Taught course

Global Financial Management

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Normally candidates will be expected to have a qualification equivalent to an honours degree (2.2 classification or above).

Months of entry


Course content

Opportunities for careers in financial management are considerable and varied. The programme is designed to build upon existing knowledge of financial management. The programme therefore seeks to recruit graduates who already hold a first degree in finance, financial management or a degree in business where there is considerable financial management content. Students with professional qualifications in accounting and finance, such as ACCA, will also be considered. Personal commitment to both subject and personal development is very important if students are to gain maximum benefit from the programme.

Newcastle Business School has chosen a focus on investment, performance management and risk management. There are number of reasons for this, firstly Newcastle Business School’s learning and teaching philosophy is concerned with the application of theory, thereby ensuring programmes are more relevant to today’s business, secondly the content has been benchmarked against professional standards, again ensuring relevance and thirdly, former graduates have enjoyed considerable career success, applying knowledge and expertise from the programme.

Financial management themes contained within the modules are:

  • International corporate finance and money markets
  • Risk management and the use of financial instruments
  • Mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, management buy-outs
  • Strategic investment decisions and risk in multinationals
  • Performance measurement and management - individual companies and portfolios
  • Ethical behaviour and corporate governance

Financial management is explored within a global framework and students will make extensive use of data available through the University's library databases and other data available on the web.

Each semester is 15 weeks long with the last 3 weeks set aside for assessment.

In order to provide opportunities for wider exploration of the subject matter, the cours is assessed using assignments which develop students abilities towards a final research project.

Some examples of employment which demonstrate the range of opportunities available to graduates include analyst in a stockbrokers, manager of poor performing debts in a bank, trainee manager within the treasury function of an international company, recruitment consultant specialising in finance personnel, university lecturer studying for a PhD

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453