The MSc in Finance (Distance Learning) at the University of Leicester will develop your understanding of the concepts of finance and the role of financial management in a variety of organisations and sectors, and is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute. This provides you with a foundation for a career in the finance industry or a finance-related role more broadly such as in business, government or major international organisations.
You will gain a greater understanding of how finance is central to organisational decision-making by looking at key areas including financial analysis and investment, financial statements, strategic financial management, financial modelling and financial risk management and corporate finance. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest when taking your option modules and dissertation.
As well as gaining a deeper theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate financial management problems and make sound strategic decisions in your professional role. The skills and knowledge gained during the course will enable you to enhance your career in finance or move into further study and academic work in the area.
Careers and employability
Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from around 100 countries.
By taking the MSc in Finance, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of corporate finance, financial modelling, accountability, representations and control, financial statements, financial analysis and investment, which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.
The University is recognised as a CFA Programme Partner Institution of the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute. This course covers over 70% of the CFA® Candidate Body of Knowledge.
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- Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills
- Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment
- Financial Statements: Theory, Practice and Critique
- Strategic Financial Management
- Financial Modelling
- Financial Risk Management
- Corporate Finance
- Research Methods
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A good second class honours degree from a British University, or its equivalent
- Or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution
- A relevant graduate level professional qualification alongside substantial relevant work experience
International5647 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11295 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEA5647 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11295 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
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