The Bachelor of Finance and Accounting aims to train professionals who are going to pursue careers in areas of investment analysis and management, banking, auditing, consulting and financial management. Until now, this training was only available through studies in Business Administration where, together with the financial and accounting knowledge which one wished to acquire, one had to know about Business Management and Organization or Human Resources Management necessary for the appropriate training of a Company Director.
Today, it is possible to separate the area of Business Management or Administration from the Financial-Accounts area. But this does not imply that students will only have to study Finance and Accounts. After four years of studies you will know a great deal about these areas, but the flexible nature of this new degree will also provide you with solid training in areas such as Economics, Computing, Business Administration and Law, which will, without doubt, increase your employment opportunities of its graduates.
The Master in Finance & Accounting will enable you to build the knowledge and analytical skills needed to design and implement the management systems used to plan and control a firm's performance. The goal of any enterprise is to create value for its stakeholders. In times of increasing risks it is crucial to take the right financial decisions. Three main themes form the core of the Master in Finance and Accounting, reflecting the multiple roles of the financial manager: financial accounting, management accounting and financial management.
The Financial Manager is responsible for providing financial advice and support to colleagues and clients to enable them to make sound business decisions. Only with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the business they are able to effectively advise and support management in decision making and furthering company growth and profitability. The financial manager should also have extensive knowledge of how risk is defined. They need a sharp eye for recognizing the links between the risk and the opportunity costs of capital, while being an expert in coping with risk in practical situations. The Master of Finance and Accounting will help you to gain the expertise and skills you need to be successful in this role.
The education and training of doctoral students is one of the most important aspects of a university activity. The pursuit of knowledge through research higher degree programs not only leads to a well-educated society and a highly trained professional work force, but also contributes significantly to the university research and scholarship. The aim of the PhD program is to provide research training in a manner that fosters the development of independent research skills in candidates.
These skills include the capacity to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in the relevant disciplinary area. The doctoral thesis provides evidence of a contribution to knowledge with a level of originality consistent with 3-4 years of full-time study and research training. It also demonstrates a candidate's capacity for critical analysis and that he or she is capable of pursuing scholarly and programmatic research.