Finance and Management MSc

Entry requirements:
2:2 +
Full-time:
1 year
Part-time:
Not available
Start date:
October 2018
UK/EU fees:
£12,850
International fees:
£21,000
Location:
Loughborough

Achievements

5th

for Finance and Accounting

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

Top 10

UK Business School in national league tables

Accredited

Among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold Triple-Accreditation

AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA

75%

of our Business and Management research is rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'

REF 2014

Overview

Our MSc Finance and Management programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to pursue a career in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Successful modern organisations depend upon effective decision makers who are equipped with core skills in business, finance and management. Underpinned by the latest research and commercial best practice, our MSc Finance and Management programme will prepare you for the ever changing nature of today's business environment.

MSc Finance and Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the world's largest body of management accountants. It offers at least 6 exemptions from CIMA's professional examinations. This is strong recognition of the professional relevance of this programme for students wishing to work in the Finance function of a business or multinational organisation.‌

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You will develop an understanding of business and management by studying across a range of areas, including marketing, HR, accounting, strategic management and, in particular, finance. Your financial knowledge and skills will be further developed within accounting and finance modules.

You will benefit from the expertise of our renowned research-active academics, to help you develop your knowledge and analytical skills in finance-relevant fields, and ensure that you will graduate with the essential skills sought by employers.

What makes this programme different?

  • Study a range of areas, including marketing, HR and accounting
  • Taught by renowned, research-active academics
  • Scholarships available for the best candidates.
  • Study at Top-10 UK University
  • 4th for Finance and Accounting (The Times and Sunday Times University League 2017)
  • 6th for Business Studies (The Times and Sunday Times University League 2017)

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Finance and Management programme is ideal for graduates with a non-finance background who are interested in developing key business, finance and management competencies to pursue a career in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (good 2:2 of 55% or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a non-finance field.  Evidence of quantitative proficiency as demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in your first degree is required.

Applicants with a finance degree are encouraged to apply for our specialist Finance Masters programmes.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required. 

 

English Language Requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22

See full list of English language qualifications we accept, with full details on each 

What you'll study

Our Finance and Management MSc programme is designed to provide you with a relevant, practical, applied and integrated curriculum through close links with business and commercial organisations and appropriate academic research.

Modules

The Finance and Management MSc programme covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module. 

Semester 1

Accounting and Performance Measurement (15 credits)

This module helps students develop technical and analytical skills in the accounting and financial management areas. Students would benefit from learning about the financial practices of business and how these influence other functional areas, such as in performance measurement.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Foundations of Corporate Finance (15 credits)

This modules helps students gain a better understanding in the corporate finance roles and functions of commercial firms. Students would also benefit from gaining an understanding on issues such as the valuation of firms from the perspective of shareholders.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Human Resource Management (15 credits)

This module describes the philosophy and principles of Human Resource Management and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of some key techniques for managing people. Students would benefit from gaining knowledge on some key contemporary issues in relation to HRM. Students would also have the opportunity to conduct research using a range of data sources to analyse people management activities in work organisations.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Marketing in the Organisation (15 credits)

This module examines the principles of marketing, from theoretical and practical perspectives, which enables students to develop understanding of applied marketing and build a solid foundation for tackling future marketing modules.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Personal Development for Study and Employability (Semesters 1 and 2, totally 15 credits)

 

This module aims to develop students’ study skills at the postgraduate level to enhance their learning in their current programme and enhance their personal skills and attributes to prepare them for employment in the current global business environment.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Optional modules (choose one)

Business Economics

This module gives students an overview of the economic theory to explain and analyse the behaviour of consumers, organisations and the economy in general. Students would benefit from learning about how economic theory can be used to help management decision making and applying them to real-life situations.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Business Environment Analysis

This module introduces students to structured approaches for analysing industries and organisations. Students will learn how to use a range of frameworks for analysing and assessing the effects of the industry environment on firms.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Business Forecasting

This module introduces to students various approaches to Business Forecasting and explores their use in practice with standard packages and tools. Students would benefit from developing skills essential for applying to forecasting methods and in different business situations.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Services and Retail Management

This module introduces students to key aspects concerned with services and retail management. Students would benefit from developing and applying skills in obtaining, analysing and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources (including publicly available material) to help with providing critical insight and critically appraise the way in which this theory can be practically applied in the service sector.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

This module introduces students to a range of issues affecting small and medium-sized enterprises. Students would benefit from developing skills to analyse the competitive position and critical success factors of a business, including the effects of government policy and availability of funding.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Semester 2

Corporate and Wholesale Finance (15 credits)

The module helps students to develop an awareness of the evolution and strategic development of wholesale banking and finance. Students would also benefit from learning the different financing from the capital and financial markets. Students would also learn about securitisation and the dynamics of wholesale corporate finance, syndicated lending and the euro-note facilities.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Financial Theory and Policy (15 credits)

This module helps students to develop a broad understanding of financial theory, including financial investments, securities, capital markets and the way in which financial risks and returns are measured and managed. Students would also benefit from learning about other financial market issues such as asset pricing and informational efficiency of the market.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

International Financial Management (15 credits)

This module gives students and overview of international financial environment including the foreign exchange theory and the management of foreign exchange exposure and political risk. Students would also benefit from learning applying financing, cost of capital and capital structure decision in the international business context.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Summer period

Current Issues in Finance (15 credits)

This module focuses on topical financial trends affecting today’s marketplace. Students would benefit from learning about selected contemporary topics in finance including the evaluation of financial information to help in assessing portfolio performance and applying relevant tools in financial decision making.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Global Strategic Management (15 credits)

This module aims to develop students’ critical understanding of the concepts involved in global strategic management and its application in the private and public sectors. It focuses on developing students’ skills in the area of strategic analysis, evaluation of strategic options, and implementation of strategy.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Optional modules (choose one)

Financial Derivatives (15 credits)

This module gives students an overview on the use of options, futures and other derivative instruments and their application in financial management. Students would benefit from developing skills in applying relevant risk hedging tools involving derivatives, gaining and understanding on how these instruments are used and appropriately priced.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

Corporate Governance and Responsibility (15 credits)

This module reviews the theories of corporate governance, regulation of corporate governance and boards of directors. It also discusses issues underlying ownership and control within a corporation, such as executive remuneration, accountability and corporate social responsibility and other international aspects of corporate governance.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this. 

How you'll be assessed

The modules in the Finance and Management MSc programme are assessed using a mix of different methods. The assessment of each module is either exam only, coursework only or a combination of the two. For the modules assessed by exam and coursework, the typical weight for exam is 50% or 75%.

How you'll study

Seminars
Lectures
Tutorials
Independent study
Group work
Practical sessions
Supervision
Workshops

Your personal and professional development

Future career prospects

Graduates are employed in a wide range of financial, management and accountancy roles.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Axis – Greece, Trader
  • Forensic Science Service, Forensic Analyst
  • GFI, Broker
  • HSBC, Bank Management Trainee
  • Howden Risk Partners, Account Executive
  • Royal Bank of Scotland, Chartered Accountant
  • Santander, Business Analyst
  • Phones 4 U, Finance Graduate Programme 

Your personal development

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting you with your personal and professional development, all our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.

Furthermore, on successful completion of this programme, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and holistic understanding of:

  • The internal aspects, functions, processes and financing of organisations - including their diverse nature, purposes, structures, governance, operations and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence on the external context they operate in;
  • The external context in which organisations operate - including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations;
  • How organisations are managed and financially controlled - including the various processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management of organisations with regard to relevant theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making within organisations and in relation to the external context.
  • How financial markets operate for different financial products in different market and regulatory settings

Fees and funding

UK/EU:
£12,850
International:
£21,000

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Our students

Don't just take our word for it – read what our students have to say about our Finance and Management MSc programme.

Tanzia Hasan

MSc Finance and Management

I definitely think this course will give students a good exposure to how they can enhance their financial capabilities.

Wang Yuxiang

MSc Finance and Management

Loughborough has a beautiful campus and the support I received in understanding cultural differences was excellent!

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