Newcastle University Business School

International Financial Analysis

International Financial Analysis MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Our International Financial Analysis MSc develops an in-depth understanding of financial reporting and management in the context of the international financial environment.

The global economic crisis, high-profile banking failures and increased regulatory supervision have highlighted the importance of sound financial management and robust reporting. This course has been developed specifically to meet this need.

It provides you with quantitative and qualitative skills of analysis. You will also understand how accounting and finance expertise may be successfully combined to assess corporate performance and valuation.

The course is aimed at management, business or economics graduates, who would like to gain a more specialist knowledge of issues related to financial analysis. It is also suitable for non-business graduates with good numeracy levels who wish to develop financial skills and understanding.

The course also covers many relevant topics for those intending to study for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

What you'll learn

You will analyse individual companies from an external perspective with substantial emphasis placed on:

  • corporate strategy
  • accounting
  • valuation

You will undertake practical studies of real world data via DataStream and other industry sources, in order to develop skills in the manipulation of financial and statistical software.

Your dissertation consolidates this learning, as it takes the form of an analyst's report on a major corporation. You will prepare a report on a company of your choice, analysing financial and accounting data, strategy and corporate governance. You will conclude with a valuation of the company itself.

Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to show practical skills and the ability to:

  • deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically 
  • use this analysis to make sound judgements around investment management
  • analyse quantitative data used for operational decision making
  • critically engage with contemporary debates on financial theory
  • apply, with originality and creativity, the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the course to complex issues within the finance sector.

Course accreditation

This course is accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)   and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the course provides you with seven exemptions from the following professional examination papers:

Read about our ACCA and AIA exemptions on the Newcastle University Business School site.

Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

  • a high quality teaching environment
  • innovative programming
  • active engagement with industry

Career focus

Graduates from the course have undertaken various roles including:

  • Financial Trader
  • Auditor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Finance Officer
  • Equity Analyst

Delivery

This course is modular, comprising 180 credits. 

Practitioner and research led teaching

Profiles of academic staff teaching on this course:

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

MSc

UK

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

EU

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

International

Full time: £19,200

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. You also need to have a good basic level of numeracy equivalent to UK GCSE or above.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Application fee

There is a non-refundable application fee of £50. You need to pay this before we can process your application.

To pay your application fee and make an application please visit our WebStore.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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