Global Financial Management - MSc

The MSc Global Financial Management programme has been developed in response to the considerable worldwide demand from students wishing to follow a career in financial management. Since the launch in 2000 graduates has demonstrated success in a variety of careers, confirming the programmes potential to enhance employability in an ever increasing competitive market.

To ensure that the programme is up to date an extensive review has just taken place, part of which was to benchmark the content against syllabuses of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA).

Who is the programme for?

Opportunities for careers in financial management are considerable and varied. The programme is designed to build upon existing knowledge of financial management. The programme, therefore, seeks to recruit graduates who already hold a first degree in finance, financial management or a degree in a business where there is considerable financial management content. Students with professional qualifications in accounting and finance will also be considered. Personal commitment to both subject and personal development is very important if students are to gain maximum benefit from the programme.

Programme Content

Newcastle Business School has chosen a focus on investment, performance management and risk management. There are number of reasons for this, firstly Newcastle Business School’s learning and teaching philosophy is concerned with the application of theory, thereby ensuring programmes are more relevant to today’s business, secondly the content has been benchmarked against professional standards, again ensuring relevance and thirdly, former graduates have enjoyed considerable career success, applying knowledge and expertise from the programme.

Financial management themes contained within the modules are:

* International corporate finance and money markets
* Risk management and the use of financial instruments
* Mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, management buy-outs
* Strategic investment decisions and risk in multinationals
* Performance measurement and management - individual companies and portfolios
* Ethical behaviour and corporate governance

Financial management is explored within a global framework and students will make extensive use of data available through the University's library databases and other data available on the web.

Career Opportunities

Some examples of employment which demonstrate the range of opportunities available to graduates include analyst in stockbrokers, manager of poor performing debts in a bank, trainee manager within the treasury function of an international company, recruitment consultant specialising in finance personnel, university lecturer studying for a PhD.

Distinctive Characteristics

The programme builds upon existing financial management knowledge and expertise and has an enviable record of proven career success. Global financial management students also have access to the Bloomberg suite, 1 of only 9 in the country.

Students have direct use of data, info and analytics. Students with industry experience could opt to study the Global Certification Programme accreditable by Bloomberg University.

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