The MSc in Finance, Markets and Organisations has been designed to help you gain the skills to become a finance professional, including providing expertise on a broad range of issues to do with the valuation of assets, firms, industries and markets. Finance professionals are involved in the management of risk as well as in the development of corporate strategies and in communicating these strategies to stakeholders. They are called upon to improve firms’ financial position as well as to assure sustainable forms of investment and corporate social responsibility.
This MSc will teach you a unique analytical approach that combines finance and accounting knowledge with insights from management, psychology, economics and sociology. You will learn how financial markets work from technological and organisational perspectives, in addition to gaining expertise in financial reporting, analysis and investment.
The course will provide a stimulating and intellectually demanding environment, in which you will be encouraged to engage critically with the academic literature from the areas of accounting, finance, psychology and sociology. You will develop your ability to reflect critically on the current professional and academic debates and issues surrounding the social, technological and political dimensions of the market. The course will equip you with the critical and practical skills that will enable you to understand, analyse and work effectively in the finance market profession.
By taking the MSc in Finance, Markets and Organisations, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the key areas including the organisational, social and technological dimensions of financial markets, financial analysis and investment, and financial statements.
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2:1 degree from a British university or its equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution; or a relevant graduate level professional qualification
Or a demonstration of considerable relevant practical experience and evidence of the ability to cope with the demands of the course
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Financial Statements: Theory, Practice, Critique
Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment
Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills
Social Studies of Finance 1
Social Studies of Finance 2
Technology in Financial Markets
Research Methods and Dissertation
Option modules, choose two option modules from:
Accounting Representations: Public and Private Sectors
Finance and Society
Social and Environmental Accounting
International Finance and Globalisation
Investment and Portfolio Analysis
Financial Option Pricing
Contemporary Issues in International Financial Reporting
Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Management graduates from about 100 countries.
By taking the MSc in Finance, Markets and Organisations, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of corporate finance, financial modelling, accountability, representations and control, financial statements, financial analysis and investment, which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.
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