University of Essex

Postgraduate accounting degrees

Enhance your career

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We equip you with skills for the modern workplace. Whether you’re seeking graduate employment or starting your own business, we offer bespoke careers advice and a range of employability options to enhance your CV.

At Essex Business School, accounting means more than just balancing the books; we teach accountability.

Our graduates do more than empower decision making through financial information. They understand the impact their decisions can have on society and take actions for the good of their organisations and their stakeholders.

We provide an academically rigorous education that’s strongly linked to practice. By studying with us, you build the skills and confidence to make an impact in the workplace, by thinking critically and acting responsibly.

All of our accounting Masters are based at our Colchester Campus, where you learn in our zero-carbon building.

Accounting Masters at Essex Business School

Our accounting courses are flexible and modular, so you have the option to study on either a full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) basis. If you're interested in a career in research or academia, you may also be interested in our MRes Accounting or our four-year integrated PhDs, which combine both Masters and PhD study.

All of our accounting Masters are based at our Colchester Campus, where you benefit from our zero-carbon building.

World renowned staff

Our academics and practitioners are at the cutting-edge of accounting research. Professor Prem Sikka is frequently cited in titles such as The Guardian, The Independent and Russia Today.

We’re home to the BAFA Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies Group, as well as the Essex Accounting Centre, which provides interdisciplinary research on a broad range of issues.

What our students and staff say

Hear what it’s like to study and research accounting at Essex Business School.

  • Marina Musquiz - MSc Accounting and Financial Management

    Marina Musquiz is from Spain and chose to study in the UK to improve her English language skills. She is studying "MSc Accounting and Financial Management at our Colchester Campus.

    Marina Musquiz

    “I love the new Essex Business School building. There are lots of quiet places to study and the communal areas in the winter garden are a relaxing place to catch-up with friends before class. I also use the IT facilities and study space in the Silberrad Student Centre; it’s lovely to work overlooking the lake.

    “I applied to Essex Business School because it has a great reputation for research and student experience. I’ve found the career advice invaluable; I’ve learnt CV writing and presentation skills and had support applying for internships.”

  • Dr Anastasia Kopita - My Accounting Research in One Minute

    Dr Anastasia Kopita, Lecturer in Accounting talks about her latest into the relationship between analysts, investors and firms.




Our Masters brochure

Find out more about our range of Masters courses and studying at Essex Business School in our latest brochure.