Learn how to identify, interpret, organise and manipulate knowledge on finance and management relevant to the sustainable development and management of global organisations.
At Kent Business School our MSc in Finance (Finance and Management) is aimed at students intending to pursue a career in business, banking, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, international organisations or government institutions. In particular, it is offered to those who wish to understand international financial management in theory and practice.
The programme will provide you with a combination of the latest knowledge in corporate finance, financial markets, risk management and global business management as well as equip you with practical skills required in the job market to produce relevant financial analysis of corporate companies, financial institutions or other bodies where finance is an important activity both in the public and private sectors.
You will acquire an appropriate range of management decision-making tools, research skills, report writing, oral presentation as well as relevant personal and interpersonal skills to enable you to interact in the real world of finance and management. You will attend a series of guest lectures delivered by experts from the City of London and senior-level decision makers from industry.
During the programme, you will have opportunities for practical work to be carried out in the Business School’s dedicated Bloomberg Lab. The virtual trading platform allows you to access and engage with market data through practical case studies and the use of online databases. The programme also provides you with the necessary training required for the Bloomberg Certificate. In addition, you will be invited to take part in a programme-wide case competition, which will comprise a company analysis and will be judged by experts from the industry.
The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
- Corporate Finance
- Foundations of Finance
- Corporate Responsibility and Globalisation
- International Financial Markets and Instruments
- Research Methods and Skills (Finance)
- Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
- Business in an International Perspective
- Business Report in Finance
The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June. Once these are completed, you work full time on the Business Report in Finance.
Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline.
Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Proof of English language proficiency is required. We do offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
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