MSc in Corporate Finance with Corporate Governance

Corporate Finance with Corporate Governance (MSc)

Duration

18 months, 3 semesters

Qualification Awarded

MSc in Corporate Finance with Corporate Governance

Level of Qualification

Master of Science (MSc)

Language of Instruction

English

Mode of Study

Full-time or Part-time

Minimum ECTS Credits

90

Program’s purpose/objectives:

The MSc in Corporate Finance with Corporate Governance program is designed to help students recognize, understand, and attain those skills associated with success in the world of finance. Its focus is the financial decisions that must be made in every organization. The global financial crisis, corporate scandals and collapses and public concern over the apparent lack of effective boards have all contributed to an explosion of interest in good governance practices.

In addition, the program aims to develop a sound understanding of the processes and oversight that drive the highest standards of leadership, accountability, sustainability reporting and ethical behaviour in business.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Proficiency in the English Language
Applicants, whose first language is not English, and who do not have a recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification taught and examined in English, are required to provide evidence of their competence in written and spoken English, normally through IELTS (Bands 5.5 – 6) or an equivalent qualification. Students below this standard can be provided with individually designed English language courses on campus and must achieve the required scores prior to registration for the MSc program.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
• Appraise the core theories of finance and assess the empirical evidence on these;
• Critically discuss the financing arrangements and governance structures of business entities;
• Evaluate the factors influencing investment behavior;
• Demonstrate critical awareness of how financial markets operate in different settings;
• Debate the role of finance in society and the wider economy;
• Critically evaluate arguments and evidence related to the practice of treasury management;
• Provide the principles of finance and corporate governance;
• Acquire the knowledge and skills to promote corporate responsibility, fairness, transparency and accountability;
• Identify issues usually addressed by corporate governance structures;
• Identify and summarise recent scandals and abuses and the regulatory reaction and identify the other drivers of corporate governance, such as capital markets, shareholders and rating agencies.

While Corporate Governance will be of interest to students who are considering a career in ethical or compliance functions, the MSc program in Corporate Finance with Corporate Governance will provide a sound understanding of risk management and control.