International Corporate Finance MSc – 2023 entry

Key information

Start date: February 2023

Full-time: 1 year

Start date: October 2023

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

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 will learn how to navigate in an increasingly complex, dynamic, and global financial environment.

You will get exposed to market-leading platforms such as Bloomberg, with the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate embedded in our Programme. Our Programme is affiliated with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and you can apply for a scholarship to sit the CFA exam.

Employability is embedded in the Programme. The tasks and assessments undertaken across modules are specifically chosen to equip students with knowledge and skills that are key to the role of finance professionals working in the finance industry.

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What you will study

Our course will enable you to understand the rapidly changing financial market conditions around the world.

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

Through various optional modules you will crucially be able to customise your studies to suit your career aspirations and specific interests. You will also have access and get exposed to one of the most comprehensive sets of databases used by researchers and financial analysts, enhancing your employability.

The Programme enables you to develop the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to be able to engage with corporate finance-related issues in different contexts, through using your experience in the group discussions and interactive sessions embedded in the Programme.

Please be aware: the course content and modules listed for this course are subject to change for the 2023/24 academic year, whilst we undertake a curriculum design review. Please contact the programme leader if you have any queries about the course.

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 graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

Our course 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 finance and corporate governance practices, you will learn econometric techniques and be given the opportunity 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
  • Financial analyst.

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.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45, 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 Code of practice for the scheduling of teaching and assessment (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 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 your experience exceeds the typical requirements for entry to the programme, 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. If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for specific modules through your previous learning, it may be possible to exempt you from those modules, and for you to 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.

In some cases, prior knowledge and skills may allow applicants to join the start of a course without meeting the formal entry requirements.

Please see our code transfer and recognition of prior learning guide (PDF) and recognition of prior learning and prior credit web page for further information. Please email Admissions (admissions@surrey.ac.uk) with any queries.

Fees

Start date: February 2023

Full-time - 1 year

UK
£13,500
Overseas
£20,800

Start date: October 2023

Full-time - 1 year

UK
To be confirmed
Overseas
To be confirmed

Part-time - 2 years

UK
To be confirmed
Overseas
To be confirmed

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2023-24 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually
  • If you are on a two-year full-time MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme
  • Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

Additional costs

There are associated costs with this programme:

  • Financial calculator: £60 - The classics HP12c Platinum (recommended) and the TI BAII are the only two models allowed on CFA professional exams (which we encourage students to take on top of the master).

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.

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 Charter, Statutes, Ordinances, Policies, 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 our offer terms and conditions and our registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2022/2023 academic year as a guide as to what to expect.

Please note: the offer terms and conditions and registration terms and conditions which you will be asked to agree to may be different from those detailed in the examples. 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 be available at the start of each academic year and will vary to take into account specifics of your course and changes for the specific academic year.

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Stag Hill

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