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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Finance

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    16 September 2019

The Master’s in Financial Management is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills of the fundamental principles of financial management which are relevant to global business, in order to enhance their operational effectiveness in this particular area or to serve as preparation for further study or an academic career.

The programme covers areas such as financial management within banks, and regulation and finance functions within generalist and non-finance firms such as FMCGs (consumer goods firms). The focus is on key elements of corporate finance, banking, economics, regulation, international finance, portfolio management and applied quantitative methods. The aim is to produce ethically responsible specialists who have a strong financial and banking perspective in relation to corporate activity, pension funds, investment funds and international financial markets. Throughout the programme, there will an intensive use of the financial software packages that are most widely utilised in industry, and students will obtain advanced training in the use of these packages. 

The Master’s programme in Financial Management is built on a foundation of general Financial Management, International Banking and Derivatives Pricing and valuation modules.

Professional accreditation

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.

What you will study

The MSc in Financial Management would equip students with the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of financial management, which are relevant to business organisations.

The focus of the programme is to promote a critical understanding of how capital markets operate, how companies are valued, how markets shape the financial manager’s operating context, and how companies can protect themselves against risk and uncertainty.

Core Modules

Option Modules

Learning and assessment

Teaching involves a combination of formal lectures, group discussions, seminars and directed reading.

The programme integrates applied and theoretical knowledge with assessment processes that test both knowledge of the disciplines plus their application and limitations.

Each module represents approximately 100 hours' study time of which typically 24 hours is contact time with the module tutor(s) and the remaining 76 hours is made up of pre-reading, directed reading, preparatory work and assessment.

Methods of assessment are varied and linked to learning requirements. They may include open and closed book examination, essays, coursework assignments and case studies.

Facilities

The Bradford Trading Room enables our students to gain experience in real life financial and economic markets using software such as Bloomberg Professional.

Bloomberg Professional is an industry standard market information software package that is used by a majority of organisations engaged in finance, banking and macroeconomic analysis. It offers a feature rich environment with a wide range of data classes, giving access to data used in decision making in areas such as macroeconomic policy making and central banking, portfolio management, equities, insurance, and risk analysis.

Career prospects

On completion of this qualification, you may go on to work in an economics, finance policy or management capacity in government, the private sector, in development agencies (e.g. regional or national development banks) or in the third sector in a capacity relating to economics and finance (e.g. microfinance or enterprise support and development).

Study abroad

As part of our exchange agreement with Toulouse Business School (France), students have the opportunity to study a module in ‘Financial Risk Management in European Banking’ in Toulouse each year.

This is a very popular option, allowing participants to broaden their knowledge and experience a different business culture.

Study support

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.

The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.

Research

The teaching philosophy in this MSc is research led. Our academics incorporate cutting edge research results and enable students to gain knowledge of and skills in subject specific techniques. At the same time there is a strong emphasis on application to the business context, as well as facilitating responsible financial decision making.


Visit the Financial Management - MSc page on the University of Bradford website for more details!

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