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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years full-time (with study abroad in second year), 2 years full-time (with advanced practice in second year)

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    16 January 2019

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If you’re interested in a career in finance then this course will equip you with the managerial skills to succeed within the sector, no matter what your undergraduate background.

We have developed the programme in response to market demand for graduates with strong financial awareness plus the essential skills to function as effective managers, both within the financial sector and across a range of multinational organisations.

The course is regularly refreshed to keep pace with advances in the financial sector, and is benchmarked against the syllabus of the CFA Institute. Current study themes include investment and risk management, sustainable strategic decision making, corporate financial management and international financial markets.

Facilities include a trading suite equipped with Bloomberg Terminals, which are used by traders globally. The suite provides you with access to the latest data, information and analytics to support your studies.

You will also undertake a number of professional development modules to give you a competitive advantage in the jobs market, in terms of self-development and leadership.

If you have an undergraduate background in a quantitative subject, and aspire to a more specialist career within financial research, then you might be interested in MSc International Finance and Investment.

Modules and Learning

This flexible MSc takes an applied approach to learning. In addition to the six taught modules in investment, banking and finance, you will choose between a dissertation and a Masters’ Consultancy Project working on a business problem faced by a real organisation.

The course is delivered via lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one sessions. From the outset you will apply academic knowledge to real life business issues via tutorial-based activities, case discussion and group-work sessions. We also hold a number of guest lectures where you have the opportunity to engage with industry. 

To complement the formal modules we focus on developing your key capability skills. This includes a residential weekend aimed at strengthening skills in self-reflection, independent learning and critical thinking.

You will be assessed through a combination of personal development planning, group and peer assessments, portfolios and reflective reports as well as traditional exams and essays.


Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year one

  • MN0490 - Sustainable Strategic Decisions (Core,20 Credits)
  • MN0491 - Corporate Financial Management (Core,20 Credits)
  • MN0492 - International Financial Markets and Institutions (Core,20 Credits)
  • MN0493 - Investments and Risk Management (Core,20 Credits)
  • NX0422 - Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods (Core,0 Credits)
  • NX0472 - Developing Global Management Competencies I (Core,20 Credits)
  • NX0473 - Developing Global Management Competencies II (Core,20 Credits)
  • NX0475 - Academic and Professional Development (Core,0 Credits)
  • NX0477 - NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
  • NX0480 - The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation(Optional,60 Credits)

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £6,990

Full EU Fee: £6,990

Full International Fee: £15,000

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Your Future

As an increasing number of businesses look to a global marketplace, there is a growing need for financial experts with practical, legal and cultural understanding of international finance.

Our graduates have moved into a range of careers in the financial sector and beyond, including:

  • Analyst at a stock broker
  • Investment and security departments of large commercial and investment banks
  • Trainee manager within the treasury of an international company
  • Recruitment consultant specialising in finance personnel
  • University lecturer studying for a PhD

To complement your subject specific knowledge the course also enhances the employability and personal development skills that are valued a wide range of working environments:

  • Team working
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Cultural and ethical awareness
  • Well-developed leadership and management capability
  • Research skills
  • Critical analysis skills

Visit the International Financial Management MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!




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