Management (Finance) MSc

Durham University
  • Info on Application
  • 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • County Durham

Our one year, full-time MSc in Management programmes are designed to provide you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to succeed in business.

Across all sectors and at all levels of business, financial management is fundamental to the success of organisations. By studying our MSc Management (Finance), you will build your knowledge and expertise in this area, giving you a strong platform from which to launch a career in management with a specific financial focus.

The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice- based business project or a research-based dissertation.

Core and elective modules
You will study:

Business Economics and Accounting
Corporate Finance for Managers
Financial Management
Fundamentals of Finance
Organisational Behaviour

You will then choose two elective modules. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but has typically included Employee Reward Strategy, Corporate Governance, Decision Making and Business Modelling, Global Business, East Asian Business and Management and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Business Project or Dissertation

During term 3 you will complete a final project under the supervision of a faculty member, either in the UK or abroad through an international partner institution. Designed to develop your business insight and research skills, and help you to present your analysis and ideas in a rigorous, systematic and professional manner, it takes one of two forms:

business project (sourced by you or the School), you will apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired in terms 1 and 2 to address a real organisational problem, or
research project, you will apply advanced techniques to analyse a topic of your choice, relevant to your course.
Adding to your experience
International Experience

Our strong international optional activities are an integral part of the programme and aim at providing you with the experiential learning needed to acquire an inside perspective of operating globally.

Durham University

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Tel: 0191 334 2000