The Liverpool Business School provides professionals with the space and academic expertise required for dedicated and specialised development. We provide close links to professional bodies and you will learn how to strategically apply fiscal decisions that create the best commercial outcomes.
•Masters degree available to study full time (one year) and part time (two years)
•This degree is recognised by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
•Tutors have expertise in a variety of financial management disciplines
•Ideal preparation for a range of careers within the finance profession
•Suitable for graduates who have no knowledge of finance but want to develop a career in the sector
•Learn to think strategically about finance with an emphasis on research and critical analysis
The MSc Financial Management has been designed for those wishing to pursue a career in diverse financial or accounting sectors. In every arena, the effective financial management of funds enables businesses to operate successfully, achieve and supersede their set goals.
The overall aim of the MSc Financial Management programme is to produce postgraduates who are able to make a valid and meaningful contribution within the field of finance. This will be achieved by exposing you to the current theories, concepts and developments within this discipline and by doing so, you will become competent and thoughtful practitioners.
This intellectually challenging programme of study will focus on current issues, themes and applications within the field of finance and financial management, and your analytical, critical and problem solving skills will be extended through the academic evaluation of literature and current financial practices.
You will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills through case studies and worldwide events, by applying financial and management knowledge to improve organisational effectiveness and efficiency. You will cover topics including quantitative methods for finance, financial markets and institutions, strategic management, corporate finance and the globalisation of finance to name but a few.
Furthermore, you will undertake in-depth research in various industries, through completion of a range of assessments and a dissertation. This real-world focus will provide immediate value to your present and future employers.
What you will study on this degree
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Quantitive Methods for Finance
Equips you with the necessary foundations in mathematics and statistics to enable the successful study of subsequent modules. You will be provided with mathematical and statistical underpinning for the study of Financial Management, the use of Excel for mathematics of Financial Management and both SPSS and Excel for statistical analysis necessary for research and research analysis
Introduces you to the strategy process in a range of organisational contexts enabling you to acquire practical experience in dealing with strategic management issues
Financial Markets and Institutions
Enables you to examine and understand why financial markets and institutions exist, and what services those institutions and markets offer. Through the critical analysis and evaluation of both institutions and markets you will be expected to provide suitable decisions and recommendations to limit failures within the industry
Provides you with an in-depth analysis of corporate financing, liquidity management, owner return, control and risk management decisions within a real world context
Globalisation of Finance
Provides you with an in-depth knowledge of the global financial system and the causes of global financial instability. The module will use the global political economy perspective as an appropriate framework for understanding the complexities of global finance
Develops your understanding of the theory, practice and empirical research in portfolio management and asset allocation at an advanced level
You will undertake an independent financial management dissertation relevant to your field of practice or area of professional interest
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.
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You will normally be expected to hold a relevant degree from a recognised university or from an equivalent awarding institution at upper second class honours level or above.Alternatively, you may possess a relevant first degree of at least lower second-class honours level combined with a relevant professional qualification or relevant professional experience of at least two years.