About This Masters Degree
This programme offers a high level of international content drawn from Surrey Business School’s research activities and teaching strengths in this area.
A wide international approach encompasses both emerging economies, and Anglo-American and continental European contexts. Furthermore, you will have opportunities to engage with real-world business problems throughout your studies.
PROGRAMME OVERVIEWThe rise in importance, complexity and uncertainty of international financial management poses a challenge for multinational organisations and those who wish to pursue a career within them.
The Masters in International Financial Management provides the theoretical framework and practical skills required to meet the needs of future international finance and accounting professionals.
The programme takes an integrated approach to finance, accounting and international business, delivering a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme.
The programme also provides a valuable foundation for those contemplating academic careers in this field and/or further study at PhD level.
PROGRAMME STRUCTUREThis programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation. The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
-International Business and Management
-Foundations of Finance: Finance and Investment
-Principles of Accounting
-International Corporate Governance
-International Financial Reporting
-Money and Banking
EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMMEThe programme aims to provide a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and up-to- date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and other professionals in specific subject areas.
In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the programmes aim to develop generic management skills necessary to be effective in today's challenging business environment.
The programme has a business management orientation related to the service sector and draws upon a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse the particular sector.
For each sector it takes an integrated approach so as to provide a coherent exploration of the inter-relationships between the various components. In addition, by way of elective modules, students on some programmes can specialise in particular aspects relevant to their backgrounds, interests and aspirations.
Where appropriate, programmes are international in scope and coverage, and lecturers draw upon the most recent research to inform their teaching. The programmes aim to develop students as independent and reflective learners, able to continue their learning once in their chosen professions.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMESKnowledge and understanding
-A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the student’s chosen area of study in management
-A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management, operation, organisation and provision of business or service sector education
-An understanding of the research process
Intellectual / cognitive skills
-Independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to management in the sector concerned
-Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others’ work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
-Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied
Professional practical skills
-Conduct research and produce a high quality Dissertation: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions;
-Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches
Key / transferable skills
-Students will gain a range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation (these will include analysis and synthesis, oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working and research)
GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIESWe often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
International Financial Managament - MSc
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Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (a UK 2.2) or an equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, management, mathematics, physics or science). If an applicant’s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the MSc, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.