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Business Finance

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
Full-time
€12,727.30/year
1503 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

The Brunel Business Finance MSc aims to give graduates a comprehensive knowledge of the theories and practices of business financial operations within the context of modern financial markets.

You’ll study the design and processes of corporate financial systems, analyse financial and investment decision-making, and examine how firms interact with financial markets and institutions.

You’ll learn about valuation, optimal capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation as well as the econometric and mathematical techniques necessary to undertake empirical investigations and data modelling.

Crucially, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills and ability to critically evaluate and deliver midterm and long-term strategic solutions.

Throughout the course you’ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Fitch, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from Greek State Technical Insitute TEI (Ptychio)
6.5
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
C
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
TOEFL (internet based)
92
or
IELTS
6.5
or
PTE
59
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
59
or
TOEFL (paper based)
570
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Interview
Detailed Transcript
Student Visa
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Notes:

Information about requirements:

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Business, Economics, Finance, Banking or Investment areas.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Applicants with ACA and ACCA qualifications will be considered.

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • BrunELT (Brunel English Language Test): 65% (min 60% in all areas)
  • Trinity ISE
  • LanguageCert
  • City & Guilds ESOL, IESOL adn SESOL (no expiry)
  • European Baccalaureate Year 7 (Except English Language 4)
  • Duolingo

Course Content

Work for your business finance postgraduate degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.

Full-time students should complete four modules per term, excluding the dissertation.

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Teaching and Learning

Our staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. This means that your education will be innovative, inspiring and cover the most up-to-date industry knowledge.

Your course will consist of lectures, seminars, directed independent study, workshops and oral presentations.

Dissertation research will give you the opportunity to integrate your knowledge of important themes, frameworks and research findings in business finance obtained via lectures, seminars, and workshops.

You’ll also have access to industry-standard data and software programmes used in research methods.

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Curriculum

Business Finance Workshop

This module will allow students to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the operation of financial markets and the theory underpinning corporate finance policy, and to know how theory and applications are linked in practice and be able to relate this to the techniques used to model financial decisions and markets.

Foundations of Finance

On completion of this module, students will have an understanding of various financial instruments, markets and concepts which are necessary when conducting the corporate investment decision.

Business Finance

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the financing decisions and policy of modern corporations.

Quantitative Methods for Business Finance

This module provides an introduction to statistical techniques needed in the study of business and finance. The materials and explanations that will be presented will be are suitable for an introductory course on quantitative methods or statistics. The module assumes no previous knowledge of econometrics and is designed to give a thorough understanding of core econometrics.

Business Economics

This module aims to develop sound knowledge of the theory of business economics and its applications, and to provide an overview of the relationship between government and business and the macroeconomic environment of business.

Company Valuation

This module aims to discuss the fundamental approach of company valuation, to apply the fundamental analysis to different contexts such as security valuation and credit risk, and to examine the limitations of corporate financial statements in the context of company valuation.

Dissertation

The objective of the dissertation is to bring to bear the techniques and perspectives covered in the taught part of the course upon a specific issue of interest. The dissertation should provide an independent and critical appraisal of an issue, normally (although not always) involving an empirical analysis of the topic being investigated.

Careers

With the knowledge and expertise you'll gain on the course, you'll be well equipped to progress into academic careers and many of our graduates now hold teaching positions in institutions like the Australian Business School, EDHEC Business School in Nice, Glasgow University and Oslo Business School.

Others have used the skills and experiences gained to pursue a career within financial institutions and now hold senior positions in prestigious organisations like Standard Life in the UK, Bank of Cyprus, HBSC Istanbul and TD Bank Financial Group in Canada.

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