This course has been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, research interests and career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance, treasury management or accountancy. It’s especially useful if you’re a graduate with little or no accounting experience, as it offers the opportunity to study modules which will cover this shortfall.
If you are a graduate member of a UK accountancy body, or an overseas equivalent, you may claim up to four exemptions from this Masters by applying for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning. This would enable you to complete the taught part of the course in one semester.
The course provides exemptions from 9 papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. The Westminster Business School is an ACCA Gold approved learning partner and is the only UK institution to offer this many ACCA exemptions on completion of a one-year course. Furthermore, graduates of the course have the chance to enter the the Gateway route of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). On successful completion of the Gateway examination, students will gain exemptions from 11 of the 16 CIMA examinations.
As a postgraduate finance student you will have access to the Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg computer system to monitor real-time financial market movements and trends. It’s a resource available to very few UK universities, and one which provides a modern and progressive teaching environment combining finance theory with practice.
A highlight for many students are the social events organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking with fellow students and alumni. Students on this course also benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
You can choose a total of three option modules – two or three from the following list, and a third module may be chosen from anywhere within the University, subject to the course leader’s approval.
As a Finance and Accounting MSc graduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in finance, banking, treasury management or accountancy, as well as general management and other senior finance-based positions. A number of our graduates have gone on to work for the "Big 4" accountancy firms.
Your exposure to the Financial Markets Suite simulated financial trading facility will mean you will be equipped in both the theory and practice of international finance.
Graduates of the course can apply to various professional accountancy bodies, which give exemptions on the basis of electives you have studied. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) allow graduates to go through a "Gateway" route. Successful completion of the Gateway exam grants 12 exemptions from CIMA's 17 examinations. You also have the opportunity to gain exemption from 9 papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations during this degree.
The Business Experience Team also offers full-time overseas postgraduate (MA, MSc, MBA) students the opportunity to take part in our WBS Mentoring Programme. We will match students with a senior professional (mentor) from their field of expertise to give them an exact insight into British working practices and policies. Experienced professionals in any business field share their career experiences and knowledge with students who may wish to venture down a similar path in the near future. Our mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds, including Marketing, General Management, Finance and Entrepreneurship. In addition, our mentors typically offer 3 hours of their time over a 3 month period to the mentee (student). In addition, to one-to-one meetings, students are encouraged to keep in touch with their mentor over email and telephone.
About 30% of all jobs in the UK’s financial services sector are for marketing and client-facing roles. The MSc in Finance and Marketing combines Exeter’s long tradition of excellent research-based finance teaching with a range of innovative marketing modules.
Designed for UK and international students alike, this cutting-edge programme will ensure that you are well placed to obtain a position in financial services, marketing or at the interface between the two.
You can study the programme in an intensive 9-month format, or over 12-months. With both formats, you will acquire the technical knowledge to understand how financial services products work, together with the marketing acumen necessary to compete +successfully in this highly competitive sector. The programme is especially appropriate for business and finance graduates wishing to specialise in marketing within banking and financial services as well as marketing graduates wanting to develop a career in the marketing and promotion of financial services.
The core modules in both formats are augmented by specialist optional modules which enable you to build up a knowledge base to suit your individual interests and relevant background.
If studying over 9-months, you select six optional modules. With the 12-month format you will undertake two to four optional modules in addition to the dissertation or work-based project. It is possible to tailor this programme to match your career goals and i) achieve Graduate Gateway status from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) or ii) apply for Associate Chartered Banker designation and attain Associate membership status with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) or follow an accelerated route to work towards Chartered Banker status.
Non-assessed intensive computing training covering Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Datastream/Eikon/Thomson ONE, MorningStar, S&P Capital IQ and other financial databases and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules.
The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/.
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation in the 12 month variant) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/ .
Previous examples of compulsory modules are as follows;
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With an emphasis on real-world skills and projects, this course has a strong vocational focus.
The MSc in Marketing is designed to develop your understanding and competence in marketing. You will study a range of core and developing topics in this customer-orientated business discipline. You will develop a strong understanding of how marketing interacts with and contributes to other key business areas within an organisation. Understanding customers, marketing communication, marketing research, international strategic marketing, e-marketing and brand marketing are all integral to this degree.
If you have a relevant postgraduate diploma or professional award (such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Postgraduate Diploma), then you may be able to join this programme at an advanced level.
From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.
Standard academic assignments are paired with employment-related, ‘problem–solving’ style assessments, allowing you to apply your theoretical understanding to real world challenges. You are provided with opportunities to work on real business scenarios in your modules.
The course culminates in a dissertation or a marketing case project, enabling you to specialise in an area of marketing that you find particularly interesting, and which you may wish to pursue in your marketing career. Assessment is 100% by coursework.
There are opportunities for graduates with a Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma, or equivalent, to enter this course at an advanced level. This means it is the perfect next step for those looking to further enhance their professional marketing qualifications.
Our teaching staff have a wealth of experience, having worked as senior marketers for a range of organisations and across a variety of sectors. Each having different marketing specialisms, they are research-active and are at the forefront of developments within the profession.
This course has a strong vocational focus and students are given opportunities to work on real business scenarios as part of their studies. As such, you will be able to put your learning into practice, tackling real-life business challenges.
The world of marketing offers a variety of careers in many types of organisation, of all sizes. Examples of the areas graduates can enter include market research, marketing management, marketing communications, brand management and customer relationship management.
Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Management (Finance) at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).
We offer an MSc Management (Finance) for students from any background who would like to work in business or management. The programme has been specifically designed with a clear focus on management in an interconnected global community. This programme in Management (Finance) covers core management concepts such as international marketing, operations management, global strategy, finance and international human resource management. To help you get the best from your studies, the Management (Finance) programme also includes an academic skills module that covers issues such as research methods, presentation skills, group dynamics and employability support.
- Generalist MSc Management - for you to create your own mix of specialist modules
- Marketing - focused on the challenges of global marketing activities
- Finance – for students interested in financial aspects of management
- Human Resource Management – focused on the challenges of leadership and managing a global work force
- Entrepreneurship – for students interested in the dynamics of starting their own business
- Operations and Supply Management – focused on the management of global operations and supply networks
- International Management – considers contemporary management practice in a global setting
- International Standards – focused on the role of internationals standards (such as ISO) in quality improvement
- Business Analytics – to equip students to work in the era of ‘big data’
- E-Business - investigates the challenges and opportunities of global information systems networks and e-commerce
- An enhanced specialist programme that may be completed in a single year
- All modules on the Management (Finance) programme are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
- Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
- A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take
- 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
- Access to the School of Management investment and trading simulation room to support in-depth understanding of finance in practice
- High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week
- Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
- Scholarships available for outstanding students
- Swansea is 3rd in the UK for international-ranked research outputs (REF 2014)
The MSc Management (Finance) is designed for students who are interested in finance or a finance career but who do not want to take a full Accounting & Finance degree scheme. Management (Finance) students pursue modules on advanced finance topics such as corporate finance, financial innovation and risk management, financial services and international financial management.
Modules on the Management (Finance) programme may include:
Managing Financial Resources
Human Resource Management
Principles of Corporate Finance
We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates including those from the Management (Finance) programme with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.
From the moment you arrive at the School of Management as a student on the Management (Finance) programme we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:
- Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
- Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
- In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
- Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
- Complete the Swansea Employability Award
- Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’
The School of Management comprises over 150 staff and more than 2000 students studying at the new £450million Bay Campus, with the School of Management building itself providing truly world-class facilities with an impressive communal Atrium, new teaching rooms, meeting room and IT equipment.
School of Management, alongside the Great Hall, also proudly offers high quality conferencing and event capacity all within half a mile of the M4 corridor, that has already attracted several high profile and key events during the short time that the Bay Campus has been open.
Through its enterprise and innovation activities of business engagement the School plans to focus on three global challenges: Health & Wellbeing, Digital Society and Sustainable Economies. The School of Management's aim is to deliver world-class education through collaboration, innovation and fresh thinking, and we pride ourselves on the outstanding student experience on offer here at the School of Management ensuring a rich learning environment, while also developing our staff in line with Swansea University's wider ambition to anchor and underpin everything we do with a core set of values.
School of Management aspires to be known globally as a centre for educational excellence, working in partnership with other Swansea University departments and organisations to create joint programmes that reflect the skillsets required by an evolving workplace.
Our Master's programme in Marketing and Management covers core business practices and marketing principles, giving you the range of competencies you need to become marketing professional or pursue a management career with a specialism in marketing.
You do not need to have a first degree in business, marketing or management; the programme is designed for those seeking to build a broad knowledge base in order to launch their career, change career direction, or take the next step in an existing career.
You’ll develop a critical understanding of management subjects including:
You’ll also build key marketing knowledge and skills, including:
About our students
Find out about our MSc student cohort, broken down by nationality, age, and the level of award achieved.
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".
"The MSc taught me to become a high standard marketing professional. This degree and the career service support during the course really helped me achieve my goals"
Mart Postma, Junior Brand Manager for Heineken
This programme is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the multiple disciplines of marketing and management, underpinned by the main concepts and theories. The programme contains an international dimension. The aim is to produce fully rounded managers with an emphasis on marketing by combining marketing theory and practice with a detailed treatment of other subjects concerned with the management of organisations.
The programme is summatively assessed by a mixture of written examinations, assessed coursework, case studies, group projects and multimedia presentations.
Assessment is integrated with learning and teaching to support and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for individual modules and the programme as a whole.
Emphasis is place on the feedback function of formative assessment as part of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy as a whole.
The MSc provides students with the opportunity to enter or boost their careers in both marketing and general management.
Typical roles include marketing management, business development, brand management, product management, account management, PR and communications, media marketing, consultancy and self-employment.
Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).
These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.
Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including: interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities.
You'll be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor, who will provide you with personal guidance and support.
Module leaders and tutors are accessible, providing office hours and appointments in order to support your learning beyond class contact.
The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.
The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area
These are in addition to the wide range of students support that are offered by the University of Bradford at the City Campus.
The strong research culture of the School of Management faculty informs the teaching and learning of our students.
Our extensive industry networks provide the avenue for application of this knowledge.
The MSc Strategic Marketing programme has been developed in response to the increasing global focus on marketing as a highly strategic management function.
During the programme you will examine marketing fundamentals, explore a range of topics in advanced marketing and strategy, understand the critical role of technology as a marketing challenge and opportunity, and apply this knowledge in the context of established companies and entrepreneurial ventures. Technology is an integral part of our programme. A range of teaching innovations will enhance your learning and bring digital media, particularly social media, into the classroom.
You will be required to study 13 taught modules. Each module builds on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. In the autumn and spring term you will study modules designed to equip you with practical tools for the application of marketing strategies in key areas such as pricing and branding. Core modules include:
• Consumer Behaviour
• Contemporary Marketing Practice I
• Contemporary Marketing Practice II
• Marketing Strategy and Finance
• Digital Marketing
• Integrated Marketing Communications
• Marketing Analytics
• Quantitative Services Marketing
• Marketing Decision Making
• Relationship Marketing
• Strategic Product Management
In the Summer term you will study how to apply leading edge strategies to marketing plan development and implementation. You will take part in an exciting Marketing Consulting Project for a real client organisation, develop a clear multi‑channel marketing plan for the Marketing Plan Competition and write a 5,000 word unsupervised report on a current strategic marketing topic.