Taught course

Finance

Institution
Kingston University · Kingston Business School
Qualifications
MScMSc with Placement

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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who possess a good honours degree (or equivalent) in any relevant discipline.

If you do not have an honours degree you will need to show us evidence that you know enough about the relevant subjects to understand the course materials – for example, a professional qualification, training, or work experience in a relevant field. Please contact the postgraduate admissions team to find out more.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you want to pursue a rewarding, exciting and challenging career in the financial sector then this course provides the knowledge and skills you need, even if you do not already have experience in finance.

This Finance MSc will give you well-integrated knowledge of management accounting and financial accounting, finance and investment; whilst developing your ability to relate these areas to the wider issues of management and corporate strategy. It produces graduates who are prepared for high-level jobs in the financial industries.

This course is equally suitable both for students who have studied economics/ finance/ accountancy before as well as those who seek a career change.

In this research-led masters, you will learn from recent journal articles and research papers, live data and up-to-the-minute theories and models. You will learn from real-life examples and case studies during the taught sessions. The programme has a balanced approach between quantitative and qualitative methods, and it provides candidates with the computer and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector.

You will develop your understanding of the purpose and nature of financial accounting and reporting, and look at how theoretical and conceptual issues integrate with operational and practical activities.

You will also look at the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors that influence an organisation's social responsibilities, and how these integrate with a company's strategic decision-making processes. You will examine the core theories of finance and investment, and how they can be used in practical decision-making contexts.

This course is underpinned by the latest research and best practice. Modules have been developed to provide you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge of accounting, finance and research methods.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Placement
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
BLAdmissionsEnquiries@kingston.ac.uk