Corporate Finance MSc - 2017/8
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
FHEQ Level 7
Final award and programme/pathway title
MSc Corporate Finance
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Modes of study
|Route code||Credits and ECTS Credits|
|Full-time||PKA61096||180 credits and 90 ECTS credits|
QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)
Business and Management (Master)
Other internal and / or external reference points
Faculty and Department / School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School
MAVIS CP Dr (SBS)
Date of production/revision of spec
Educational aims of the programme
To provide a high quality education that is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future corporate finance professionals in the financial sector or any other large corporations and the academia.
To provide theoretical framework and practical skills that finance professionals working in corporations and financial institutions need in order to cope with an increasingly complex and global financial environment. It
To provide a valuable foundation for those considering continuing their academic studies in the field of applied finance leading to a PhD level
To provide the students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development.
The compulsory modules aim to provide not only a rigorous treatment of the relevant theory, but also the quantitative techniques necessary to understand the literature and undertake empirical investigations in the areas of corporate finance.
The optional modules aim to offer students a broader perspective on the subject matter and allow them to specialise in areas that are of particular interest to them.
Programme learning outcomes
|A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to area of corporate finance.||K|
|High level theoretical and applied knowledge of finance and corporate practice.||K|
|An understanding of the research process||K|
|Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied||C|
|Conduct finance-oriented research using appropriate research design and methodology (not required for PG Certificate), to collect and analyse data, to interpret findings and communicate results efficinently||C|
|An ability to independently evaluate critical approaches and techniques relevant to financial sector;||P|
|An ability to independently evaluate business/financial reports and relevant information with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies||P|
|An ability of demonstrating competence in a range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future financial professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in financial sector; critical thinking, analysis and synthesis (not required for PG Certificate); using computer software for financial calculation (not required for PG Certificate); reasoning; problem solving; independent research; (not required for PG Certificate); presentation; report writing (not required for PG Certificate).||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.
Programme Adjustments (if applicable)
Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Choose 2 from the 6 listed optional modules
Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity
|Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics||N|
|Professional Training Year (PTY)||N|
|Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY)||N|
|Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme)||N|
|ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P)||N|
|Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme)||N|
The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.