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This course offers you an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s most dynamic growth sectors, with relevance to areas including property, transport, shipping insurance, credit cards, wealth management and home and commercial mortgages.

The programme is highly industry-focussed and culminates in the Industry Collaboration Project

You will choose one of four options to look at a real industry problem and provide researched solutions, helping you put your learning into practice.

On this programme, you will look at developments in latest financial technology, research issues in financial technology and future trends; how digital technology allows you to analyse data in a new ways; and applying modern quantitative techniques to solve problems in modern finance.

This programme will prepare you to sit the CFA exams.

You will:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge for a career in financial services
  • Examine current issues facing the industry
  • Apply your knowledge though the Industry Collaboration Project

This course is for you if:

  • You plan on sitting your CFA exams
  • You want to analyse the latest trends in the financial services industry
  • You aspire to a career in finance
  • You want to improve your employability
  • You are analytical and commercially-minded
  • You enjoy problem solving

Course Details

The programme is block delivered and there are several entry points throughout the year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.

The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a six-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for six hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the six-week blocks.

The Industry Collaboration Project (ICP) module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree. You will have the opportunity to select between a placement, internship or dissertation, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional experience.

You will be allocated a supervisor who will mentor you through the ICP. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the Student Hub and askUK. askUK can help with pre project/placement support for students and opportunities for those going on placement to participate in training workshops to ensure best practice. The Student Hub can helps you to find internships, placements and live projects for your Industry Collaboration Project.

Part time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.

During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Industry Collaboration Project, working with your own or another organisation on a live brief.

Visit the website for further information on modules.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years.

Salford Business School

Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.

We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays.

Careers

In addition to a highly regarded formal qualification, you’ll gain personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.

Graduates have found opportunities in a wide range of industries ranging from banking to working for airlines, national/local government, the insurance industry and client relationship management. The knowledge and skill sets on the course provide a wealth of opportunities for ambitious individuals.

On successfully finishing this programme, you will be equipped with the skills and understanding necessary to effectively and efficiently perform tasks in a managerial or consulting role. As well as your academic learning, you will develop your ability to work well in teams and independently, to evaluate critically, think creatively and communicate effectively with respect to issues in the industry; and to recognise good practice in the analysis, planning and management of international banking and finance products and services. You'll also develop an advanced level of understanding of research methods and their application to a wide range of international banking and finance problems.


Visit the Financial Services Management - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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