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.

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. 

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
BEAM050Advanced Corporate Finance 15
BEAM031Financial Instruments 15
BEAM047Fundamentals of Financial Management 15
BEAM032Investment Analysis 1 15
BEMM119Strategy 15
BEMM114Managing Operations Plus one of these (BEMM148 or BEMM116)15
BEMM148Marketing Strategy Plus one of these (BEMM114 or BEMM116)15
BEMM116Principles of International Business Plus one of these (BEMM114 or BEMM148)15

Optional modules

You will choose options totalling 75 credits from a regularly updated selection. Recent modules are shown below:

CodeModuleCredits
BEAM033Banking and Financial Services 15
BEAM035Derivatives Pricing 15
BEAM036Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
BEMM108Entrepreneurship: New Venture Development 15
BEAM042International Financial Management 15
BEAM038Investment Analysis 2 15
CLSM158Leadership and Global Challenges 15
BEAM055Portfolio Investment Simulation 15
BEMM059International Human Resource Management 15
BEMM118Strategic Innovation Management 15
BEAM029Topics in Financial Economics 15
BEAM046Financial Modelling 15
BEAM052Corporate Finance and Governance 15
BEAM053Mergers, Management Buyouts and Other Corporate Reorganizations 15
BEAM054Alternative Investments 15

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. 

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
BEAM050 Advanced Corporate Finance 15
BEAM031 Financial Instruments 15
BEAM047 Fundamentals of Financial Management 15
BEAM032 Investment Analysis 1 15
BEMM119 Strategy 15
BEAM006 Investment Analysis Dissertation 45
BEAM038 Investment Analysis 2 15
BEMM251 Dissertation (Management) [Instead of BEAM006 and BEAM038] 30

Optional modules

Options totalling 30 or 45 credits (depending on dissertation) from a regularly updated selection. Recent modules are shown below:

CodeModuleCredits
BEMM108 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Development 15
BEMM059 International Human Resource Management 15
BEMM118 Strategic Innovation Management 15
BEMM114 Managing Operations 15
BEMM148 Marketing Strategy 15
BEMM116 Principles of International Business 15
CLSM158 Leadership and Global Challenges 15
BEAM046 Financial Modelling 15
BEAM052 Corporate Finance and Governance 15
BEAM053 Mergers, Management Buyouts and Other Corporate Reorganizations 15
BEAM054 Alternative Investments 15
BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
BEAM035 Derivatives Pricing 15
BEAM036 Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
BEAM042 International Financial Management 15
BEAM055 Portfolio Investment Simulation 15
BEAM029 Topics in Financial Economics 15

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

We are very proud of our graduates who have careers across a broad range of sectors and are working all over the world. Example destinations of recent graduates of the School's postgraduate programmes include:

  • Director, Strategic Matters UK
  • Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
  • Business Consultant, Transition Consulting
  • Account Executive, IMG
  • Financial Business Analyst, Reuters
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, 7city Learning
  • Equity Analyst, Japanese Bank
  • Trainee Fund Manager, Scottish Widows
  • Finance Analyst, The Arcadia Group
  • Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
  • Assistant Economist, Customs and Excise
  • Economist, Bank of Estonia
  • PhD Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Associate Lecturer, Universidad de Castilla, Spain (PhD Economics)
  • Risk Analyst, GE Capita
  • Trainee Accountant, Citibank
  • Investment Analyst, Stamford Associates
  • Account Manager, Renaissance Group, Nicosia
  • Investment Analyst, Capital Finance
  • Senior Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague
  • Economist, Civil Service
  • Global Share Dealer, Deloitte
  • Ship Broker, Ssy
  • Banker, Standard and Chartered

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