Taught course

Finance and Management

University of Kent · Kent Business School

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


Course content

Learn how to identify, interpret, organise and manipulate knowledge on finance and management relevant to the sustainable development and management of global organisations

At Kent Business School our MSc in Finance and Management 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.

The programme will provide you with a combination of the latest knowledge in corporate finance, financial markets, risk management and global business management as well as equip you with practical 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 acquire an appropriate range of management decision making tools, research skills, report writing, oral presentation as well as relevant personal and interpersonal skills to enable you to interact in the real world of finance and management. You will attend a series of guest lectures delivered by experts from the City of London and senior-level decision makers from industry.

During the programme 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. The programme also provides you with the necessary training required for the Bloomberg Certificate. 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.


The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June. Once these are completed, you work full time on the Business Report in Finance.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html 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
International students

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 2016) and commit early, 10% off their tuition fees.

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Kent Business School