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 75
Electives 15
Total ECTS 90

COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MAFN570TaxationCompulsory7.5
MAFN551Corporate ReportingCompulsory7.5
MAFN550Accounting and Financial Statement AnalysisCompulsory7.5
MFIN500Research Methods & Data AnalysisElective7.5

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MAFN590Business analysisCompulsory7.5
MFIN540Corporate Finance and Financial ManagementCompulsory7.5
MAFN556Market and credit risk managementCompulsory7.5
MAFN575Advanced TaxationCompulsory7.5

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
MAFN555Managerial AccountingCompulsory7.5
MAFN552Corporate GovernanceCompulsory7.5
MAFN560Audit and AssuranceCompulsory7.5
MFIN591Real Estate Investment and FinanceElective7.5

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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FACULTY & STAFF OF THE PROGRAMME

Maria Psillaki

Professor of Banking and Finance

Senior Research Fellow

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 Giannopoulos holds a Laurea in Banking and Finance from the University of Siena, Italy. He also holds an MA in Banking and Finance from the University of Wales and a Ph.D. in Finance from London Guildhall University....

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...

Christos Christodoulou-Volos

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

Head of the Department of Economics and Business

Dr. Christos N. Christodoulou-Volos is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance and the Head of the Department of Economics and Business...

Petros Sivitanides

Associate Professor in Real Estate

Head of the Department of Real Estate

Coordinator of the MSc in Real Estate

Petros Sivitanides holds a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Real Estate Economics and a Master in City Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States.

Michailina Siakalli

Lecturer in Statistics

Coordinator for Internship, Student Affairs

Dr Michailina Siakalli was awarded a scholarship from the University of Sheffield and in 2008 she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (UK) in the field of Stochastic Differential Equations driven by Lévy Process...

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