International Corporate Finance MSc - 2020/1

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

100107, 100827

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

02/08/2021

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 in a global environment. 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 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7


OCTOBER START

First semester
(semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study four compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM097 - FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE: FINANCE & INVESTMENTS
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM199 - CORPORATE FINANCE
MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

And you will need to choose TWO of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM137 - DERIVATIVE SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
POLM012 - GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY


Summer period you will study three compulsory modules (15 credits each aside from MANM443 which is 30 credits):

MANM377 - CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE
MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT



For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates



FEBRUARY START


First semester
(semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM199 - CORPORATE FINANCE
MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

And you will need to choose TWO of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM137 - DERIVATIVE SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
POLM012 - GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY


Summer period you will study three compulsory modules (15 credits each aside from MANM443 which is 30 credits):

MANM377 - CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE
MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT


Second semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study four compulsory modules (15 credits each):

MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM097 - FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE: FINANCE & INVESTMENTS
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS



For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7


YEAR ONE

First semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits):

MANM198 - PRINCPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM097 - FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE: FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits):

MANM199 - CORPORATE FINANCE
MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE


Summer period you will study one compulsory module (15 credits):

MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE



For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7


YEAR TWO

First semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits):

MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS


Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will need to choose TWO of the following optional modules (15 credits each):

MANM137 - DERIVATIVES SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
POLM012 - GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY


Summer period you will study two compulsory modules (15 credits aside from MANM443 which is 30 credits):

MANM377 - CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT



For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

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 2020/1 academic year.