Online Master's in Accounting & Finance (MSc)

🏆 Level Up Your Career with an Accounting and Finance MSc from Arden University.

Study Anytime. Online. Designed for Career Transformation.

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Course Level


Course Duration

12 Months +


Part Time

Learning Style


About This Course

Created for professionals who are looking to take the next step. This online course is an innovative exploration into real world business, enriched by the inclusion of contemporary debate and trends in accounting and finance.

The course also explores new technologies such as blockchain, fintech services, cloud computing, and distributed ledgers, helping you refine your skillset and set yourself up for careers in a wide selection of accounting and finance roles.

Tuition Fees

Total: £10,550

Note: can be split into instalments.

If you’re a part-qualified accountant with existing qualifications from the ACCA, CIMA, or ICAEW, the master’s in finance and accounting is available with up to six possible module exemptions. This gives you a fast-track route to a Master of Science qualification, and with considerably reduced tuition fees.

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Are You Right For This Course?

✔️ You are a part-qualified accountant with existing qualifications in ACCA and are looking for world-class MSc programme. Or

✔️ You have an Undergraduate Degree in finance and accounting (or related) and want to further develop your skills to grow your career in the industry. Or

✔️ You are looking to develop your career in the Fintech sector. This accounting and finance master’s will greatly develop your skills in digital analysis and data handling. On the course, you’ll source, examine, and analyse live data sets from real world business cases and then apply contemporary accounting and finance principles - developing your own solutions to the strategic challenges posed. Or

✔️ You are an accounting professional seeking a senior or leadership roles within your organisation. Or

✔️ You are a professional seeking a globally recognised Master's Degree. Or

✔️ You lead a busy lifestyle and need a Master's Degree which allows you to study on your schedule.

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Get 70% back on your tuition fees with the Malta Enterprise Get Qualified scheme.

Courses built for how you Live.

Learning Style

Fully Online. Study Anywhere. At Your Own Pace.


👩‍🏫 Feedback and guidance from your dedicated course tutor.

💻 Integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and access to Library Portal. The portal includes an extensive digital library including thousands of journal titles, eBooks, and academic and industry databases which you can use to research your assignments and projects. All of these materials are provided to you free of charge, and contain all the research information you’ll need to complete your degree.

💼 Time Management: Study at Your Pace. Designed for Busy Professionals Working Full-Time.

📖 You’ll be studying the same high-quality content Arden deliver to students on campus. That also means the same experienced lecturers, accreditations, support services, and diverse student population.

💡 Studying online with Arden University doesn’t mean studying alone. You’ll be studying with likeminded students and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. There are community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning.

Entry Requirements

✏️To enrol onto the programme, students require:

  • A recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent at 2:2 level or higher. At least 50% of your previous qualification should be finance and accounting related. 
  • Arden also welcome applications from individuals who do not have formal qualifications but possess three or more years of relevant accounting or finance work experience. 


Part-qualified accountants with completed exams from the ACCA, CIMA, or ICAEW may be eligible for module exemptions on this course, while still receiving the full Master of Science award upon graduation. 

As well as reducing the time required to complete the course and achieve your MSc Accounting and Finance award, this can also significantly reduce the cost of your course depending on the number of exemptions you are eligible for.

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English, can be accepted

If you do not currently meet the entry requirements:

Get in touch with a course advisor who who will guide you on next steps. Elephant & Cross offers Accounting and Finance courses at all levels which provide entry onto the MSc Accounting & Finance programme.

Our course advisors are here to guide you personally about entry requirements and induction at no extra charge.

Career Prospects

🔑 Open New Doors

Your MSc in Accounting and Finance qualification will give you access to a range of careers within finance and accounting. Here are just a few of the roles graduates may want to explore further:

  • Asset Manager
  • Inventory Management
  • Business Planner
  • Business Manager
  • Technology Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Blockchain Designer
  • Careers in Fintech
Managing Within a Competitive Environment
Analysing Business and Financial Performance
Analysing Financial Statements
Accountability, Governance and Assurance
Global Issues in Taxation and Fiscal policy
Managing Strategic Finance and Risk
Financial Management Project

43% Increase* in Earnings on Average

Individuals with a Level 4 qualification or higher can expect an average of 43% higher earnings compared to those with secondary school education alone.* * Data is based on Eurostat (EU, 2020) study

80% of Graduates Report Career Advancement

Fast-Track Your Career: According to our alumni feedback, 80% of graduates report significant career advancement within two years of completing the course. Boost your career prospects and get empowered with the skills and knowledge necessary to accelerate your career.

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