MSc Financial Management
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
October & January
• A lower second class honours degree or higher in an appropriate subject.
• International students: equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification.
• Candidates with other degrees are welcome to apply provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of experience.
• Candidates without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. If you don
Further academic study at postgraduate level including MPhil, DBA, PhD or professional career.
This course is an excellent preparation for a financial career in banking, insurance, pensions, privatisation, and funds management. Recent graduates have found employment in areas such as corporate finance, financial analysis, credit analysis, commercial lending, financial consulting, risk management and investment banking.
You will submit a 15,000-word dissertation, accompanied by a 2,000-word research proposal, and will also be assessed through exams, essays, reports and case studies. You will receive regular feedback on your work. Some coursework will be done in groups.
Aims of the programme
The programme aims to:
Main learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
On completion of this programme the successful student will have knowledge and understanding of:
Cognitive (thinking) skills
On completion of this programme the successful student will be able to:
On completion of the programme the successful student will be able to:
What you will learn from modules of this MSc
This module aims to develop identification, understanding and critical evaluation of the problems that are commonly faced by corporate decision makers using the relevant conceptual framework. The module examines the techniques that have been developed in applied corporate finance, together with a critical appreciation of the interaction between financial decision-making and capital market behaviour.
Corporate Governance and Accountability
This module examines the evolution of corporate governance and accountability mechanisms from theoretical and practical viewpoints. More specifically, topical issues in corporate governance and social reporting are covered to elevate students understanding of how such mechanisms can be applied to enhance corporate accountability. In doing so, the module highlights the significance of corporate transparency and how it links with corporate accountability. High profile cases of corporate failure and other relevant cases are critically discussed and evaluated to draw attention to the issues discussed in the module.
The module aims to provide students with an awareness and understanding of various theories, knowledge, and financial tools an entrepreneur needs including business plan, financial management tools, financing a new venture, valuing ventures, process of going public, capital budgeting and measuring financial performance to start, build, and harvest a successful venture.
Financial Analysis and Valuation
Financial analysis and valuation provides students with an understanding of how investors and corporate financiers use corporate reports and other publicly available information to assess the overall stability as well as the future prospects and valuation of companies.
Financial Data Analysis
This module aims to provide an overview of research methodology, develop quantitative analytical skills and provide training for data analysis using the IBM SPSS software. Specific aims include: summarising data findings, hypotheses testing statistical inference, develop simple models draw supportable conclusions.
Financial and Management Accounting
This module aims to provide a critical understanding of the financial accounting and management accounting techniques and practices and their relevance to contemporary business. The relevant concepts and theories, together with a range emerging issues will be presented and critically evaluated.
The module provides students with the opportunity to select their own specialised research topic in the area of financial management and work under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Students will be expected to apply relevant theoretical frameworks and research methodologies/methods whilst conducting their research. The module requires students to independently plan, organise, and coherently produce a limited but a well-researched work.
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