Accounting plays an increasingly important role in today's post-recession world, with more need than ever before for managers that are both reflective and advanced in their financial practices. This presents an exciting and challenging time to explore your role within an organisation and how your work can impact a business and beyond.
Why study MProf Accounting Practice at Middlesex?
Ranked as one of the top five Business Schools in London, our highly respected department features cutting-edge resources and academics with a wealth of international experience that will support and enhance your learning. Many of our academics are involved in pioneering research and consultancy themselves, so they are perfectly placed within the industry to advise you in your own research during the course.
We give you the flexibility to tailor your studies to support your needs. This means that you can maintain your employment while studying and shape your research to serve you and your organisation. To do this, you'll be taught different methods of research and how to construct a professional proposal, culminating in a major workplace-based project that will be related to a change within your organisation and/or your own professional development. The findings of this research and the skills learnt throughout the course will make you more effective as a manager, increase your career prospects and inform your organisation's policies and practices.
Strong focus on developing your individual capabilities as a reflective practitioner while undertaking research within your own workplace
Valuable opportunity to make a claim for academic credits against any prior formal and informal learning
Study paths and research projects tailored to meet your individual needs and interests, and those of your organisation
Unlike a Masters, you are placed at the centre of your research investigation, making your findings applicable within your own organisation
The MProf Accounting Practice is a reflective and explorative form of study that first reviews your experience in the field before focusing on research methodology and finally a major workplace-based project using the techniques you have learnt.
It is divided into three phases with flexibility to complete each phase in a timeframe that works with and around your professional commitments and individual ambitions for each stage:
Phase 1 – Review (approximately 6 months) The first phase of this course features a review of your personal and professional learning, research competence and professional capability. This course recognises that the portfolio of material which is required as a pre-condition for CIMA membership fully meets the requirements of this phase.
Qualified members of CIMA move directly to Phase 2. Part-qualified CIMA members would be expected to participate in Phase 1 and to make a persuasive case for the relevant credits which demonstrate how they have evolved as a reflective practitioner.
Phase 2 – Planning a Practitioner Research Programme (approximately 6 months) The second phase of this course involves the study of research methodology and exploring methods which are appropriate to workplace research. By the end of Phase 2 you will have prepared a detailed research proposal for implementation.
Phase 3 – Professional Practice Project (minimum of 12 months) The final phase of this course allows you to demonstrate your research capability in a professional context by undertaking a major workplace-based project related to organisational change and/or professional development. You’ll interrogate the learning you are achieving in your workplace, and express this in writing that is both informed by and informs relevant theory.
The findings of your research will prove valuable to you as an individual by giving you greater knowledge of your field and more advanced skills as a manager, both of which will feed into your day-to-day work productivity and career prospects. Your research will also be of value to your organisation which will benefit from your in-depth study of ways in which it is conducting its accounting practice and suggestions for ways in which it could improve and evolve this discipline in the future.
What are the entry requirements for Accounting Practice MProf?
Applicants should normally have been admitted to CIMA membership
Applicants should normally have a minimum of three years managerial or professional experience in a full-time senior position.
Applications from part-qualified CIMA members will also be considered, particularly where supported by relevant managerial responsibility and/or technical expertise.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
What are the career options with a MProf Accounting Practice?
The MProf provides an excellent opportunity for managers to use their existing expertise, qualifications or work experience to gain a CIMA recognised qualification. It is particularly suitable for managers who want to develop their leadership potential whilst continuing to develop their professional practice. This course will enhance your effectiveness as a practitioner in your chosen field and is tailored to meet the specific requirements of yourself and your employer.
As 81% of employers value employability skills over type or class of degree, it’s essential you develop these while studying and utilise our Employability Service on campus. We provide one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters and interview techniques. We offer part-time, internships and graduate roles plus webinars, workshops and events and a support service to those wishing to start their own business.
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.
CIMA A reduction of £3,000 is available in the first year to fully qualified CIMA members. Fees include:
all tuition and supervisory support
all study materials
full access to our virtual learning environment (VLE)
full access to library and electronic databases
When are fees due? Fees are payable for each academic year, and may be made either in one or two instalments.
How do I pay? Online payment by credit or debit card is preferable. You may also send a cheque, or pay in cash at the Campus Finance Office. Further information about payment of fees will be included in your induction materials.