MSc Financial Management

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Year of Entry 2024/25
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MSc

Financial Management

Learn to help organisations compete more successfully through better strategy and financial management, in the UK or internationally.

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,310 for the course
    International/EU: £17,205 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year / 15 Months

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024
    January 2025


Course summary

  • Study literature, worldwide events, case studies and financial accounts to learn how real organisations operate and the strategies they implement.
  • Focus on business awareness, proactive and logical thinking, research and critical analysis to help managers make sound strategic financial decisions.
  • Examine present-day national and global developments in business strategy, management, accounting and finance.

Designed for the personal and professional development of graduates who want to work in accounting, strategy, finance and management fields, this course has a real-world focus whilst developing your critical capacity. Your studies benefit from strong links to professional bodies such as the ACCA and CIMA.


Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 6% of business schools globally.

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How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Francis Awolowo talk about the MSc Financial Management course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You complete in-depth research into various industries when producing presentations, coursework, assessments and dissertations. This real-world focus provides immediate value to your present or potential employers. The team delivering the course has strong links with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • research
  • computer simulations
  • practical sessions
  • assignments
  • examinations
  • dissertation

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Course leaders and tutors

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Ifedapo Francis Awolowo
Senior Lecturer in Financial and Management Accounting/ ASPIRE Project Lead

Ifedapo Francis Awolowo

Applied learning

Live projects

In your first semester, the 'Understanding markets' module requires you to manage strategy development, marketing, finance and human resources as you compete against other teams in looking at all aspects of a virtual company in a virtual marketplace.


Future careers

Successfully completing this course equips you with financial management knowledge and skills sought by organisations worldwide. It prepares you for a career in

  • finance management
  • financial controlling
  • business strategies
  • financial analysis
  • strategic accountancy
  • consultancy strategy or financial journalism
  • research
  • education

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • virtual marketplace

Entry requirements

All students

You normally need one of the following in a relevant subject

• a good honours degree

• a recognised postgraduate qualification

• an equivalent recognised professional qualification

Relevant subjects include

  • accounting
  • banking
  • business management
  • business administration
  • economics
  • finance 
  • financial services 
  • global trade/business

If you don't have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English qualification.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Corporate Governance And Ethics
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation Or Applied Business Project
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Finance
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Financial Analysis
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Financial Derivatives And Risk Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Fund Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Mergers And Acquisitions
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Statistics And Data Modelling
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(60%) , Practical(40%)
Strategic Management Accounting For Performance Enhancement
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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