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ACCA + Master's in Finance and Investments

You will add a whole new dimension to your CV and career by combining the advanced financial skills of a Master's in Finance and Investments to your ACCA qualification.

Alongside your ACCA, this MA gives you the best of both worlds. You can grasp the vital accounting skills that underpin financial operations, while gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies. Please note the postgraduate degrees are delivered online. You can choose to study your ACCA Online or on-campus. All on-campus ACCA students have access to free online study resources.

Combine your ACCA with a Master's in Finance and Investments in as few as 2 extra module and a dissertation*

ACCA + Master's in Finance and Investments

Key features and benefits

  • Achieve a higher position and salary
  • Gain a Master's in Finance and Investments alongside your ACCA qualification
  • Set yourself apart in the crowded jobs market
  • Match accounting excellence with financial management skills

Online Master in Finance and Investments (Accounting and Financial Management)

This specialisation is delivered 100% online through LSBF’s online platform and it helps you adapt to the constantly evolving fields of accounting and finance, while preparing you for success in both.

You will learn how to perform key accountancy tasks in line with the professional and ethical codes of the industry. You will also gain the research and analytical skills you need to publish financial statements across organisations of different sizes, and cover the application of modern management accounting techniques.  These include decision-making, budgeting and standard costing, business management and controlling.

ACCA + Master's in Finance and Investments

Master's in Finance and Investments Programme Structure

Stage I

Business and Financial Analysis
Quantitative Finance and Financial Markets
Corporate Finance
Research Methods

Stage II

Corporate Governance and Ethics
Advanced Corporate Reporting
Performance Management and Control
Research Methods

Stage III


Upon completing the ACCA qualification, exemptions to some stages of the Master's in Finance and Investments are applicable. These vary depending on the ACCA options papers selected by the student.

Core Modules

This module will teach you to analyse the internal and external factors affecting an organisation, in order to improve its competitiveness. You will develop an advanced knowledge of international financial statement analysis, as well as the ability to use specialised analytical tools.

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Identify rules and principles in the international accounting standards and financial regulations, in addition to core values in business that led to competitive advantage.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge in the sphere of business and financial analysis, with a view to corporate evaluation.
  • Critically assess businesses, accounting data and financial information to make investment decisions.
  • Discuss the link between current theory and common practice, with the ability to organise appropriate evidence and reasoning to reach a balanced conclusion, using business and financial analysis.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills to facilitate effective business and financial decision-making.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Acquire sufficient knowledge of the quantitative methods used in investment finance to apply them to financial markets. By studying quantitative methods and their application simultaneously, you will gain a crucial advantage over other candidates.

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Design and apply quantitative tools to financial markets.
  • Critically evaluate the changes that might occur if certain assumptions in the models used are changed.
  • Compute basic valuation analysis for financial markets instruments.
  • Evaluate key variables and their use of quantitative tools in financial markets.
  • Synthesise and examine findings and present same in a professional manner, to a varied audience.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Understand the crucial role played by investment and financing decisions in generating and capturing value, and in giving companies an edge over competitors. You will also study the means by which businesses raise finance and manage finance – making you an invaluable asset to any company.

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Summarise key principles and tools for financial decision-making.
  • Compare various investment decision rules and apply the process of capital budgeting.
  • Analyse the concept of corporate capital structure and compute cost of capital.
  • Determine and critically evaluate the economic benefit of various types of financing.
  • Explain the concept of risk management and analyse the role of derivative instruments in mitigating risks.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Stand out as a leader

The Master's in Finance and Investments is for those who wish to take their career in finance to leadership level. You will go beyond facts and figures to understand how to succeed in the financial industry. Please note, this postgraduate degree is offered 100% online.

Boost your career

ACCA accreditation and postgraduate degrees are both recognised signs of excellence around the world. Holding both opens the door to higher positions and salaries by providing a far broader skillset, and by proving your ability and dedication.

Industry focus

The MA in Finance develops a blend of practical skills and academic excellence designed to help you advance your career. The combined ACCA + MA programme closely reflects the needs of the modern marketplace, so you will develop the skills employers really value.

ACCA + MBA/MA Online

ACCA papers left to complete
5 or less

The Global MBA/Master’s in Finance and Investments is fully funded* when combined with ACCA. If you want to study one of these Master’s courses without ACCA, the standard fee for the Global MBA is £9,000 and £8,000 for the Master’s in Finance and Investments.

Start studying now with the possibility of having a 12 months interest free instalment plan.

Minimun entry requirements

  • Please note there are separate entry requirements for ACCA. Students should have two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five subjects, including English and Mathematics. If students don’t have the above, they may be accepted through the Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) route. Please contact ACCA directly on this.

Foundations in Accountancy route (FIA)

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can transfer to the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies from F4 onwards
  • Gain exemptions from ACCA papers AB, MA and FA (F1-F3)

Graduate entry route

  • Relevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt* from up to nine exams within the Knowledge & Skills levels and register directly at the Professional level
  • Holders of recognised business and/or accounting degrees may also qualify for exemptions*

*We advise you to check your starting point with ACCA before you enrol on the course.

*Please see full Terms and Conditions for more information.

Murad Uddin
"One thing that I like was that you have your online sessions where you can get a feedback and catch up if you missed a class."
Murad Uddin
ACCA Campus
Rose De Souza
"I really found the course incredibly beneficial. I am taking a lot of the knowledge that I learned in the classroom and in the exams to my everyday job".
Rose De Souza
ACCA Campus
Usmaan Rehman
"Tutors were very knowledgeable, they had a very good background with ACCA, they were quite well recognised and accredited."
Usmaan Rehman
ACCA Campus
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