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This programme is designed to provide a critical research led approach to the study of aspects of international financial management, and the changing context in which global financial firms operate. It is a course that does not require specific background knowledge in the field of finance or financial management.

On this programme you will develop your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of financial management in a complex global environment –and is an ideal preparation for a career in multi-national business, the financial sector or for pursuing advanced studies.

This programme will:

  • Develop a critical understanding of some of the key theories, approaches and issues in the field of global financial management
  • Enhance transferable cognitive skills in relation to the analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation of the knowledge of financial management
  • Inform you about the appropriateness of the using qualitative and quantitative research methods in particular contexts
  • Enable and develop a range of key personal skills including presentation, argumentation, evaluation, problem solving, interactive and group skills, self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning.


MSc International Financial Management is currently available for one year full-time study. There are eight taught modules spread over two semesters. In order to reflect the practical and applied side of this programme the School organises a number of extra optional modules that aim to provide further practical training to students, whose subject matter changes from year to year.

Please note that your pattern of study will vary depending on your module choices.

For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory.

Compulsory modules

Semester 1

  • Corporate Finance for Managers (BUSM030)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (BUSM072)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (BUSM014)


  • Graduate Professional and Academic Skills (BUSM178) - non credit bearing

Semester 2

  • International Finance (BUSM115)
  • Behavioural Finance and Decision Making (BUSM085)
  • Applied Empirical Methods (BUSM112)

Core module:

  • Dissertation (BUSM101) (60 Credits)

(A core module must be taken and passed. A compulsory module must be taken.)

Elective modules:

Semester 1

  • Financial Reporting (BUSM054)
  • Managerial Economics (BUSM051)
  • Financial Analysis and Management Accounting (BUSM107)
  • International Business Analysis (BUSM114)

Semester 2

  • Multinationals and Global Business (BUSM028)
  • Finance for Development (BUSM020)
  • Corporate Governance (BUSM060)
  • International Business Strategy (BUSM089)
  • Advanced Management Accounting (BUSM067)
  • Public Financial Management and Accounting (BUSM076)
  • Graduate Professional and Academic Skills (BUSM178) - non credit bearing

* Note: The modules are correct at the time of reading. Information based upon modules offered during the 2018/19 academic year.  However, we constantly review and update our modules, meaning that they may be subject to change in the future.

Learning and teaching

Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and a virtual learning environment. You can expect 2-3 hours of contact time per module, per week.


Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and interaction with the Virtual Learning Environment. A wide range of assessment techniques are used, including coursework examinations and a dissertation. Coursework may take the form of an individual and/or group assignment, individual and/or group presentations or invigilated tests. Examinations take place in May or early June. Students must achieve an overall pass in the taught element in order to progress to their dissertation which must also be passed for a degree to be awarded'


Over the summer term, you will write a 10,000-word dissertation.


Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £12,150

Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £20,500

Part-time study is not available for this course


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU studentsand for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079


Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Visit the MSc International Financial Management page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!




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