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No matter of whether you've previously studied business or have a degree in a different subject, accelerate your progression towards a highly-successful career within the global markets with a Master's degree in International Finance and Management.

  • Delivered by the Department for Business, Law and Society.
  • Opportunity for you to undertake an industry placement.
  • Fantastic networking opportunities.

Why study International Finance and Management?

This postgraduate degree in International Finance and Management will support you in furthering your management career through its key focus on finance. The course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how organisations operate internationally from both a finance and management perspective.

The course is open to anyone who has completed their first degree, whether business-related or in another subject. If you haven't completed an undergraduate degree, you may still be accepted onto the course with appropriate work experience, provided you pass an interview.  

The information in this course is kept fully-up-to date to reflect the current business climate. Our experienced professional team of academics will guide you through business disciplines such as management, investment and finance in an international context.

You will also have the opportunity to work in an organisation if you choose to study the optional work placement module. This experience will improve knowledge of businesses in a 'real-world' setting, all whilst gaining professional practice.

Why St Mary's?

This course aims to develop your commercial knowledge by offering a broad coverage of essential business requirements within the finance sector. This will include areas such as management, accounting and business ethics.

On our International Finance and Management degree you will benefit from:

  • A dedicated team of research-active academics and visiting professors with an array of finance and management expertise 
  • An optional industry placement where you can demonstrate key management and finance skills to add to your professional experience 
  • Fantastic networking opportunities with our internationally diverse community of students and academics 
  • Smaller teaching groups compared to other universities 
  • An annual Careers Fair that provides you with the opportunity to meet representatives from a range of organisations within the sector

Entry requirements

2:2 Previous degree

You are expected to have at least a second class honours degree from a UK or overseas university (or equivalent). Mature professionals with managerial experience may also be considered for the course. 

Additional requirement information

It's not essential to have studied business or management as part of your undergraduate degree. Our students come from various academic disciplines to study the programme such as humanities, sciences, sports or technology related fields.  

If you have not studied business management or finance before, don't fear: you'll study a module on the 'Fundamental Principles of Business, Management and Finance' as part of the degree. 

If you are a mature student with relevant managerial experience, but without an undergraduate degree, you will still be considered for the programme. All applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Further information

For more information about entry requirements please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

Course content

You will learn about how business and finance is conducted in the international arena, providing you with a solid foundation in finance and management. You'll also learn how to effectively manage and motivate people from different cultures and understand how business is conducted across national boundaries.

The degree will help you to understand vital business necessities such as economics, finance, investment and accounting and acquire to the knowledge of how social-cultural factors affect businesses internationally.  

If your first degree is business-related you will complete five core modules and select three optional modules. If you have not completed an undergraduate degree in business or economics you will undertake six core modules (including Fundamental Principles of Business, Management and Finance) as well as two optional modules.


Modules

  • Fundamental Principles of Business, Management and Finance Core (For Non-Business Graduates)
  • International Finance and Accounting Core
  • Investment Markets and Investment Decision Making Core
  • Economics and International Finance Core
  • Applied Research Skills Core
  • Research/Consultancy Project Core
  • International Marketing Optional
  • Negotiation and Communications Skills in Business and Management Optional
  • Finance, Investment or Accountancy in Practice (Industry Experience) Optional
  • International Human Resource Management Optional
  • International Strategic Management Optional
  • Managing for Sustainability in a Globalised Environment Optional
  • Digital Business Optional

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Career opportunities

A Master's degree in International Management and Finance will provide you with a fantastic academic qualification to begin or progress your career in the industry.

You'll be able to demonstrate the positive contribution that your knowledge, understanding, passion and skills will bring to an international organisation.

You will also be given the opportunity to work in business setting as part of the work placement module, further adding to your professional experience. 

The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course. 

How the degree is taught

Teaching methods

You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.

The programme is taught through a combination of seminars, lectures and tutorials. The course mirrors a real-world business environment. Teamwork is a vital component of this, meaning you will be working closely with your classmates throughout the degree.

You will also conduct your own independent research and study whilst being supported by our experienced academic team. The team will provide you with excellent tools to help you during your studies, such as our extensive range of online resources and business databases.

Assessment methods

Each module will be assessed separately. Individual modules are made up of a number of credits that will contribute towards your Master’s degree.

Assessments will take form in a variety of ways in both individual and group work. This may include reports, essays, time-constrained coursework, oral presentations and consultancy projects.

Fees and funding

2020/21 fees

  • Home/EU: £8,660
  • International: £13,650

The UK Government has confirmed that EU applicants starting in 2020 remain eligible for 'home fee status' and can access financial support.

Part-time fees

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Funding

Government-funded loans of over £11,000 are available to many UK/EU postgraduate students.

For guidance about financing your studies, including information about the government-funded loans, please check out Fees & Funding section.

International Students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

Alumni discount

A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken For further information about additional costs please contact peter.hill@stmarys.ac.uk.

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