International Financial Management MSc

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Why Surrey?

This programme offers a high level of international content drawn from Surrey Business School’s research activities and teaching strengths in this area.

A wide international approach encompasses both emerging economies, and Anglo-American and continental European contexts. Furthermore, you will have opportunities to engage with real-world business problems throughout your studies.

Programme overview

The rise in importance, complexity and uncertainty of international financial management poses a challenge for multinational organisations and those who wish to pursue a career within them.

The Masters in International Financial Management provides the theoretical framework and practical skills required to meet the needs of future international finance and accounting professionals.

The programme takes an integrated approach to finance, accounting and international business, delivering a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme.

The programme also provides a valuable foundation for those contemplating academic careers in this field and/or further study at PhD level.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Educational aims of the programme

The programme aims to provide a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and up-to- date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and other professionals in specific subject areas.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the programmes aim to develop generic management skills necessary to be effective in today's challenging business environment.

The programme has a business management orientation related to the service sector and draws upon a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse the particular sector.

For each sector it takes an integrated approach so as to provide a coherent exploration of the inter-relationships between the various components. In addition, by way of elective modules, students on some programmes can specialise in particular aspects relevant to their backgrounds, interests and aspirations.

Where appropriate, programmes are international in scope and coverage, and lecturers draw upon the most recent research to inform their teaching. The programmes aim to develop students as independent and reflective learners, able to continue their learning once in their chosen professions.

Programme learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completing the programme, students will have:

  • A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the student’s chosen area of study in management
  • A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management, operation, organisation and provision of business or service sector education
  • An understanding of the research process

Intellectual / cognitive skills

Students will develop the ability to:

  • Independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to management in the sector concerned
  • Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others’ work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied

Professional practical skills

Students will be able to:

  • Conduct research and produce a high quality Dissertation: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions;
  • Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches

Key / transferable skills

Students will gain a range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation (these will include analysis and synthesis, oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working and research)

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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Postgraduate (Taught)

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Programme leader

Dr Christos P. Mavis

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General enquiries:

+44 (0)1483 681 681

Admissions enquiries:

+44-(0)1483-682-222

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

Programme facts

Type of programme:

MSc

Programme length:

  • Full-time: 12 months

Start date:

Sep 2017

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (a UK 2.2) or an equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, management, mathematics, physics or science).

If an applicant’s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the MSc, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

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English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Sep 2017 £11,500 £19,500

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

A complete list of all fees for our Masters Programmes

Funding

Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught Masters programme fees. Learn more.

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The Surrey International Scholarship for Excellence

For all (with the exception of MBA) postgraduate taught courses starting in September 2017 within the Surrey Business School and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management we are offering all applicants who hold a  UK 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) or above opportunity to be awarded between £2,000 and £4,000 through the Surrey International Scholarship for Excellence Scheme. Download a flyer or read more for eligibility and to apply.

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Admissions Information

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Further information for applicants

Postgraduate Study Advice

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Disclaimer

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

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