The Master's (MSc) in Finance and Business Analytics is designed to pair the key areas of finance and business analytics. This programme in Finance and Business Analytics takes a data driven approach to the analysis of financial, market and organisational information. In addition, to cover the key principles of finance, financial modelling and financial markets, the programme in Finance and Business Analytics includes modules on business analytics and data mining to equip students to work in the data driven areas of finance and financial management. No previous study of business analytics or any quantitative subject is required to undertake this programme.
Modules on the Finance and Business Analytics MSc typically include:
Principles of Finance Principles of Law for Accounting & Finance International Financial Markets Financial Statement Analysis Quantitative Methods Corporate Finance Data Mining Business Analytics Financial Modelling
A full conversion programme that may be completed in a single year Does not require accounting, finance or any quantitative study to be completed at undergraduate level All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014) A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
Careers and Employability
We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.
From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:
Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week Complete the Swansea Employability Award Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’
Facilities and Support
The School of Management has heavily invested in upgraded facilities and support over the past years, including:
A student enterprise suite (opened by Swansea Alumnus Sir Terry Matthews in 2013): The School of Management is one of the few UK universities which gives students access to a dedicated entrepreneurship start-up suite. We offer a range of business support facilities such as business mentoring for start-ups and an active entrepreneurship society. We also provide a range of physical facilities for students including a hot-desking suite for student start-ups, print copy facilities, 3-D printing for rapid prototyping and a range of meeting or production spaces.
Expanded student social space: We provide a Junior Common Room (JCR) for all our undergraduate and postgraduate students to meet, relax and socialise. We also provide several group work rooms with presentation facilities for students to come together on group projects and practice team working or presentation skills.
The MSc Finance and Business Analytics has been awarded the following ACCA exemptions:
F1 - Accountant in Business
F2 - Management Accounting
F3 - Financial Accounting
This means that graduates of our MSc Finance and Busines Analytics will be exempt from three out of nine of the ACCA ‘Fundamentals’ examinations. This means that students graduating from this programme can now leave Swansea as part-qualified accountants and just have to sit the remaining eleven.
Some of our recent graduate destinations:
Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Business Analyst, Bloomberg Commercial Graduate, Tata Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays Investment Banker, Julian Hodge IT Consultant, Cap Gemini Management Consultant, Accenture Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer Management Trainee, Shell UK Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft Share Dealer, OSTC Trainee Accountant, Deloitte Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
The entry requirements for the Finance and Business Analytics MSc is a 2.2 Honours degree or above in any subject. We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management. English language requirement IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.
Recipient: Swansea University
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