MSc Finance and Management
- Full Time
- Degree of Master of Science
- Course Length
- 1 years
- Course Start Date
- September 2024
Discover how finance and management drive business by studying these two highly complementary disciplines together.
This flexible course is ideal if you’re interested in finance and management and want to study both while keeping your options open. You’ll be able to tailor your studies towards one discipline or the other, or balance your studies equally. Whichever path you choose, you’ll discover that these two disciplines overlap and enrich each other in many exciting and satisfying ways.
You could go on to work in finance or management. Whichever career path you choose, you’ll find that the multidisciplinary expertise and general business skills gained on this course will give you an edge.
You don’t need to have studied finance, management or business before. You just need to enjoy working with numbers and people, and be passionate about business. Equally, this course is a great choice if you have studied a different business specialism before and want to add finance and management to your skillset.
This course will prepare you for a successful career in finance and/or management in any sector, including financial, non-financial and public sector organisations. Over the course of your studies, you’ll explore the role of finance and management in business. You’ll discover the many ways that the study of finance and the study of management enrich each other, whilst discovering and developing your talents in both areas.
In your finance studies you’ll discover how financial markets work, and explore the various services offered by the financial industry. You’ll also cultivate specialist expertise in accounting and finance.
In your management studies you’ll develop the necessary skills for general management roles. You’ll learn how to critically assess the relationship between organisations, their external context and their management processes. You’ll explore how organisations work, in theory and practice, and you’ll learn how to make informed, evidence-based decisions about how and when to apply different management theories.
You’ll also benefit from our links with Norwich’s Financial District, which is one of the largest in the UK.
In addition to your Master’s qualification, we offer support and access to online training for certification in Thomson Reuters Eikon and Datastream. You’ll be able to apply for scholarship to the CISI Introduction to Securities & Investment L3 exam every year. You will also be offered an academic rate to study for CII qualifications such as the CII R02 Investment Principles and Risk exam based upon your interest.
The MSc Finance and Management degree is part of the CISI Education Partner accreditation of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI); providing you with scholarship opportunities to sit a number of their professional examinations and obtain student membership.
This MSc is a participant of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Higher Education Alignment arrangement, which enables students who are looking to develop a career in the insurance and personal finance profession to undertake the CII qualifications at academic rate with free membership.
Study and Modules
Your studies will begin with a welcome from your course leader. Here you’ll be introduced to each of the key areas of business, as well as finance and management. You’ll also understand the important contacts you’ll be working with throughout your degree, and have the chance to get to know your fellow students.
Your first semester is a great opportunity to explore different areas of your subject, and discover the areas you might like to focus on during the rest of your studies and later career. You’ll gain a firm foundation in both your subjects, and in other key business functions such as operations, HR, marketing and accounting. You’ll do this through the compulsory modules Accounting and Financial Management, Managing People and Organisations, and Strategic Marketing and Strategy: Markets, Competitors and Customers. By the end of your first semester you’ll have a solid understanding of basic business concepts, functions, roles and decisions.
In your second semester you’ll delve deeper into your subject with more specialist modules. You’ll also be able to start to tailor your studies by choosing from a large range of optional modules such as Enterprise and Small Business Management, Innovation Management, International Corporate Governance, International Financial Reporting, and Managing Across the Globe.
You’ll also take Management Skills and Personal Development. The focus of this module will be on developing management skills recognised as important for securing meaningful employment in the global marketplace appropriate to the Master's level of qualification. This is an applied vision and skill development module, focusing on the development of the new skill sets for managers of the 21st century.
In coursework you’ll learn how to critically apply what you’ve learned to corporate practice. This ensures you graduate with a high level of skill in corporate reporting, and are able to critically assess corporate financial governance.
Unlike other Master’s courses where your third semester is spent on independent study, on this course you’ll benefit from a third semester of taught modules. You’ll spend this semester consolidating your learning and further developing your critical thinking skills with modules such as Advanced Investment and Risk Management and Integrated Business Decisions.
The MSc course has been carefully designed to make sure that you graduate with in-depth knowledge and expertise of all the key areas of investment and finance. In all your modules you’ll look at issues from a domestic and international perspective. This ensures that you leave us ready to excel on the international stage, with skills that are relevant anywhere.
Optional A Modules(Credits: 40)
Optional B Modules(Credits: 20)
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.
Teaching and Learning
You’ll benefit from research-led and industry-focused teaching, learning from highly qualified academics and researchers, as well as practitioners with experience working in industry at the highest level.
You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, guest lectures and independent study. In particular, teaching will be on a blended basis, hence a mix of online, face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous teaching, dependent on public health guidance.
There is no dissertation module on this Master’s, which means you’ll benefit from a greater number of taught modules.
We’ll assess your knowledge, understanding and skills through a variety of different methods. These could include exams, coursework, group work and presentations. You’ll hand in formative and summative work for assessment and receive invaluable feedback to help you identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.
- Degree Classification
- Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent
- Degree Subject
- Any subject area. Please note that if you have studied business before at undergraduate or postgraduate level, there may be some overlap. Therefore we recommend you check the modules carefully to make sure that this course is right for you.
- English Foreign Language
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 6.0 in Writing and Speaking and 5.5 in Listening and Reading)
Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date.
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Additional Information or Requirements
This MSc course is open to all students who meet the entry requirements but it is primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied a business-related degree, have limited business knowledge from their undergraduate degree, or have a general business degree and would like to now specialise. If you have a business degree, please check the course modules and content carefully to ensure the programme meets your needs and future career aspirations and requirements Alternatively, please consider one of our Professional courses which may be more suitable.
INTO University of East Anglia
If you do not meet the academic requirements for this course, you may be able to study the International Pre-Masters programme offered by our partner INTO UEA. This programme guarantees progression to selected Master's degrees if students achieve the appropriate grade. For more details, please click here:
Our Admissions Policy applies to the admissions of all postgraduate applicants.
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2024/25 are:
UK Students: £12,900 (full time)
International Students: £22,700 (full time)
If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students).
We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.
Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Scholarships and Bursaries
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
Course Related Costs
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
To apply please use our online application form.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying, please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
After the Course
You’ll graduate ready to launch a highly successful career in finance and/or management, in the UK and beyond. You could go on to work for financial or non-financial organisations, in any sector, including the public and private sectors.
You might go straight into a junior or senior role – either way this course is a common path to senior positions such as a head of department role.
Depending on the optional modules you choose, this Master’s can also be great preparation for starting your own business, or returning to your family business, ready to take it to new heights or into new markets.
Alternatively, you might decide to continue your studies with a PhD if you could demonstrate your research skills and potential.
There is a strong focus on preparing for your future career throughout the course. You’ll learn theories and practices demanded by the most prestigious employers. You’ll also discover essential skills such as CV writing and solo and group interview techniques. And you’ll be able to take part in our annual Employability Week. Here you’ll have a chance to hear from and network with people working in industry, including NBS alumni and people working at the big 4 accountancy firms KPMG, EY, PWC and Deloittes.
A degree at UEA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We've been ranked 1st for Job Prospects by StudentCrowd in 2022.
Examples of careers you could enter include:
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