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Liverpool John Moores University

Financial Management

The programme has been designed for graduates wishing to pursue a career in diverse financial or accounting sectors. The programme will develop your practical skills through current literature, case studies and worldwide events by applying financial and management knowledge to improve organisational effectiveness and efficiency. Furthermore, you will complete in-depth research in various industries, through completion of a range of assessments and a dissertation. This real-world focus will provide immediate value to your present or future employers. Your tutors will take a proactive role in continually reviewing the financial sector and the relevance of the programme on a regular basis. This constant process of review and revision adds value and currency to the modules tutors deliver through the academic research they produce. Tutors also work with a range of financial/accounting professional bodies to ensure that teaching reflects current practice within the industry. This approach means that you will gain in-depth knowledge and skills that will optimise your learning potential.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will normally be expected to hold a relevant degree from a recognised university or from an equivalent awarding institution at upper second class Honours level or above. International candidates would normally be expected to possess one of the above entry qualifications and be able to demonstrate a standard of English with an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

•Quantitive Methods for Finance

Equips you with the necessary foundations in mathematics and statistics to enable the successful study of subsequent modules. You will be provided with mathematical and statistical underpinning for the study of Financial Management, the use of Excel for mathematics of Financial Management and both SPSS and Excel for statistical analysis necessary for research and research analysis
•Strategic Management

Introduces you to the strategy process in a range of organisational contexts enabling you to acquire practical experience in dealing with strategic management issues
•Financial Markets and Institutions

Enables you to examine and understand why financial markets and institutions exist, and what services those institutions and markets offer. Through the critical analysis and evaluation of both institutions and markets you will be expected to provide suitable decisions and recommendations to limit failures within the industry
•Corporate Finance

Provides you with an in-depth analysis of corporate financing, liquidity management, owner return, control and risk management decisions within a real world context

•Globalisation of Finance

Provides you with an in-depth knowledge of the global financial system and the causes of global financial instability. The module will use the global political economy perspective as an appropriate framework for understanding the complexities of global finance
•Portfolio Management

Develops your understanding of the theory, practice and empirical research in portfolio management and asset allocation at an advanced level

You will undertake an independent financial management dissertation relevant to your field of practice or area of professional interest

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by a range of methods such as exams, essays and reports, case studies and presentations. You will receive regular feedback on your work. Some coursework may be done in groups to develop your team working skills. As a major component of the programme you will also submit a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 35 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 13,250 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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