Worldwide growth in the financial services sector during the last two decades, coupled with the current global economic crisis have fuelled the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in this highly complex and changing sector. Our degree programmes have been designed within this contemporary agenda and build on the School’s strengths in finance, while being responsive to the emerging trends and issues faced by today’s industry practitioners.
Several of our career-focused taught programmes are recognised by some of the leading professional bodies, including the ACCA, AIA, CIMA and ICAEW. Our programmes have been designed primarily for graduates who want to enter the finance and accounting sectors.
You will be based in Newcastle University Business School, which offers excellent postgraduate facilities within a brand new, state-of-the-art building located in the city centre. Programmes such as the MSc in Finance and Financial Regulation and MSc in Finance and Law with Islamic Finance are taught jointly with colleagues from Newcastle Law School.
There are close links between our taught programmes and our research expertise and this ensures that your studies are informed by the very latest market intelligence. Our research strengths are focused in accounting, finance, regulation, and control, and we have three research groups that tackle these cross cutting themes.
The Quantitative Research in Economics and Finance group conducts research into finance and financial services (for example banking, insurance and markets) with an emphasis on risk management. The Accountability, Governance and Ethics group engages with industry practitioners in the private and public sectors on contemporary issues relating to the sector.
The Cultures, Accounting and Management History group brings together a broad spectrum of researchers, including visiting professors from the USA, Australia and the Netherlands.
Their areas of expertise are diverse and include: the impact of imperialism; global issues relating to slavery; the coal mining, shipbuilding and engineering industries; and feminist perspectives on accounting and archaeology. All of our research areas and groups offer research degree supervision.
We have an established reputation for excellent teaching and research. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, 80 per cent of our research was classed as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’, and 10 per cent was classed as ‘world leading’.