MSc Corporate Financial Management


Award MSc Corporate Financial Management
Locations Berlin / Online
Duration
On campus: 1 Year (full-time)
  Online: 1 Year (full-time), 21 months (part-time)
Next Start
Berlin: January 2020, April 2020, July 2020, September 2020
  Online: February 2020, June 2020, September 2020
Course Fees Berlin

January 2020, April 2020, July 2020:

€15,000 (UK/EU/International)

September 2020:

€15,500 (UK/EU), €17,000 (International)

Course Fees Online

February 2020, June 2020:

£8,750 (UK/EU/International)

 

September 2020:

£9,000 (UK/EU/International)

  Further information on course fees

Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is available to study on campus in Berlin. For details, visit www.gisma.com. For those looking for greater flexibility, this course is also available to study 100% online. This degree is ideal for those interested in a future career in banking, personal finance and corporate finance or as an accountant, offering an excellent foundation for your career or for further study. As well as gaining a formal qualification, you will build a skills portfolio that you can show to future employers.

We are focused on the student learning experience and want to ensure that our graduates are career ready, with the knowledge, skills and attributes that employers demand. You can study the programme online or on campus. Our teaching staff have extensive practical experience, and students are taught in small group sizes that encourage a good learning relationship with lecturers.

We have also successfully accredited our online Masters degree programme with a professionally-recognised CMI qualification. Those graduating via the online route will also receive the CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Who is this course for?

Designed for aspiring bankers, financiers and accountants with international career ambitions.

Business School Open Days

Come and meet us at one of our open days or at a number of our business experience events where you can take advantage of our excellent connections with the business world.


Course Content & Structure

On-campus and online students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study four modules, each worth 30 credits, and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

The course will cover the following core modules:

  • Corporate Finance (30 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (30 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30 credits)
  • Research Methods and Research Based Output (60 credits) 

Corporate Finance

This module will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to understand the importance of investment and finance decisions. You will gain an essential understanding of corporate finance structure, including knowledge of instruments used by companies to raise finances and manage financial risk. A distinctive feature of this module is its focus on advanced financial management, building on current research, industry developments and input from practitioners in the fields of corporate finance.

Corporate Reporting

This module will teach you how to interpret financial reporting standards and statements so that you can effectively contribute to business performance and investment strategies. You will focus on the preparation and understanding of financial statements, as well as the global environment in which financial standards are designed, agreed upon and applied. You will learn how to carry out research in financial standards beyond the mechanics of preparing the financial statement reports.

Mergers and Acquisitions

This module will give you a comprehensive understanding of merger and acquisition strategies. You will learn how to make decisions to increase the value of an organisation and to effectively input information into valuation models. You will also consider the factors associated with private equity investments and how they achieve their goals through mergers and acquisitions.

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 

You will gain the ability to integrate the challenges of corporate governance with social responsibility. You will also develop a critical understanding of the ethical challenges faced by organisations and their employees. You will develop the skills to apply the principles of corporate governance and social responsibility to the development of competitive advantage, as well as managing the ethical issues that may arise in the global workplace.

Research Methods and Research Based Output

This module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically evaluate a business issue of your choice from a specialist perspective. You will learn how to utilise the necessary tools for research related activities in a professional environment, and gain the ability to investigate a complex business issue.

With this degree, students may consider entering careers such as management consultancy, accountancy, business analysis, or operations management.

Further education options include:

  • PhD
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Management Institute's (CMI) postgraduate qualifications

HOW WILL YOU LEARN

Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is available to study in Berlin. Learning inside the classroom and beyond, this postgraduate degree has a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after your graduation.

Traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. You will benefit from access to case studies, online testing, video content and more. You will also receive all core textbooks free of charge and will be supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

Students will be assessed in a number of ways, including assignments, presentations and examinations.

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