Start dates: September, January, May
Working in a large, modern, international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who have not only a sound knowledge and understanding of the various parts of a business but those who are quick learners and team players with leadership potential. The MSc Business with Financial Management programme will give students both the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles.The programme has been developed for recent graduates in non-business disciplines who wanted to add a business dimension to their undergraduate specialism and as such has been a very popular course. To be successful in this programme, you will need enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to not only work hard but learn new ways of thinking. We also expect you to show initiative and be able to work independently.The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis. These modules also guide you towards the achievement of the generic postgraduate goals of strategic awareness, developing leadership potential and understanding the theory and practice of international business. In the second semester, you will be given the opportunity to specialise in Financial Management. In the remainder of the programme, you will complete your research and write up of your dissertation.
Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself. Graduates on the programme have joined a wide range of businesses, including graduate training schemes. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.
This course is also available as MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice, offering an internship opportunity, giving you the experience of the workplace environment and a valuable opportunity to put your learning into practice. The internship will take place between your second and final semester, and it may be paid or unpaid.
Who would this Course suit?
The programme has been developed for recent graduates in non-business disciplines who wanted to add a business dimension to their undergraduate specialism.
A first degree, equivalent to a 2.2 honours classification. Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered. As there is some statistics taught during the programme, applicants should possess a mathematics qualification equivalent to a GCSE grade B. Plus one of the following:
International/English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.
A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assist you.
Our Northumbria University London Campus is run in partnership with QA Higher Education – a UK higher education provider. All of our programmes at the London Campus are validated by the University and taught by QA Higher Education and University staff.