MSc Finance - Tanzania

University of Strathclyde Business School

Program Description
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MSc Finance - Tanzania

University of Strathclyde Business School

Why this course?

The MSc in Finance is offered in conjunction with the Institution of Finance Management (IFM) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:

  • corporate finance
  • security analysis
  • portfolio management
  • options and futures
  • treasury management
  • the functioning of financial institutions and markets
  • financial decision-taking in the public sector

If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We’ll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems.

The programme provides you with:

  • a good understanding of financial theory and analysis
  • an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions
  • a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis
  • the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course in:
  • financial management
  • international finance
  • international banking
  • security analysis
  • portfolio management
  • options
  • futures & other derivatives
  • an appreciation of recent developments in the financial markets, particularly the derivative markets
  • the ability to identify and analyse problems, consider alternative approaches and choose appropriate solutions
  • various transferable skills in:
  • problem solving
  • data analysis
  • statistical analysis
  • model building
  • the critical evaluation of theory and practice
  • the use of spreadsheets and other software packages
  • information collection
  • report writing
  • the communication of ideas and analysis
  • presentational techniques
  • research activities

The Department of Accounting & Finance has been ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide for 2013 and the Sunday Times Guide. Facilities

Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students.

The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.

Course content

Part-time structure

Semester 1

  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance

Semester 2

  • Principles of Finance
  • International Financial Markets & Banking

Semester 3

  • Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications

And one from the following:

  • Security Analysis
  • Management Accounting

Semester 4

Derivatives & Treasury Management And one from the following:

  • Portfolio Theory & Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Empirical Methods in Finance

Semester 5:

  • Empirical Research Projects/dissertation

Full-time structure

The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. The research component of the course will take up the third semester.

Compulsory classes

Semester 1

  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • International Financial Markets & Banking

Semester 2

  • Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications
  • Derivatives & Treasury Management

Optional classes (choose two)

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Security Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Portfolio Theory & Management

Semester 3

  • Empirical Research Projects

Assessment

The examinations for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in which they are offered.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies, maths, statistics or computing.

Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis. Further information can be found at Strathclyde Equivalence.

For students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here.

You must able able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2014 at the Institute of Finance Management in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Fees & funding

How do I apply?

You must be offered a place on the MSc in Finance at IFM before you submit a scholarship application.

Applications for the MSc in Finance should be submitted directly to the University of Strathclyde to allow us to assess your academic suitability.

You should contact Barbara Baillie, the course administrator, to receive information on how to proceed with an application to the Strathclyde M.Sc. in Finance. Any questions for IFM should be directed to Dr Imanueli Mnzava - kids.mnzava@gmail.com.

Careers

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:

  • corporate finance
  • security analysis
  • portfolio management
  • options and futures
  • treasury management
  • the functioning of financial institutions and markets
  • financial decision-taking in the public sector
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 8, 2015
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