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Financial and Business Management MSc

Financial and Business Management MSc

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Full time | Kingston Hill | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Management Business Studies Business & Finance

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This course is a combination of two highly successful courses run by the Business School – the Accounting and Finance MSc and the International Business Management MSc. Both have established international reputations for excellence. The programme is intensive, thorough and challenging, designed to give you the theoretical and practical skills essential for managing today's businesses. This course is suitable for students who have not studied economics, finance or accountancy at bachelors level, as well as those with previous qualifications and experience.

This course is accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

What you will study

The course is highly practical. Each module has been designed to teach you the skills that employers value most. You will even be assessed in practical terms, with tests based on real-life practices, so that you can get used to the way you will work for an employer when you have finished the course.

You will learn the computer and research skills employers demand for working in this highly competitive sector. The programme has a balanced approach, teaching you how to interpret and solve problems using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

This course is underpinned by the latest research and best practice. Modules have been developed to provide you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge of accounting, finance and research methods.

Year 1 is made up of six core modules, one optional module and a research project.

Year 2, the Professional Placement Year, is optional and offers a full year of work experience.

After you graduate

This course can help lead to careers in corporate finance and financial management areas or work in relevant government bodies sectors.

Typical roles may include analyst, financial planner, controller, sales manager, financial accountant, international relationship manager.

Graduates have gone on to work for Bloomberg, Starcom MediaVest Group (USA), Hellenic Bank (Cyprus), Thai Military Bank (Thailand), National Social Protection Agency (Maldives), Emaar Economic City (Saudi Arabia), Rabobank and RedCloud Technologies.


The Financial Modelling and Research Methods module is a core module for the postgraduate modular finance scheme. The module has two parts. The first part provides an underpinning and understanding of numerical techniques used in the business and finance world to aid strategic decision making. It aims to provide students with the accounting, mathematical and statistical foundations that are necessary in the areas of accounting and finance. The second parts deals with an understanding of research methodology and the research methods and skills that the students will need to complete their research project successfully during the summer period.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more

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