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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert International Corporate Finance

Course Description

This course gives you the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the practical applications of modern finance theories in the financial world.

Key benefits:

• Develop your knowledge and skills to manage complex financial situations at a global level
• Excellent career potential and the opportunity to take a Business Innovation Project, enhancing your practical skills and experience
• Choose to take a one to three-month Assessed Internship with an employer, supported by Salford Business School

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/international-corporate-finance

Suitable for

This programme is ideal for graduates who have studied economics, finance, accounting, business studies, management and any other related disciplines. Suitable work experience will also be considered.

Course detail

You will learn from specialist staff with expertise in accounting, finance, economics and management. On completion of your course you will be able to apply your skills in areas including valuation, investment and financial decision-making, risk management and derivatives, financial instruments and markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring in developed and emerging markets.

You will also be able to make key financial and strategic decisions in the daily operations of any organisation. These qualities are highly prized by international corporations.

Format and assessment

The course is delivered in four blocks of three day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

- Semester 1 -

• Accounting and Finance
• International Financial Management

- Semester 2 -

• Risk, Regulation and Compliance
• Corporate Financial Strategies

- Semester 3 -

- Business Innovation Project

For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:

• Dissertation
• Placement
• Internship
• Live Project

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Career potential

This is an advanced degree in corporate finance and can lead you to a wide range of career opportunities and roles, such as finance director, new business development manager, treasury manager, financial controller, financial planning manager, stock market financial analyst, funds portfolio manager, and global hedge fund manager. It also provides a thorough preparation for academic research in finance and corporate finance. Recent graduates have joined the international banking and finance industries, corporate sectors and academic communities. This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.

Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

• Ernst & Young
• Dixons Group plc
• British Airways
• Cooperative Insurance Services
• American Express
• Citibank
• Ladbrokes
• Numberica
• Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
• PricewaterhouseCoopers
• Premier Travel Inn
• Thomson Holidays
• BT
• DTS Logistics
• Greater Manchester Police
• The NHS

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert International Corporate Finance page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Student Profiles

University of Salford - 20+ Awards

We offer a range of generous scholarships for high achieving students. We offer these awards because we believe that rewarding hard work and academic achievement is the right thing to do. Over the last two years we have awarded over £1.5 million in scholarships to international students so that they can concentrate on moving their careers forwards and not on their finances.From September 2012 we are making some changes to our scholarship scheme, but our principle of rewarding excellence remains the same and because of this we are not restricting the number of Vice Chancellor’s scholarships we award. This applies to both PG and UG awards.How much are the scholarships worth?
How much are the scholarships worth?
Vice Chancellor’s Undergraduate Excellence ScholarshipThis award is worth either £3000 or £5000 depending on the programme you enrol on.Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Excellence ScholarshipThis award is worth £4000 for the MBA, MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering and MSc Gas Engineering and Management programmes; and either £3000 or £2000 for all other programmes.Country discount schemeThis bursary is worth £1000 to students studying full-time postgraduate taught programmes from World Bank classified low/ low-medium income countries. A full list of countries that qualify is available here. These awards are made in addition to any other scholarship we offer. So if you are eligible for the Vice Chancellors Postgraduate scholarship of £3000, and are a national of one of the qualifying countries for this discount, you would receive £4000 in total.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Who will receive the awards?
All full-time international students (those paying international fees) are eligible to be considered for one of the Vice Chancellors awards based on their previous academic experience at undergraduate level – part-time students are eligible, but the award will be issued on a pro-rata basis. The awards are also available to self-sponsored students. The country discounts are available to nationals of qualifying countries only. There are separate awards for UK and EU students.to find out more go to http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/international/faqs/scholarships-faq

Application Procedure

We will assess your eligibility for a scholarship as soon as we receive your previous undergraduate records. There is no need to apply separately. We will let you know the amount (if any) you qualify for in your offer letter. You can apply online by visiting http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/international or email [email protected] or contact one of our in-country representatives.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management. A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements. Start Dates: September; January; March; June; November; July.

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