MSc in Accounting and Finance

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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1.5 YEARS

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90 ECTS

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ENGLISH

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FULL TIME

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVE OF THE MSC IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

The MSc in Accounting and Finance provides a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and finance. Its main objective is to provide you with a thorough understanding of finance and accounting concepts and their application within various types of businesses entities.

You will acquire extensive knowledge about a wide range of theories, tools, methods and techniques of accounting and finance within an international context and you will develop your ability to reflect critically on the current debates in the accounting and financial academic and professional literature.

This degree will prepare you for senior accounting and finance roles in both public and private sector organisations. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to deal with complex accounting and financial issues in a range of employment contexts. The focus of the course will enhance your ability to analyse any situation and make sound strategic decisions.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

To qualify for the Master of Science in Accounting and Finance degree students are required to complete a programme of study totaling 90 ECTS over a period of 18 months. The MSc in Accounting and Finance Programme of study is organized in one-semester individual modules (15-week including reading period and examinations). Thus a typical student can complete the Programme in 3 semesters totaling 12 modules.

Practical component

The programme incorporates many strong practical components. Students are required to examine case-studies and deliver a professionally written report.

Modules are to be delivered during weekends twice a month during the Autumn and Spring Semesters. The full syllabus material of all modules will be delivered to students through face-to-face teaching during these weekends.

Support material for the lectures, including all electronic files used by the instructor during the lecture as well as any lecture notes that are distributed in class will be provided on-line through Moodle. Moodle is also be used for interacting with students and communicating additional material that may be relevant to the subjects taught; for providing material that students can review in preparation for the next class; for providing material and feedback to students in the context of formative and/or summative assessments aimed at helping them to better understand and learn the material taught.

Programme requirements

  ECTS
Compulsory modules 54
Electives 18
Thesis 18
Total ECTS 90

COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MAFN540Corporate Finance and Financial ManagementCompulsory6
MAFN551Corporate ReportingCompulsory6
MAFN550Financial and Managerial AccountingCompulsory6
ElectiveElective6
MDIS600ThesisCompulsory6

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MAFN590Business analysisCompulsory6
MAFN530Derivative SecuritiesCompulsory6
MAFN556Market and credit risk managementCompulsory6
ElectiveElective6
MDIS600ThesisCompulsory6

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MAFN545Portfolio Management and wealth planningCompulsory6
MAFN552Corporate GovernanceCompulsory6
MAFN560Audit and AssuranceCompulsory6
ElectiveElective6
MDIS600ThesisCompulsory6

ELECTIVES:

  • MFIN575 Behavioural finance
  • MFIN580 Technical analysis and financial forecasting
  • MFIN585 Mathematical finance
  • REAL570 Real estate investment
  • MAFN570 Taxation
  • MAFN575 Advanced taxation
  • MBA580 Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • DIS600 Research Methods

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

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OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Maria Psillaki

Professor of Banking and Finance

Dean of the School of Economics, Administration and Computer Science

Maria Psillaki is a Professor of Banking and Finance. She studied at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, in France where she received her Bachelor, Master and PhD with the highest honors...

Kostas Giannopoulos

Professor of Finance

Professor Kostas Giannopoulos is coordinator of the Masters of Banking, Investment and Finance at the University of Neapolis. Professor Giannopoulos holds a Laurea in Banking and Finance from the University of Siena, Italy...

Andreas Hadjixenophontos

Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance

Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance

Coordinator of the BSc Accounting, Banking and Finance and MSc Accounting and Finance

Dr. Andreas Hadjixenophontos is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance. He graduated in 1985 from the Department of Accounting and Finance of the London School of Economics...

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