ACCA + Master 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 in Finance and Investments to your ACCA qualification.

Alongside your ACCA, this Master's 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 in Finance and Investments in as few as 2 extra modules and a dissertation*

ACCA + Master's in Finance and Investments

Key features and benefits

  • Achieve a higher position and salary
  • Gain a Master 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 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

Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

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 exams 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 in financial markets.
  • Critically evaluate possible changes that result from model variance.
  • Compute basic valuation analysis for financial markets instruments.
  • Evaluate the input variables and their outputs using quantitative tools in financial markets.
  • Collect, analyse, and present your findings to varied audiences.

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.

The following exemptions are available for this programme:

Master in Finance and Investments module

Exempted due to ACCA paper

Business and Financial Analysis [core]

Business Analysis

Quantitative Finance and Financial Markets [core]


Corporate Finance [core]

Financial Management

Corporate Governance and Ethics [elective]

Governance, Risk and Ethics

Advanced Corporate Reporting [elective]

Corporate Reporting

Performance Management and Control [elective]

Advanced Performance Management


Stand out as a leader

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


ACCA exams left to complete
Online Fees*
3 or less
4 or less
5 or less

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

Minimum 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 exams BT, MA and FA

Graduate entry route

  • Relevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt* from up to nine exams within the Applied Knowledge & Applied 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.

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