Published: 24 March 2024

Five reasons to study a masters in Accounting and Finance at Surrey

We’re proud to be ranked 11th for business and economics in the UK and 90th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024. Surrey Business School is ranked 1st in the UK for Finance in the 2023 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) with an overall satisfaction score of 100% (CAH Group 3). 

  1. Learn how to run a business: at some point of your career, you may consider changing to a management role or starting your own enterprise. Our MSc Accounting and Finance will equip you with the essential expert knowledge required to run a business. 
  2. Apply for CFA (one level exam): if you are interested in gaining the CFA titular qualification, you will have the chance to apply for a part-funded CFA scholarship.
  3. Entry-level exemptions for the ACCA and ACA accountancy professional bodies: when you complete this one-year programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for some exemptions from ACCA and ACA, giving you a head start with the accreditation process.
  4. Significant CIMA exemptions: on successful completion of your studies, you will qualify for numerous exemptions from CIMA, the management accountancy chartered body.
  5. Broad career choices:  if you have not yet decided where your future career path will take you, the MSc Accounting and Finance will prepare you for many different career paths (including accountant, auditor, and financial analyst) and allow you to explore diverse job opportunities at home and internationally. Ninety-four per cent of our Surrey Business School postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA)

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