The programme meets the needs of graduates who wish to enter a career in corporate finance but may not have the relevant academic background or work experience. It will provide you with a holistic understanding of finance and business strategy in a global context and you will focus on a critical understanding of financial management, investment and capital markets in theory and practice.
The Roehampton MSc Global Financial Management has been designed with input from a panel of business advisors and successful business leaders to address the demand for financial strategists in global corporations and organisations. You will be equipped with a global perspective and learn the financial skills needed to make an impact in international organisations. You will, for instance, look at ways to fund investments, free up capital whilst reducing costs and optimize financial performance.
The programme aims to prepare you to effectively address contemporary challenges of finance and apply latest management practices in dynamic and volatile global markets. In addition to the academic programme of study, you will have the opportunity to join our Global Leadership Programme.
The Roehampton MSc Global Financial Management offers a demanding and stimulating programme of study, informed by the internationally recognised research of our academic faculty, with an emphasis placed on providing you with the financial management and evaluation capabilities that are required by global corporations, policy making bodies and international SMEs. Academics and practitioners that are leading experts in strategic aspects of finance deliver the programme.
The programme is characterised by quality teaching that is research informed, with a focus on real life case study discussion and the application of theoretical frameworks to finance in large and small companies. You will develop a critical understanding of financial management, explore the strategic context within which global firms operate and investigate contemporary aspects of investment and international capital. You will also be introduced to major business functions including global strategy and cross-cultural dimensions of marketing, leadership and organisational change.
You will be encouraged to engage in personal professional development through active participation in the Global Leadership Programme, aimed at equipping you with the skills that are critical to succeed in today’s fast-pace business world.
The MSc Global Financial Management characterised by:
- A carefully designed and calibrated set of modules across management and finance, providing you with a global financial outlook and analytical skills.
- The opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real financial management decisions.
- In-depth and holistic inquiry of finance through corporate strategist and finance specialist lenses.
- Learning and teaching focused on your career-readiness and addressing contemporary challenges in global financial markets.
- A blended approach to teaching and learning that is technology enabled through the use of Moodle.
This programme is dual accredited to a CMI qualification. Upon successful completion of the programme, Roehampton on-campus students, will be eligible for a CMI L7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to passing the required mapped CMI modules and CMI moderation.
The Placement module is taken by students in year two, once they have completed all other modules.
This placement module recognises the importance of professional experience for pursuing bespoke careers, and so provides the MSc students with the opportunity to apply learned concepts and toolkits into practice of their fields of specialism. You will learn on-the-job, highlight improvements in an organisation’s practices and make a contribution to chosen business projects.
The placement can either be full-time or part-time to a minimum of 3 working days (21-24 hours).
The placement will ideally be tailored to your interests and aspirations but ultimately meets the needs of employers. Whereas the roles offered may vary, the emphasis should be on securing a placement within promising growth areas of your discipline and, on both applying and developing existing knowledge and skills in the work place as well as gaining new knowledge and skills.
Placement Preparation Workshops will introduce you to the soft skills, the pitch and research skills needed to recruit and systematically prepare for a bespoke placement in a leading business organisation.