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The finance sector is at the heart of the economy of every nation. The jobs there are interesting, challenging and highly lucrative. Read more
The finance sector is at the heart of the economy of every nation. The jobs there are interesting, challenging and highly lucrative. However, competition for the jobs is often very intense, especially in the area of financial management. This programme equips students with a broader, deeper, range of the knowledge and skills required for the jobs than any of its kind currently available - a valuable competitive advantage.

Students graduating from this programme will gain:

A critical knowledge of corporate finance and foreign exchange markets;
The ability to interpret and analyse financial statements;
The ability to use a wide range of financial modelling techniques to analyse data, conduct research and forecast variables;
Critical knowledge of the literature on entrepreneurial finance;
Skills for valuing securities, managing risks, and managing treasury departments;
A firm grounding in the research training and skills needed for starting a PhD course.
These knowledge and skills are in high demand in banks, insurance companies, stock broking firms and other industries in the finance sector. They are also in high demand in the treasury departments of many local and multinational companies

ACT Accredited University

Birmingham Business School, at the University of Birmingham, has been named as an ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY for the professional qualifications awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). All students graduating from the MSc Financial Management programme will, in addition to their degree qualification, be able to gain the ACT’s professional qualifications – the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals and Certificate in Treasury - if they meet the required criteria either through exemption or further study. ACT qualifications are recognised as the global standard for treasury and are an indicator that those holding them are qualified to work in treasury roles in both local and multinational organisations.

About the Birmingham Business School

At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the; insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies. We put people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.

Consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group of global business schools.

Birmingham Business School is already globally renowned for the quality of our research and teaching. With students representing over 60 countries currently studying at our main campus, our courses being taught in a range of international business schools, and an international faculty and global alumni community of around 23,000 graduates, we have a global footprint that ensures worldwide impact.

Our dedication to providing our students with a rich educational experience within our Business School has led to increased investment in our career services and corporate relations programme. This will further enhance the already excellent career prospects of our graduates, with additional opportunities for project work and internships with leading global businesses.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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This course is ideal if you are graduate wanting to develop a career in banking and insurance, financial consulting and regulation, and supervision and compliance. Read more
This course is ideal if you are graduate wanting to develop a career in banking and insurance, financial consulting and regulation, and supervision and compliance. It gives you a broad foundation for career advancement and prepares you for further study with key professional bodies. We aim this course at:
-Recent graduates in business, management, accounting law, economics, finance, and the natural sciences, wishing to differentiate themselves in the job market.
-Those already employed in the field who wish to strengthen their career prospects.
-Those who wish to follow a career in research and education.
-Those employed or seeking a career in financial regulation, supervision and compliance.
-Those employed or seeking a career in financial journalism.

The immediate value of this course to present or potential employers is its relevance in the job market. Designed with input from financial institutions, a distinctive feature of the course is its focus on present-day national and global developments in banking and financial markets. You study these developments alongside financial practice and theory based on current research.

This course is linked with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). During the course you study the ACT International Treasury Management certificate as part of the international treasury management module. The Certificate in International Treasury Management (CertITM) provides a fundamental understanding of the core elements of treasury and financial risk management. It combines the technical and practical skills necessary for professionals working in international finance. If you successfully complete the CertITM and this course you are eligible for direct entry onto the MCT advanced diploma, subject to work experience.

You can find careers in retail or corporate banking, fund management, financial markets and financial regulation and compliance.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-banking-and-finance

Professional recognition

If you hold the Sheffield Hallam MSc in Banking and Finance, you are eligible for direct entry to the MCT programme with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Course structure

Full time. September start – typically 12 months. January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months.

Semester One – Postgraduate Certificate
-Finance
-Methods of enquiry
-Banking and financial markets
-Financial risk management

Semester Two – Postgraduate Diploma
-International treasury management.
-Risk management in banking.
-Financial regulation and supervision

Options (one from)
-Corporate finance
-Islamic banking
-Fund management
-Consultancy project 1
-Global business strategy

Semester Three – MSc
-Research methods
-Dissertation

Assessment: coursework, examinations, dissertation.

Other admission requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English. If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

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Designed in consultation with industry practitioners and professional bodies, this course prepares you for a career in financial services. Read more
Designed in consultation with industry practitioners and professional bodies, this course prepares you for a career in financial services. As well as completing a masters you also develop the technical and practical skills and knowledge needed to pass the ACT CertITM, an internationally recognised industry qualification.

The course aims to develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the key products, investment strategies and risks present in financial markets. It is ideal for individuals wishing to work in financial markets and investment and wanting to progress their career rapidly. We have consulted industry practitioners and professional bodies to ensure that it prepares you for a career in financial services. The financial services industry is a fast paced and dynamic area to work in with a strong and identifiable career path.
The dissertation allows you to focus upon a subject that interests you, contributing to career development.

Sheffield Business School has a diverse mix of cultures with students from the UK, Asia, India, Pakistan, Africa, the EU and North and Central America. This multicultural environment provides a great opportunity for developing mutual activities and improving cross-cultural understanding among students.

This course is linked with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). During the course you study the ACT Certificate in International Treasury Management (CertITM) as part of the international treasury management module. The CertITM provides a fundamental understanding of the core elements of treasury and financial risk management. It combines the technical and practical skills necessary for professionals working in international finance. If you successfully complete the CertITM and this course, you are eligible for direct entry onto the MCT advanced diploma, subject to work experience.

You can take professional exams whilst you are in the UK. However costs vary and fees would be on top of your normal course fees.

See website for further details: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-finance-and-investment

Course structure

September start – typically 12 months
January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months
Typical modules may include
Semester One
-Finance
-Methods of enquiry
-Banking and financial markets
-Financial risk management

Semester Two
-Financial regulation and supervision
-Fund management
-Advanced portfolio management

Option modules
One from a selection including: corporate finance, financial analysis, Islamic banking, global business strategy, consultancy project 1, international treasury management*

*If you choose the international treasury management module there is an ACT registration fee, which you are charged separately for. This is in addition to the course fees.

Semester Three
-Research methods
-Dissertation

Assessment
-Assessment methods include examinations, phase tests, individual assignments, group work tasks

Other admission requirements

-We consider applicants without these academic qualifications dependant on personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications.
-Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English, such as an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills.
-If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English. If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

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The Masters in Financial Management has recently been recognised by the CFA Institute in their University Recognition Program. Read more
The Masters in Financial Management has recently been recognised by the CFA Institute in their University Recognition Program.

This means that our graduates can be confident that they have gained a quality assured, industry standard qualification which is well recognised and respected in today’s financial management sector. New modules include: Alternative Investments and Portfolio Investment & Wealth Management.

The course will develop your analytical skills and teach you to evaluate theory and implement procedures within the corporate sector and financial institutions. It prepares you for roles in financial institutions, stock broking, investment and portfolio management, and in the business sector within the treasury and corporate finance departments of companies.

Visit the website https://www.rgu.ac.uk/business-management-and-accounting/study-options/postgraduate/financial-management

Course detail

You will learn to use various models and techniques for analysing the complex issues which arise during the business decision-making process. Communication, presentation, numeracy, IT and group interaction skills will also be enhanced.

Stage 1

•Financial Information and Decision Making
•Finance Theory
•Financial Institutions and Markets
•Quantitative Methods for Finance

Exit Award: PgCert Financial Management

Stage 2

•Alternative Investments
•Portfolio Investment and Wealth Management
•Corporate Financial Management
•Research Methods

Exit Award: PgDip Financial Management

Stage 3

•Dissertation

Award: MSc Financial Management

Full-time Study

In full time mode, you will attend on-campus and learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These provide a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team teams on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

Part-time Study

Our part-time delivery mode combines aspects of distance learning and on-campus delivery. You will benefit from the support of the virtual learning environment but also face-to-face interaction with tutors and classmates.

Teaching and Expertise

Staff are drawn from a range of pure research and commercial business backgrounds. For example, several are members of UK Accounting Institutes and nationally recognised for their participation at senior level in bodies such as the Expert Review Group of CIMA. Research plays a vital role in underpinning all levels of teaching and the curriculum. Our students are made aware of the research being undertaken through access to published output and invitation to research seminars. Students have the opportunity to have their dissertation supervised by an active researcher.

The Aberdeen Business School has excellent industry links e.g. with Exxon Mobil and Aberdeen Asset Management. External specialist presenters in areas such Fund Management, Investment Banking and Treasury are regularly invited to speak to our students.

Placements and accreditations

The Masters in Financial Management has recently been recognised by the CFA Institute in their University Recognition Program.

Careers

A degree from Robert Gordon University is confirmation to a future employer that a graduate will possess the blend of learning, skills and experience that they require from their employees.

The practical and financial management focus of the course will benefit management executives seeking career enhancement through a change of discipline or specialism in particular areas of finance. It is suitable for qualified accountants or brokers seeking a career change or those in the financial sector who require new expertise in certain areas of finance. Recent graduates seeking fast entry into the field of treasury, corporate and international finance and fund management would also find this course beneficial.

Benefits to you

On completion of this course you will be able to apply for exemption from the professional examinations of the Association of Corporate Treasurers; the Institutes of Bankers; the Securities and Investment Institute; the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

In addition to specific subject knowledge, you will acquire additional skills allowing you to integrate fully in to a commercial work environment. These will include abilities in written and verbal communication, time management, team working and critical analysis.

Opportunities

For practising accountants, this course will allow you to specialise within the industry, opening up a wide variety of career development opportunities within a number of different contexts, for example, accounting, finance, accounting, audit or economics. For those who are new to financial management, this course will allow you to develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding required to enter into, and develop your career within, the profession. Employment opportunities exist within commercial companies, wholesale and retail domestic and international banks, accountancy and consultancy firms and fund managers and investment institutions as brokers, dealers, analysts and compliance staff.

Benefits to organisations

By completing this course you will have developed knowledge and skills that would make an immediate, valuable and effective contribution within your organisation. You will bring a wide range of technical knowledge and expertise plus analytical, presentation and resource management skills to an employer. The sophisticated analytical, financial and quantitative skills which you will gain are relevant to a diverse range of employment scenarios.

How to apply

To find out how to apply, use the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Funding

For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/

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Learn how to help organisations compete more successfully through better strategy and financial management, in the UK or internationally. Read more
Learn how to help organisations compete more successfully through better strategy and financial management, in the UK or internationally. This course has a real-world focus and your studies benefit from strong links to professional bodies such as the ACCA, CIMA and ACT.

We designed this course for the personal and professional development of graduates who want to work in accounting, strategy, finance and management fields. It is also suitable for other professionals wishing to fill the role of financial management in a private or government organisation.

Strategic financial management integrates the financial management function into business strategy and every other part of an organisations operation. Applying strategic financial management knowledge and skills improves an organisations effectiveness and efficiency. In today’s highly competitive business environment, both private and government organisations are increasingly putting more emphasis in this area to achieve their objectives.

The course emphasises business awareness, proactive and logical thinking, research and critical analysis to help managers make sound strategic financial decisions on a global scale. A distinctive course feature is its focus on present-day national and global developments in business strategy, management, accounting and finance.

By studying updated literature, worldwide events, case studies and companies’ financial accounts, you learn how real organisations operate and the strategies and decisions they implement. You complete in-depth research into various industries when producing presentations, coursework, assessments and dissertations. This real world focus provides immediate value to your present or potential employers.

Helping an organisation compete more successfully through better strategy and financial management can be a rewarding career, in the UK or internationally. The team delivering the course has strong links with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

See website for further details: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-financial-management

Course structure

September start – typically 12 months
January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months

Semester One – Postgraduate Certificate
-Finance
-Methods of enquiry
-Understanding markets
-Financial risk management

Semester Two – Postgraduate Diploma
Core modules
-Corporate finance
-Corporate governance and ethics
-Strategic management accounting for performance enhancement
Options
One from: advanced portfolio management, consultancy project 1, financial analysis, information system auditing, innovation in the digital enterprise, international treasury management*

*Successfully completing the international treasury management module gives you an additional professional qualification awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). If you choose this module there is an ACT registration fee in addition to your course fees, which you are invoiced separately for.

The options available are subject to demand.

Semester Three - MSc
-Research methods
-Dissertation

Assessment
-Assignments, examinations, and dissertation.

Other admission requirements

-If you don’t have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications.
-Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English qualification.
-If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

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The MSc in Financial Economics aims to offer the knowledge and expertise needed for a career as a professional economist working in the public or private sector or alternatively, in fund management, stock-broking, investment banking, corporate treasury and other financial sector roles. Read more
The MSc in Financial Economics aims to offer the knowledge and expertise needed for a career as a professional economist working in the public or private sector or alternatively, in fund management, stock-broking, investment banking, corporate treasury and other financial sector roles.

The course includes modules covering the working of the markets for bonds, stocks, currencies and derivatives (futures and forwards, options and swaps), as well as microeconomics, advanced macroeconomics and econometrics.

Much of the material is extremely challenging, both analytically and sometimes technically, but attention is given at all times to the practical questions of how to interpret financial data for research purposes; how to identify and exploit trading opportunities; and how to measure and manage risk.

Distinctive features:

• You will be part of a community which is committed to delivering social improvement alongside economic development in the world’s first Public Value Business School.
• You will study at a Business School ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and 6th for research excellence (REF 2014).
• You will be a student of the only business school in Wales accredited by AACSB international (and one of only 5% worldwide).
• You will be exposed to recent developments in research and will develop a sophisticated understanding of modern theories and research findings.
• Our facilities include a fully functioning trading room giving you access to the latest market data.

Structure

You will undertake a range of core and optional modules across two semesters which are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of a range of areas relevant to the financial sector.

In the first semester you will undertake four core modules.

In the second semester you will take three core modules as well as one optional module from the selection available.

Upon successful completion of the taught stage you will progress to the dissertation. The dissertation is designed to enable you to apply the knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in the taught modules to individual independent research under academic supervision.

Core modules:

Principles of Finance
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics: Economics of Uncertainty
Quantitative Methods
Financial Derivatives
Empirical Finance
Corporate Finance
Dissertation

Optional modules:

Asset Pricing
International Trade
Economic Forecasting
International Finance
Mathematical Finance
Investment and Electronic Trading

Methods of teaching

Most modules involve a mixture of lectures and small group teaching (called classes, seminars, workshops or tutorials).

In a lecture, the lecturer will mainly be giving an overview of a particular aspect of the module content (as well as opportunities for you to ask questions and be reflective), while in classes and workshops you will have an opportunity to practice techniques, discuss ideas, apply concepts and consolidate your understanding in the topic

Support

You will be allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of your studies. Normally, your personal tutor will teach on your own degree course and you will keep the same personal tutor throughout your course.

Your personal tutor will be able to give you advice on academic issues, including module choice and assessment. If you encounter any problems which affect your studies, your personal tutor should always be your first point of contact; she/he will be able to put you in touch with the wide range of expert student support services provided by the University and the Students' Union as appropriate. You are required to meet with your personal tutor at three points during each academic year but you are also encouraged to get in touch with them at any other point if you need help or advice.

For day-to-day information, the staff of our Postgraduate Student Hub are available, in person, by telephone or by email, from 8am to 6pm each weekday during term time to answer your questions.

Feedback

We’ll provide you with regular feedback on your work. This comes in a variety of formats including oral feedback, personalised feedback on written work, and generic written feedback.

You will be given general feedback in relation to examinations following all examination periods and you will be able to discuss your overall performance with your personal tutor.

When undertaking the dissertation/project you are expected to meet regularly with your supervisor to review progress and discuss any questions. Your supervisor will be able to provide feedback on your research plan and drafts of your work as you progress.

Assessment

Assessment methods vary from module to module but, across your degree scheme as a whole, you can expect a mixture of exams, coursework, essays, practical work, presentations, and individual and group projects.

Career prospects

Our graduates find employment as specialists in financial institutions, corporate treasury departments, central banks and local government.

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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. Read more
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 7 of the papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. The Westminster Business School is an ACCA Gold approved learning partner and one of the few UK institutions where you can qualify for so 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 12 of the 17 CIMA examinations.

Course content

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.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules
-Financial Accounting Policy and Practice
-International Risk Management
-Managerial Accounting
-Modern Finance
-Project
-Research Methods in Finance and Accounting
-Taxation Principles and Practice

Option modules - You can choose a total of three options modules. Choose two or three from the following list; a third may be chosen from anywhere within the University, subject to the course leader’s approval.
-Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
-Data Analysis
-Financial Derivatives
-Financial Information Systems
-Financial Markets and Institutions
-Fixed Income Analysis and Trading
-International Financial Reporting
-Modern Portfolio Management

Accredited internship

All students on our full-time business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module. This is an 8 week unpaid accredited internship, which can be taken in addition to option modules and will help students to gain invaluable work experience. The internships, which are with London-based organisations, take place during the summer period. To apply, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV to the Business Experience Team; the team then shortlist from the applications and conduct group meetings with the applicants.

Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.

Careers

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 7 papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations during this degree.

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The MSc in Financial Management is a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas in accounting and corporate finance. Financial Management is one of the key disciplines necessary for the successful management of business corporations and other organisations. Read more

Programme description

The MSc in Financial Management is a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas in accounting and corporate finance.

Financial Management is one of the key disciplines necessary for the successful management of business corporations and other organisations. Studying the theories underlying Financial Management practices allows students to understand and explain the financial behaviours of organisations.

The MSc in Financial Management is a comprehensive study of key areas in accounting and corporate finance. It is designed for graduates interested in a career in the finance function of a company, in business analysis or in management consultancy practice. The MSc takes a broad internal management perspective rather than a narrow external or financial market based perspective.

Graduates of Financial Management can work in two main areas of an organisation. Within Accounting, financial management sits in management accounting - the internal facing function - which services the information needs of the organisation’s management. Another option is a role in the Corporate Finance function which is concerned with managing the finances of the organisation - in treasury management, resource allocation, capital structuring and financial risk management.

The programme is structured so that students specialise through courses with choices including advanced corporate finance, advanced finance theory, behavioural finance and market anomalies, derivatives, investment management, public sector financial management.

Programme structure

Learning will primarily be through lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments, problem solving in tutorials and case studies. Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment.

Learning outcomes

Students who undertake this programme will be able to:

Apply theories of accounting and corporate finance
Apply treasury management and corporate finance techniques
Critically evaluate the financial controls of an organisation
Understand, apply and critically evaluate financial accounting techniques
Understand, apply and critically evaluate management accounting techniques
Demonstrate time management
Work effectively as part of a team

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The course meets the growing demand for masters level professionals in finance and accounting. It is suitable if you. -Are from a general finance background and wish to gain specialist knowledge in accounting and finance. Read more
The course meets the growing demand for masters level professionals in finance and accounting. It is suitable if you:
-Are from a general finance background and wish to gain specialist knowledge in accounting and finance.
-Have an accounting background and would like to extend and update your knowledge and skills.

A distinctive feature of this course is its focus on present-day national and global developments in systems, regulations and general practices of accounting and finance. By studying updated literature, international accounting standards, worldwide events, case studies and companies’ financial accounts, you learn how real organisations operate and the accounting and financial strategies and decisions they implement.

You complete in-depth research into various industries when producing presentations, coursework, assessments and the dissertation. This real world focus provides immediate value to your present or potential employers. Helping an organisation compete more successfully through better accounting and financial management and systems can be a rewarding career, in the UK or internationally.

After successfully completing the course, you are able to:
-Apply and adapt techniques to improve and extend specialist knowledge in accounting and finance.
-Apply relevant frameworks, models and techniques of financial decision making to planning, performance measurement, and risk management.
-Solve problems and develop and carry out accounting and financial strategies for different types of organisations.
-Apply international accounting standards to corporate reporting and appropriate models to auditing.
-Demonstrate analytical and research skills informed by the latest developments in accounting and finance.
-Use models and techniques for collecting, processing, validating, interpreting and presenting information.

You also gain transferable intellectual and professional skills relevant to the current national and international business world, and problem solving, communication and information technology skills.

The team delivering the course has strong links with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-accounting-and-finance

ACCA fast track route

International students who are ACCA passed finalists or qualified accountants can convert their ACCA qualifications to a UK masters on our MSc Accounting and Finance – ACCA Fast Track Route.

Professional recognition

ACCA has granted the following exemptions from their examinations to students graduating from this course:
-F1 accountant in business.
-F2 management accounting.
-F3 financial accounting.
-F4 corporate and business law.

Course structure

Full time – 1 year.
September start – typically 12 months.
January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months.

Semester One – Postgraduate Certificate
-Forensic accounting
-International auditing and assurance
-International corporate reporting
-Methods of enquiry

Semester Two – Postgraduate Diploma
-Corporate finance
-Consultancy project 1
-Strategic management accounting for performance enhancement
-Options: one from advanced portfolio management; corporate governance and ethics; financial analysis; innovation in the digital enterprise; understanding markets; international treasury management*.

*Successful completion of the international treasury management module gives you an additional professional qualification awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). If you choose this module there is an ACT registration fee of £500 in addition to your course fees, you will be invoiced separately for this.

Semester Three - MSc
-Research methods
-Dissertation

Assessment: assignments, examinations, dissertation.

Other admission requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills, is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English qualification. If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business or finance related masters degrees.

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The Masters degree in Investment & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in areas such as security analysis, portfolio analysis and investment management. Read more

Why this course?

The Masters degree in Investment & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in areas such as security analysis, portfolio analysis and investment management.

The course provides you with a rigorous education in the theory of finance. It also covers the various techniques and analytical tools used by investment professionals in practical decision-taking.

The course will provide you with:
- an understanding of financial theory and analysis
- an appreciation of the nature of financial markets and institutions
- a good working knowledge of accounting principles and financial statement analysis
- an understanding of the techniques and concepts employed in the valuation of bonds and equities
- an ability to develop portfolios and investment strategies to meet risk-return objectives
- an understanding of derivatives – options, futures, swaps
- an understanding of the quantitative analysis and techniques employed in finance

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/investmentfinance/

You’ll study

The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester.

Core subjects include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective classes include Topics in Corporate Finance and Derivatives & Treasury Management.

- Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only)
You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme.
You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer.

Facilities

Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students.
The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks.
At MSc level, the research project stage of the course is taken during the summer semester.

Assessment

Every class will either have a class test or assignment during Semester 1 and 2. The exams for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in January and May each year.

Careers

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:
- corporate finance
- security analysis
- portfolio management
- options and futures
- treasury management
- the functioning of financial institutions and markets
- financial decision-taking in the public sector

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/

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This is an applied programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. Corporate finance encompasses diverse topics such as mergers and acquisitions, issuing capital, cash management, corporate payout policy, managing foreign exchange exposure and executive compensation. Read more
This is an applied programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. Corporate finance encompasses diverse topics such as mergers and acquisitions, issuing capital, cash management, corporate payout policy, managing foreign exchange exposure and executive compensation.

This degree is aimed at candidates who wish to prepare for a career in the treasury department of a large company or for the corporate finance team of an investment bank. It would also prepare students for a management consultancy role with a finance focus or an advisory role with an accounting or professional services company.

Core study areas include financial reporting and company performance, methods for financial data analysis, principles of finance, financial markets and institutions, business communication for finance, corporate finance, financial statements and business valuation, advanced corporate finance, corporate financial analysis, corporate governance and responsibility, and international financial management.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/business-economics/corporate-finance/

Programme modules

Semester 1:
Compulsory Modules
- Financial Reporting and Company Performance
-Methods for Financial Data Analysis
- Principles of Finance
- Financial Markets and Institutions

Semester 2:
Compulsory Modules
- Business Communication for Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Statements and Business Valuation
- International Financial Management

Optional Modules
- Business Economics
- Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis
- Portfolio Management
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Summer:
Compulsory Modules
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Corporate Financial Analysis
- Corporate Governance and Responsibility

The School reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Careers and Further Study

Loughborough Finance Graduates are highly sought after and work in a wide range of Finance roles. This includes roles with many of the major global banks (including HSBC, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Standard Chartered), large businesses (including DHL, Scottish and Southern Energy, Virgin), as well as the Big Four Accounting firms.

Many graduates begin their careers as an Analyst, Associate or Management Trainee, with the best reaching Senior Manager, Assistant Vice President or Director level positions within 10 years.

The MSc Corporate Finance is ideal for students seeking to follow a career in the Financial Management function of a Business, Corporate Finance roles in Banks, as well as Accountancy and Management Consultancy. Example initial job titles include: Financial Management Trainee, Investment Banker – Financing / Corporate Deals, Treasury Analyst, Corporate Finance Associate, Management Consultant and M&A Advisor.

Why choose business and economics at Loughborough?

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving forward-looking centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.

Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.

The rich variety of postgraduate programmes we offer ranges from taught masters, MBA and doctoral programmes, to short courses and executive education, with subjects spanning Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics, Work Psychology, Business Analytics, International Crisis Management and Information Management. New for 2016, we are also launching two exciting new programmes in Human Resource Management. All of this contributes to a lively and supportive learning environment within the School.

- Internationally Accredited
The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

- Career Prospects
Our graduates are in great demand. Over 94% of our postgraduate students were in work and/or further study six months after graduating.* As such, you will be equipped with skills and knowledge that will serve you well in your career or enable you to pursue further study and research.

*Source: DLHE

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/business-economics/corporate-finance/

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Macquarie’s Master of Applied Finance is one of the largest and most respected in the world. It’s an exceptional program for exceptional people, founded on a vision of applied finance education for and by practitioners. Read more

Overview

Macquarie’s Master of Applied Finance is one of the largest and most respected in the world. It’s an exceptional program for exceptional people, founded on a vision of applied finance education for and by practitioners. Our students learn knowledge and skills that are directly relevant, immediately and throughout their career.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-finance.

Key benefits

- Gives you strong industry connections through educational partnerships with Finsia, CAIA, CFA and PRMIA and an outstanding alumni network.
- Ensures you are taught by highly experienced practitioners
- Focuses on real-world finance
- Offers a wide range of elective units
- Provides a flexible and portable program

The full time program is offered in Sydney at Macquarie's North Ryde and Sydney CBD campus. This program is offered part-time in Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD, Singapore and Beijing. International students who hold a visa without study restrictions, such as temporary work (skilled) visa class 457 may apply for the part –time programs in Sydney CBD or Melbourne campus.

Suitable for

This program is for experienced professionals, whether currently in the finance industry or in other professions seeking to transition to the finance sector (such as engineers, lawyers, or IT specialists).

Alternative pathways into the Master of Applied Finance recognises your prior qualifications and professional work experience. Macquarie's recognition of prior learning (RPL) both for formal prior studies and gained through work experience, training programs, industry accredited qualifications and so forth, can mean a reduction in the number of core units of study of up to four gateway units.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Accreditation
- This degree is recognised as the first Australian educational partner of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and is accredited by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and, in some instances, exemption may be granted from PRM exams I and II.
- This degree meets the education components of the criteria for membership of the Finance and Treasury Association Limited at Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP) level and by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Graduates are potentially eligible for Senior Associate Membership of Finsia (conditions apply).
- Upon completing the required core units, students are eligible to undertake the RG146 Compliance Gap Training Program as a qualification for responsible managers of organisations holding a licence issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commision (ASIC). This program is offered through the MAFC, and successful candidates receive a Certificate of Completion.

Career Opportunities
Our graduates have gone on to senior positions within banking, corporate finance, stockbroking, investment management, venture capital, project finance and risk management firms in Australia and overseas.

Average starting salary
Over 50 per cent of our graduates receive salaries greater than $150,000

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-finance

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This course is being offered in Oman on a distance learning basis in collaboration with the College of Banking and Financial Studies. Read more

Why this course?

This course is being offered in Oman on a distance learning basis in collaboration with the College of Banking and Financial Studies.

It's suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance:
- corporate finance
- security analysis
- portfolio management
- future and other derivatives
- treasury management
- management of financial institutions and markets
- financial decision making

If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We’ll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems.

This course covers the same syllabus as the MSc Finance taught at Strathclyde and you'll take the same examinations as those on the full time course.

The College of Banking and Financial Studies will provide local administration, hold counselling sessions, arrange teaching sessions all undertaken by Strathclyde staff, as well as the examinations.

The programme will provide you with:
- a good understanding of financial theory and analysis
- an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions
- a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis
- the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/finance-oman/

You’ll study

The curriculum provides you with a good balance between accounting and finance theory and practical skills and knowledge.

You'll study core classes, which include Principles of Finance and Accouting & Financial Analysis. You'll also choose elective classes from topics including Security Analysis and Management Accounting.

Strathclyde's Department of Accounting & Finance is ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide 2015 & the Sunday Times Guide.

For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS of 6.5 (with no one section below 5.5) will also be required. Find more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde http://www.strath.ac.uk/rio/prospective/english/

Assessment

Assessment will be by examination, the same as those taken by the students on the full-time course at University of Strathclyde.

Careers

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:
- corporate finance
- security analysis
- portfolio management
- options and futures
- treasury management
- the functioning of financial institutions and markets
- financial decision-taking in the public sector

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The MSc in Finance is offered in conjunction with the Institution of Finance Management (IFM) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as. Read more

Why this course?

The MSc in Finance is offered in conjunction with the Institution of Finance Management (IFM) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:
- corporate finance
- security analysis
- portfolio management
- options and futures
- treasury management
- the functioning of financial institutions and markets
- financial decision-taking in the public sector

If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We’ll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/finance-tanzania/

The programme provides you with:
- a good understanding of financial theory and analysis

- an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions

- a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis

- the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course in:
financial management
international finance
international banking
security analysis
portfolio management
options
futures & other derivatives

- an appreciation of recent developments in the financial markets, particularly the derivative markets

- the ability to identify and analyse problems, consider alternative approaches and choose appropriate solutions

- various transferable skills in:
problem solving
data analysis
statistical analysis
model building
the critical evaluation of theory and practice
the use of spreadsheets and other software packages
information collection
report writing
the communication of ideas and analysis
presentational techniques
research activities

The Department of Accounting & Finance has been ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide for 2013 and the Sunday Times Guide.

Facilities

Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students.

Full-time structure

The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. The research component of the course will take up the third semester.

Careers

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:
- corporate finance
- security analysis
- portfolio management
- options and futures
- treasury management
- the functioning of financial institutions and markets
- financial decision-taking in the public sector

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

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The MSc Economics course is a twelve-month taught course that provides rigorous training in the main theoretical and empirical aspects of economics. Read more

Overview

The MSc Economics course is a twelve-month taught course that provides rigorous training in the main theoretical and empirical aspects of economics.

The course is designed to provide a foundation for a career as a professional economist or for study towards a PhD in economics.

A strong emphasis is placed on the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. However, you also have the opportunity to choose optional modules in a wider range of areas, including financial economics, growth theory and environmental economics.

Research skills are developed throughout the course, especially during the dissertation, which you work on over the summer under the supervision of a member of staff.

A special aspect of our course is a dedicated unit in research methods, which provides extensive training in a range of software packages, including EViews, Stata and Matlab.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

- analyse economic and financial data and critically evaluate existing research
- understand the key issues surrounding major economic debates and contribute to these
- apply economic concepts to specific economic and social policy questions
- formulate an original research question and write in an academic manner

We limit student numbers on this course to ensure a collegial atmosphere and a high degree of interaction between students and lecturers.

Our MSc courses in economics have received high student satisfaction levels:

- in the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 94% of students agreed that their course had enhanced their academic ability
- in the University of Bath’s 2015 Alumni Survey, 97% of economics graduates agreed that they were proud of their connection to the University of Bath

You can find more about this course by viewing our webinar (https://vimeo.com/151370382).

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/msc-econ/

Course structure

Core units:

- Macroeconomic Theory
- Microeconomic Theory
- Econometric Theory
- Advanced Economic Theory
- Econometric Methods
- Quantitative Methods
- Research Methods in Economics and Finance

Optional units:
- International Monetary Economics
- Welfare, Economies & Distributive Justice
- Environmental Regulation
- Financial Economics
- Forecasting Economic and Financial Variables
- Growth Theory
- Development Economics
- Environmental Valuation & Resource Economics

The final third of the programme comprises a dissertation.

View Programme & Unit Catalogue (http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/2015-2016/es/THES-AFM03.html) for further information.

Careers

Graduates of the course have excellent employment prospects. While some progress on to doctoral study, many of our recent graduates have gone on to prestigious jobs around the world, including:

- Economic Advisor (UK Department for Education)
- Chief Analyst (Enterprise Lithuania)
- Principal Case Officer (Competition and Markets Authority in London)
- Senior Tax Consultant (KPMG in Kazakhstan)
- Investment Manager (private equity company in Prague)
- Director, Regional Sector Research (Emirates NBD Global Markets and Treasury Department in Dubai)

About the department

The Department of Economics has a strong international research reputation in mainstream economics. The department has attracted substantial funding for its work on, for example, Environmental Economics.

We are ranked 6th for Economics in the Complete University Guide 2016 (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Economics).

Find out more about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/economics/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/taught-programmes/how-to-apply/

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