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Our MSc Finance and Management programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to pursue a career in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Successful modern organisations depend upon effective decision makers who are equipped with core skills in business, finance and management. Underpinned by the latest research and commercial best practice, our MSc Finance and Management programme will prepare you for the ever changing nature of today's business environment.

MSc Finance and Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the world's largest body of management accountants. It offers at least 6 exemptions from CIMA's professional examinations. This is strong recognition of the professional relevance of this programme for students wishing to work in the Finance function of a business or multinational organisation.‌

You will develop an understanding of business and management by studying across a range of areas, including marketing, HR, accounting, strategic management and, in particular, finance. Your financial knowledge and skills will be further developed within accounting and finance modules.

You will benefit from the expertise of our renowned research-active academics, to help you develop your knowledge and analytical skills in finance-relevant fields, and ensure that you will graduate with the essential skills sought by employers.

What you'll study

Semester 1:

  • Accounting and Performance Measurement (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Marketing in the Organisation (15 credits)

Semester 2:

  • Corporate and Wholesale Finance (15 credits)
  • Financial Theory and Policy (15 credits)
  • International Financial Management (15 credits)

Optional:

  • Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility (15 credits)

Summer:

  • Current Issues in Finance (15 credits)
  • Global Strategic Management (15 credits)

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

Future career prospects

Graduates are employed in a wide range of financial, management and accountancy roles.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Axis – Greece, Trader
  • Forensic Science Service, Forensic Analyst
  • GFI, Broker
  • HSBC, Bank Management Trainee
  • Howden Risk Partners, Account Executive
  • Royal Bank of Scotland, Chartered Accountant
  • Santander, Business Analyst
  • Phones 4 U, Finance Graduate Programme 

Your personal development

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting you with your personal and professional development, all our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.

Furthermore, on successful completion of this programme, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and holistic understanding of:

  • The internal aspects, functions, processes and financing of organisations - including their diverse nature, purposes, structures, governance, operations and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence on the external context they operate in;
  • The external context in which organisations operate - including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations;
  • How organisations are managed and financially controlled - including the various processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management of organisations with regard to relevant theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making within organisations and in relation to the external context.
  • How financial markets operate for different financial products in different market and regulatory settings

Visit the Finance and Management MSc page on the Loughborough University website for more details!

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