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Online MSc Financial Services Management

3 good reasons to study Financial Services Management at Salford:
  • A course that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in the rapidly expanding financial services industry
  • Excellent career potential and the opportunity to take a Business Innovation Project, enhancing your practical skills and experience
  • Choose to take a one to three-month Assessed Internship with an employer, supported by Salford Business School

Duration

MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years)

Course Details

This course offers you an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s most dynamic growth sectors, with relevance to areas including property, transport, shipping insurance, credit cards, wealth management and home and commercial mortgages.

The fast-paced subject of financial services management also offers significant opportunities in banking and finance as these arenas have recognised the need to re-think their strategies. The chance to develop long and profitable client and customer relationships is open to firms which are thinking and acting strategically, by embracing new approaches, working creatively and innovating to effectively manage costs and improve the understanding of individual customer’s needs.

Accounting and Finance
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of financial management within organisations including the interpretation of accounts, corporate governance, investment strategies and issues of risk and return.
International Financial Management
You will examine exchange, inflation, interest rates and other factors which impact on the performance of firms and assess the significance of decision-making in a global context. You will also evaluate the principles and practices that guide the financial management of multinational enterprise. This module also places an emphasis on the differences between multinational and domestic financial management.
Risk, Regulation and Compliance
You will learn how to employ critical thinking and review to domestic and international regulatory frameworks for financial and non-financial companies. You will also develop an understanding of the economics of regulation and the problems of compliance.
Marketing and Services Management
This module will strengthen your understanding of the role and processes of marketing in organisations, and places a particular emphasis on the service sector. You will learn about and develop skills applicable to managing quality and a wide-ranging analysis of the issues involved in managing strategic marketing and management functions in a service context.
Business Innovation Project
Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Delivery Method

Blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency will be held in Salford or Zürich, Switzerland.

Places

Strictly limited to 90 per term

Tuition Fees

10,000 CHF. This includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University of Salford matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free installments. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final innovation project.

The Residency costs, such as airfare and accomodation, plus a 2000 CHF tuition fee for the residency, and some of the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees.

Worldwide Recognition

All the University of Salford M.Sc. degrees programme offered online are Recognised Worldwide. The University of Salford received a Royal Charter in 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen. The University of Salford is fully recognised by the British Government.

Admission Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.

A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

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