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Financial and Business Management, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Financial and Business Management course at Kingston University 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 of which have established an international reputation for excellence. It is an intensive, thorough and challenging programme.

About

What will you study?

The Financial and Business Management course at Kingston University is highly practical, with each module has been designed to teach you the skills that employers value most. You will even be assessed in practical terms, with all 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 work 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. The course is taught by both Kingston Business School's academic staff and expert guest lecturers form the accounting, auditing and financial services sector.

Where this course will take you

By the time you graduate, you will be able to interpret and critically analyse financial and business problems – and offer solutions – enhancing your managerial competence.

Graduates from the programme are expected to hold or progress to high-ranking positions around the globe in corporate finance and financial management areas or work in relevant government bodies, or pursue a PhD. It will prepare you for roles such as:

  • analyst;
  • assistant to the director of administration;
  • financial planner;
  • inventory analyst;
  • manager of human resources;
  • marketing and sales manager.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers and offers exemptions from their professional exams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Modelling and Research Methods
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Accounting and Financial Management
  • Contemporary Business Strategy
  • Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      2 years including professional placement
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • We welcome applications from anyone with a good honours (or equivalent) in any relevant discipline. The most important requirement is a proven interest in the fields of finance and business management – and the willingness and determination to work hard to expand your knowledge and understanding of real-life business scenarios.
  • If you do not have an honours degree you will need to provide evidence that you have satisfactory knowledge of relevant subjects. This could be an appropriate professional qualification, training, or work experience in a relevant field

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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