Master International Financial Strategy

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  • Objectives
    This innovative programme course is offered as a collaborative venture with ESCEM School of Business and Management in Poitiers, France. It involves studying in the UK and in France as well as undertaking a work placement anywhere in the world. It enables you to acquire an advanced understanding of recent developments, concepts and techniques in accounting, financial analysis, financial management and strategy within an international context. The four-month work placement offers a unique opportunity to reinforce your study with valuable work experience. Successful completion of the course will lead to the award of two Masters degrees - an MSc in International Financial Strategy from London Metropolitan University and an MSc in Global Financial Management from ESCEM. This unusual dual award gives you an increased chance of employment and a competitive edge in the field of global financial strategy.The course is taught in English in both France and the UK, so it is not necessary to be a French speaker to undertake the programme.
  • Entry requirements
    The minimum requirement is a lower second BA/BSc Honours degree (UK or equivalent standard) in an Accounting and/or Finance-related subject. Applicants who have had substantial work experience in Finance or Strategy related employment and/or have achieved relevant professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • Academic title
    MSc International Financial Strategy
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course consists of eight core modules and a four-month placement. The first semester takes place in Poitiers and the second semester is taught in London. You will also need to complete a dissertation/project, which can be undertaken in either the UK or France.

    Core modules:

    -Quantitative Methods for Finance
    -Analysis and Control
    -Global Financial Markets
    -Portfolio Management
    -Research Methodology
    -Mergers and Acquisitions
    -Global Strategic Management
    -Corporate Social Responsibility

    A range of assessment methods are used including written reports, projects, presentations, work placement and dissertations.

    Career opportunities
    The course is designed to enhance career opportunities in international banking and finance, financial and investment analysis, multinational operations, financial management consultancy, public sector financial management and fund management. Graduates may have the choice of a wide range of jobs such as Credit Derivatives Manager, International Hedge Fund Manager, International Credit Analyst or International Banking Manager. Graduates can also proceed to further study.

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time: 1 - 1.5 years

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