Masters | Postgraduate Course - Finance and Management MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Finance and Management MSc

Study Details

MSc Full time 9 months or 1 year

The MSc Finance and Management provides a good foundation in finance together with an overview of management functions within an organisation. It is an ideal qualification for anyone wanting to start or progress their career in the finance function of an organisation and then move into general management later. It is relevant to working in small businesses where the ability to control finances is essential, within the finance function of large business organisations, and also in public sector organisations.

The programme offers a choice of the full range of options in both finance and management, so it is possible to tailor this programme to match your career goals.

You can study the programme in an intensive nine-month format, or over 12 months. With both formats you will gain a firm foundation in financial management, investment decisions and research skills in finance, as well as an introduction to the main ideas and functions of international business and marketing. If studying over nine months you will then study corporate finance, strategy, plus four additional options in the second term. With the 12 month format you can study the Investment Analysis Dissertation (45 credits) plus three optional modules or the Management Dissertation (30 credits) with five optional modules.

In addition, intensive computing training covering Datastream, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, BvD Orbis and Zephyr and other financial databases and software systems including STATA and VBA, is incorporated into relevant modules.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Corporate Finance 15
  • Financial Instruments 15
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management 15
  • Investment Analysis 1 15
  • Strategy 15
  • Managing Operations Plus BEMM148 or BEMM116 15
  • Marketing Strategy Plus BEMM114 or BEMM116 15
  • Principles of International Business Plus BEMM114 or BEMM148 15

Optional modules

You will choose options totalling 75 credits from a regularly updated selection:

  • Banking and Financial Services 15
  • Derivatives Pricing 15
  • Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
  • Entrepreneurship: New Venture Development 15
  • International Financial Management 15
  • Investment Analysis 2 15
  • Leadership and Global Challenges 15
  • International Human Resource Management 15
  • Strategic Innovation Management 15
  • Topics in Financial Economics 15
  • Corporate Finance and Governance 15
  • Mergers, Management Buyouts and Other Corporate Reorganizations 15
  • Alternative Investments 15
  • Financial Modelling 15
  • Comparative Tax Systems 15
  • Principles of International Taxation 15
  • Introduction to UK Taxation 15
  • Advanced UK Taxation 15
  • Advanced International Taxation 15
  • Portfolio Investment Simulation 15
  • Bank Management 15

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 degree with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in Finance & Management will enable you to develop the professional and financial and management skills and subject expertise to make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.