Why study MSc Financial Management at Birmingham?
You will be able to study a wide variety of topics that will prepare you for a global career, including international and ethics focused modules. Modules with an international focus include Foreign Exchange Markets, International Treasury Management. Ethics focused modules include Ethics, Governance, and Regulation in Treasury.
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You will have access to our state-of-the-art Bloomberg training suite, where you will learn software which is widely used in the sector, preparing you for your professional career. The trading room provides a unique simulation of the daily workings of the financial sector from the perspective of investors on the trading floor. This includes dealing with high frequency market data, constantly updated news and reports, and a wide range of graphical and statistical tools that help investors make sense of the daily changes in the financial world. Apart from the Bloomberg Trading Room and database, you will also have access to databases such as WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Capital IQ, BoardEx, Morningstar, BankFocus, CSMAR, Datastream, Thomson One, and FAME.
You can take part in an annual trip to the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and observe detailed demonstrations by the experienced staff of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on how trading takes place in one of the largest and most liquid stock exchanges in the world.
You have the opportunity to take part in the award-winning Future Leaders Certificate. This extra-curricular programme gives you the chance to work on an exciting virtual live project set by a multi-national company. The Future Leaders Certificate enables you to better understand the impact technology is having on the business world and the implications for your own career.
This programme has a pathway which support students to achieve two ACT professional qualifications. The ACT pathway covers 80% of the materials required in the examinations. By choosing the optional modules linked to the accreditation and completing the extra requirements, you will receive the Certificate in Treasury (CertT) and the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals (CertTF), as well as your MSc in Financial Management.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for graduates who have some mathematical experience who want to work in the financial sector.
A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. You must have obtained good grades in mathematical related modules at undergraduate level.
GCE A-Level grade D or better or overseas equivalent in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics or Statistics can be considered for meeting the mathematical module requirement. If you would like A-Level (or equivalent) qualifications to be considered as part of your application, please upload evidence of these results when making an application. We can only consider these qualifications if they are submitted as part of the admissions application.
Corporate Financial Management
Financial Modelling Techniques
Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
Ethics, Governance and Regulation in Treasury
Choose two modules from the following:
Alternative Finance (Including Islamic Finance)
International Financial Management
International Treasury Management
Risk Analysis and Management
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
Assessments focus on real-world challenges and help you to develop self-confidence to deal with the global investment and finance communities. Assessment methods include a combination of case studies, participative exercises, interactive lectures, presentations, written exams and group projects.
You will benefit from a hands-on teaching and learning approach, providing you with a unique educational experience and allowing you to enhance your competitiveness in the financial world. Teaching methods include a mix of lectures, seminars, and classes. External speakers with a wide range of industry expertise are regularly invited to deliver guest lectures. Audio-visual materials ranging from video presentations to interviews with industry experts are also an integral part of the teaching.
Alan Walters 360 tour
Applications to this programme will be closed to China-domiciled applicants after 15 December 2020. We are not able to consider applications for 2021 made after this date.
1 July 2021 is the application deadline for international students applying through the student route who wish to study in the United Kingdom.
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