MSc in Financial Management

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Manage risk like a professional! Raise your knowledge in finance and develop your critical thinking skills to be able to create tailor-made business strategies.

Programme Content

MSc in Financial Management (ranked no. 14. in Eastern Europe!*) is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as corporate finance, security analysis, portfolio management, treasury management, the functioning of financial institutions and markets, and financial decision-making in the public or not-for-profit sectors. For those already working in finance, the programme will enhance their effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field, encouraging them to question traditional techniques and take an analytical approach to problem-solving.

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Duration of programme12 months
Starting dateSeptember
Tuition fee per programme in Budapest€ 8,700
Tuition fee per programme in Vienna€ 11,800
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens€ 900
Degree awarded byThe University of Buckingham
CampusVienna and Budapest
Admission criteriaRelevant bachelor degree
Language of tuitionEnglish

Key areas of studies:

Accounting for decision making, financial reports and statements, financial decision-making, advanced financial management, global financial markets, venture capital, risk management, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.

Part

Module

1

Principles and Practices of Finance

1

Accounting for Decision-making

2

Financial Reports and Statements

2

Financial Decision-making

1 - 2

Academic Skills

3

Advanced Financial Management

3

Global Financial Markets

3

Financial Management Elective*

3

Research Methods for Social Sciences

4

Business Strategy

4

Cross-cultural Management Skills

 

Dissertation

*Financial Management Electives
Venture Capital
Risk Management

Knowledge & Understanding

Students upon graduation should be equipped with

  • interdisciplinary appreciation of economic and financial principles, and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • the ability to analyse and evaluate contemporary issues related to the structure of the dynamic global financial markets and financial management (including valuation methods for making financial decisions and managing risk);
  • a critical awareness of the practical implications of financial theories regarding the external and internal operations of multinationals;
  • appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms.

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • apply financial concepts and frameworks to solve complex problems and make decisions;
  • master the essence of the operation of global financial markets, and the meaning of investment, risk and asset classes;
  • work effectively alone or in teams in a multicultural environment;
  • link the effects and understand the implications of the external factors (including economic, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological environment) to strategy, management, and behaviour of business organizations;
  • apply systematic analysis to strategic questions faced by businesses.

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Career Opportunities

This programme integrates theory with practice to produce graduates who have broad knowledge of finance and can apply it in real-life situations. In addition, the course may lead to job opportunities as line manager at finance units within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Recent graduates are employed as line managers by the biggest firms of the financial sector such as Morgan-Stanley, Axa Group, BNP Paribas or Deutsche Bank.

*Eduniversal Master Ranking

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