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Online degrees at LIBF Finance degrees

Unlocking opportunities in the world of finance

Are you fascinated by the intricate workings of the finance industry and the endless possibilities it offers for growth and innovation? Are you keen to study finance and take the next step in your career?

Whether you see yourself analysing intricate financial systems, ensuring financial compliance, or pioneering cutting-edge investment banking strategies, our online finance degrees will equip you to excel. Study finance and develop an expert skillset in financial analysis, accountancy, economics and strategic financial management.

Start dates and duration

Choose to study full or part-time online.

Start your course on any day you choose.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate: 2 subjects at A-Level or equivalent.

Postgraduate: a 2:2 first degree or equivalent.

Tuition fees and funding support

UK residents may be eligible for a student loan or our LIBF Scholarship.

Fee reductions available of up to 10% for tuition fees paid in advance.

Postgraduate finance degrees

Explore our flexible, online finance degree and join the next generation of finance graduates, turning their passion for economics into successful finance careers.

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MSc Finance and Accounting

Why study finance?

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Financial professionals are required in every industry. From hospitality and manufacturing to business services, retail and transport. So it's not surprising that the UK government recently reported that 2.5 million people in the UK work in financial services or related professional services (State of the sector: annual review of UK financial services, 2023).

Yet, according to the Financial Services Skills Commission, the financial services sector is predicted to lose 260,000 highly skilled people by 2035 due to retirement (People + Technology report, 2023). This means the financial services sector will need financial professionals with a range of future-focused skills and expertise to fill this gap.

Types of finance courses

At LIBF, we offer a comprehensive online master's course in finance and accounting.

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Finance and accounting degree

If you want to redefine the financial landscape and become a leader in navigating the financial challenges of tomorrow, you'll benefit from our online Finance and Accounting master's degree. Unlock a comprehensive understanding of corporate finance, risk management and forensic auditing, with elective modules in artificial intelligence and fintech innovation.

Depending on the elective modules you choose, you'll develop skills in:

  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Business performance research methods

  • Forensic accounting and financial fraud detection

  • Advanced corporate financial theory and practice

Is accounting and finance a good degree?

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An accounting and finance degree is a great choice for those looking for a future career in management accounting, insurance, and digital or investment banking.

Through modules like international financial accounting, corporate finance, investment analysis, and forensic accounting among others, our MSc Accounting and Finance master's course equips you with key skills in financial reporting, risk management, investment strategies, ethical decision-making, and advanced financial theory.

Packed with financial information, our master's course prepares you to navigate the financial markets and emerge as a skilled professional ready to make a significant impact in the industry.

Career prospects with a finance degree

According to a recent report by Prospects, 62.4% of finance and accountancy graduates were in full-time work in the UK 15 months after graduation, while 15.9% of finance graduates were working and studying (What do graduates do? 2023/24).

Of those in employment, 51.9% were employed in business, HR or finance, with job titles including chartered and certified accountants, finance and investment analysts, taxation experts, management consultants and business analysts.

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What can I do with a finance degree?

Studying finance can set you up for a range of finance careers in startups, multinational organisations, or as an entrepreneur.

In their 2024 Salary Guide, Robert Half list the most in-demand permanent finance and accounting jobs and their salary ranges as:

  • Financial analyst: £45,250 to £65,500

  • Financial controller: £67,750 to 90,250

  • Finance director/CFO: £84,250 to £205,00

  • Finance manager: 53,500 to £66,000

  • Management accountant: £49,500 to £58,000

With enough experience, you could go on to set up your own accounting business or financial management consultancy.

Why choose LIBF's finance degrees?

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Our online finance degrees give you the freedom to start studying finance on any day that suits you. Whether you choose full or part-time study, our finance courses are designed to suit your busy lifestyle. We also offer various funding options, including monthly, annual, or in-full payments, with fee reductions available for annual or in-full payments.

At LIBF, we prioritise individual support and guidance. Our expert Study Coaches and career advisors are dedicated to your success, providing personalised assistance every step of the way. With over 140 years of educational expertise and a Silver-rating for teaching excellence in (TEF, 2023), you can trust us to equip you with the key skills and financial information needed to thrive in your career.

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Contact us about our online degrees

If you have any queries about how to apply for our online degrees, or anything else, please contact our Study Advisors.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm UK time.

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