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Finance and Management - MSc


Course Description

Our MSc in Finance and Management is an intensive postgraduate course which aims to fuse knowledge and empirical skills from the complementary areas of finance and management.

Studying postgraduate Finance and Management you will develop an in-depth understanding of finance and investment, coupled with management theory and practice strategic management and the business environment. Much of our teaching has significant relevance to the broader business industry.

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

During two semesters you will gain a thorough grounding in the key aspects of finance and management. In summary, you will learn about:
-Strategic Financial Management
-International Financial Risk and Control
-Financial Investment Analysis
-Accounting with SAP R/3
-Management Theory and Practice
-Strategic Management
-Business Environment
-Research Methods

Finally, during semesters two and three, you have the opportunity to complete a Masters dissertation which will involve you in planning and implementing a research study on an approved topic within the area of finance and management. This provides an ideal opportunity to personalise your study programme reflecting your own interests and career aspirations.

There is an alternative MSc programme in the finance area with a different specialisation MSc Finance and Investment. This programme provides a common core of underlying financial knowledge and skills but also elements that are subject-specific according to the programme. Alternatively for those interested in management, there are a range of postgraduate programmes in this area offered by Lancashire Business School.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The University is located on a compact campus near the centre of the busy city of Preston in the northwest of England. Preston is a major administrative and commercial centre which benefits from good road and rail links to the rest of the country.

Lancashire Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings offer a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.

The Library and Learning Information Service (LIS) provides a library of books, journals, and other media as well as study facilities, including bookable rooms for group use. The LIS also provides access to electronic journals and electronic information services, via the University's PC network, while document delivery services make it possible to get hold of published texts which are not in our collections.

Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development, giving feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing periodic evaluations of progress.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The course will allow you to apply latest thinking on financial and management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world's major businesses and to develop the research skills necessary to tackle financial and business management problems and issues. Employability is central to the delivery of the MSc in Finance and Management and you will gain an understanding of the skills required to utilise world-leading SAP software within financial and management context and thereby enhancing your career prospects.

The course is delivered by the Division of Accounting and Finance at the School of Business and students will benefit from wide range of facilities aiding their learning and training including our dedicated SAP accounting computer lab and state of the art specialised trading information system terminal.

The MSc Finance and Management programme aims to provide you with a rigorous and challenging postgraduate education experience leading to the award of a Masters degree.

This intensive 12-month programme offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager working in finance and management context.
-Apply the latest thinking on financial and management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world's major businesses
-Possess a thorough understanding of finance and investment coupled with management theory and practice, strategic management and the business environment
-Achieve the understanding and skills necessary to utilise world-leading SAP software within financial and management context and thereby enhancing your career prospects
-Develop the research skills necessary to tackle financial and business management problems and issues and the study skills required to successfully engage in postgraduate study.
-Undertake your own postgraduate research work into a topic within the field of finance and management that has interest and relevance to your future career.

The programme reflects the University's commitment to active education and involves you in a challenging and participative range of learning processes from day one. With a busy induction involving you in meeting with the staff team and your fellow students, exploring the learning resources available to you in the University and engaging in social activities, the programme expects you to discuss and debate the key issues, both in the subject itself and in the world of business itself. There will be many opportunities to examine what is actually happening in the business world around you as you progress through the programme.

Visit the Finance and Management - MSc page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A recognised university undergraduate honours degree, with at least a Lower Second Class classification, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent. For students where English is not their first language or where their degree has not been studied in the English language, a score of at least 6.5 on IELTS (or equivalent) is required.

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