Master International Finance

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  • Objectives
    MA International Finance is designed for graduates (or equivalent) from accounting, economics, business and related disciplines. You will develop knowledge of finance, related specifically to international business, exploring the capability of firms in conducting international business and examining financial decisions within an international business organisation. The course will develop your understanding of issues (and the analytical techniques used) in international finance. You can benefit from a strong research culture within the department and the many links the department has with industry and commerce, and relevant professional bodies.
  • Entry requirements
    You should have an Honours degree (or equivalent) in accounting, economics, business or a related area. Applicants whose first degree is in science or humanities and who have business experience or interests are welcome to apply. Similarly, applicants without formal qualifications but with business experience are encouraged to apply. Account will be taken of the type of business experience and motivation.
  • Academic title
    MA International Finance
  • Course description
    Course structure

    Core modules:

    -Global Financial Markets
    -Finance and Quantitative Analysis
    -International Finance and Investment
    -Research Methods for Accounting and Finance

    You then choose one of the following options:

    -Corporate Financial Planning
    -Mergers and Acquisitions
    -Strategic Management Control and Appraisal

    You also take a free optional module, which may be one of the options above, or a module from elsewhere in our postgraduate scheme. A dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words is also required.

    Teaching and learning methods include group discussions, problem analysis and video, as well as conventional lectures and seminars. Language learning facilities (audio, CD-ROM and satellite) are available in the University's Language Centre.

    With the exception of the dissertation and research methods which are assessed solely by coursework, all other core modules are assessed by coursework and a three hour examination.

    Career opportunities
    Excellent career prospects for those wishing to progress further in international finance and related fields. You may also apply to develop your dissertation topic into an MPhil/PhD course.

    Attendance & duration
    -Full-time: one year, two days a week
    -Part-time (day): two years, one day a week

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