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International Financial Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Management

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed to provide a critical research led approach to the study of aspects of international financial management, and the changing context in which global financial firms operate. It is a course that does not require specific background knowledge in the field of finance or financial management. On this programme you will develop your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of financial management in a complex global environment - and is an ideal preparation for a career in multi-national business, the financial sector or for pursuing advanced studies.

This programme will: Develop a critical understanding of some of the key theories, approaches and issues in the field of global financial management; Enhance transferable cognitive skills in relation to the analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation of the knowledge of financial management; Inform you about the appropriateness of the using qualitative and quantitative research methods in particular contexts; Enable and develop a range of key personal skills including presentation, argumentation, evaluation, problem solving, interactive and group skills, self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning. Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and a virtual learning environment.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability. Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This is semester 1 Module. In this module students would be expected to understand the nature of international business and key analytical techniques for the operation of a business in a global setting. This module will involve developing a critical understanding of the key techniques that can be employed to support the allocation of corporate resources within an international sphere of operation. It will introduce you to the notion of resource and regulatory arbitrage.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. Some basic quantitative skills and some elementary prior knowledge of finance would be an advantage.