International Corporate Finance MSc - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc International Corporate Finance

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip International Corporate Finance
PGCert International Corporate Finance

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61132 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PKA61133 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

N300, N310

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

MAVIS Christos (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/08/2019

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.
  • 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 international 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

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to area of international corporate finance. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
High level theoretical and applied knowledge of finance and corporate practice. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Conduct finance-oriented project using appropriate research design and methodology (not required for PG Certificate), to collect and analyse data, to interpret findings and communicate results efficiently C PGDip, MSc
An ability to independently evaluate critical approaches and techniques relevant to financial sector; P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
An ability to independently evaluate business/financial reports and relevant information with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
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 PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

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.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, 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)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Ethics in Finance (MANM378) takes place during the Summer Term

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Cases in International Finance (MANM377) and International Corporate Finance Project (MANM443) take place during the Summer Term

Choose 2 from the 5 listed optional modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
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
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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 2019/0 academic year.