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International Financial Management with Study Abroad - MSc

Course content

This flexible Masters’ course examines complex financial issues in the international market. From risk management to sustainable strategic decision making, it combines sector relevance with international awareness and self-development to provide you with the essential skills to function as an effective manager, both within the financial sector in the UK and further afield.

Taught in conjunction with the International Financial Management MSc, this 2-year course includes a Study Abroad element, where you spend a semester studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia or South America.

You will have access to a wide range of facilities to enhance your learning experience including a trading room which features the Bloomberg Terminals used by top traders throughout the world and providing you with access to the latest data, information and analytics to support your studies.

During the final semester you choose to complete the business-focused Masters Consultancy Project or a dissertation.

Learn From The Best

The academic team have extensive experience in both research and industry, with specialisms including investment, risk and derivatives, professional banking, credit analyst and consortium finance. We incorporate our findings into the syllabus to ensure that you are up to date with current developments in a fast changing subject field.

When you join Newcastle Business School you will become part of a business school with a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management courses in the UK. We recently joined the top 1% of business schools worldwide by gaining double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – an international hallmark of excellence.

Teaching And Assessment

The taught modules focus on applying academic theory to real life business situations via tutorial-based activities, case discussion and group-work sessions. The course also includes a residential weekend to strengthen your self-reflection, independent learning and critical thinking skills.

In addition to the six taught modules you will spend a semester overseas, immersing yourself in a new culture and enhancing your career prospects in an international arena.

Your second year includes either a 15,000-word dissertation or the Masters Consultancy Project which gives you an opportunity to work on a business problem or question faced by a real organisation.

Assessment takes the form of personal development planning, group and peer assessments, portfolios and reflective reports as well as traditional exams and essays.

Module Overview
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)

Year Two
NX0478 - Masters' Study Abroad (Core, 60 Credits)
NX0480 - The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional, 60 Credits)

Learning Environment

From the postgraduate suite to the Business Clinic, lecture theatres to social spaces, Newcastle Business School offers a fantastic learning environment.

As a finance student you will also have access to the cutting-edge trading room featuring Bloomberg Terminals that are used by top traders throughout the world. This hands-on experience gives you access to real-time data as well as historical financial news and information. We are one of only a handful of universities with this facility.

Technology is woven into the course via statistical software such as Excel, Bloomberg, E-views, SPSS, Matlab and Stata to enhance the experiential learning elements of the course.

Research-Rich Learning

Newcastle Business School is a vibrant and research-rich school with research expertise in the areas of financial reporting, auditing and taxation, risk management, corporate governance, performance measurement and money laundering. The course draws heavily on the high-impact research of staff and modules are informed by their own findings as well as from the wider field of research.

Our strong history of applied research is closely linked to local industry as well as the public and voluntary sectors. This business relevant approach to teaching and learning has been developed to maximise your leadership, management and employability potential.

Give Your Career An Edge

To stand out in a global market requires more than academic knowledge and understanding. The MSc degree develops a broad set of skills including an invaluable experience of cultural awareness during the semester you spend overseas. In addition, modules such as Developing Global Management Competencies are designed to enhance your personal development skills. This module also includes a residential weekend to hone your understanding of individual and group behaviour.

To further support employability you have the opportunity to undertake a project on behalf of an external organisation to identify a solution to a business problem.

We regularly refresh and benchmark the course to keep pace with advances in the financial management sector.

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 with Study Abroad - MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

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