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Postgraduate taught

MSc Finance and Management

UCAS code None
Duration 9 months full time
12 months full time
Entry year 2020
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0300 555 6060
Phone (International):
+44 (0)1392 723044

Entry requirements

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

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Finance

Overview

  • Ideal for anyone wanting to start or progress their career in the finance function of an organisation and then move into general management later.
  • 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.
  • Choose from a full range of options in both finance and management, so it is possible to tailor your studies to match your career goals.
  • In addition, 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.

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Triple accredited Business School

Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB

7th in The Complete University Guide 2019

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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.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson

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

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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Course content

The only difference between the 9-month and 12 month courses is that the 12-month course includes a dissertation. Students on the 9 month course 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

UK/EU fees per year:

£14,800

International fees per year:

£24,200

Scholarships

Global Excellence Scholarships are available for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.

£1 million in 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 2020. Please see our scholarships page for more information.

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

University of Exeter Business School research has global impact, with the majority of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.*

*Research Excellence Framework 2014

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.

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

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, 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 and medium-sized 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.
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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 web pages for more information.

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