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It has become clear that those who have responsibility for financial information can influencemanagement decisionmaking within and outside organisations and we want tomake sure that you have all the tools to help companiesmake the right choices in challenging economic climates.
This is why our MSc in Financial Management provides a strong grounding in the theory and practices of accounting and finance in the corporate sector. Through this programme you will become adept at analysing financial information, adopting an international perspective as you consider developments in financialmanagement across different cultures.
You will be invited to put yourself in the position of a financialmanager within an organisation and investigate practical, realworld examples. You will also explore traditional and contemporary developments in financial practice and draw upon relevant research as a foundation on which to build strategic approaches to financial management.
You will study
- Foundations of Finance
- Corporate Performance Analysis
- Corporate Financial Management
- International Finance and Investments
- Financial Analysis
- Professional Skills and Ethics
- Research Methods
You will also
- choose one option from a wide range
- undertake a dissertation or project in an area of interest
Foundations of Finance imparts a thorough understanding of key issues in the theory of finance and the use of theory in practical decisionmaking, covering advanced issues that include riskreturn relationships, portfolio analysis and riskmanagement.
Corporate Performance Analysis explores how the application of financial and management accounting techniques can result inmore efficient allocation of resources and the addition of value. Taking account of sociopolitical and international economic issues, you will examine decisions made by executives in satisfying corporate shareholders.
Corporate Financial Management is concerned with decisionsmade in an international and often unstable environment. It explores issues related to investment appraisal; bonds and shares; mergers and acquisitions; portfolio theory; and risk management.
International Finance and Investments examines how the principles of corporate finance are applied and the implications of the increasing internationalisation of capital markets. The module explores stock exchanges and other financial markets, investment strategies, riskmanagement and hedging, all in an international context.
Financial Analysis develops skills associated with the interpretation of internal and externally published financial information to inform decision making. It considers the techniques of financial planning and valuation of assets within the organisation.
In addition to your chosen specialism, you will develop transferable professional skills and ethics through two core modules (Professional Skills and Ethics, and Research Methods) and a dissertation (or company project).