The MSc in Finance will provide you with an understanding of a broad range of financial concepts and their application to a range of management and organisational contexts.
You will gain a greater understanding of how finance is central to organisational decision-making by looking at key areas including risk management, financial statements, strategic financial management and financial analysis and investment. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation.
As well as gaining a deeper theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate management problems and make sound strategic decisions in your professional role. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.
The skills and knowledge gained during the course will enable you to enhance your career in finance or move into further study and academic work in the area.
The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.
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 Risk Management
Financial Statements: Theory, Practice, Critique
Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment
Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills
Strategic Financial Management
Research Methods and Dissertation
Option modules, choose two option modules from:
Corporate Social Responsibility
Financial Option Pricing
Finance and Society
Finance, Markets and Organisations
International Finance and Globalisation
Investment and Portfolio Analysis
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, 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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