At the heart of every nation’s economy, finance offers a world of interesting, challenging and highly lucrative careers. This makes competition for jobs intense, especially in financial management. Our MSc is designed for graduates with a quantitative background who have limited knowledge of accounting, economics or finance. It provides the knowledge and skills you need to work in the finance sector as well as those that can give you a significant edge in this competitive global sector.
The finance sector is at the heart of the economy of every nation. The jobs there are interesting, challenging and highly lucrative. However, competition for the jobs is often very intense, especially in the area of financial management. This programme equips students with a broader, deeper, range of the knowledge and skills required for the jobs than any of its kind currently available - a valuable competietive advantage.
Students graduating from this programme will gain:
- A critical knowledge of corporate finance and foreign exchange markets;
- The ability to interpret and analyse financial statements;
- The ability to use a wide range of financial modelling techniques to analyse data, conduct research and forecast variables;
- Critical knowledge of the literature on entrepreneurial finance;
- Skills for valuing securities, managing risks, and managing treasury departments;
- A firm grounding in the research training and skills needed for starting a PhD course.
These knowledge and skills are in high demand in banks, insurance companies, stock broking firms and other industries in the finance sector. They are also in high demand in the treasury departments of many local and multinational companies.
ACT Accredited University
Birmingham Business School, at the University of Birmingham, has been named as an ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY for the professional qualifications awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). All students graduating from the MSc Financial Management programme will, in addition to their degree qualification, be able to gain the ACT’s professional qualifications – the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals and Certificate in Treasury - if they meet the required criteria either through exemption or further study. ACT qualifications are recognised as the global standard for treasury and are an indicator that those holding them are qualified to work in treasury roles in both local and multinational organisations.
Birmingham Business School is currently the first and only ACT ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY under their new qualifications programme at this time.
A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. Applicants must have a pass mark (or a pass grade) in any quantitative subject (such as econometrics, statistics, mathematics, physics, or any other relevant module) for at least two terms on the bachelor’s degree programme, or any pass grade at GCE A-Level in mathematics, further mathematics, statistics or physics. If you would like A Level mathematics, further mathematics, statistics or physics to be considered as part of your application, please upload evidence of these results when making an application.
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Last updated July 18, 2016