MSc/PgD/PgC Financial Management

General

Program Description

Course Overview

Pathways:

MSc Financial Management
MSc Financial Management (Change Management)
MSc Financial Management (Islamic Finance)
MSc Financial Management (Strategic Management)
MSc Financial Management (International Finance)
MSc Financial Management (Project Management)

The popular MSc Financial Management programme is suitable for anyone wishing to acquire knowledge within the realm of business, management and finance. The aim of the programme is enhance knowledge and understanding of finance, which can be applied to complex issues in order to improve business and management practice. The programme offers a suite of optional module and pathways, which will enable learners to tailor their programme to suit their individual needs and interest.

All the Finance based Masters programmes within the School of Management have full access to the Financial Times online and the opportunity to learn and carry out practical work in our dedicated, state-of-the-art Bloomberg Financial Lab. The virtual financial platform allows you to access and engage with live market data through applying practical evaluation and financial modelling. The programme also offers you an opportunity to gain the Bloomberg certificate - Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), which is widely recognised in the banking and financial industry.

Learning & Teaching

You will be taught by academically qualified and enthusiastic staff with research and consultancy experience and links to industry. Your high-quality learning experience comprises lectures and discussions supported by group work, presentations, statistical computer labs and case studies. All modules are also supported by Moodle, the virtual learning environment.

Employability & Careers

The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals shows no signs of abating over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. This demand has been instrumental in designing this flexible and challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability, the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is the module "Current Issues in Accounting, Banking & Finance".

The programme seeks to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher-level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". The programme includes a 20 credit optional Professional Work Experience module, which involves a minimum 4-week work placement to take place outside the teaching semesters. Students are expected to organise their own placement and all such placements must be substantive and at an appropriate level. These placements will involve "employer" input and must be approved by the Programme Director prior to commencement. Alternatively, students with appropriate managerial level experience within an appropriate field can apply for "Recognition of this Prior Experiential Learning".

The School of Management has opportunities for successful graduates to apply for M.Phil./ PhD study within the School.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree (normally of classification 2:1 or above) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business Studies with a substantive finance element, or:

Five years of relevant work experience in the field of finance, or:

Suitable professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS etc. In some instances, those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from several taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director.

In general terms, graduates from non-financial disciplines will not normally have the pre-existing skills set to succeed on the programme BUT such students are welcome to apply and such applications will be viewed on an individual basis.

Last updated October 2019

About the School

Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training op ... Read More

Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.???? Read less