Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The MSc in Business Finance with professional placement is designed to enhance students' understanding of the operation of firms, with a special focus on the financing decisions they must make. This requires an evaluation of the firm’s relationship to financial markets. It also requires an understanding of the theory and practice underlying corporate finance and investment decisions. By studying the operation and design of corporate financial systems, and analysing business financing and investment decisions, this masters programme should enable students to find a role within the finance department of large firms or in government bodies, as well as provide them with tools to help organise smaller businesses.<p>

The objective of the Business Finance MSc is to produce graduates with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of business finance and company valuation within the context of modern financial markets, without necessarily requiring a high level of mathematical or statistical knowledge as a prerequisite. The key transferable research skills acquired will enable students to proceed to PhD study. In addition, the programme will equip students with the key skills required to undertake further professional development and seek career opportunities within financial management.

Course Modules

<b>Modules include: </b> <p> Essentials of mathematics and statistics; <p> Quantitative methods for business finance; <p> Foundations of finance; <p> Business economics; <p> Company valuation; <p> Business finance; <p> Business finance workshop; <p> Dissertation. <p> <b>Optional modules: </b> <p> Financial reporting in capital markets;<p> or international finance; <p> Either international accounting standards and policy; <p>or investment valuation models. <p> <i> Visit our website for more information. </i>

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,050 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £9,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants should have a 2.2 in Business, Economics, Finance, Banking or Investment areas.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 in Management with a background in Economics or Maths (e.g. an A-level in Economics, Finance, Maths, statistics, or 40 credits or above in Economics, Maths or statistics at university) will also be considered. Applicants with ACA and ACCA qualifications will be considered.
  • Applicants from non-economics/finance disciplines will be considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Tutor if they have a 2.2 Honours degree or the overseas equivalent with a highly relevant personal statement and strong academic references may be considered on an individual basis.
  • ; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).