MSc Finance and Management
- Course Code:DLT1N3N2101UL
- Duration:1 Year
- Attendance:Full Time
- Award:Degree of Master of Science
- Why Choose Us
- Course Profile
- Fees and Funding
The MSc Finance and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates wanting to develop a career in finance and management.
This programme is designed to provide students with a good foundation and understanding of the accounting and finance principles. The taught modules will give students a clear understanding of the role of accounting, finance and other general management disciplines to ensure successful operations in a range of business settings, including financial, non-financial and public sector organisations. It is designed for candidates wishing to acquire expertise in accounting and finance, whilst developing the necessary skills for general management roles as well. The course builds on the Business School's existing partnerships with Norwich's Financial District, which is one of the largest in the UK.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understand the foundations of finance and the operation of financial markets and provision of financial services
- Assess critically the relationship between organisations, their external context and their management process
- Review critically and apply creatively the body of knowledge relating to organisations, their external context and their management process
- Make informed judgements about the appropriate application of theory to managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process
- Evaluate and recommend options for the improvement of managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process
- Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to become a more effective manager by learning to integrate and align organisational processes, systems, and people to meet today's critical challenges and goals.
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Why Choose Us?
The Postgraduate MSc degree programme offered by Norwich Business School adopts an approach to teaching and learning which is designed to promote academic achievement as well as developing the potential for future managerial excellence.
The strategy underpinning Norwich Business School's courses is:
- To provide a framework for the acquisition and progressive development of knowledge throughout the learning experience
- To enable the development of personal and professional business skills that will support fast career progression
- To stimulate a positive attitude towards lifelong learning and a culture of creativity and innovation.
We are committed to instilling confidence in our students and will support you to:
- Develop assertive and confident communication skills
- Plan, monitor and review individual development
- Understand the dynamics of effective team working
- Make use of advanced problem-solving techniques
- Develop and practice your leadership skills.
Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, with programmes incorporating lectures, seminars, and practical work. Assessment is usually by essays and other written assignments, written or oral examinations, and projects. A continuous control process ensures that our teaching quality continues to develop, and students have access to a number of quality-control channels including student feedback forms, debriefing meetings, and the Student Liaison Committee to help us monitor, evaluate and develop current practice.
There are many external indicators of the quality of our teaching and research. In relation to our teaching, we have been consistently rated as a top University in the National Student Satisfaction survey.
Norwich Business School students benefit from our highly valued insight into state-of-the-art thinking and practice in the fields of business and management. Many of our graduates have subsequently achieved varied and successful careers with high profile roles in regional, national and international organisations.
The University of East Anglia provides a professional Careers Centre and, together with the School's Academic Careers Adviser, we will help students to choose their career path and develop their employability skills.
Study in the Heart of London's Financial District
The MSc Marketing and Management degree will be delivered from our new London Study Centre. Located in the heart of London's financial district – just a few minutes' walk from Liverpool Street station, providing excellent transport links across London, as well as a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafés. The Centre's location in central London places our students at the heart of the UK's business and professional networks.
London is a global hub for industries such as financial services and the media. It is also home to the headquarters of many multi-national organisations. With the Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange, Lloyds of London, the iconic Gherkin building and the offices of over 500 banks all within walking distance of the Centre, UEA London provides you with the opportunity to study in the heart of one of the world's major business and financial centres. The Centre is on Middlesex Street, also known as Petticoat Lane, where a market has existed since at least the 1750s, and is at its largest on Sundays when it can consist of up to 1,000 stalls. Nearby you will also find Brick Lane, famous for its South-Asian cuisine, and the historic Spitalfields and Leadenhall Markets.
World-class Facilities unrivaled in London
The new purpose-built Study Centre sets high standards with its teaching and learning facilities for over 1,000 students. With modern tutorial and teaching classrooms, a multi-purpose lecture theatre, state-of-the-art IT laboratories, a learning resource centre and dedicated student services team, it's a perfect environment for learning. There are also comfortable communal spaces and a café where students can socialise and make new friends.
The Masters Suite
The Masters Suite, on level 3 of the Centre, provides a range of resources specifically designed to meet the needs of postgraduate students, including dedicated teaching and tutorial classrooms, a large break-out space with a computer cluster, areas for private study, and comfortable seating areas for group discussion or relaxation in between lectures. Wireless access throughout ensures that postgraduate students can benefit from the extensive range of e-journals available through the University's online resources.
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If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:
Admissions Office (Business)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591901
International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
Undergraduate Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context)
Undergraduate Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent
Students for whom English is a foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
- TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 18 in the listening component; 19 in the writing component; 20 in the reading component; and 21 in the speaking component)
- PTE: 62 overall (minimum 55 in all components)
In certain circumstances we may require you to complete a Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes course prior to beginning your programme. This course may be taken at our INTO Language Learning Centre.
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.
- Year 1
The module critically examines contemporary financial issues from a business perspective. This is achieved through the linking of theoretical explanations of financial debates and phenomenon to real and applied business examples. This programme of study is directed towards developing consistent frameworks from which financial decisions may be made. Further it is proposed that such decisions may be undertaken and justified in light of their likely alternatives and implications for risk, return, firm strategy and the operating environment.more...
Current Issues in Finance
The aims of this module are to provide students with the opportunity to study a selection of important contemporary topics in finance. Selected contemporary topics in finance including, for example, the efficient market hypothesis, portfolio performance measurement, international finance, corporate governance, and mergers and takeovers.more...
Financial and Management Accounting
The module lays the foundation for general accounting both financial and management knowledge. The module forms an underpinning for subsequent studies in finance. This module examines the design and use of accounting information prepared by organisations in both the public and private sectors. It is designed to cater for students with differing prior knowledge and backgrounds. The module includes financial accounting and reporting to those external to the organisation, and management accounting and decision-making for those internal to the organisation. Throughout the module, the aim is to focus on the use and users of accounts.more...
Human Resource Management
This module provides the knowledge required to understand the organisational importance of creating a performance management culture aligned to strategic business objectives. Such a 'contributor culture' is one where employees add organisational value through their flexibility and willingness to make a positive difference in the workplace. Apposite and effective HRM practice is thus a critical strategic tool in businesses gaining sustainable competitive advantage; one that is becoming increasingly important in the labour market's 'War for Talent'. Further, the module affords the opportunity for students to develop apposite skills associated with human resource management practice.more...
International Financial Services
Why are banks important in a modern economy? Do financial services exploit their customers? Are bank customers funds secure in a world with increasing risk and uncertainty? What is the future of banking internationally? This module will critically examine these contemporary international issues in banking and financial services. This is achieved through the linking of theoretical explanations of how banks and other financial services firms are managed, regulated and operate to real world and contemporary concerns within this industry. Within this module, key issues as to the role of central banks, the form of banking regulation and international differences in banking practice and structure will be explored. This programme of study is directed towards developing consistent frameworks from which a comprehension as to why banks and financial intermediaries exist, why they are special, the key products and services produced by this industry and how these can be sold.more...
Management Skills & Personal Development
This module is designed to stimulate the personal and professional development of students and to enhance their employability beyond 'first destination'. A vital guiding principle for this module is that participation precedes learning and, thus, students will be encouraged and expected to situate themselves firmly at the core of their learning and to explore through reflection on their own experience of working both as an individual and as part of a multicultural team.more...
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Principles of Marketing
This module will develop students' awareness and understanding of the role that marketing plays in business and the impact it has on society from both a business and consumer perspective. To develop knowledge and understanding of marketing as an integrated approach to business activity. To provide a framework for analysing marketing problems and an appreciation of the analytical tools available in developing strategic marketing responses.more...
The module aims to develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature of e-Business and e-Commerce as well as of the Internet infrastructure and the variety of firms competing in e-Business markets. It also aims to demonstrate the current successes and failures of e-Business ventures in different industries and markets. Current developments in Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) e-Commerce will be explored. Lectures will be supplemented by case studies of e-business practice, group exercises and exploration of relevant Internet sites.more...
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
The module aims to provide students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within developed and developing economies, and to enable a research-led understanding of the factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure internationally. In doing so, the module enables students to appreciate i) the extant relevance of small firms to established and developing economies, as well as ii) the sociological trends influencing these dynamics which will be critically reflected upon within the module.more...
The module will introduce students to the principles of international business. It will begin by defining, describing, and analysing: globalisation; differences in politics and laws; differences in cultures, ethics, and norms; and, how this knowledge can be used to leverage firm capabilities globally. Next it will outline the theory and practice of international trade, foreign direct investment, exchange rates, and economic integration. Finally, it will focus on multinational enterprises and cover: foreign market entry; alliances and acquisitions; managing competitive dynamics; and, strategy and structure.more...
Operations and Supply Chain Management
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the management of the creation of goods and services and their delivery to the customer. The module also provides students with an invaluable introduction to the key aspects of modern organizations and better equip them with a contemporary appreciation of the work setting ' thus, enhancing employability. The module will seek to combine the core elements involved in the management of operations and supply chains with demonstrations of `best practice' from a number of different commercial sectors in a global setting. In this way, learning outcomes will be increased and more easily transferred to the workplace. On completion of the module, students will be in a position to undertake more advanced study of these important topics.more...
Retail Operations and Strategy
The Retail Operations and Strategy module aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to key aspects of modern retailing. The retail environment will be given due consideration alongside fundamental and leading-edge principles in the contexts of both unit and strategic level practice. The objective will be to provide a platform from which the dynamic challenges of this very fast moving commercial environment can be understood and dealt with successfully. The revolution in retail continues unabated. Retailers need to be at the cutting edge of every aspect of retail business to survive. In this module we will cover topics that will empower a student with the knowledge and understanding of the following topics: The retail environment; Store management; Retail operations; Retail strategy; Supply chain management and power relations; Pricing Strategies; Retail buying and merchandising; Micro-marketing; International retailing.more...
Fees And Funding
Fees for the academic year 2012/2013 will be:
- UK/EU Students: £9,000
- International Students: £14,350
International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit.
Students are likely to need around £800 per month for living expenses in London. For students wishing to live more centrally the costs could be higher.
Scholarships and Funding
A variety of Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
You can apply online, or by downloading the hard copy application form, or by using the application form in the University's Postgraduate Prospectus.
To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.