Applications are  open for September 2022 intake.

Blended online course

Part-time MSc Financial Management

  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Delivery: Blended Learning
  • Workload: Approx 20 hours per week
  • Next enrolment: September 2022
  • Fees: £20,475 (Paid in 4 installments)
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Overview

This course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence that allows you to pursue a successful career in financial management.

You'll gain a deep understanding of the characteristics and functioning of financial markets in a global context and while you do not need to be a finance specialist to take this course, a strong interest in numbers and analytics is important.

Successful finance practitioners require a wide range of transferable skills and subject-specific knowledge in areas such as corporate finance, financial markets and financial accounting. Our MSc comprises foundational units in finance and accounting alongside advanced units in the following areas:

  • Financial management
  • Financial markets
  • Financial strategy
  • Private equity
  • Data Analysis & Statistical Techniques
  • Quantitative Methods for Financial Management

A final supervised project will allow you to deepen your finance knowledge and apply your skills by analysing real-world information and addressing questions with practical implications. You will be taught by a team of academics that have several years of experience delivering course content both online and face-to-face within blended programmes. Our academics are on the cutting-edge of finance research, which informs their teaching. They regularly utilise our wide range of financial databases in their learning and teaching activities. This is a significant strength of our MSc in Financial Management.

The course will equip you with:

  • A deep understanding of the tasks that financial managers and other similar finance practitioners undertake and the objectives they pursue;
  • The ability to describe and interpret the functioning of financial markets;
  • An understanding of why and how successful companies rely on and benefit from well-functioning financial markets;
  • The skills and knowledge to analyse and synthesise complex information from corporations and financial markets, and offer solutions to challenging problems;
  • The capability to search and gather relevant financial information from several sources such as companies' annual reports and financial databases;
  • Flexible and relevant transferable skills that finance practitioners require in their career.

You will learn how to:

  • understand the interplay between well-functioning financial markets and successful companies;
  • apply a full range of financial techniques to real-life business situations;
  • search and gather relevant financial information from multiple sources, including companies' annual reports and financial databases;
  • offer data-based solutions to complex and relevant business challenges, such as analysis of financial strategies, selecting valuable investment projects.

Financial Zone

From the moment you start the course, you will have access to Alliance Manchester Business School's Finance Zone, one of the UK’s most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases.

These resources are used by top researchers around the world and include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ plus many more.

Key information

  • Duration
    2 years
  • Dates
    September 2022
  • Location
    This part-time master's programme is delivered in a blended learning format, with course conferences in Dubai.
  • Admissions
    Normally, a 1st or 2:1 UK bachelor’s honours degree or a master’s degree (or international equivalent) We will consider candidates with a 2:2 who have at least one year of relevant professional experience and demonstrate their suitability and motivation for this course.
    We welcome degrees from any academic discipline if you can demonstrate good numeracy and quantitative ability.
    IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in listening, writing, reading and speaking.
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Course units

GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

  • Introduction to corporate finance
  • Cost of capital estimation and advanced capital budgeting techniques
  • The choice between equity capital and debt capital

FOUNDATIONS OF ACCOUNTING

  • Introduction to accounting
  • Accounting conventions and techniques to support organisational decision-making
  • Foundations and principles of management and financial accounting

FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE

  • Introduction to finance
  • Time value of money and asset valuation
  • Cost of capital and capital budgeting techniques

CORPORATE FINANCE

  • Introduction to corporate finance
  • Cost of capital estimation and advanced capital budgeting techniques
  • The choice between equity capital and debt capital

DATA ANALYSIS AND STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES

  • Basic econometric tools to estimate relationships between variables
  • Formulation of empirical hypotheses to be tested
  • Interpretation of results from statistical and econometric outputs

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

  • Basic econometric tools to estimate relationships between variables
  • Formulation of empirical hypotheses to be tested
  • Interpretation of results from statistical and econometric outputs

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Principles underlying financial decision-making by multinational corporations
  • Foreign direct investment decisions, exchange risk and hedging techniques
  • Political risk measurement and management

VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY

  • Introduction to venture capital and private equity
  • Fund raising activities by private equity investors
  • Identification of capital investment opportunities and capital allocation, and management of investments to maximise returns

BUSINESS MODELS AND FINANCIAL STRATEGY

  • Evaluation of alternative business models to create and capture value
  • Short- and long-term financial decisions over the lifecycle of the firm
  • Fintech and other innovative sources of finance

GROUP PROJECT

 

  • Identification of topic to study and formulation of plan to collect information and data on the topic
  • Selection of suitable methods and analysis of information
  • Dissemination of the results of the study

Structure

 

This blended-learning course also offers face-to-face workshops (six days, twice each year) in either Manchester, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore or Dubai depending on where you choose to study. These valuable opportunities give you time to develop your global network, meet the academic team, and have full support from the lecturers. Refer below for the workshop schedule:

schedule

The workshops are a chance to take time out from day-to-day working life, focus on your studies and undertake experiential learning. You'll apply theory to case studies based on real business problems while working in multicultural groups with colleagues from diverse professional backgrounds.

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