Taught course

Finance (Finance and Management)

Institution
University of Kent · Kent Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a relevant subject such as finance or management. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree. Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in financial management and international business. The MSc in Finance (Finance and Management) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and finance.

This Master’s course at Kent Business School is aimed at students intending to pursue a career in business, banking, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, international organisations or government institutions. In particular, it is offered to those who wish to understand international financial management in theory and practice.

In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

The Finance and Management pathway is aimed at students intending to pursue a career in business, banking, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, international organisations or government institutions. In particular, it is offered to those who wish to understand international financial management in theory and practice.

This programme provides you with the latest knowledge in corporate finance, financial markets, risk management and global business management. You will learn practical key skills required in the job market to produce relevant financial analysis of corporate companies, financial institutions or other bodies where finance is an important activity both in the public and private sectors.

You will attend a series of guest lectures delivered by experts from the City of London and senior-level decision makers from industry. Professor Moorad Choudry, convenor of the Bank Asset Liability module in 2016, and also Non-Executive Director of Ghana International Bank says, "It is exciting to see a Master's programme that has involved practitioner input as an important part of the early development stage. Having worked with Finance colleagues at KBS to create some core material, I am now looking forward to meeting the students and being part of the delivery team.”

In the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) the MSc in Finance Suite achieved a 97% student satisfaction rate, placing us in the top quarter of the UK Higher Education sector. PTES is a Higher Education Academy initiative and is carried out among 99 institutions. This result, coupled with our strong performance in the national league tables, underlines the strength of Finance programmes at Kent Business School and quality of our postgraduate teaching.

Course structure

This programme provides the training required for the Bloomberg Certificate. You will have opportunities for practical work to be carried out in the Business School’s dedicated Bloomberg Lab. The virtual trading platform allows you to access and engage with market data through practical case studies and the use of online databases.

In addition, you will be invited to take part in a programme-wide case competition, which will comprise a company analysis and will be judged by experts from the industry.

Course structure

This programme provides the training required for the Bloomberg Certificate. You will have opportunities for practical work to be carried out in the Business School’s dedicated Bloomberg Lab. The virtual trading platform allows you to access and engage with market data through practical case studies and the use of online databases.

In addition, you will be invited to take part in a programme-wide case competition, which will comprise a company analysis and will be judged by experts from the industry.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,130
International students
£16,240

The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for progressing University of Kent undergraduates and our Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird entitles students who apply early (before 31 March) and commit early, 10% off their tuition fees.

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Kent Business School
Email
kbsadmissions@kent.ac.uk