MSc Finance and Management

Duration Full time 9 months or 1 year
Discipline
  • Finance
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September

Overview

The MSc Finance and Management provides a good foundation in finance together with an overview of management functions within an organisation. It is an ideal qualification for anyone wanting to start or progress their career in the finance function of an organisation and then move into general management later. It is relevant to working in small business where the ability to control finances is essential, within the finance function of large business organisations, and also in public sector organisations.

The programme offers a choice of the full range of options in both finance and management; it is possible to tailor this programme to match your career goals.

You can study the programme in an intensive nine-month format, or over 12 months. With both formats you will gain a firm foundation in financial management, investment decisions and research skills in finance, as well as an introduction to the main ideas and functions of international business and marketing. If studying over nine months you will then study corporate finance, strategy, plus four additional options in the second term. You can select a short investment analysis project as one of the options.

In addition, intensive computer training covering Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial database software systems is incorporated into relevant modules.

Studying a Masters in Finance and Management gives me the flexibility either to work within their finance department or to work in a management position. Either way I am looking forward to sharing what I have learnt at Exeter and taking my career forward.

Tural Mammadov, MSc in Finance and Management.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious European partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.

Current available funding

Programme structure

The 9 month variant of this programme is available for study nine months full-time over three terms from September to June and is University-based throughout this time.

During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.

Please note that all options are available timetable permitting and may change. 

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Programme structure (12 month)

The 12 month variant of this programme is available for study twelve months full-time from September to September and is University-based throughout this time.

During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.

Please note that all options are available timetable permitting and may change. 

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Lectures

The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.

Seminars and tutorials

Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.

Careers

Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in Finance & Management will enable you to develop the professional and financial and management skills and subject expertise to make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.

Careers in Finance and Management

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of roles, perhaps beginning in a financial position and later moving into a general management role. It is particularly relevant to working in small business where the ability to control finances is essential, within the finance function of large business organisations, and also in public sector organisations.
Possible options include:

  • Investment Analyst (market research, analysis of funds, trends for strategic planning)
  • Investment/Portfolio Manager (dealing with client’s portfolio & completing transactions)
  • General Manager
  • Marketing

By carefully selecting your optional modules such as banking, entrepreneurship, portfolio management, investment analysis, corporate finance & governance, international human resource management or strategic innovation management, you can start to develop a specialisation to enhance your employability and achieve your career goals.
Potential employers include:

  • investment management companies where analysts provide information to in-house fund managers
  • stockbrokers and investment banks, where the analysts' research assists clients of their company, usually fund managers but sometimes also company executives and directors
  • wealth management divisions of investment banks
  • institutional investors, such as large charities, pension funds and life assurance companies
  • government or public organisations
  • SMEs (small to medium enterprises)

Multi-nationals such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, HSBC, Vanguard Asset Management, Credit Suisse, Amundi, Citibank and Deutsche Bank have graduate training routes in many countries in which they are based. Country-specific financial institutions like Bank of China (Hong Kong) or China Construction Bank and smaller organisations across the world also offer graduate training routes and employment opportunities with specific recruitment cycles appropriate to their local employment market.

Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a range of organisations, including PWC (Vietnam), British Fortune Group,  Ernst & Young, Samsung, The Body Shop, Coca Cola HBC and JP Morgan Chase.
Further information can be found at:

Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Building brilliant careers web page for more information.

Further information

Further information is available through the Careers pages of the University’s Postgraduate Study website.

Entry requirements 2015

A good honours degree in a related discipline from a recognised university. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

Prerequisites

In order to apply for the MSc Finance and Management modules at undergraduate level should have been taken in: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics.

Mathematics modules may include, for example, Algebra, Calculus, Econometrics, Statistics, Probability or Optimisation.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency

Overall score 176. No less than 169 in any section.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Application deadline

For Business School programmes, due to demand for places we will be operating a two cycle admissions process for the School's taught Masters programmes.

To be guaranteed consideration we recommend that you apply by 31 January 2015. After this date applications will be considered subject to availability on a rolling basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees per year 2015/16

  • UK/EU: £12,300 full-time
  • International: £19,950 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

Current available funding

Contact us

Postgraduate Admissions Team

For queries on entry requirements, eligibility and how to apply please contact the University of Exeter Postgraduate Admissions team
Email: pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk

Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer

For queries relating to Business School programmes please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 723246
Email: business-school-msc@exeter.ac.uk