Distinguishing yourself from the thousands of other MSc Finance students emerging from UK universities each year and developing a set of skills demanded by potential employers is a difficult task.
This interesting and wide-ranging course is for the student who wants a finance degree with a difference.
Modern businesses, especially those who operate in the international market need a firm understanding of their financial position and of their tax affairs. Here at the Business School, we have one of the UK´s strongest teaching teams in taxation, and are therefore best positioned to provide you with a unique set of skills that are in high demand.
A good Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent.
This course takes our expertise in tax teaching and mixes it with some of the best aspects of our finance course. You can expect your studies to be both intellectually stimulating and practical. We begin by developing your understanding of how corporations report their financial data (Financial Reporting), before moving onto examine the implications international taxation and taxation policy can have for the modern global corporation. This course will also provide you with the transferable skills needed for a successful future career in accounting and finance: effective team work, objective analysis and effective communication.
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.
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.
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.
International Indirect Taxation
Indirect taxation is now one of the most important forms of taxation for most countries, with the exception of the United States, as regards revenue earned for most governments and has a major impact on both domestic and international businesses. Value Added Tax (VAT) in some form has been adopted by nearly every country.
The unit therefore aims to foster an understanding of the nature and importance of indirect taxation both in domestic and international trade.
Public Finance and Tax Policy
Following the global financial crisis in the late 2000s, public finances have become central in academic, political and populist debate. This unit focuses on the revenue side of public finance with the aim of equipping students to evaluate the quality of the decisions taken by governments on maintaining and reforming their tax systems.
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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