International Corporate Finance MSc - 2023/4

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

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

MAVROVITIS Christos (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/06/2024

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 the theoretical framework and practical skills that finance professionals working in corporations and financial institutions need to be able to understand and critically analyse the increasingly complex financial and sustainable dimensions in different global contexts.
  • To provide the students with the basis for developing their cultural awareness, digital literacy, confidence and competence in working with others, leadership, communication skills, and employability and professionalism.
  • The compulsory modules aim to provide a rigorous treatment of the relevant theory and equip students with the necessary quantitative techniques and digital resources to 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

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues, and sustainable dimensions relevant to the area of corporate finance in a global environment. KC PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate high-level learning and problem-solving abilities in the range of modules studied. C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Develop and enhance the interpersonal and professional skills while working across different cultures. PT PGDip, MSc
An ability to critically evaluate business/financial reports, collect and analyse data, use relevant information with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies while using digital resources and online databases to aid their learning and undertake research. CPT 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; using computer software for financial calculation; reasoning; problem solving; independent research; presentation; report writing. CPT 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

SEPTEMBER START - FULL TIME

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

MANM524 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE & INVESTMENT
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS
MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENTS ANALYSIS

Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these 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) to study:

MANM137 - DERIVATIVES SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
MANM525 - FINANCIAL MODELLING
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Summer period you will study the following two compulsory modules (15 credits each unless otherwise stated):

MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE
MANM541 - APPLIED CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Across Academic Years you will study the following compulsory module (15 credits each unless otherwise stated):

MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT (30 credits)

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


FEBRUARY START - FULL TIME

First semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these 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) to study:

MANM137 - DERIVATIVES SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
MANM525 - FINANCIAL MODELLING
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Summer period you will study the following two compulsory modules (15 credits each unless otherwise stated):

MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE
MANM541 - APPLIED CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Across Academic Years you will study the following compulsory module (15 credits each unless otherwise stated):

MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT (30 credits)

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

MANM524 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE & INVESTMENT
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS
MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENTS ANALYSIS

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

SEPTEMBER START - PART TIME YEAR 1

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

MANM524 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE & INVESTMENT
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING

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

MANM199 - CORPORATE FINANCE
MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Summer period you will study the following one compulsory module (15 credits unless otherwise stated):

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

SEPTEMBER START - PART TIME YEAR 2

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

MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS
MANM318 - EQUITY INVESTMENTS ANALYSIS

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

MANM137 - DERIVATIVES SECURITIES
MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
MANM525 - FINANCIAL MODELLING
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Summer period you will study the following compulsory module (15 credits each unless otherwise stated):

MANM541 - APPLIED CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Across Academic Years you will study the following compulsory module (15 credits each unless otherwise stated):

MANM443 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE PROJECT (30 credits)

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
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Employability: The Programme provides a variety of tasks and authentic assessments that mimic professional life. The tasks and assessments undertaken across modules are specifically chosen to equip students with knowledge and skills that are key to the role of finance professionals working in the finance industry. Key to this, students develop the ability to critically evaluate the problem at hand, interact with their group members, and present their findings. As a result, students develop and enhance the interpersonal and professional skills.

Global and Cultural Capabilities: The Programme is taught in an interactive and collaborative way, in a cohort that commonly represents a wealth of nationalities and backgrounds. Students are encouraged to engage with, and learn from, diverse perspectives through interaction and teamwork. Students will develop their ability to work in groups effectively with other students from diverse backgrounds to broaden their world view, own perspectives and interpretations, and reinterpreting issues against a broader spectrum of ideas and representations.

Digital Capabilities: Throughout the Programme students learn to navigate and utilise the Virtual Learning Environment @ Surrey (SurreyLearn) and other digital resources (such as Bloomberg) and online databases (such as WRDS) to aid their learning and undertake research. Students are encouraged to use current media such as Whatsapp, Teams, Zoom, and utilising cloud/file sharing for communication and team working. Students will develop proficiency in these aspects of digital engagement.

Resourcefulness + Resilience (R+R): From early in the Programme students are introduced to the expectations regarding teaching, learning and assessment to facilitate self-efficacy. Formative and summative assessments are designed to ¿feed forward¿ to assessments within modules and to future modules in the programme. As a cohort, we encourage and foster collaborative learning, communication, and peer support. Students will develop attributes such as confidence, adaptability, self-regulation, self-efficacy, problem solving and decision-making abilities, through interacting in their groups, engaging with their group members, and presenting their findings in front of audience. The nature of the Programme requires students to draw upon individual and collective resourcefulness. The effectiveness of the R+R will be inherent in various assessments in the Programme.

Sustainability: The Programme aims at advancing students¿ understanding, awareness, and ability to develop creative solutions to deal with key agendas related to specific sustainability and ethically related areas. Students will navigate to investments that focus on long-term

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 2023/4 academic year.