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Finance and Business Analytics MSc


Course Description

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Finance and Business Analytics at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The Master's (MSc) in Finance and Business Analytics is designed to pair the key areas of finance and business analytics. This programme takes a data driven approach to the analysis of financial, market and organisational information. In addition, to cover the key principles of finance, financial modelling and financial markets, the programme includes modules on business analytics and data mining to equip students to work in the data driven areas of finance and financial management.

Key Features of MSc in Finance and Business Analytics

- A full conversion programme that may be completed in a single year
- Does not require accounting, finance or any quantitative study to be completed at undergraduate level
- All modules on the Finance and Business Analytics programme are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
- Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
- A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take
- Access to the School of Management investment and trading simulation room to support in-depth understanding of finance in practice
- 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
- 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 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)

No previous study of business analytics or any quantitative subject is required to undertake the Finance and Business Analytics programme.

Modules

Modules on the MSc Finance and Business Analytics programme may include:

Principles of Finance
International Financial Markets
Financial Statement Analysis
Quantitative Financial Analysis
Principles of Law for Accounting and Finance
Financial Modelling
Business Analytics
Data Mining
Corporate Governance & Ethics
Contemporary Issues in Finance
Business Planning and Theory of Entrepreneurship
Project Management
International Management

Accreditation

The MSc Finance and Business Analytics has been awarded the following ACCA exemptions:

F1 - Accountant in Business

F2 - Management Accounting

F3 - Financial Accounting

This means that graduates of our MSc Finance and Busines Analytics will be exempt from three out of nine of the ACCA ‘Fundamentals’ examinations. Students graduating from the Finance and Business Analytics programme can now leave Swansea as part-qualified accountants and just have to sit the remaining eleven.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management as a Finance and Business Analytics student 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’

Location and Facilities

Finance and Business Analytics students will be based in a state-of-the-art building and will benefit from the applied research, innovation and employment opportunities offered by this exceptional working environment on the Bay Campus.

Finance and Business Analytics students will have access to high-tech teaching and research spaces, that together with collaborative working and practice areas will ensue the School is able to deliver its commitment to offer an engaging and innovative student experience.

Visit the Finance and Business Analytics MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/taught/swansea-masters-scholarships-2017.php


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Developing Futures Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

At the School of Management, we understand what employers look for and so we have created this unique Developing Futures scholarship programme. The School of Management is dedicated to our students and we are passionate about student success in both academic excellence and involvement in student life.Our Developing Futures programme is more than a scholarship package, along with financial support for an academic year you will also get the chance to gain valuable career-enhancing skills. We are offering scholarships worth £3,000 each for students who have accepted a place to study on one of the following full-time taught Master's programmes:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Economics
MSc Economics & Finance
MSc Finance
MSc Finance and Business Analytics
MSc Financial Management
MSc International Banking and Finance
MSc Investment Management
MSc Management (all pathways)
MSc Strategic MarketingRecipients of the scholarship will be required to work with the Recruitment and Marketing teams on three events, plus one event for the Student Experience team and the Careers team. We also expect recipients to join a society or become a course representative for their degree programme. The skills you will develop by taking part in these activities will make you stand out from your peers.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

To apply for one of these scholarships, you must be in receipt of an offer to study on an eligible full-time course at the School of Management, starting in 2017/18.We’ll be taking into consideration your:Academic competence
Financial need
Passion and future plans
Ability and plans to contribute back to the School of Management and Swansea University
Applicants are not eligible to hold other Swansea University awards such as bursaries, or home country sponsorship. Scholarships will be deducted from tuition fees and cannot be transferred to another intake if you defer entry.Applications from students of any nationality are welcome.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/taught/som-developing-futures-scholarships.php



Entry Requirements

Students applying for the Finance and Business Analytics MSc must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. English language requirement IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Please visit our website for further information on entry requirements for MSc in Finance and Business Analytics.

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