing and enhancing your employability skills, there is a range of careers support services on offer during your time here including Professional Development Weeks twice a year, where a festival of skill building activities, training and employer networking takes place.
You are encouraged to explore your employment options during your postgraduate qualification and you will have the opportunity to engage with employers through careers fairs, guest speakers and internships.
Confirmation of Regulator
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate and up to date. Please note that our programmes are subject to review and development on an ongoing basis. Changes may sometimes be necessary. For example, to comply with the requirements of professional or accrediting bodies or as a result of student feedback or external examiners’ reports. We also need to ensure that our courses are dynamic and current and that the content and structure maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of the student experience.
Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us.
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