MA Strategic Financial Management

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You normally need one of the following • a good honours degree in business, management, accounting, finance or economics • a recognised postgraduate qualification • an equivalent recognised professional qualification in a relevant subject field Relevant subjects include • business management • finance • accounting • banking. If you don’t have such academic qualifications we will consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. A TOEFL test minimum mark, paper-based 550, computer-based 213, internet-based 79 or an IELTS score of 6.0, is the standard for non-native speakers of English.
  • Academic title
    MA Strategic Financial Management
  • Course description
    We designed this course for the personal and professional development of graduates working in accounting, strategy, finance and management fields. It is also suitable for other professionals wishing to fill the role of strategic financial management in servicing and manufacturing organisations.

    Strategic financial management integrates the financial management function into business strategy and every other part of an organisations operation.

    Applying strategic financial management knowledge and skills improves an organisations effectiveness and efficiency. In today’s highly competitive business environment, both private and government organisations are increasingly putting more emphasis in this area to achieve their objectives.

    The course emphasises business awareness, proactive and logical thinking, research and critical analysis to help managers make sound strategic financial decisions on a global scale.

    A distinctive course feature is its focus on present-day national and global developments in business strategy, management, accounting and finance.

    By studying updated literature, worldwide events, case studies and companies’ financial accounts, you learn how real organisations operate and the strategies and decisions they implement.

    You complete in-depth research into various industries when producing presentations, coursework, assessments and dissertations. This real world focus provides immediate value to your present or potential employers.

    Helping an organisation compete more successfully through better strategy and financial management can be a rewarding career, in the UK or internationally.

    Associated careers

    Organisations can only sustain and develop their competitiveness by acquiring and effectively using resources.

    Successfully completing this course, equips you with strategic financial management knowledge and skills sought by organisations worldwide, operating in servicing and manufacturing industries.

    The range of career opportunities includes • finance manager • financial controller • business strategist • financial analyst • strategic accountant • consultant • strategy or financial journalist • researcher • educator.

    Course content

    Semester one – postgraduate certificate
    • business strategy • financial strategy • information strategy • methods of enquiry: research and consultancy methods in finance and strategy

    Semester two – postgraduate diploma
    Core modules
    • strategic management interfaces • emerging issues in international management accounting and control • digital economy

    One from • corporate governance and control • financial analysis • international finance • treasury management • derivatives • insurance • fund management

    * the options available are subject to demand

    Semester three – MA
    • research methods • dissertation

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