MSc

Management and Finance

Our Management and Finance degree is designed for students who want to carry a sound grasp of business finance into a career in management.

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.

Typical Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.  Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.

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Course Overview

If you want to leverage your numeric knowledge and develop your management and leadership understanding, then this programme has been designed for you. Exploring financial and general management methods, frameworks and models you will build an impressive theoretical knowledge and understanding but with an additional focus on practical delivery aligned to organisation and individual effectiveness.

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. 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. 

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.

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Careers

By studying this degree you will develop your understanding of organisational behaviour and structure, and be able to research, interpret and use business and financial data. You will also develop your problem-solving, decision-making, analytical and creative thinking skills, in addition to teamworking, time management and organisational skills.

Potential careers include:

  • 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 include:

  • 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.

Course Content

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.

Modules include:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • International Business Environment
  • International Financial Markets and Investments
  • International Strategy and Operations
  • Managerial Reports
  • People and Organisations.

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