The Master in Finance prepares fund managers and professional investment analysts for entrance into the banking and finance sector. The course examines the principles of financing and investment decisions and their impact across a broad range of contemporary management concerns.
As part of the Finance specialisation, master students explore:
- classical and contemporary corporate financing approaches with respect to multinational firms in developed and developing markets;
- the viability and appropriateness of corporate mergers or acquisitions through evaluation and analysis;
- value assessment and enterprise value;
- risk management and different theories and approaches for the multinational enterprise;
- the necessity for new approaches to dealing with geographically dispersed groups of individuals as well as other resources in international project management.
- conceptual thinking, critical analysis, and the implementation of strategic action;
- advanced communication and interpersonal skills;
- in-depth critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts and models and the integration of theory and practice in a variety of contexts;
- advanced enquiry and research skills, holistic thinking, integration and synthesis;
- team working and motivational skills;
- inner responsibility and self-inspection skills required for effective leadership.
The Master programme is a 12-15 month course. All of the ESE postgraduate master degree programmes are taught in English and have a standard 210 UK credit structure (105 ECTS credits). Completion of the master’s programme necessitates:
- full-time, compulsory attendance
- internship placements
- a final dissertation
5 core courses, common to all master students, regardless of specialisation.
6 specialisation courses in finance.
In this third phase of the programme, students will complete a three-month internship in a sector relevant to their chosen specialisation and a report based on their experience.
The dissertation is the capstone module of the modular MSc. Once the students have completed the three phases listed above they will concentrate on their dissertation.
The scholarship is awarded by the ESE as a partial deduction from the annual tuition fee. Each student profile is considered individually. This scholarship is based on both the academic merit and need of the student applicant. It is therefore important that scholarship applications provide a complete profile of the student's personal, professional and/or academic merits.
To apply for the ESE Scholarship students must complete the scholarship application form and send it together with the master’s application form and documents, including a financial statement, to the ESE admissions office where they wish to study.
To maintain their scholarship award students must demonstrate continued academic excellence throughout their studies at ESE. For more information about the scholarship, please contact the ESE centre of interest.
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