MSc Finance and Marketing

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

Overview

About 30% of all jobs in the UK’s financial sector are marketing and client-facing roles. If you wish to specialise in marketing within the banking and financial services sectors, then this is the programme for you.

You can study the programme in an intensive 9-month format or over 12-months. Both formats will provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure that you are well placed to obtain a position directly in banking and financial services, marketing, or at the interface between the two.

You will acquire the technical knowledge to understand how financial services products work, together with the marketing acumen necessary to compete successfully in this highly competitive sector. Non-assessed intensive computer training covering Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Datastream, Eikon, MorningStar, S&P Capital IQ and other key financial databases and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules.

With a range of innovative optional modules and dedicated career pathways with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), you have the opportunity to tailor your studies to match your career aspirations:

  • Achieve Graduate Gateway Status from CIM
  • Apply for Associate Chartered Banker designation and attain Associate Membership status
  • Follow an accelerated route to work toward Chartered Banker status

Each of the accredited pathways offers you the opportunity to develop an up-to-date and professional insight of the industry. You will also gain professional recognition and join a worldwide network of like-minded individuals to help build and sustain your career.

The Masters in Finance and Marketing is perfect for me because it means I can specialise in financial services whilst focusing on marketing and consumer behaviour. This is especially important as the finance industry adapts to new technologies and a new generation of consumers.

Diana Carolina Belza - MSc Finance and Marketing.

Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

Double Degree

Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer three fantastic Double Degree options with:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
  • EBS University of Business and Law in Germany
  • Fudan University School of Economics in China

The opportunity to study with Fudan is specific to MSc EconomicsMSc Economics & Econometrics and MSc Financial Economics programmes. For more information on Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.

Programme structure

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 and Marketing enables you to develop the marketing and financial skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your marketing career.

Careers in Finance and Marketing

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of roles related to marketing communications in the competitive world of financial services, comprising: Actuarial, Insurance, Regulation & Compliance, Retail Banking and Risk Management. It is an excellent conversion programme for those wishing to specialise in marketing and the promotion of financial services, whether your first degree is in general marketing, business, accounting, finance or another discipline. With intensive computing training covering Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software being incorporated into relevant modules, you will also develop highly valued IT skills.

By carefully selecting your optional modules, you can start to develop a specialisation to enhance your employability and achieve Graduate Gateway status from the CIM or Associate Chartered Banker designation from the CBI.

Potential employers include:

  • Financial services providers – often multi-nationals like Hiscox, Oliver Wyman, Willis, Swiss Re, Mercer
  • Diverse international groups which have diversified intro financial services (e.g. supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s or Tesco)
  • Specialist organisations by sector (Risk, Insurance) and by country (e.g. Ping An Insurance Group in China)
  • Regulation – managed by specific regulators in each country, like the FCA in the UK

Graduates from this programme have secured roles at a wide range of organisations including China Merchants Bank, HSBC, Prestige, China Development Bank, ZAI Corporate Finance, and Red Bull.

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 Business School careers service web page for more information.

Further information

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

Entry requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative* ability is essential. 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 Marketing applicants must have passed at 2:1 level at least one module in a mathematical/quantitative subject in their undergraduate degree and must offer at least four more modules at 2:1 level in any of the following: Accounting, Economics, Finance and Mathematics.

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

Pre-Masters programme for international students

The Graduate Diploma in Finance run by the INTO University of Exeter Centre is a pre-Masters programme designed to enhance your subject knowledge, study skills and English ability. Successful completion of the Diploma (subject to achieving the specific grades of entry) gives students from overseas the skills needed for acceptance onto this Masters programme.

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.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees per year 2018/19

  • UK/EU: £13,900 full-time
  • International: £23,200 full-time

Tuition fees per year 2019/20

  • UK/EU: £14,500 full-time
  • International: £23,700 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.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

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