The popular MSc Financial Management has recently been reviewed and re-validated. The driving force behind many of the changes and improvements were comments of previous students. Students now have a far broader range of option modules (and pathways) enabling them to design a Master’s level programme that aligns more clearly with their career ambitions.
4 core taught modules: - Capital Markets & Derivatives - Corporate Finance & Risk - Management of Finance - Quantitative Finance 2 skills modules: - Research Methods - Professional Development and Practice in Business and Management
2 option modules: - Behavioural Finance - Crisis, Risk & Strategic Change Management - Contemporary Issues in Finance , Accounting & Economics - Delivering Successful Projects - Finance of International Business - Global Business Strategy - Industrial Work Experience - International Management: People and Operations - International Politics - Islamic Investment Banking Management - Managing People and Markets across Cultures - Principles of Islamic Finance - Project Management Theory & Practice
A 12,000 word dissertation.
Learning & Teaching
The teaching philosophy of this programme is to deliver wherever possible each module with a multi-disciplinary teaching team, providing a more effective framework to encourage and promote an integrated understanding of the field. The role of the module leader will be to co-ordinate, and in effect oversee the delivery of content by the modular team, ensuring that learning outcomes are met.
Module teaching teams will be drawn from the course teaching team. This will not only enhance student learning but provide teaching staff with the opportunity to develop their own knowledge and understanding of other business and management disciplines. It is hoped that after a short period of time such an approach to teaching will shape and direct content in a complementary and mutually reinforcing way, allowing for the development of multi-disciplinary assignments and projects.
The assessments for this programme are many and varied as would be expected with 6 core modules and 13 options. Within the cores you will have 3 three hour examinations, essays, reflective logs and an assessed role play exercise.
Employability & Careers
The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals shows no signs of abating over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. This demand has been instrumental in designing this flexible and challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is our new module Professional Development and Practice in Business and Management
The programme seeks to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher-level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens".