MBA with Accounting

Degree Programmes


100% Online MBA with Accounting

  • Apply by : 11 Jun 2024
  • To start : 24 Jun 2024
  • Total fees : £8,400
  • Per module fees : £700

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Why choose St Mary's University

Teaching excellence

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Strong career outcomes

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Top 5 in UK for teaching quality (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Fully flexible study

100% online part-time learning


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Career path

10 industry-focused MBA specialisations

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Set yourself apart in the fast-paced financial world with St Marys’ 100% online MBA in Accounting

St Mary’s University London’s 100% online MBA in Accounting deepens your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision-making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

The accounting specialisation comprises three courses designed to develop your advanced knowledge in managerial accounting, cost accounting and financial statement analysis. You will learn how to use capital budgeting to assess the potential cash inflows and outflows of specific business decisions, determine and control costs by tracking expenditures and revenues, and review and analyse financial statements to ensure better economic decision-making through resource allocation, performance, and achievement of strategic objectives.  

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • apply managerial accounting concepts to real-world business problems, support decision-making and evaluate financial accounting information
  • analyse cost behaviour patterns, including fixed, variable, and mixed costs; design costing systems and assess their impact on product cost and profitability
  • develop budgets, identify cash flow issues, cost control, and performance measurement
  • optimise inventory control and cost efficiency using inventory valuation and management methods
  • use variance analysis to evaluate performance, identify variance causes, recommend corrective actions, and determine product costs using cost analysis techniques
  • analyse the relationship between cost accounting and financial reporting and its impact on decision-making and business strategy
  • understand how the four basic financial statements interrelate and are used to assess financial performance
  • apply quantitative and qualitative techniques to financial accounting information. Identify cost-saving opportunities, optimise resource allocation, and drive organisational growth and sustainability.

And grow your career

The accounting profession is becoming more and more competitive to enter ­— set yourself apart from the rest with an MBA in Accounting. St Marys’ 100% online MBA in accounting develops the leadership and business acumen needed for a career in accounting in roles such as: Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant, Tax Accountant, Accounting Manager, Auditor, Public Accountant and more.

With a programme designed for you

Our 100% online MBA in Accounting suits those seeking a career in management and leadership with a specific focus in accounting alongside full-time work. It offers fundamental business and management knowledge and the skills needed to help businesses analyse and report on their finances and contribute to their financial decision-making. Entirely online and part-time, you’ll have the flexibility needed to study alongside work, family, and other life commitments.  

Programme Modules

Managerial Accounting
Explore the concepts and applications of managerial accounting including:
  • cost behaviour
  • manufacturing versus non-manufacturing costs
  • cost-volume-profit
  • analysis costing systems
  • preparation of a cost of goods manufactured and sold schedule
  • creation of static and flexible budgets
  • variance analysis
  • evaluation of capital investments.
Cost Accounting
Cost accounting is a form of managerial accounting that focuses on costs. It helps company management make informed decisions and is tailored to the specific needs of the organisation. You’ll examine the best practices and proven theories that underlie tracking and allocating costs so management can make fully informed business decisions.
Financial Statement Analysis
Learn how to read, analyse, and interpret company financial information in statements prepared using generally accepted accounting principles and quantitative and qualitative techniques. You’ll apply this information as part of strategic decision-making to increase firm value, enhance operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, and grow the business in an ethical and sustainable manner.
Business Strategy
Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.
Finance for Managers
Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.
Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Financial Accounting and Analysis
Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.
Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.
Marketing Management
Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools
Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.
Research Methods for Business and Management
Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.

Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MBA you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.

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