International Financial Management 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 Financial Management

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip International Financial Management
PGCert International Financial Management

Professional recognition

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

Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA)
Recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61057 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

WOJAKOWSKI Rafal (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

19/06/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • The programme aims to provide a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and up to date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives, and other professionals in specific subject areas related to the international financial management service sectors.
  • The programme aims to provide students with international scope and coverage as well as with international exchange opportunities when and where appropriate.
  • The programme aims to draw upon the most recent research to inform teaching and to offer elective modules to provide students with opportunities to specialise in specific aspects relevant to their backgrounds, interests, and aspirations, including progress to PhD level.
  • The programme aims to provide students with opportunities for independent and reflective development as learners, able to continue their learning once in their chosen professions.
  • The programme aims to develop, in addition to subject-specific knowledge and management-oriented practical skills, the ethical skills necessary to be effective in todays' challenging and continuously changing business environment.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Understand developments, issues, and influences significant for the student's chosen area of study in financial management. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate a high level of theoretical and applied knowledge and problem-solving skills in the field of financial management and its functioning, organization and provision for international business and service sectors. KC PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Critically evaluate approaches, techniques and results and accurately assess and report on the work of one's own and others, along with identifying changes in existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks, and thus proposing new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches relevant to financial management in sectors concerned. KCPT PGDip, MSc
Understand and conduct research and produce a high-quality Project which includes the abilities to: select, define and focus on an issue at an appropriate level; develop and apply relevant and robust methodologies; analyse the issue; develop recommendations and logical conclusions; be aware of the limitations of the research work. KCPT MSc
Deploy a range of broadly applicable skills to meet the needs of current and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of activity, to include: analysis and synthesis, oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organization and planning, problem solving, independent and group work, and research. KCPT PGCert, 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 the final project.
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)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

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

FEBRUARY START

First semester
(semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study this compulsory module:

MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

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

MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
MANM013 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
MANM137 - DERIVATIVES SECURITIES
MANM525 - FINANCIAL MODELLING
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY


Summer period you will study three compulsory module (15 credits aside from MANM376 which is 30 credits):

MANM376 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE PROJECT
MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE
MANM541 - APPLIED CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE


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

MANM009 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
MANM524 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS


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



SEPTEMBER START


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

MANM009 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
MANM524 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
MANM198 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING
MANM280 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS


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

MANM200 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

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

MANM202 - INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
MANM013 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE
MANM279 - RISK MANAGEMENT
MANM137 - DERIVATIVES SECURITIES
MANM525 - FINANCIAL MODELLING
POLM019 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Summer period you will study three compulsory module (15 credits each aside from MANM376 which is 30 credits):

MANM376 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE PROJECT
MANM378 - ETHICS IN FINANCE
MANM541 - APPLIED CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE


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

Global and Cultural Capabilities: The key modules of the program strive to be taught in such a way as to present problems in relation to the global context and international perspectives. Students typically come from a wide variety of nationalities and backgrounds. Students are encouraged to engage and learn from different, international perspectives by interacting with others to broaden their own perspectives and interpretations. Short international study exchanges with relevant partner Schools overseas can be offered to interested and selected groups of students, if and when available.

Digital Capabilities: Throughout the program, students learn to use a virtual learning environment (SurreyLearn). They discover digital and online data resources to assist with learning and undertaking research projects. Students are provided the opportunity to become familiar with the possibilities of digital environments and programming languages such as Excel, Mathematica, Stata or Python. Students are encouraged to use modern media such as Teams or Zoom for communication and teamwork.

Employability: The program is designed to provide a variety of assignments and authentic assessments that mimic working life in the banking and financial industry in an international context. Develops and improves students' interpersonal and professional skills. Students are also encouraged to consider additional professional qualifications for which their modules provide adequate preparation, such as the CFA.

Sustainability: To promote the wellbeing of present and future generations, students will focus on the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to understand how to manage the current financial needs, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own financial needs. The Program will empower students, as future leaders in international financial management, by guiding them towards sustainable investments, socially ethical financial solutions, as well as environmentally friendly green derivatives securities.

Resourcefulness & Resilience (R&R): Within the entirety of the student experience and to prepare graduates for the future work realities, the Programme embeds academic opportunities and challenges to develop the attributes of independence, agility, reflectiveness, self-awareness, proactivity and self-regulation. Scaffolded learning environment offers the right options and levels for learning, support, stretching and assessment for students of all levels. Opportunities for small-group, short international study exchanges, build international networks and promote future partnerships in the areas of international financial management.

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.