International Corporate Finance MSc – 2021 entry

Key information

Start date: October 2021

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Start date: February 2022

Full-time: 1 year

Why choose this course

Our MSc International Corporate Finance course will give you the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as a finance professional in corporations or financial institutions. Through a carefully selected mix of interrelated modules, you’ll learn how to navigate an increasingly complex, dynamic and global financial environment.

You’ll be taught by expert research-active academics and industry professionals. Known and respected for its expertise in corporate finance, our Surrey Business School will guide you through a forward-thinking and refreshing combination of academic theory and industry experience.

We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

Corporate Finance student experiences. A day in the life of a trader.

What you will study

Our MSc International Corporate Finance programme will enable you to understand the rapidly changing financial market conditions around the world.

With an emphasis on international corporate finance and corporate governance practices, we’ll give you an understanding of the econometric techniques involved in corporate finance. You’ll get the opportunity to empirically investigate theories and phenomena, under the guidance of our experienced academics.

You’ll also study optional modules which will, crucially, allow you to customise your studies to suit your career aspirations and specific interests. You’ll not only gain the theoretical knowledge and quantitative skills that corporations look for, but you’ll also have access to one of the most comprehensive sets of databases used by researchers and financial analysts, enhancing your employability.

Professional recognition

MSc - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Our International Corporate Finance MSc will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to understand the complex and ever-changing international financial market. With a focus on corporate governance practices, you’ll learn econometric techniques and be given the chance to empirically investigate theories with real-world data.

With an MSc in International Corporate Finance it is likely you will pursue a career as a:

  • Investment manager analyst or associate
  • Consultant
  • Private banking officer
  • Corporate finance executive
  • Transactions due diligence associate.

Academic year structure

The taught modules, Cases in International Finance and Ethics in Finance are taught from June to July.

Modules

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

Important: In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.

We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22. This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7


OCTOBER START

First semester
(semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study four compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM097 - FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE: FINANCE & INVESTMENTS
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM199 - CORPORATE FINANCE
MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

And you will need to choose TWO of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM137 - DERIVATIVE SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
POLM012 - GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY


Summer period you will study three compulsory modules (15 credits each aside from MANM443 which is 30 credits):

MANM377 - CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE
MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT



For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates



FEBRUARY START


First semester
(semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM199 - CORPORATE FINANCE
MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

And you will need to choose TWO of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM137 - DERIVATIVE SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
POLM012 - GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY


Summer period you will study three compulsory modules (15 credits each aside from MANM443 which is 30 credits):

MANM377 - CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE
MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT


Second semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study four compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM097 - FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE: FINANCE & INVESTMENTS
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS



For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7


YEAR ONE

First semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits):

MANM198 - PRINCPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM097 - FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE: FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits):

MANM199 - CORPORATE FINANCE
MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE


Summer period you will study one compulsory module (15 credits):

MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE



For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7


YEAR TWO

First semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits):

MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will need to choose TWO of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM137 - DERIVATIVES SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
POLM012 - GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY


Summer period you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits aside from MANM443 which is 30 credits):

MANM377 - CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT



For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Timetable

New students will receive their personalised timetable in Welcome Week, and in subsequent semesters, two weeks prior to the start of semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the Academic Hive. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's module catalogue. See the modules section for more information.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Management, Mathematics or Science, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We may be able to take relevant work experience into consideration if you don't meet these requirements. If you have at least one year of relevant experience in a full-time graduate-level role (or a minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant graduate-level part-time role) please provide full details of your role and responsibilities in your personal statement and CV when you submit your application.

International entry requirements by country

Do I meet the requirements for this course?

We require you to submit a full application so that we can formally assess whether you meet the criteria published. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an outcome based on an enquiry (via email, webform enquiry, phone or live chat).

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Credit transfer

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Start date: October 2021

Full-time - 1 year

UK £13,100

Overseas £20,200

Part-time - 2 years

UK £6,600

Overseas £10,100

Start date: February 2022

Full-time - 1 year

UK £13,100

Overseas £20,200

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2021-22 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
  • If you are on a two-year or three-year part-time structured masters course, the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the course.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

Funding

You may be able to borrow money to help pay your tuition fees and support you with your living costs. Find out more about postgraduate student finance.

Scholarships and bursaries


We're committed to making sure that we offer support for students who might need it.

Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy* provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View an example of our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) as a guide as to what to expect.
 
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will generally be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course and changes for the specific academic year.

Disclaimer

This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.

Further, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has had to change the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes, together with certain University services and facilities for the academic year 2020/21. These changes include the implementation of a hybrid teaching approach during 2020/21.  Detailed information on all changes is available at our dedicated course changes webpage. This webpage sets out information relating to general University changes, and will also direct you to consider additional information relating to specific programmes.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

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