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MSc Financial Management - CIMA Fast Track route

Course Description

If you are an international student who is a CIMA passed finalists or qualified accountant, this course allows you to convert your CIMA qualifications to a UK masters degree in under one year. You can study this course in Sheffield or in Singapore.

We designed this course for international students who are CIMA passed finalists or qualified accountants. It is a fast track route that enables you to convert your CIMA qualification to a UK masters degree in nine months. The course is delivered in Sheffield and at the Aventis School of Management, Singapore.

Strategic financial management integrates the financial management function into business strategy and every other part of an organisations operation. Applying strategic financial management knowledge and skills improves an organisations effectiveness and efficiency. In today’s highly competitive business environment, both private and government organisations are increasingly putting more emphasis in this area to achieve their objectives.

The course emphasises business awareness, proactive and logical thinking, research and critical analysis to help managers make sound strategic financial decisions on a global scale. A distinctive course feature is its focus on present-day national and global developments in business strategy, management, accounting and finance.

By studying updated literature, worldwide events, case studies and companies’ financial accounts, you learn how real organisations operate and the strategies and decisions they implement. You complete in-depth research into various industries when producing presentations, coursework, assessments and dissertations. This real world focus provides immediate value to your present or potential employers.

Helping an organisation compete more successfully through better strategy and financial management can be a rewarding career, in the UK or internationally. The team delivering the course has strong links with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

For further details see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-financial-management--cima-fast-track-route

Course structure

Full-time – nine months
Starts January

Core modules
-Methods of enquiry
-Research methods

Choose one of the following
-Financial analysis
-Advanced portfolio management

-Assignments, examinations, and a dissertation.

Visit the MSc Financial Management - CIMA Fast Track route page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must be a CIMA passed finalist or a qualified accountant. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English qualification.

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