The MSc in Finance and Management is designed for students who wish to follow a career in the investment management industry or as a financial officer within a commercial or public organisation. The programme will help to develop students' skills and knowledge in the area of Finance and Management and help prepare them for their future careers.
The MSc in Finance and Management is designed to provide the systematic understanding of finance, financing and the modern organisation. It provides the analytical and technical skills in finance combined with the professional and management techniques of operational, strategic and financial management.
Successful students will gain: - A systematic understanding of knowledge in finance and critical management thinking. - A command of analytical techniques, computing and appropriate software in the relevant areas of finance and management. - Increased confidence in the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of problems and their solutions. - Improved employability through enhanced professional and practical skills.
- Course Destination Information: The course provides students with career related skills and expertise. Typical career destinations may include employment in the investment management industry or as a financial officer within a commercial or public organisation.
Teaching & Assessment
Modules are taught in lectures, tutorials and computer laboratory classes. Practical use is made of standard software and data sources. Taught modules are usually assessed by a combination of unseen examination and coursework which may include essays, mini projects and tests. Guidance is provided on dissertation /project topics and each student will be assigned a supervisor.
Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines, we do not anticipate any additional costs for this postgraduate course.
The Graduate Attributes Statement is designed to raise awareness of the attributes that will be developed whilst you are a student at Keele University. It explains each of the attributes in detail, tips on how to achieve them and how they relate to your chosen programme of study.
Employability Skills and Professional Training
In addition to the learning activities that are part of the MSc programme curriculum, students also benefit from collaboration with Bloomberg, London. Students take part in the Bloomberg Professional training event which is delivered by experts from Bloomberg. During this event, students are familiarised with the Bloomberg Professional platform and explore its uses, functionality and tools as used by finance professionals.
Students are able to use Bloomberg Professional service for their financial market research and also hands-on practice of applying professional analytical tools and functions. Bloomberg Professional is accessible from all terminals in KMS multifunctional IT suite.