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MSc Finance and Management - 2023 entry

Please note: The below is for 2023 entries. Click here for 2022 entries.
UCAS code None
Duration 9 months full time
12 months full time
Entry year 2023
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Finance
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Phone (UK):
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Phone (International):
+44 (0)1392 723044

Typical offer

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A 2:2 degree (50%+) with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline.

Contextual offers

Overview

  • Ideal for those wanting to launch or accelerate their career in the finance function of an organisation before progressing into general management
  • Gain a solid foundation in finance, an overview of the management functions within an organisation, and an introduction into the main ideas and functions of international business and marketing
  • Tailor your studies to match your career goals by choosing from a full range of options in finance and management
  • Undertake intensive computing training covering Datastream, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, BvD Orbis and Zephyr, and other financial databases and software systems including STATA and VBA, is incorporated into relevant modules
  • Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a range of organisations including PWC, British Fortune Group, Ernst & Young, Samsung, The Body Shop, Coca Cola HBC, JP Morgan Chase and Roland Berger

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Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB

Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

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Business School staff are all really helpful, particularly my tutor Dr Rajesh Tharyan who teaches Finance with a clear structure and patience. He explains new things in a way that students can easily understand.

Xingyu

MSc Finance and Management

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree (50%+) 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 Management applicants must have passed at 2:2 level at least one module in a mathematical/quantitative subject in their undergraduate degree and must offer at least four more modules at 2:2 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.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

The difference between our 9 month and 12 month programme is that the 12 month progamme includes a dissertation. Students on the 9 month programme take additional taught modules to make up these learning credits. Both programmes have exactly the same entry requirements and result in exactly the same award.

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 programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.

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 programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.

Fees

2023/24 entry

UK fees per year:

£17,300 full-time

International fees per year:

£28,100 full-time

£1 million in Business School scholarships available

We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2022. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

Scholarships

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available for students applying to study with us in 2023, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* and Green Futures Scholarships* for international fee paying students.

For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

Teaching and research

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.

Research-led teaching

Our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

We are a research intensive faculty and cover a wide range of themes which inform our teaching. Our research is driven by the understanding that accounting and finance continues to play a fundamental role in organisations and society. As a result, many of our inspiring academics are regularly invited to advise policy-makers at institutions including H.M Revenue and Customs, International Accounting Standards Board, Financial Reporting Council, the Pensions Regulator, and the Bank of England.

Taught by leading experts

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres

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Careers

Preparing you for success

This Masters degree is designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. We’ll prepare you for your career by teaching you advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge.

Develop skills that employers value

Our 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 paths

Graduates can look forward to working in a diverse range of roles, ranging from working in small business where the ability to control finances is essential, to within the finance function of large business organisations, or in the public sector.

Possible roles include:

  • Investment Analyst (market research, analysis of funds, trends for strategic planning)
  • Investment/Portfolio Manager (dealing with client’s portfolio & completing transactions)
  • Financial Manager in a big corporate or start-up
  • General Manager in a big corporate or start-up
  • Marketing Manager in a big corporate or start-up

Select modules to suit your future career

By carefully selecting your optional modules such as banking, entrepreneurship, portfolio management, derivatives, 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

  • 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
  • hedge funds, private equity funds, wealth management offices
  • consulting companies from strategy consulting companies to the big four
  • government or public organisations
  • SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)

Graduate training routes

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.

Graduate success

Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a range of organisations including PWC, British Fortune Group, Ernst & Young, Samsung, The Body Shop, Coca Cola HBC, JP Morgan Chase and Roland Berger.

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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 web pages for more information.

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