What is an MSc in Finance?

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As part of our brand new quarterly theme of Financial Markets and Risk we’re looking at current financial trends, hearing from accounting academics and giving insights into banking.

If you’re considering doing a business master’s degree, but haven’t yet decided on your path, read our easy-to-digest guide on what a Kent Business School MSc Finance degree could do for you.

What is a Masters Degree?

Masters degree is a postgraduate degree which can be awarded following a taught course or on a research basis. Taught courses follow a similar structure to undergraduate degrees, usually over one year of full-time study or two years part-time. The taught programmes offered at Kent Business School involve seminars, lectures, coursework, exams and a dissertation or research project.

Why should you do a Masters Degree?

A professional postgraduate qualification is essential for some careers. If you choose postgraduate study you will need to enjoy and be interested in the subject to keep yourself motivated.

Who can do postgraduate study?

You don’t have to have a first to go into postgraduate study (although it will help, especially in getting funding). A good 2.1 is usually expected. However, people with lower grades, including 2.2s, are also accepted onto postgraduate courses, especially if you have obtained better results in modules relevant to the postgraduate course than in your degree overall. For more information you can find entry requirements for specific courses on the online prospectus.

What funding is available to me?

Kent Business School offer many funding opportunities to it’s postgraduate students including scholarships, bursaries and discounts. If your online application is received by the admissions team by the 31 March and your deposit paid by 30 April, you may qualify for an early bird discount, which means you receive a 10% discount off your tuition fees – terms and conditions apply. Find out more about Kent Business School Taught Master’s Scholarships, Bursaries and Discounts.

How can I apply?

All Kent Business School postgraduate programmes are available to view and apply for on the Kent Business School Website.

Kent Business School Finance Masters Degrees

As part of our brand new quarterly theme of Financial Markets and Risk we’re showcasing some of the Finance Masters courses available at Kent Business School:

MSc Finance

The MSc Finance programme focuses on principles and practices and develops skills needed by future business and financial professionals. On this programme you will develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and organisations. This programme also prepares you for research or further study in this field.

MSc Finance and Management

The MSc in Finance and Management integrates academic rigour with practical application. Industry practitioners contribute significantly to the development, delivery and curriculum. The programme is aimed at students pursuing a career in business, banking, financial institutions, regulatory bodies or government institutions. In particular, it provides an understanding of international finance within a management context, in theory and in practice.

MSc Finance Investment and Risk

The global financial sector offers numerous career opportunities for high-calibre students with good numerical skills and a thorough grasp of the principles and application of finance. In addition, the recent developments in the financial sector have highlighted the importance of understanding and managing financial risk for those aiming for a career in the sector. The MSc in Finance, Investment and Risk opens up your career opportunities in investment banks, financial and management consultancies, auditing firms, risk management departments of financial institutions and government departments.

MSc International Accounting and Finance

The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is specially designed to develop your international accounting knowledge and skills to a high professional standard.This programme equips you with the professional and research skills to pursue careers in a wide range of institutional settings such as academia, auditing, banking, financial institutions, management consultancy and organisational management.

MSc International Banking and Finance

The MSc in International Banking and Finance programme enables you to gain employability skills that are necessary for working in top tier global financial institutions, international organisations, central banks, financial regulatory agencies and in similar highly specialised institutions. This programme provides a solid background in the principles and practices of financial institutions, markets and systems. You develop your knowledge, understanding and insight into how financial institutions and markets function in the economy and global financial system.

MSc International Business and Economic Development

International Business and Economic development is a multidisciplinary MSc programme, that brings together the areas of international business and economic development. Taught jointly, by the School of Economics and Kent Business School, the programme benefits from the expertise and strong research in both schools.

These are just a few of the postgraduate degrees taught at Kent Business School. We hope this has introduced you to the concept of  Masters degree and what studying on a Masters course entails. Discover more about Kent Business School Masters programmes.

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