MSc Business with Financial Management with Study Abroad
This new 2 year programme, which is based on our established 1 year MSc Business with Financial Management course, offers you the opportunity to undertake a period of study abroad during the second year.
Within the first semester students are given an introduction to the development and interpretation of financial statements and have practical exposure to these activities as part of a business simulation. On this pathway, students consider Corporate Financial Management, in which they gain a critical understanding of the creation of corporate value through decisions relating to investment, financing and dividend. Students are introduced to certain core concepts regarding the objective of finance, how capital is first raised, its deployment into wealth creation and the optimal return of wealth to its providers. This assessment of corporate finance decisions will be achieved on this pathway in both quantitative and qualitative terms. This is complemented on the pathway through consideration of International Financial Markets and Institutions, including assessment of recent trends within the financial markets, the financial crisis and the regulatory response. Students will gain an understanding of how financial markets function with respect to different participants, the respective roles played and the associated interaction. Central to this knowledge are the various categories of financial institution, instruments and regulations and policy approaches. The dissertation topic selected by students on this pathway will be finance related and supervision will be given by a subject expert from this academic area.
Following the summer vacation, Semester 3 is spent studying in another country. This may be in Europe or further afield but all courses will be taught and assessed in English. During the fourth and final semester you will be required to complete a dissertation.
Students successfully completing this programme will be awarded an MSc Business with Management with Study Abroad.
- Study Abroad One of the key challenges facing any student planning to undertake a business-related degree is how to compete in the job market with business graduates around the world who are also trying to ignite their business career. We know from experience and talking to employers that international awareness is a key differentiator. Many of our students have already taken the first step by travelling hundreds or thousands of miles to study in an unfamiliar environment. However the international exchange option takes that to the next level. We are developing exchange opportunities in Asia, Europe and South America that will give students the opportunity to create a truly unique selling proposition to future employers. Students spend one semester studying business (taught and assessed in English) in another international domain. In some cases there will be an opening for basic level study of the language and culture of the host region.
The key selling points of the ‘Business with…’ cluster predominantly lie around giving students an extra edge in terms of employability and offering a business dimension to complement their UG specialism.
A first degree, equivalent to a 2.2 honours classification. Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.
Recipient: Northumbria University
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