Overview

This flexible MSc introduces you to more sophisticated tools and techniques that finance practitioners regularly exploit in their profession. If you are looking to up-skill or are seeking career progression, this course will equip you with the financial management knowledge and skills sought by organisations across the globe.

This MSc in Financial Management equips you with a deep understanding of the tasks finance professionals undertake, and the skills required for a successful career in finance.

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the interplay between well-functioning financial markets and successful companies;
  • Apply a full range of financial techniques to real-life business situations;
  • Search and gather relevant financial information from multiple sources, including companies’ annual reports and financial databases;
  • Offer data-based solutions to complex and relevant business challenges, such as analysis of financial strategies, selecting valuable investment projects.

Programme Structure

UNIT 1

FOUNDATIONS OF ACCOUNTING

  • Introduction to finance
  • Time value of money and asset valuation
  • Cost of capital and capital budgeting techniques

UNIT 2

FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE

  • Introduction to finance
  • Time value of money and asset valuation
  • Cost of capital and capital budgeting techniques

UNIT 3

CORPORATE FINANCE

  • Introduction to corporate finance
  • Cost of capital estimation and advanced capital budgeting techniques
  • The choice between equity capital and debt capital

UNIT 4

GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

  • Overview of the global financial system
  • Banking and financial regulation, investment banking and private equity
  • Risk management and hedging strategies

UNIT 5

DATA ANALYSIS AND STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES

  • Basic econometric tools to estimate relationships between variables
  • Formulation of empirical hypotheses to be tested
  • Interpretation of results from statistical and econometric outputs

UNIT 6

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

  • Strengths, limitations and developments in contemporary financial reporting
  • Interpretation and assessment of firm performance
  • Credit and debt analysis to predict the likelihood of financial distress

UNIT 7

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Principles underlying financial decision-making by multinational corporations
  • Foreign direct investment decisions, exchange risk and hedging techniques
  • Political risk measurement and management

UNIT 8

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Sophisticated statistical tools for finance practitioners
  • Analysis and forecasts of time series data
  • Empirical interactions between stock returns, exchange rates and other variables

UNIT 9

VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY

  • Introduction to venture capital and private equity
  • Fund raising activities by private equity investors
  • Identification of capital investment opportunities and capital allocation, and management of investments to maximise returns

UNIT 10

BUSINESS MODELS AND FINANCIAL STRATEGY

  • Evaluation of alternative business models to create and capture value
  • Short- and long-term financial decisions over the lifecycle of the firm
  • Fintech and other innovative sources of finance

UNIT 11

GROUP PROJECT

  • Identification of topic to study and formulation of plan to collect information and data on the topic
  • Selection of suitable methods and analysis of information
  • Dissemination of the results of the study

Programme Features

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Flexible Learning

Studying a flexible course means you can learn while you continue to work, directly applying the skills and knowledge you learn immediately to solve your day-to-day business challenges in finance.

Globally Recognized

The University of Manchester is ranked 27th in the world (QS World University Ranking 2020) while Alliance Manchester Business School’s Accounting and Finance Studies is ranked 21st globally (QS World Rankings 2020).

Engaging Workshops

Meet and network with industry peers and global experts during workshops, held over six days, twice each year at our prestigious Singapore and Hong Kong locations.
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Cutting Edge Research

The University of Manchester is an international powerhouse for Financial Technology (FinTech) research, teaching and innovation. The first of its kind in the UK, its Data Visualisation Observatory offers interactive 3D visualisation of data to visualising monetary flows and stock market behaviours in Fintech.

Leading Academics

Taught by one of Europe’s most experienced Accounting and Finance teams, with access to some of the most extensive financial databases and learning material around.

Course Details

Successful finance practitioners require a wide range of transferable skills and subject-specific knowledge in areas such as corporate finance, financial markets and financial accounting. Our MSc comprises of foundational units in finance and accounting alongside advanced units in the following areas:

  • Financial management
  • Financial markets
  • Financial strategy
  • Private equity
  • Data analysis & Statistical techniques
  • Quantitative methods for financial management

A final supervised project will allow you to deepen your finance knowledge and apply your skills by analysing real-world information and addressing questions with practical implications. You will be taught by a team of academics that has several years of experience delivering course content both online and face-to-face within blended programmes. Our academics are on the cutting-edge of finance research, which informs their teaching. They regularly utilise our wide range of financial databases in their learning and teaching activities. This is a significant strength of our MSc in Financial Management.

  • A deep understanding of the tasks that financial managers and other similar finance practitioners undertake and the objectives they pursue;
  • The ability to describe and interpret the functioning of financial markets;
  • An understanding of why and how successful companies rely on and benefit from well-functioning financial markets;
  • The skills and knowledge to analyse and synthesise complex information from corporations and financial markets, and offer solutions to challenging problems;
  • The capability to search and gather relevant financial information from several sources such as companies’ annual reports and financial databases;
  • Flexible and relevant transferable skills that finance practitioners require in their career.

This course is mostly delivered online, allowing you to study flexibly at a pace that suits your own requirements and lifestyle.

You will also participate in four six-day face-to-face workshop, held twice a year in Singapore & Hong Kong.

Each unit consists of 15 credits (excluding the final project) and requires a total of 150 hours of study per unit.

There are no exams within the MSc. Summative assessment comprises individual and group coursework, with two assessments per unit. We will provide online quizzes and activities through each unit as methods of formative assessments.

The final project will consist of a group project.

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PROGRAMME DETAILS
Type of Course:Part-time (blended learning)
Course Duration24 months – 5 years
Fees:£19,500. Discounts available*
Start Date:September 2021
Workshop Locations:Singapore & Hong Kong

Looking for a change in career or have a limited finance background? This MSc acts as a conversion course, and doesn’t require finance experience.

“The curriculum is structured in a way that first imparts students with the theoretical underpinning of finance, before delving into the practical side of the theory through case studies, assignments, and presentations. Therefore, it provides a seamless entry for students without any academic or working experience in finance."

Professor Arif Khurshed, AMBS

 

*2020 QS World Rankings