- Develop your knowledge and skills to manage complex financial situations at a global level
- Equip yourself for a career in the rapidly expanding international corporate finance industry
- Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals
This course gives you the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the practical applications of modern finance theories in the financial world.
You will learn from specialist staff with expertise in accounting, finance, economics and management. On completion of your course, you will be able to apply your skills in areas including valuation, investment and financial decision-making, risk management and derivatives, financial instruments and markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring in developed and emerging markets.
You will also be able to make key financial and strategic decisions in the daily operations of any organisation. These qualities are highly prized by international corporations.
International Financial Management
You will examine exchange, inflation, interest rates and other factors which impact on the performance of firms and assess the significance of decision-making in a global context. You will also evaluate the principles and practices that guide the financial management of a multinational enterprise. This module also places an emphasis on the differences between multinational and domestic financial management.
Accounting and Finance
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of financial management within organisations including the interpretation of accounts, corporate governance, investment strategies and issues of risk and return.
Risk, Regulation and Compliance
You will learn how to employ critical thinking and review to domestic and international regulatory frameworks for financial and non-financial companies. You will also develop an understanding of the economics of regulation and the problems of compliance.
Corporate Financial Strategies
You will learn how to evaluate the principal issues facing professionals in modern competitive environments, applying financial theory and techniques to evaluate the link between financial decisions and their impact on a firm’s value. You will also enhance your knowledge and abilities to value financial securities, evaluating, analysing and constructing corporate projects, while proposing solutions for developing and emerging markets.
Business Innovation Project
Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of the research question, aims and objectives, the rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency will be held in Salford or Zürich, Switzerland.
Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.
A wide range of professional qualifications is also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.