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MA Financial Management

Awarding body:  Liverpool John Moores University
Start dates:  February and September
Duration:  6 - 12 months
Location:  Manchester
Entry requirements:  Exam qualified in the ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA professional qualification with an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above.

Course overview

The fast-track Masters in Financial Management degree is designed to allow fully-qualified accountants (CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS, and ICAI) to achieve an additional post graduate qualification in six to 12 months.

This course allows students to combine their existing professional knowledge and experience with high level research skills to complete a piece of research relevant to the field of financial management.

Students will study in two distinct phases, a taught phase and a research phase. The taught phase provides students with key knowledge and skills that will underpin the success of their dissertation and is assessed in the form of a 5,000 word research proposal. The research phase allows students to select and formulate their own research project based on financial management. Students are assessed through a 20,000 word piece of original research in the form of a dissertation.

Why study at Kaplan Financial?

Our Masters in Financial Management is designed to equip graduates for a successful career in finance-related occupations, operating on a global scale. Our small class sizes and the willingness of our teaching staff to help students outside of the classroom means that students get maximum support. All our tutors are subject specialists meaning they only teach one or two subjects making sure you only have the most experienced tutors to learn from.

In addition, Kaplan has links with some of the top firms and businesses in the City of London, and trains many of their future employees. Working closely with these firms, we know what qualities they are looking for in their new recruits.

Modules:
 

Taught Phase

This phase provides students with key knowledge and skills that will underpin the success of their dissertation. After completing the module, students will be able to:

  • identify and assess qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • recognise and evaluate the conceptual issues and practical procedures that are associated with qualitative and quantitative research
  • examine existing research within the area of their research project
  • produce a research proposal and plan for their proposed research project
  • use suitable computer packages to analyse qualitative and quantitative information.
Students are expected to complete a 5,000 word research proposal. This research proposal, once approved, will form the heart of the dissertation.
Research Phase

Students are expected to complete a 20,000 word piece of original research in the form of a dissertation.

Students select and formulate their own research project with guidance from their module tutor and their supervisor. The only restriction on topic is that it has to have strong financial management content.

Our experience of advanced level dissertations demonstrates that they vary greatly in nature between students. Some, for instance, have a strong international focus whilst others relate to a single country or company. Some dissertations are qualitative in their approach whilst other students adopt high-level statistical analysis.

Teaching & assessment

Full Time.  Assessment is coursework based, including a 5,000 word research proposal and a 20,000 word dissertation.

Fees

£3,995

Career prospects & further study

A postgraduate qualification in Financial Management equips graduates perfectly for a successful career in finance-related occupations. Students will have specialist knowledge that will be of particular value to organisations that operate on a global scale.

Students who complete a Master s in Financial Management may consider studying for CFA® if they want to pursue a career in Financial Analysis.


MA Financial Management