MSc

Management and Finance

Key Facts

Course Code N208
  • Qualification

    MSC

  • Typical Course Length

    1 Year

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The MSc in Management and Finance is designed for participants who want to carry a sound grasp of business finance into a career in management. You will study management theories and methods in depth, and you will gain a strong academic and practical understanding of individual and organisational behaviour. You will develop a sound and sophisticated grasp of all aspects of business finance, to provide a solid foundation for a future professional career in financial management or in the financial sector.

Overview

As a student on the MSc in Management and Finance, you will study international strategy and operations management including the international supply chain: an increasingly important aspect of business opportunities worldwide. The programme also includes coverage of human resource management and organisational behaviour. 

In recent times, the terms on which businesses can access credit and finance have become more stringent and more difficult to predict. It is crucial for business managers and entrepreneurs to develop a sound and sophisticated grasp of all aspects of business finance. In corporate finance, you will build an in-depth understanding of the financing options available to companies and their tax implications, the choice of a company’s capital structure, evaluation of the company’s cost of capital and its relevance to investment decisions, measurement and evaluation of financial performance, and dividend policy. You will also study equity instruments, bonds and other fixed-income instruments, derivatives, and risk management.

Course Details

Duration:

One year full-time. The academic year (September to September) is divided into three semesters: September to January; January to June; June to September.

Assessment:

Assessment takes the form of; research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete a MSc dissertation worth 60 credits, which deals with an area of chosen study in the third semester. 

Entry Requirements:

A good Honours Degree (or its equivalent) plus satisfactory references from your University. Previous experience in a relevant subject is necessary.

English Language Requirements:

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.

Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must obtain IELTS 6.0, or equivalent in a University-recognised alternative qualification or test of academic English language proficiency. For further information please see our English Language requirements page

Course Fees:

Please see the tuition fee pages for current tuition fees. Please note that all fees are subject to an annual increase.

Funding:

Funding opportunities may be available, please check our funding calculator for details.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Financial Analysis and Decision Making ABM1120 20
International Financial Markets and Investments ABM1220 20
Advanced Corporate Finance ABM1320 20
International Business Environment ABM3220 20
International Strategy and Operations ABM5220 20
People and Organizations ABM5320 20
Managerial Reports ABM5560 60

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

Potential careers:

  • Chartered Accountant;
  • Chartered Certified Accountant;
  • Chartered Management Accountant;
  • Chartered Public Finance accountant;
  • Investment Analysis;
  • Financial Risk Analyst;
  • Actuary;
  • Civil Service;
  • Diplomatic Service;
  • Local Government.

Transferable skills:

  • Understanding organisational behaviour and structure;
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data;
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes;
  • The ability to communicate clearly written and spoken;
  • Effective problem solving;
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills;
  • Decision-making;
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Time-management and organisational skills;
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance.

Learning & Teaching

You will be taught by expert academic staff across lectures, tutorials and seminars. In addition to individual essays and written exams in some modules, students are assessed on other activities that require report-writing, presentation and research skills.

Semester One:

  • International Financial Markets and Investments
  • Corporate Finance
  • People and Organisations

Semester Two:

  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • International Business Environment
  • International Strategy and Operations

A final dissertation will also need to be submitted for completion.