This degree is ideal for those interested in a future career in banking, personal finance and corporate finance or as an accountant, offering an excellent foundation for your career or for further study. As well as gaining a formal qualification, you will build a skills portfolio that you can show to future employers.

We are focused on the student learning experience and want to ensure that our graduates are career ready, with the knowledge, skills and attributes that employers demand. You can study the programme online or on campus. Our teaching staff have extensive practical experience, and students are taught in small group sizes that encourage a good learning relationship with lecturers.


Who is this course for?

This degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in banking, personal finance, corporate finance or as an accountant.

How will you learn?
On campus study

The programme is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus, and learning takes places both in and outside the classroom environment. Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing and feedback. There will be 5 contact hours per week, split into two 2 hour workshops and a 1 hour lecture.

Examination and assessment - On campus students will be assessed in a number of ways throughout the duration of the programme. Assessment methods include assignments, presentations and examinations.

Study materials and online support - Students will receive their core textbooks free of charge. All De Broc programmes are supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite. Elite will be your first point of call for academic information. In addition, you will gain access to our online library facilities, and learning resources from the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business-focused materials that represent up to date market trends, sector-based articles and analysis reports.

Online study

As an online student, you’ll get access to programme content and learning activities at any time and from any location. In addition, you’ll receive support, guidance, and careers advice throughout the course:

  • Professionally produced HD video lectures 24/7
  • Online forums where you can discuss new concepts with your tutors and fellow students
  • Student support services from De Broc School of Business and our online learning provider, InterActive
Study Options
On campus study

Learning inside the classroom and beyond, the MSc in Corporate Financial Management has a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after your graduation. Traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. You will benefit from access to case studies, online testing, video content, and more. You will also receive all core textbooks free of charge and will be supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

Online study

As an online student, you’ll benefit from access to programme content and learning activities at any time and from any location, allowing you to make your own schedule and fit your studies around your life.

Course structure

Online students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study four modules, each worth 30 credits, and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

There are 2 core modules – corporate finance and corporate reporting. Students will then pick from one of 2 streams. Stream 1 modules are risk management and banking regulation and mergers and acquisitions. Stream 2 is business performance management and corporate social responsibility.

The course will cover the following core modules:

  • Corporate Finance (30 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/ Project (60 credits)

Elective Stream 1

  • Risk Management and Banking Regulation (30 credits)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (30 credits)

Elective Stream 2

  • Business Performance Management (30 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30 credits)
Module content
Corporate Finance

This module will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to understand the importance of investment and finance decisions. You will gain an essential understanding of corporate finance structure, including knowledge of instruments used by companies to raise finances and manage financial risk. A distinctive feature of this module is its focus on advanced financial management, building on current research, industry developments and input from practitioners in the fields of corporate finance.

Corporate Reporting

This module will teach you how to interpret financial reporting standards and statements so that you can effectively contribute to business performance and investment strategies. You will focus on the preparation and understanding of financial statements, as well as the global environment in which financial standards are designed, agreed upon and applied. You will learn how to carry out research in financial standards beyond the mechanics of preparing the financial statement reports.

Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

This module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically evaluate a business issue of your choice from a specialist perspective. You will learn how to utilise the necessary tools for research related activities in a professional environment, and gain the ability to investigate a complex business issue.

Risk Management and Banking Regulation (Stream 1)

You will gain an understanding of the impact of risk on organisations and how to effectively mitigate their negative effects. In addition, this module will equip you with the critical skills needed to understand the main types of risk that financial institutions face, alongside how to manage those risks. You will learn how to critically analyse and challenge Basel III.

Mergers and Acquisitions (Stream 1)

This module will give you a comprehensive understanding of merger and acquisition strategies. You will learn how to make decisions to increase the value of an organisation and to effectively input information into valuation models. You will also consider the factors associated with private equity investments and how they achieve their goals through mergers and acquisitions.

Business Performance Management (Stream 2)

This module will enable you to integrate your understanding of performance management and control with the strategy of an organisation. In addition you will develop the skills to critically analyse principles and trends in performance measurement, applying them to current global issues.

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (Stream 2)

You will gain the ability to integrate the challenges of corporate governance with social responsibility. You will also develop a critical understanding of the ethical challenges faced by organisations and their employees. You will develop the skills to apply the principles of corporate governance and social responsibility to the development of competitive advantage, as well as managing the ethical issues that may arise in the global workplace.

Career progression

With this degree, students may consider entering careers such as management consultancy, accountancy, business analysis, or operations management.

Further education options include:

  • PhD
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) postgraduate qualifications
Entry requirements
  • 2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualifications.
  • International entry requirements - an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • Non-standard entry
Fees and funding

On Campus (September 2017, January 2018):

UK/EU: £7,160

International: £12,300

Online (September 2017, January 2018)

Programme fees are £7,160 with a 10 step instalment plan available.

A deposit of £250 deposit is required to start.

Online (May 2017)

Programme fees are at £6,950 with a 10 step instalment plan available.

A deposit of £250 deposit is required to start.

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