University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Business and Finance (Taught)

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Course summary

The industry-focused Business and Finance MSc is ideal for graduates with a financial background. Study at the internationally-renowned Warwick Business School and develop your management and advanced financial skills. Course overview Our MSc has been designed as an industry-focused postgraduate course for graduates with a strong quants and/ or finance background in their undergraduate degree. The course will help you to develop both management skills and advanced financial skills, leading to financial management roles for organisations outside of the finance industry. There is a choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route. If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to business and finance, the dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with one additional elective module and our applied Business in Practice module.

Course details

Modules

Core modules

  • Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Analysis of Economic Behaviour
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Strategy Analysis and Practice
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation or Business in Practice
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Ethical Leadership
  • International Business
  • Derivatives and Corporate Risk Management
  • Leading for Innovation
Read the module descriptions for this course on the Warwick Business School website.

Assessment method

Assessment is a mix of exams, project and group work, and tests. Your 6,000 word dissertation or Business in Practice module brings all your learning together. To complete your degree, you will have the option to choose between the Dissertation or Business in Practice route: Dissertation route If you would prefer to take a more traditional postgraduate route and wish to specialise in a Finance related research topic for your future career (either in industry or for further academic study), the 6,000 word dissertation will enable you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout and will usually submit your dissertation in early September. In total you will study eight compulsory modules and one optional module, and complete a dissertation and a Research Methodology module. Business in Practice route If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with two additional optional modules and our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus and Corporate Relations team. In total, you will study eight compulsory modules, two optional modules and also complete the compulsory Business in Practice capstone module.


Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** First Class Honours degree or a high 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent), which will have included some study of Finance. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. We accept a range of language tests. Please refer to our website for more details. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Warwick website for the tuition fees for postgraduate courses: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/fees

Sponsorship information

We have over £2million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Masters courses. We consider all eligible applicants while funds are available so do apply for the course as early as possible if you'd like to be considered.

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