The MSc in Financial Management is a comprehensive and rigorous programme that focuses on key areas in accounting and corporate finance. It is designed for graduates interested in following a career in the finance sector.
Studying the theories underlying financial management practices allows students to recognise the financial behaviours of corporations. An understanding of the practices of this course will equip students with the knowledge and comprehension necessary to apply this knowledge to real-world business situations. Our programme lays special emphasis on the disciplines of accounting and corporate finance.
Learning will be through a combination of lectures, set reading, class discussions, group-work assignments, problem-solving in tutorials and case studies. In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will take induction and core courses. During the second term (Jan-May) students will have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug).
A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including Cairn Energy, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life, Procter & Gamble and Deloitte.
The success of our MSc in Financial Management is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Hugely respected by employers, our programme provides the perfect learning experience with access to world-class academics and courses that are underpinned by real world insights. Apart from being suitable for those who enter a business career, it is also a valuable preparation for further research at PhD level.
Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.
You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.
An undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, business studies or economics is normally required.
Applicants with an Honours degree in a non-related subject will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate a high standard of ability and motivation for the programme.
The MSc in Financial Management is a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas in accounting and corporate finance. It is designed for graduates interested in following a career in the finance function of a company, in the accounting profession, in business analysis or in management consultancy practice.
Students who undertake this programme will be able to:
- Apply theories of accounting and corporate finance.
- Apply treasury management and corporate finance techniques.
- Critically evaluate the financial controls of an organisation.
- Understand, apply and critically evaluate financial accounting techniques.
- Understand, apply and critically evaluate management accounting techniques.
- Demonstrate time management.
- Work effectively as part of a team.
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Last updated September 23, 2015