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MSc Finance


Course Description

The MSc in Finance will provide you with an understanding of a broad range of financial concepts and their application to a range of management and organisational contexts.

You will gain a greater understanding of how finance is central to organisational decision-making by looking at key areas including risk management, financial statements, strategic financial management and financial analysis and investment. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation.

As well as gaining a deeper theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate management problems and make sound strategic decisions in your professional role. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

The skills and knowledge gained during the course will enable you to enhance your career in finance or move into further study and academic work in the area.

Course Structure

Core Modules:
Corporate Finance
Financial Modelling
Financial Risk Management
Financial Statements: Theory, Practise, Critique
Foundation of Financial Analysis and Investment
Foundation of Knowledge and Professional Skills
Strategic Financial Management

Option Modules (choose two):
Corporate Social Responsibility
Financial Option Pricing
Finance and Society
Finance, Markets and Organisations
Income Valuation
International Finance and Globalisation
Investment and Portfolio Analysis
Management Accounting
Public Finance

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Visit the MSc Finance page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

-2:1 degree from a British university or its equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution; or a relevant graduate level professional qualification-Or a demonstration of considerable relevant practical experience and evidence of the ability to cope with the demands of the courseYou must also meet the university's English language requirements (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

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