M.Sc. Business with Financial ManagementNorthumbria University London
Multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||£ 13500|
|Start Date||September 2016|
1 year full-time (September start)
110 Middlesex Street, London
Working in a large, modern, international organisation, a medium sized company or even a small start-up firm requires a range of business capabilities. The most valuable employees are those who combine an understanding of the various parts of a business with the skills of being a quick learner and team player with leadership potential. The MSc Business with Financial Management programme will give students the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles.
This programme is run as part of our Newcastle Business School, part of an elite group of business schools holding the double AACSB accreditation. This puts us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide and demonstrates the high standard of teaching we provide.
- Build your knowledge of finance and the impact this can have on business management
- Specialise in financial management in your second semester
- Developed for non-business graduates
- Put your learning in to practice with an internship on a 2 year programme (from Sept 16 onwards)
- Newcastle Business School is one of only 1% of the world’s business schools to hold the prestigious double AACSB accreditation
- Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for our Professional Pathway programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills, delivered by QA, one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training
What will I study?
As part of our ‘Business with’ collection of programmes, the MSc Business with Financial Management is designed to give you an overall understanding of the inner mechanics of business, whilst building the general skills desired for a wide variety of roles and growing your business acumen. It is also your chance to focus in on financial management and perfect if you are looking to develop your understanding of a fundamental aspect in all businesses.
The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all ‘Business with’ pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis and will develop your strategic awareness, leadership potential and understanding of international business.
In the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in Financial Management. In the remainder of the programme you will complete your research and writing up of your dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself.
From September 2016, if you study the 2 year version of this course, you will have a guaranteed internship included, giving you experience of the workplace environment and a valuable opportunity to put your learning into practice. The internship will take place between your second and final semester, and it may be paid or unpaid. If you choose to study this programme in 1 year rather than 2 years, there will still be an internship opportunity for an additional fee of £595, payable to our internship provider.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops to enable you to grow your knowledge of the business world.
Assessment for this programme takes place through group work, assignments and presentations giving you multiple methods for you to show your understanding of the course material.
Careers and further study
Graduates on the programme have joined a wide range of businesses, including graduate training schemes. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.
Upon successfully completing your course, you will be eligible to join one of our Professional Pathway programmes to continue your professional development and training. Each Pathway is worth a minimum of £3,000 and offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA.
A first degree, equivalent to a 2.2 honours classification.
Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.
As there is some statistics taught during the programme, applicants should possess a mathematics qualification equivalent to a GCSE grade B.
- International/English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.
- A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
- Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assist you.
All modules are core.
LD0472 – Developing Global Management Competencies I (20 credits)
LD0474 – Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage (40 credits)
LD0422 – Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods (0 credits)
LD0475 – Academic and Professional Development (0 credits)
LD0473 – Developing Global Management Competencies II (20 credits)
LD0492 – International Financial Markets and Institutions (20 credits)
LD0491 – Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
LD0422 – The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (60 credits)
This programme offers you a strong introduction to the role of finance in international organisations. You will be given an introduction to the development and interpretation of financial statements, and gain practical exposure to them as part of a business simulation. You will also look at international financial markets, foreign exchange investment and mergers and acquisitions within an international setting. The dissertation topic on this pathway will be finance-related and you will be supervised by a subject expert.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
A variety of assessment techniques are used to help develop different skills. After two taught semesters students undertake a piece of individual research in a business-related topic leading to the production of a dissertation that will normally not exceed 15,000 words.
The most distinctive characteristics of the programme are the wide range of backgrounds that we can accept and the great flexibility of choice offered to students on the programme to suit individual preference