The course duration for the MSc in Corporate Financial Management is one year, which consists of two semesters and a dissertation period in the summer. Students will study five modules totalling 180 credits – four worth 30 credits each, and one worth 60 credits.
Students must study two core modules - corporate finance and corporate reporting, and then chose from one of two elective study streams.
- Stream 1 modules include risk management, banking regulation, and mergers and acquisitions.
- Stream 2 modules include business performance management and social responsibility.
- Here is how the course breaks down into its constituent modules:
- Core Modules
- Corporate Finance (30 credits)
- Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
- Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/ Project (60 credits)
- Elective Stream 1
- Risk Management and Banking Regulation (30 credits)
- Mergers and Acquisitions (30 credits)
- Elective Stream 2
- Business Performance Management (30 credits)
- Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30 credits)
As one of the core modules of your course, you will be comprehensively trained in the advanced theory and competencies involved in corporate investment and financial decision making. You will investigate corporate financial structure, methods of raising capital, and risk management. With a high focus on current research, industry evolution, and contributions from industry experts in corporate finance, you will be practically equipped for the global business environment.
As one of the core modules of your course, you will be comprehensively trained in the advanced theory and competencies involved in financial reporting as it pertains to business performance and wider investment strategy. You will become adept at the design, preparation and interpretation of a range of financial statements, and how to research global financial standards beyond the initial preparation of corporate financial reports.
The research method and dissertation module carries 60 credits - the most credits out of all modules that you will study. You will learn the theory and practical research skills to critically evaluate business issues and activities in a real-world professional context by specialising in a topic of your choosing.
This elective stream 1 module investigates varieties of financial risk for organisations, and how to guard against potential financial disaster. In addition, you will be comprehensively trained in the practical critical skills required to ascertain the main types of risk financial institutions face. You will also learn how to critically analyse and challenge Basel III.
This elective stream 1 module provides a total examination of merger and acquisition strategies. You will explore the decision making processes and valuation models used in order to accurately assess and increase company value effectively. Additionally, you will consider successful private equity investments through mergers and acquisitions.
Develop an integrative appreciation of performance management and control within the strategy variations of a global organisation. In addition, you will be trained in the practical skills required to critically assess principles and isolate trends in performance measurement, and applying them to current global business operations.
Examine all aspects of corporate governance social responsibility, and the ethical challenges faced by companies, their employees, and the wider world. You will be instructed in the practical skills required to apply modern principles of corporate governance and social responsibility in order to achieve and maintain competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Reporting
- Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project
- Risk Management and Banking Regulation (Stream 1)
- Mergers and Acquisitions (Stream 1)
- Business Performance Management (Stream 2)
- Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (Stream 2)