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Master of Science

MSc Corporate Financial Management

Looking to boost your corporate finance career?

Designed for those looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in corporate or business finance, this one year MSc Corporate Financial Management is delivered by academics with practical experience to ensure that research is melded with relevant real-life application. You will apply theoretical concepts and finance models to real world case studies learning about governance, social responsibility, risk management, banking regulation, corporate reporting, finance and performance management. You will gain valuable experience in research within your specialist field through the completion of a dissertation, plus learn presentation, communication, teamwork and critical problem solving skills.

Optional Placement Year

All our Master’s courses offer an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employability. Find out more.

Why study with us?

  • Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
  • Our Employment Promise offers your course fees back if you do not secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course
  • Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes data).
  • Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries

International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

Full requirements

Next start date

January 2023

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STUDY ONLINE

 

If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

Terms and Conditions apply.

94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), one of the UK's leading professional bodies for Management and Leadership.

Course Details

MSc Corporate Financial Management

Our MSc Corporate Financial Management degree has been designed for those interested in a future career in banking, personal and corporate finance or as an accountant. It offers an excellent foundation for your career or for further study. We want to ensure that our courses give you the best possible chance of achieving your career ambitions, which is why we have built useful projects and strategies into the programme. As well as gaining a formal qualification, this course allows you to develop sought-after transferable skills and 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. Our teaching staff have extensive practical experience, and you will be taught in small group sizes that encourage a good learning relationship with lecturers.

Placement Year
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

So how does it work?
Having completed the first year of studies, the second year will be spent on placement in employment. Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, you will be fully supported by a Placement Tutor and our dedicated Business Employability Team. Throughout the year, you will receive monthly coaching from a Placement Tutor to help accelerate skills development and self-awareness within a work environment, complementing the knowledge gained from our academic courses, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will be given the opportunity to transfer to the placement version of your MSc within a period during your first year of studies.

Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance.

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

Professional Development and Coaching

All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.

You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills within leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

Carolina Valiente, Business School faculty

Meet Your Faculty

Dr Carolina Valiente’s professional expertise includes economics, finance and banking. She has worked in international and cross-industry sectors including education, financial and public institutions and is also a practising coach.

Meet The Business School Faculty

Course Structure

 

  • Financial Management (15cr)
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting (15cr)
  • Management Accounting (15cr)
  • Corporate Governance (15cr)
  • Corporate. Social Responsibility (15cr)
  • Financial Risk Management (15cr)
  • Mergers. Acquisitions & Integration (15cr)
  • Responsibility of Directors (15cr)
  • Data & Decision Making (15cr)
  • Business Project (45cr)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)"

 

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate

Online

Study MSc Corporate Financial Management Online starting January 2023, May 2023, October 2023, February 2024, June 2024 or October 2024

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Study Online

You can also study the MSc Corporate Financial Management online. If you’re looking for true flexibility in how, where and when you study, why not consider our online study option?

MSc Corporate Financial Management Online ➔

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.

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You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University of Law, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.

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The fee for this course is €15,000 (UK/EU/INT)

A 20% charge of the full year standard fee applies to the Placement Year for programmes starting from January 2023.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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