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1 University of Glasgow Department of Accounting and Finance Professor Jo Danbolt Professor of Finance Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences

2 One of the longest established departments of Accounting and Finance in the UK (Johnstone Smith Chair of Accountancy, 1925). Currently 18 academic staff, including 6 Professors. Located in the main, historic, university building, in newly refurbished accommodation. Department of Accounting and Finance

3 Glasgow University was rated 1st in Scotland (and 5th in UK) for Accounting and Finance research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. In recent studies based on publications in 19/24 top accounting journals, department rated: –7th of 253 European Universities –6th in UK and 34th overall of 1,087 institutions world-wide. Excellence in Research

4 Long tradition of positive relations with Russian Universities Departmental Links with Russia Led to many Russian-speaking students attending Masters degree and succeed. Have Russian-speaking member of staff Glasgow University strong in Slavonic studies.

5 Department ranked –4th in the UK in The Independent “Good University Guide” –6th in UK in The Times Excellence in Teaching and Student Support National Student Survey – 95% of students overall satisfied with quality of course. Scores particularly high for “Staff good at explaining things” and “Staff enthusiastic about what they are teaching”. International Student Barometer – 86% of international students would recommend university.

6 Long- established programmes Master of Accounting (MAcc) in International Accounting and Financial Management Master of Finance (MFin) in International Finance. New programmes from 2009 MSc in International Financial Analysis MSc in International Corporate Finance and Banking Taught Postgraduate Programmes

7 Strong international theme to all programmes. Research-led teaching, combining academic literature with practice. MAcc and MFin long-established and well-known programmes, with excellent reputation. MAcc and MFin are very popular, particularly with overseas students. Annual enrolment around 150 students in total. Taught Postgraduate Programmes

8 All programmes 12 months full- time All programmes comprise 6 taught courses and a dissertation. Structure and Content 3 courses during autumn semester 3 courses during spring semester 10, ,000 word dissertation over summer.

9 All programmes contain a Dissertation, and a supporting course in Research Methods. Dissertation The dissertation topic will be strongly associated to the aims of the degree programme. It will be completed in the period from June to September. A staff supervisor is appointed to students for their dissertation.

10 Semester 1: –International Financial Accounting for MNCs –International Corporate Finance –Statistics for Business Research Semester 2: –Management Accounting –Issues in Accounting Research –Choice of either Advanced Issues in Corporate Reporting Accounting and Business Ethics MAcc

11 Semester 1: –International Corporate Finance. –International Capital Markets. –Statistics for Business Research. Semester 2 : –International Financial Management –International Banking and Financial Markets –Choice of either International Financial Analysis Financial Regulation and Ethics MFin

12 Semester 1: –International Corporate Finance. –International Capital Markets. –Statistics for Business Research. MSc in IFA (New for 2009) Semester 2: –International Financial Analysis. –Financial Reporting and Strategy. –Economics for Financial Analysis.

13 Semester 1: –International Corporate Finance. –International Capital Markets. –Statistics for Business Research Semester 2: –Financial Regulation and Ethics –International Banking and Financial Markets –International Financial Management. MSc in ICFB (New for 2009)

14 Typically a combination of written coursework and examinations. Weighting varies, normally 25% coursework and 75% examination. Assessment For all programmes, students will sit six unseen written examinations. Three in December, and three in April/May. Awards of Degree with Merit or Distinction available for those students achieving good results.

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