Explore the management and innovation of information technologies
Interested in a career in management or IT consultancy?

You will develop your management and consulting skills for a professional career in which you help businesses to thrive in the digital age. Our Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation course is about how to better manage, strategise, and use digital technology for business purposes. You’ll get the opportunity to tailor your options to your own interests, giving you the opportunity to specialise in IT consultancy or programming/analytics, or gain an understanding of both disciplines.
Working with business

We have close relationships with many IT and consulting organisations including EY, Barclays, PA Consulting, Fetch.ai, Google, and Deloitte. All

these firms value the WBS focus on developing managers with a creative mindset to integrated IT and digital innovations in business

Download the graduate destinations report for our Management portfolio of courses.

After completing MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation, our graduates are equipped with the skills and support to pursue a range of different career paths in a wide range of industries including business, consulting and management; information technology; accounting, banking and finance; education, and energy and utilities.

CareersPlus service
We offer a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and mock interviews.

Click here to see our full range of careers services available to students on our MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation.

Workshops & guidance
You will have the opportunity to attend workshops covering CVs and application forms, looking for jobs, networking, interviews and assessment centres throughout the year, and access to a careers coach with specialist knowledge of your course.

The University’s graduate job site, MyAdvantage lists thousands of graduate job placements and internship opportunities throughout the year, as well as a range of other useful online resources..
Not from a business background? We welcome students from a variety of undergraduate degrees and value the unique perspectives that students from all courses bring to the classroom.

Live chat
Live chat is usually available 12pm-2pm weekdays (excluding bank holidays). Outside of those times, or if all of our team is busy, live chat will be unavailable, however you can still contact us via email.

Course Details
Study six compulsory modules before specialising with a selection of options over the duration of this one year course. Gain an excellent foundation in management theory and practical use of information systems, and learn to manage digital innovation to achieve business value. Our elective modules make it possible to specialise in IT consultancy or programming/analytics, or to combine electives in these areas.

Hands-on experience with industry experts
We use real-life case studies and practitioner input at every opportunity and across all our compulsory and optional modules.

Assessment is a mix of individual assignments, group work, and tests. Your dissertation or Business in Practice module brings all your learning together.

Choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route:

Dissertation route
If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to information systems and digital innovation, the 8,000 word dissertation will enable you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout and will usually submit your dissertation in early September.

Examples of previous projects:

Blockchain-enabled transformation in banking sector
Mobile payment and business value creation
Ethical Management of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare: challenges in data collection and data sharing ethics
Algorithmic Matching: A Look at How Data-Driven Decisions Have Impacted the YouTube Community
Digital innovation in the sharing economy
Algorithmic management and ride-hailing drivers: a study on Grab in Thailand during a transition period
Digital Marketing: leverage social media to sustain a successful luxury niche fashion brand
In total you will study six compulsory modules, two optional modules, and complete a dissertation and a Research Methods module.

Business in Practice route
If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus & Corporate Relations team.

In total you will study six compulsory modules, two specialist optional modules, two open optional modules, and also complete the Business in Practice capstone module.

Accounting and finance is a fluid, ever-changing discipline, with new innovations being introduced all the time. This MSc is for graduates with a strong background in both accounting and finance; designed to strengthen your existing knowledge and develop your skill set to prepare you for your career in the industry.


The International Accounting and Finance MSc encompasses accounting in its international, public and private contexts, corporate financial management, private sector investment and foreign exchange markets.

It aims to give you a deep knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature that provides the background to understanding changes and innovations in accounting and finance, where you will also acquire a range of skills that can be used to solve real-world problems.

Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

MSc International Accounting and Finance

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Taught





How long it takes:

Postgraduate (1 Years)

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

Core modules

  • Dissertation, 60 credits
  • Financial Accounting Theory and Policy, 20 credits
  • Professional Integrity and The Reflective Practitioner, 20 credits
  • Theory of Financial Management, 20 credits


Optional modules

Choose three modules from the following:

  • Advanced Management Accounting: Issues in Strategy and Accounting, 20 credits
  • Auditing Theory and Practice, 20 credits
  • Empirical Topics in Accounting and Finance, 20 credits
  • Foreign Exchange and International Money Markets, 20 credits
  • International Business Finance, 20 credits
  • International Business Taxation, 20 credits
  • International Financial Statement Analysis, 20 credits
  • Management Accounting, 20 credits
  • Social and Environmental Accounting, 20 credits
  • Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance, 20 credits

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

Strong industry links

We enjoy active and close links with industry and the financial community. Many of our programmes have input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture. Companies such as HSBC, BP, Unilever and Deloitte visit the School to run workshops and business games, ensuring that you have the opportunity to put the theory you have learned into practice. Particular programmes also offer the ability to obtain first-hand experience in the form of either work placements abroad or UK based consultancy projects with companies such as Jaguar, Aston Villa Football Club and Cadbury.


Excellent career prospects

Students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Arcadia Group, CiscoSystems, Nissan, Ford, BP, Cadbury, P&G, and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations.


Careers in Business

Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills. At the start of your programme you will receive an email from our team, giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. Please get in touch to find out how our Careers in Business team can support you.


Career development advice

Our consultants offer an individual advice service, which includes:

  • Career review and objective setting
  • Job-seeking strategies
  • CV review
  • Application advice
  • Interview and selection advice
  • Working in the UK
  • International work enquiries


Skills coaching

Employers aren’t just looking for great qualifications. They want to see high-quality personal skills too, such as team working, leadership, presentation and interpersonal skills. Our Skills Development Consultants offer individual appointments to help you shape and hone these qualities.