Unique Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounting with opportunity of ACCA Qualification Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) in cooperation with Ernst & Young Poland. Our Master’s studies in Finance and Accounting at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) provide finance oriented knowledge which enlarges the knowledge of financial management of business entities, including financial institutions, expert knowledge giving good basis to exercise professional work and to continue further education, competencies that enable work as an expert or manager in a given field of finance or accounting or business self-employment, certified/licensed qualifications in Poland and abroad with preparation to take up the Phd studies.

The programme is accredited by ACCA and offers full support and resources to enable candidates to complete their ACCA examinations before they graduate from university. The programme is led by Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and Ernst & Young Poland and it is intensive, interactive and case study based. This is a full time programme.

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Benefits:

The second-cycle studies in Finance and Accounting at the Warsaw School of Economics provide finance oriented knowledge which enlarges the knowledge of financial management of business entities, including financial institutions, with particular interest in the determinants of managerial decisions made on the basis of results of financial analyses and research, as well as specialist knowledge giving good basis to exercise professional work and to continue further education. The studies develop competencies that enable, after having done internship, work as an expert or manager in a given field of finance or accounting or business self-employment as well as obtaining certified/licensed qualifications in Poland and abroad. They also prepare students to take up the third-cycle studies.

Additional information:

It is now pissible, for the first time in Europe, to take up a programme in Warsaw and obtain not only a master's degree in Finance and Accounting from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), a world class university, but also obtain the ACCA qualification, an internationally recognised professional qualification.

In your first year you will develop skills at management level using relevant tools that will help you make important decisions in an organisation. Issues that you will be faced with in case studies will involve financial reporting, marketing tools, pricing and costing decisions, taxation matters, performance evaluation, legal matters and risk management.

Completing successfully the first year means that you will be granted automatically full exemptions from all the Fundamental papers (F1 to F9) and after the second year ACCA will allow you to take the Professional papers (P1 to P5).

In your second year you will be developing skills at a strategic level in order to enable you to pass the Professional stage of ACCA examinations. The skills you need are no longer at middle management level. You will make use of the skills learnt in the first year in order to apply judgement in taking critical decisions about the future of an organisation.

At the same time you will, in your second year, be writing your thesis under the supervision of a university tutor.

The full ACCA programme is in two parts covered in two years of Master’s studies:

  • Part 1: Courses leading to the full ACCA exemptions from all papers from F1 to F9 (see diagram below)
  • Part 2: Courses leading to the preparation for the Professional papers P1 to P5 (see diagram below)

Master’s Degree with program accredited by ACCA

Two years

Year 1

ACCA – Fundamentals (F)

Fully covered and fully exempt from ACCA examinations

  • Paper F1 – Accountant in Business AB
  • Paper F2 – Management Accounting MA
  • Paper F3 – Financial Accounting FA
  • Paper F 4 – Corporate and Business Law GLO
  • Paper F 5 – Performance Management PM
  • Paper F 6 – Taxation TX PL
  • Paper F 7 – Financial Reporting FR IFRS
  • Paper F 8 – Audit and Assurance AA
  • Paper F 9 – Financial Management FM

Now you hold an ACCA certificate with full exemptions from all F papers. You continue at the Professional stage and the thesis

Year 2

Courses leading to the preparation for the ACCA Professional (P) examinations, while you work on your thesis

  • Paper P 1 – Professional Accountant PA
  • Paper P 2 – Corporate Reporting CR IFRS
  • Paper P 3 – Business Analysis BA
  • Paper P 4 – Advanced Financial Management AFM
  • Paper P 5 – Advanced Performance Management

Program requirements

You do not need to have an accounting or economics related Bachelors degree. The programme for students who have completed their Bachelors degree in any subject (from Maths to Accounting and from Music to Linguistics).- Bachelors degree in any field of study,- Secondary school-leaving certificate,- Advanced knowledge of English confirmed by a certificates like Cambridge, TOEFL or equivalent (full list of certificated available at http://www.sgh.waw.pl/en/studyatsgh/Enrolmentforeigners/masterEN#ADDITIONAL_mASTER_eNGLISH), unless the previous studies you have finished were conducted in English,- Recommended skill: ability to perform well in intermediate mathematics. In case of a foreign diplomas we require an apostille or other kind of legalization on it and certified translation into Polish.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by ACCA and offers full support and resources to enable candidates to complete their ACCA examinations before they graduate from university.

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