Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Finance and Management

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

Our Finance and Management programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to work in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations. The programme uses the expertise of our renowned research-active academics to develop your knowledge and analytical skills in finance-relevant fields, and to ensure that you will graduate with essential skills to apply in practical work environments.

MSc

Finance and Management

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

Our Finance and Management programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to work in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations. The programme uses the expertise of our renowned research-active academics to develop your knowledge and analytical skills in finance-relevant fields, and to ensure that you will graduate with essential skills to apply in practical work environments.

Programme information

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.

All of our modules combine contemporary case studies with skills-based coursework, ensuring that you will pursue a programme where content is up-to-date, relevant and geared towards helping you achieve your ambitions.

Core study areas include accounting and performance measurement, foundations of corporate finance, human resource management, marketing in the organisation, corporate and wholesale finance, international financial management, financial theory and policy, current issues in finance, financial derivatives, global strategic management, and skills for employability and personal development.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Entry qualification

A good honours degree (2:2 or higher) or equivalent qualification in a non-finance field. Evidence of numerical proficiency within your first degree required.

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 requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either:

  • achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university
  • OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme

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

Careers and further study

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

Example destinations include:

  • Bank of America - Operations Analyst;
  • Deloitte - Business Analyst; EDF Tax - Tax Analyst;
  • Global Visa - Immigration Clerk;
  • HSBC - Bank Manager;
  • JCB - Buyer; Samsung - Treasury Analyst.

Programme modules

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Accounting and Performance Measurement
  • Foundations of Corporate Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing in the Organisation
  • Skills for Employability and Personal Development
Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Corporate and Wholesale Finance
  • Financial Theory and Policy
  • International Financial Management
  • Skills for Employability and Personal Development

Optional Modules* (choose one)

  • Business Economics
  • Business Environment Analysis
  • Business Forecasting
  • Services and Retail Management
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Summer
  • Current Issues in Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Global Strategic Management

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 4 (Premium) £11,000 £19,350

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.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.