This course has been developed for those students who may not have a strong background in finance, but are seeking an opportunity to access the growing number of job opportunities that exist in the area of international financial analysis and management. The course covers both corporate and international finance, as well as ensuring students have a firm understanding of the broader economic and governance issues involved.
Globalisation and the aftermath of the recent financial crisis have combined to make businesses keenly aware of the need for skills in financial analysis and decision making amongst senior and middle management. With this in mind, this course has been developed to provide you with the necessary theoretical underpinning to understand the world of corporate and international finance. Moreover, it will provide you with the practical skills necessary to analyse financial data and make effective decision based upon it.
A good Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent.
International Corporate Finance
The primary aims of this unit are to address the critical importance of the corporate finance function within an internationally diverse corporation and to provide a framework to assist corporate decision makers in a complex, dynamic and inherently uncertain external environment.
International Accounting and Analysis
The unit aims to explain the main principles involved in the production of financial statements, outline the theoretical and regulatory framework within which financial accounting operates and provide techniques for the analysis and critical appraisal of corporate financial reporting.
Economics of Money & Financial Markets
This unit aims to provide a solid grounding in the economic concepts and theory surrounding the monetary system and financial markets for students who have not previously studied this subject area.
International Direct Taxation
The globalisation of business means that firms must not only understand the domestic tax systems in the states in which they operate, but also the ways in which those systems interact. Direct taxes at the federal level usually account for between 10 and 30 percent of pre-tax profits and this unit aims to foster an understanding of the international tax system and the principal tax planning techniques open to multinational firms.
Portfolio Construction and Theory
The aim of this unit is to equip you with the knowledge of finance theory and the ability to structure portfolios of financial assets within that context.
International Investment Management
To understand the workings, structure and importance of the global investment marketplace and its role in risk analysis and management at practical and theoretical levels.
The Research Project provides Master´s level students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in a relevant area of particular interest.
Optional work experience
You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience as part of the research project unit, subject to interview and availability. The type of work being undertaken will be relevant to your course of study and will provide experience that informs your final research project. Combining work experience with the research project aims to attach further practical context to the value of your learning experience.
Some of our Finance Graduates are now undertaking roles such as;
Human Recourses Management
Industrial Development Expert
Management Associate (Risk)
Some of the companies that our Finance Graduates are now working for are;
Mainstreet Bank Limited
United Overseas Bank (Thai) PCL
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