Finance

MSc, 1 year

This is for you if... you want to gain specialist knowledge and skills in finance and understand the factors affecting the financial decisions of corporations and the nature of financial risk.

Course Description

The MSc in Finance will provide you with an understanding of a broad range of financial concepts and their application to a range of management and organisational contexts.

You will gain a greater understanding of how finance is central to organisational decision-making by looking at key areas including risk management, financial statements, strategic financial management and financial analysis and investment. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation.

As well as gaining a deeper theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate management problems and make sound strategic decisions in your professional role. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

The skills and knowledge gained during the course will enable you to enhance your career in finance or move into further study and academic work in the area.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business
Contact

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)116 252 5382
pgadmissions@le.ac.uk

School of Business website

Why Leicester?

We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and hold a Small Chartered Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

The research talents at Leicester are far-reaching and this research feeds directly into our teaching, allowing you to learn from those currently involved in cutting-edge research in your area of interest.

Our wide range of option modules provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study around your interests and with the skills and knowledge to move into a variety of careers or postgraduate research.

Course Structure

Core modules

Core modules

Plus

  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial Option Pricing
  • Finance and Society
  • Finance, Markets and Organisations
  • Income Valuation
  • International Finance and Globalisation
  • Investment and Portfolio Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Public Finance

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a mixture of methods, including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading. You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.

Your work will be assessed through both assignments and examinations, plus a 10,000-word dissertation.

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Entry Requirements

  • 2:1 degree from a British university or its equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution; or a relevant graduate level professional qualification
  • Or a demonstration of considerable relevant practical experience and evidence of the ability to cope with the demands of the course
English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

By taking the MSc in Finance, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of corporate finance, financial modelling, accountability, representations and control, financial statements, financial analysis and investment, which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.

Careers

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Finance MSc 1 year full-time September each year

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course
Finance
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.

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