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Global Financial Management (MSc)


Course Description

About this course

- MSc Global Financial Management with Advanced Practice
Based on, and taught in conjunction with, the established Global Financial Management 1 year programme, this new 2 year version includes an additional semester of Advanced Practice. This permits you to expand on the knowledge and skills developed in Year 1 by undertaking either an internship with a company or to work in the Newcastle Business School Business Clinic which provides a consultancy service for local businesses.

The programme has been developed in response to the considerable worldwide demand from those wishing to follow a career in financial management. In this course, we specialise on investment and risk management, sustainable strategic decision making, corporate financial management and the international financial markets and institutions. Focus is paid to particular financial management themes recognised within the finance industry and is further supported by a range of core management modules around Academic and Professional Development as well as the development of key capabilities relating to employability which are captured in the Developing Global Management Competencies modules.

While studying, you will benefit from our Business School’s trading room which features Bloomberg Terminals that are used by top traders throughout the world. You will have direct use of data, info and analytics to help you in your studies. Additionally, students use statistical software such as E-views, SPSS, Stata to investigate, analyse and forecast empirical nature of real world financial issues. To ensure this course is up to date an extensive review has recently taken place, part of which was to benchmark the content against syllabuses of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA).

Following the summer vacation, Semester 3 is spent working full-time in a real business environment either as an intern or in the Newcastle Business School Business Clinic. During the fourth and final semester you will be required to complete the Masters Consultancy Project or a dissertation.

Students successfully completing this programme will be awarded an MSc Business with Management with Advanced Practice.

See the website https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/global-financial-management-with-advanced-practice-msc-ft-dtfgfp6/

Advanced Practice

- Internships
Newcastle Business School has a long and hugely successful record with placing students in internships across the UK and, indeed, all over the world. We know from experience that internships bring a range of benefits – they make students more employable because they can talk about actually doing business rather than just studying it, and they tend to get better final results because they have a real context for their study of business and find inspiration for their Master’s project in the work environment. At the same time students provide a real benefit to the host companies who appreciate fresh insights to their business and gain a greater appreciation of the benefits that graduates can bring to their organisation.

- Business Clinic
Newcastle Business School operates its own Business Clinic to provide consultancy services to businesses and organisations in the region. Working full-time in the clinic offers the chance to explore a variety of businesses and help them embrace new opportunities. Whether assisting a business to develop an internet marketing strategy or investigating international market opportunities for a new product, you will develop skills in quickly getting to understand a business issue, work in teams, research the issues and prepare and present a professional set of recommendations. Recent clients have included Gateshead Council, the Dyspraxia Foundation, Mediaworks, Carlisle City Council and 2020 Vision Technology. This is an amazing opportunity to assimilate skills developed in the classroom.

Visit the Global Financial Management (MSc) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally candidates will be expected to have a qualification equivalent to an honours degree (2.2 classification or above).

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