University of St Andrews

Finance and Management MSc

University of St Andrews
In St Andrews

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Typology Master
Location St andrews (Scotland)
Duration 1 Year
  • Master
  • St andrews (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year

The Masters in Finance and Management (MSc) helps students develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of the financial context of managing business organisations and equips them to take an effective role within those organisations.

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St Andrews (Fife)
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University Of St Andrews, KY16 9AJ


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· What are the objectives of this course?

The course provides a strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance within organisations. Finance and Management students will explore the complexities of international corporations, financial markets and investment management.

· Who is it intended for?

Alumni from the Finance and Marketing programme and more generally from other Masters programmes in the School of Management have secured employment in the fields of general management, marketing and brand management, accountancy, investment analysis, fund administration and other aspects of the financial services industry. Graduates from the Masters in Finance and Management have taken up roles in a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sector including: Bain and Company Barclay's Capital IBM HSBC Nomura Bank Blackrock Global Investment Management Procter and Gamble Credit Suisse Group.

· Requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in business, marketing or a related subject from the UK or the equivalent international qualification. The University also considers applicants who have majored in another subject but have a business or marketing minor. Applicants with business experience are welcome, and we will take work experience into account in the evaluation of applications.

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What you'll learn on the course

Financial Management
Financial Training
Marketing Communications
Business planning
Creativity and innovation
Financial Systems

Course programme


Typically, each module consists of three to five contact hours per week including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is either entirely by coursework or through a combination of coursework (50%) and a two-hour end-of-semester examination (50%).


  • Advanced Corporate Finance: focuses on empirical and theoretical issues that arise in modern corporate finance.
  • Applied Financial Econometrics: provides students with an understanding of issues involved in the design of research projects within a finance and management discipline.
  • Corporate Financial Management: provides an introduction to modern theories of financial management and shows how to apply the theory to realistic financial decision problems.
  • Investments and Portfolio Management: provides comprehensive instruction on topics in investment finance, combining investment markets instruction with portfolio management.

Student choose two optional modules, taking one in each semester.

  • Alternative Investments
  • Creative Marketing Communications
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • Entrepreneurship Creativity and Innovation
  • Ethics, Organisations and Management
  • Financial Systems
  • International Financial Management
  • International Marketing
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Managerial Decision-making
  • Managing Natural Resources
  • Managing People in Global Markets
  • Marketing and Society
  • Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs): Critical Perspective
  • Risk Management
  • Scenario Thinking and Strategy

Students attend lectures throughout Semesters 1 and 2 to prepare them for conducting the research portion of the dissertation. The dissertation is normally on a specific area of Finance and Marketing, however at the School of Management, you will have the freedom to develop a topic of your own, which is of interest to you and will contribute towards career development or further study goals.

Students are assigned a supervisor based on a research proposal submitted in the second semester. They will then research and write a 15,000-word dissertation over the summer to be submitted on a date specified in August.

If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for their Masters degree (MSc), there are exit awards available that allow suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of a MSc.

Additional information

Overseas Fee : £21,990

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