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.
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
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.
The scheme has been designed to meet the aims of the online MSc in a flexible manner and can be tailored to the individual preferences of each student. The MSc requires you to complete four courses plus a final dissertation. The programme consists of the following modules:
This is the first module of the programme which gives an orientation to the course and the online learning style. It does not carry credits and students are encouraged to go through the material in this module at their own pace and get accustomed to the online medium.
120 credits, four taught modules
- Accounting and Finance
- International Financial Management
- Risk, Regulation and Compliance
- Marketing and Services Management
Mandatory one-week residency held in Salford, United Kingdom, or Zürich, Switzerland.
60 credits, Individual 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.
There are no average courses within our MSc programme. We are bound to provide an exceptional learning experience, and there is no better way to achieve this aim than with outstanding courses. They have been carefully crafted by experienced professors and are all meant to make you a more successful and efficient manager.
There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead you are given real-life case studies and essays, which allow you to think critically about your company and your own career. All this might seem too glossy but there is one catch: we do not accept average candidates. Only individuals as outstanding as our values can find their way toward admission at the Robert Kennedy College.
A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction you should be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.
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.
Minimum 12 months, maximum 3 years.
Mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency.
The number of places per term is strictly limited to 90.
Four terms per year (winter, spring, summer and autumn).
13,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). You might be eligible for a bursary of 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs) reducing your tuition fees to 11,500 CHF (Swiss Francs). This includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University of Salford matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free instalments over 12 months, however, the programme is not eligible for UK Postgraduate Loans for Master’s Study. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final innovation project.
Residency costs, such as airfare and accommodation, plus a 2,000 CHF (Swiss Francs) tuition fee for the residency, and some of the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees.
Accreditation and 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.