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Working in a large, modern, international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who combine an understanding of the various parts of a business with the skills of being a quick learner and team player with leadership potential. The MSc Business with Financial Management programme will give students the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles.

This programme is run as part of our Newcastle Business School, part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting

Key facts

  • Build your knowledge of finance and the impact this can have on business management
  • Specialise in financial management in your second semester
  • Developed for non-business graduates
  • Newcastle Business School is part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation
  • Also available as MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice
  • Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for the QA Professional Pathways programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills with one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training

What will I study?

As part of our ‘Business with’ collection of programmes, the MSc Business with Financial Management is designed to give you an overall understanding of the inner mechanics of business, whilst building the general skills desired for a wide variety of roles and growing your business acumen. It is also your chance to focus in on financial management and perfect if you are looking to develop your understanding of a fundamental aspect in all businesses.

The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all ‘Business with’ pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis and will develop your strategic awareness, leadership potential and understanding of international business.

In the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in Financial Management. In the remainder of the programme you will complete your research and writing up of your dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself.

This programme is also available as MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice� which includes either an internship or project.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops, totalling around 14 hours per week to enable you to grow your knowledge of the business world. You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, around 33 hours per week.

Assessment for this programme takes place through group work, assignments, presentations and exams giving you multiple methods for you to show your understanding of the course material.

Significant emphasis is placed on developing your ability to complete a Masters degree. As part of your induction you will be made fully familiar with the learning resources and support available to you. There will also be weekly academic support sessions designed to build your confidence and ability as a postgraduate learner. You will also be allocated an individual guidance tutor at induction. You will meet this tutor at regular intervals across your period of study.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.

Careers and further study

Graduates on the programme have joined a wide range of businesses, including graduate training schemes. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.

Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes. These are offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA. Find out more about the Pathways available and your eligibility.

Modules

All modules are core.

  • LD0472 – Developing Global Management Competencies I (20 credits)
  • LD0474 – Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage (40 credits)
  • LD0422 – Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods (0 credits)
  • LD0475 – Academic and Professional Development (0 credits)
  • LD0473 – Developing Global Management Competencies II (20 credits)
  • LD0492 – International Financial Markets and Institutions (20 credits)
  • LD0494 – Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • LD0480 – The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (60 credits)

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Tuition fees 2018/19

  • UK/EU students: £7,995
  • International students: £14,500

Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

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How to find out more

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How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study the MSc Business with Financial Management programme. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

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Visit the Business with Financial Management MSc page on the Northumbria University (London Campus) website for more details!

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