100% Online MSc International Corporate Finance
At a glance
Duration: Minimum 12 months, maximum 3 years.
Delivery Method: 100% online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration.
This course gives you the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the practical applications of modern finance theories in the financial world.
You will learn from specialist staff with expertise in accounting, finance, economics and management. On completion of your course you will be able to apply your skills in areas including valuation, investment and financial decision-making, risk management and derivatives, financial instruments and markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring in developed and emerging markets.
You will also be able to make key financial and strategic decisions in the daily operations of any organisation. These qualities are highly prized by international corporations.
3 good reasons to study International Corporate Finance:
- Develop your knowledge and skills to manage complex financial situations at a global level
- Equip yourself for a career in the rapidly expanding international corporate finance industry
- Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals
University of Salford
This programme is offered in exclusive partnership with the University of Salford.
The University of Salford received a Royal Charter in 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen.
The University is fully recognised by the British Government and duly listed on the United Kingdom’s Department for Education list of recognised UK awarding institutions. You can verify their official University status directly at the UK Government Website.
After successfully completing your studies online at Robert Kennedy College you will receive an Internationally recognised British degree from the University of Salford.
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
- International Finance and Corporate Financial Strategy
- Equity Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis
- Risk, Portfolio and Investment Analysis
- Corporate and Quantitative Finance
Research Methods Live Class
- One week intensive live lectures online to prepare for your final dissertation.
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.
12,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). This fee includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free instalments, however, the programme is not eligible for the UK Government student finance.
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.
INDUCTION Not-for-credit module
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.
CORPORATE AND QUANTITATIVE FINANCE
In this module, you will critically assess modern corporate governance in light of the recent financial crisis and review the ethical issues in running modern firms. You will also critically assess modern capital structure theory, the risks and opportunities involved in mergers and acquisitions and the limitations and applications of statistical methods in finance.
EQUITY VALUATION AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
This module involves the evaluation of the theoretical basis of modern equity valuation and the concepts behind financial reporting. You will examine the impact of market and accounting based factors on the performance of firm equity value and devise strategies to minimise the risks associated with equity valuation.
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND CORPORATE FINANCIAL STRATEGY
You will examine the impact of factors such as exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates on the performance of firms to assess their significance in decision making in an international context. You will explore the most important issues in corporate finance and critically evaluate principles and practices guiding financial management of multinational enterprise.
RISK, PORTFOLIO AND INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
Risk Portfolio and Investment Analysis aims to help you understand and apply the general principles behind modern risk management approaches. In this module, you will devise strategies to use modern portfolio management approaches and critically evaluate the limitations of modern statistical techniques in making financial decisions.