Our one year, full time MSc in Management programmes are designed to provide you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to succeed in business. Across all sectors and at all levels of business, financial management is fundamental to the success of organisations. By studying our MSc Management (Finance), you will build your knowledge and expertise in this area, giving you a strong platform from which to launch a career in management with a specific financial focus.
The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice- based business project or a research-based dissertation.
Core and elective modules
You will study: -Business Economics and Accounting -Organisational Behaviour -Strategy -Fundamentals of Finance -Financial Management -Corporate Finance for Managers -Research Methods and Dissertation
You will then choose two elective modules. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but has typically included: -Employee Relations -Strategy -Corporate Governance -Decision Making and Business Modelling -Global Business -East Asian Business and Management -Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Project or Dissertation
During term 3 you will complete a final project under the supervision of a faculty member, either in the UK or abroad through an international partner institution. Designed to develop your business insight and research skills, and help you to present your analysis and ideas in a rigorous, systematic and professional manner, it takes one of two forms: -Business project (sourced by you or the School), you will apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired in terms 1 and 2 to address a real organisational problem. OR -Research project, you will apply advanced techniques to analyse a topic of your choice, relevant to your course.
Adding to your experience
International Experience Our strong international connections and activities aim at providing you with an inside perspective of global business. During the International Study Tour elective, we take a group of students to a European destination, typically Geneva for a week. This self-funded competitive activity has given our students the opportunity not only to visit a series of prestigious global businesses but also to analyse them using a structured learning approach. As such this activity provides an excellent opportunity to be exposed to the challenges of global business, make new contacts, to stand out in the competitive jobs market, while having fun. Our expanding global network of University and business partners also gives you the opportunity to undertake part or all of your dissertation or business abroad.
Guest Speakers As part of your programme, you will be invited to presentations by leading international academics and practitioners within your chosen area of interest. Past speakers have included representatives of major global multinationals and leading scholars combining critical and progressive thinking with practical insights.
Dragons’ Den and Blueprint You can become your own boss on our programme. The School’s heritage as a centre of expertise in entrepreneurship is reflected in two competitions seeking ideas for new businesses. Students on the Masters programme compete to win the School’s Dragon’s Den-style competition to pitch for investment, as well as the University’s Blueprint competition.
Other admission requirements
In order to manage the volume of international applications received by the University to allow the University to ensure each application is properly reviewed, considered and processed, applications from candidates must be received as follows: -Applications from individuals resident in Mainland China must be received by 31 January. -Applications from any other individuals who would be required to hold a visa in order to study in the UK, must be received by 30 June. -Applications from those individuals who fall outside of either category specified above, must be received by 31 August.
Should you miss the deadlines specified above, then it may be possible for the University to add your application to a waiting list, which may be consulted in the event that following review and processing of all applications received prior to the deadlines, vacant places remain available on the programme.
The University is under no obligation to make any offer of a place on the programme to any applicant, nor is the University obligated to fill all spaces available on the programme. Consideration of any application received by the University after expiry of the deadlines specified herein, shall be made at the sole discretion of the University.
Masters in Management programmes are intended for graduates in any subject or discipline; no previous study in business or management is necessary. For example, in the past we have had graduates from a diverse range of degrees such as Music, Anthropology, Medicine and Geography. Business and Management undergraduate students may find some content overlaps with their first degree.
The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree. There is high demand for places on these programmes. To maximise your chances of being offered one of these places, we recommend that you submit your application to the University as early as possible. See course description for further admission details.
Recipient: Durham University
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