City, University of London
Charity Accounting and Financial Management M.Sc
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
A Personal statement, CV, Two professional references, Transcript from Bachelors, more than three years relevant work experience is highly recommended.
About The Program
About The University
Academic IELTS score 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.
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Eligible candidates will receive an invitation to apply for a course scholarship in their course offer letter. This will give further details of deadlines and how to apply. The majority of course scholarships are offered at the time the course offer is made, and while funds are still available.
The award amount can be up to 20% of the tuition fees and takes the form of a discount deducted from the second instalment of the tuition fees in January.
You may already be working in charity finance, as a manager or consultant, or aiming to move into this demanding role in the sector. Either way, this academically rigorous course will match your needs. It will also equip you for a role as an advisor, auditor or independent examiner to a charity.
You will gain a well-rounded understanding of the role and the knowledge and skills to develop and apply your financial expertise in the sector.
Under scrutiny from regulators, trustees and supporters, charities must exercise the highest level of financial governance. This course equips you for that unique challenge. Combining the academic rigour of an internationally respected business school with a highly practical and applied approach, it is tailored precisely to the issues facing senior managers in the third sector.
You will be taught by an academic team who understand first-hand the tools and techniques for effective financial management of charity income and assets. Guest lecturers will present their thoughts on the real-world challenges placed on charity finance managers. Your course includes a fieldwork exercise. This will give you a deep insight into the practical realities of charity financial management in another organisation.
Students are selected on their professional experience, and generally continue working in their full –time role whilst undertaking this course.
The MSc course is taught on a part-time basis over a period of two years (18 months for those eligible to enrol on the April Intake). Students initially enrol on the Postgraduate Diploma with the specialist area of their choice, and confirm their intention to complete the MSc at the end of the first year.
Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector (10 credits)
This module represents the starting point for you and the opportunity to learn about the process of learning and establishing plans for learning on the programme. The vital 'Learning Contract' is developed on this module, and forms the basis of the learning throughout the Masters programme. It also offers a perspective on leading public/voluntary sector debates within an historical context, alongside a more enduring understanding of scholarly approaches to the understanding of developments and changes in the relationship between government and the voluntary sector.
Resource Management (30 credits)
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles of resource management within the specialist context of charities.
Marketing and Fundraising (10 credits)
This module aims to provide you with the concepts, underpinning knowledge, skills and techniques to plan and develop marketing and operations systems and enable students to analyse marketing needs, evaluate marketing plans, in the context of applying marketing concepts to their own organisation.
Strategy, Diversity and Governance (20 credits)
This module aims to enable you to develop a broad knowledge and conceptual base in the field of strategy development, diversity and governance.
Fieldwork Exercise (20 credits)
In this module you will undertake a 'tailored' learning experience centred on a 5 day consulting assignment on a financial project within a charity.
Advanced Charity Accounting, Audit and Taxation (15 credits)
This module aims to provide you with advanced knowledge of charity accounting, audit and taxation principles and practice requirements.
Voluntary Sector Financial Management (15 credits)
City University of London currently has nearly 20,000 students (46% at postgraduate level) from more than 160 countries and staff from over 75 countries.
More than 140,000 former students from over 180 countries are members of the City Alumni Network.
City University of London has been educating students in London since 1894. The location is in the heart of London
The Lord Mayor of London is our Rector, an arrangement which has been in place since 1966.
City University of London has been supported by the City of London livery companies for over 100 years.
At the City University of London 40% of all academics are producing research that is world-leading or internationally excellent (2014 Research Excellence Framework )
Ranked 11th nationally for graduate starting salary (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).
Around 46% of our students are on postgraduate or research programmes.
University's focus on business and the professions-
The Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2017 ranked the Sir John Cass Business School 4th in the UK and 15th in Europe
Its full-time MBA ranks 1st in London, 6th in the UK, and 46th globally (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018)
6th in the UK for business and management research (The Research Excellence Framework 2014)
University's Nursing courses are ranked 2nd in London (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses at City are ranked 2nd in London and 11th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
City, University of London has students from over 160 countries who benefit from our internationally renowned experience of more than one hundred years' of research and education.
City, University of London is an independent corporation, founded and constituted by the grant of a Royal Charter in 1966 and now also governed by a Supplemental Charter of 2016, granted to mark the accession of City to the University of London. The Charter defines City's Council as its supreme governing body, ultimately responsible for the affairs of City. City's Governance structure includes a framework of responsibilities delegated from the Council.
The University's concurrent focus on business and the professions provides our students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers and makes our courses relevant, exciting and topical. Many have innovative modes of study involving placement opportunities and engagement with high-profile visiting lecturers from the professions. This complements the academic expertise offered at City University of London.
Our approach aims to support students in becoming professional, analytical and enquiring graduates who can play a substantial role in their professional environment.
To support learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, we have recently established an integrated learning environment that combines physical and virtual learning spaces. This is used to support students in their studies, supplementing lectures and seminars with high quality online material. The department for Learning Enhancement and Development supports our staff in creating new and responsive learning opportunities to lead our courses into the future.
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