International Corporate Finance
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics
Start Dates(s): September; January; March; June; November; July
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time, one year part-time)
UK - £8,500
International - £13,500
- Develop your knowledge and skills to manage complex financial situations at a global level
- Excellent career potential and the opportunity to take a Business Innovation Project, enhancing your practical skills and experience
- Choose to take a one to three-month Assessed Internship with an employer, supported by Salford Business School
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course gives you the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the practical applications of modern finance theories in the financial world.
You will learn from specialist staff with expertise in accounting, finance, economics and management. On completion of your course you will be able to apply your skills in areas including valuation, investment and financial decision-making, risk management and derivatives, financial instruments and markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring in developed and emerging markets.
You will also be able to make key financial and strategic decisions in the daily operations of any organisation. These qualities are highly prized by international corporations.
The course also offers a distance learning option through our official partner Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland.
The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
This course has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the practical applications of modern finance theories in the financial world. Specifically the course will:
- Provide a sophisticated curriculum with a comprehensive treatment of corporate financial strategies and policies.
- Equip students with a wide range of corporate finance tools that you can apply to a variety of practical situations, and which will enable them to contribute to the needs of the fast-paced, highly competitive corporate sector and finance industries in the global market.
- Develop students’ ability to work on their own and with others in effectively and creatively applying knowledge of theory and practice analysis, planning and management of corporate financial strategies and policies.
- Develop students’ financial expertise to the highest level and an effective capability of applying advanced finance theories and techniques to a wide range of corporate financial decision-making.
- Produce graduates who will be able to place themselves favourably in either a managerial or consulting role as CFOs, credit and financial analyst, consultants, brokers, portfolio managers and agents in various corporate sectors and financial institutions.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
- Develop knowledge and critical understanding of essential components of Islamic finance theory and associated current research, and develop the capability of applying both general and Islamic financial concepts and principles to the analysis of corporate circumstances;
- Develop the capability of critical evaluation of the impact of market behaviour on bank performance and organisational behaviour with reference to Islamic bank products and services.
- Synthesise and critically evaluate recent and current literature on a wide range of MSc Investment and Finance theories and issues in order to develop and apply conceptual frameworks.
- Develop and apply a strategy for the collection, analysis, critical evaluation and interpretation of data.
- Work with others in making effective strategic and operational decisions related to the management of an enterprise in a globally competitive, diverse and dynamic environment.
Business Innovation Project (BIP)
Flexible final study options
Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of postgraduate taught programmes in the UK.
For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:
- Dissertation – traditional 3 month research pathway.
- Live Project – 3 month group project activity researching a commercial project.
- Internship – 3 month opportunity to develop your skills working in partnership with an organisation.
- Placement – 6 month paid work experience implementing a commercial project.
The dissertation can be undertaken within a company, a sponsoring organisation, or investigate an area which is of interest to you. Study is undertaken in the UK, or sometimes overseas – some international students may possibly return to their country to work on an industrial research project.
- 3 month research project culminating in a 12-15,000 word dissertation
- Topics can be undertaken in a number of areas:
- personal interest in a topic area which supports your career aspirations.
- an academic’s research area which explores challenging developments in the supervisor’s area of expertise.
- in partnership with a company or sponsoring company.
- an entrepreneurial opportunity, particularly suitable if you wish to research your own business opportunity.
- 3 month commercial research project.
- Group presentation and executive report, coupled with an individual 8-10,000 word report.
- 1 to 3 month commercial project, undertaken full or part-time with the host company.
- Internships are often voluntary positions providing interesting project experience, some positions are paid – potentially up to 86 UNITE Projects are available in 2013-14.
- 30-40 minute commercial presentation and 10,000 word professional dissertation.
- 4 to 6 month work based project undertaken at the organisations premises.
- Assessment consist portfolio of work, visitor assessment, presentation and interim report, culminating in a work related dissertation of 10,000 words.
- Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
- Students can undertake placements with their sponsor or employing organisation.
- For international students placements are 6 months maximum due to visa restrictions.
- For home/EU students, placements can possibly be extended to 12 months.
- The salary range for placements range from £14,320 to £25,000 pro rata – the average is £19,555 pro rata.
If you are on the part-time course, you will be able to register for individual modules as part of CPD. The following example shows how the course could be taken on a part-time basis over two years:
Year 1 - Semester 1Accounting and Finance
Risk, Regulation and Compliance
Semester 3International Financial Management
Year 2 – Semester 1Corporate Financial Strategies
Semesters 2 and 3
Business Innovation Project