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Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)

MSc Finance (Financial Sector Management)

Duration: 2–5 years

Overview

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Start of programme: November / February / April / June / August

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning

Fees: £10,080

Designed to advance a career in management within banks and other financial firms, this programme enables you to deepen your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying decision making in financial sector management.

Find out more

To find out more about this programme, including module details, please visit the MSc Finance (Financial Sector Management) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

Structure

You will study five core modules:
  • Bank Financial Management
  • Banking & Capital Markets
  • Banking Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Finance in the Global Market 
You will also choose three modules from the list of elective modules:
  • Advanced Topics in Valuation
  • Bank Regulation & Resolution of Banking Crises
  • Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives
  • Econometric Analysis & Applications
  • Econometric Principles & Data Analysis
  • Financial Econometrics
  • International Finance
  • The International Monetary Fund & Economic Policy
  • Introduction to Valuation
  • Macroeconomic Policy & Financial Markets
  • Microeconomic Principles & Policy
  • Modelling Firms & Markets
  • Risk Management: Principles & Applications
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

To find out more about this programme, including module details, please visit the MSc Finance (Financial Sector Management) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

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Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

The MSc is made up of eight modules. Each module is studied in eight-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.

You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.

Before the start of each module you have enrolled on, you will be sent a package containing all of the study materials that you need to complete the module – the core text, textbooks, a collection of key articles, and any module related software. 

To make your experience as a distance learning student more complete and rewarding, we provide access to the Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web-accessed learning environment. Via the VLE, you can communicate with your assigned academic tutor, administrators and other students on the module using discussion forums. The VLE also provides access to the module Study Guide and assignments, as well as a selection of electronic journals available on the University of London Online Library.

For each module, you will sit a three-hour examination, held on a specified date in September/October, and complete two assignments during the module study session. Assignments are submitted and feedback given online. Examinations and assignments are weighted 70:30.

For more information about studying with us, please visit the Frequently asked questions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

Destinations

As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior management positions in deposit banks, investment banks, fund management, consultancy, central banks and international bodies.

Find out more by visiting the Careers section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

How to Apply

Online application

To make an application, please complete our online application form. For more information about the application procedure and deadlines, and the supporting documentation required, please visit the admissions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

A Student's Perspective

This programme is designed perfectly for people already working in the financial industry

Esha Mendiratta