MSc Accountancy and Financial Management

University of Bolton

It takes around 12 months to complete the MSc program. After completing the Qualifi Level 7 postgraduate diploma, students can apply for the MSc programme at the University of Bolton.

MBA Business Management (Top-Up)

University of Bolton

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University of bolton

Course Type

MSc Management Top-Up

Study Method

Distance Learning

Start Date

September / January / June

Course Duration

12 Months


No exam, assessed on a continuous basis through assignments and class participation

Language Medium


Progression Pathway


  • • UK RQF/ NQF Level 6; or HKQF Level 5 qualification or
  • A bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution or
  •  A recognized professional qualification (s) plus at least 3 years of full-time work experience at senior level.
    Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview


English Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or
  • HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above, or HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above or
  • Satisfy the examiners in UK EDUCATION qualifying examination, if required.

Your existing educational qualifications and work experience will be directly taken into account, allowing for module exemptions whenever possible.
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ATHE Level 7 Diploma in
Strategic Management

Start Date: Anytime
Duration: Anytime
Mode of Study: Distance Learning
Structure: 2 Mandatory plus 2 electives only with no exam

Mandatory Units
Select at least two of the following:
1. Strategic Planning
2. Finance for Strategic Managers
3. Research for Strategic Development
4. Organisational Behaviour
5. Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management

Optional Units
Select at least two of the following:
1.  International Business Environment
2.  Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
3.  Human Resource Management
4.  Project Management
5.  Strategic Resource Management
6.  Risk Management
7.  Managing Stakeholder Engagement
8.  Corporate Communication Strategies
9.  Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity
10.  Sustainable Business Strategy
11.  Managing Quality and Service Delivery
12.  International Finance
13.  Quantitative Methods
14.  Strategic Marketing
15.  Corporate Communication Strategies
16.  Strategic Human Resource Management
17.  Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement UK

MSc Top-Up Provided by University of Bolton

This module sequence guides students through the process of developing a comprehensive research proposal, demonstrating organizational leadership, and conducting an extensive research project in the context of accountancy or financial management. The first module focuses on creating a research proposal, which will form the first three chapters of the dissertation. Students will develop research objectives, an understanding of the research context, and a conceptual framework for data analysis, while learning about research philosophies, strategies, methods, and ethics.
The second module, Strategic Business Leader, emphasizes organizational leadership and senior consultancy or advisory capabilities through an integrated case study. The syllabus covers the main functions of organizations in the context of leadership capability and incorporates content from Applied Skills Level exams and the Ethics and Professional Skills Module. The module also highlights innovation, performance excellence, change management, and the role of disruptive technologies in transforming business analysis and transactions.
The final module, the dissertation, provides students with the opportunity to undertake an extended and substantial piece of research in accountancy or financial management. This module enables students to synthesize their academic knowledge, produce evaluative and critical discussions on relevant issues, and demonstrate autonomy in the critical appropriation and utilization of knowledge from diverse sources. Through this process, students enhance their problem-solving abilities, hypothesis formulation and testing skills, and overall professional development, preparing them for career advancement and success in their chosen fields.

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This module serves as a precursor to the dissertation and guides students in the development of a comprehensive research proposal. The research proposal will later form the first three chapters of the dissertation. Students will work on establishing clear research objectives and gaining an understanding of the research context, contributing to Chapter One of their dissertation. They will also develop an appropriate conceptual/analytical framework for data analysis after conducting a critical review of relevant literature, which will contribute to Chapter Two of the dissertation. This module helps students make informed decisions about suitable research philosophies, strategies, and methods. Topics such as triangulation, reliability, validity, and research ethics will be explored, resulting in a critically robust research design that will form the basis of Chapter Three of the dissertation.

The Strategic Business Leader module aims to help students demonstrate organizational leadership, senior consultancy or advisory capabilities, and relevant professional skills within the context of an integrated case study. As a key leadership syllabus at the Strategic Professional level, this comprehensive integrated examination requires candidates to exhibit a variety of professional skills needed by effective leaders or those advising or supporting senior management in directing organizations. The syllabus covers the main functions of organizations within the leadership framework, incorporating content from all Applied Skills Level exams and the Ethics and Professional Skills Module. Students are expected to demonstrate a wide range of professional skills in their exam responses, enhancing their employability and advancement opportunities. The module also focuses on innovation, performance excellence, and change management to facilitate organizational success and implement change through effective processes, IT solutions, and project management, including the role of disruptive technologies in transforming business analysis and transactions.

The dissertation module offers students the chance to conduct an in-depth and extensive research project. It enables them to integrate the academic knowledge they have gained from the MSc modules and critically discuss an issue related to Accountancy or Financial Management. The module’s primary goal is to help students develop a high level of autonomy in critically appropriating and utilizing knowledge from various sources to support their professional development. Additionally, the module aims to enhance students’ abilities to identify a problem, establish its significance, formulate a hypothesis or proposition, design methods to test the hypothesis, and evaluate the results. Although the dissertation module specification is consistent across all Masters programs offered by the School, students must choose a dissertation topic directly related to their specific program of study.

Frequently Asked Questions

Similar to the Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Arts (MA) degree programs, the MBA is an equivalent study path for graduate students. The degree is only open to applicants who have completed the first round of university studies (obtained a bachelor's degree) or received equivalent training. But unlike MA or MSc courses, MBA focuses on the practical part of training, in parallel with actual business experience, which usually includes actual decision-making for the real business environment and management projects implemented in the real market.
Sure. The MBA degree and certificate are the same regardless of where a student studies. Transcripts will not show if a course was taken in Hong Kong or the UK. Some schools allow students to attend the graduation ceremony on the UK campus.
Business management courses will be taught by Qualifi and university professors, and will also be evaluated in various forms such as essays, research reports, speeches, group work, and practice reports.
Students need to have UK QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Level 4 and Level 5 diplomas before they can apply for a British university degree. Students need to have the equivalent of a British undergraduate degree, or the British QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Level 6 postgraduate diploma in order to apply for a British university master's program. For the adult student (Mature Student) pathway, students need to have two years or more of work experience before they can apply for a master's program at a British university. (It will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
You need to give us a copy of the official transcripts of your previous university before you can make an admission assessment. For the mature student route, students may need to submit a resume and reference letter according to university requirements. (It will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
For assistance with your application, you can ask your current employer, company colleague, or business colleague to write a recommendation letter for you. There are differences in how universities handle the application process, but some business schools utilize standardized recommendation forms. In general, the recommender will submit the letter directly to the admissions office.
Applying for the Master of Business Administration is to gain practical business knowledge and is a very good sign to inform your employer that you are ready for new challenges and management positions. Generally speaking, the salary of graduates of our recommended MBA program has increased by more than 20%.
No, most classes will provide video clips. As long as you review the class fragments and submit your homework on time when you have free time, you can meet the attendance and assessment requirements.
It is recommended that students prepare a Windows computer prior to the start of the course in order to ensure the learning process runs as smoothly as possible. Some coursework requires certain software that only runs on Windows computers, which does not work with Mac computers or smartphones running iOS.