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The award

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 18500 per year

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About International Financial Analysis at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University


This course develops an in-depth understanding of financial reporting and management in the context of the international financial environment. It analyses individual companies with substantial emphasis on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation.

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 skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis. You will also understand how accounting and finance expertise may be successfully combined to assess corporate performance and valuation.

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.

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.

Your development

You will deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically, and use this analysis to make sound judgements around investment management. You also make operational decisions based on your analysis of quantitative data.

You will critically engage with contemporary debates on financial theory.

The course encourages you to apply, with originality and creativity, the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to complex issues within the finance sector.

Practitioner and research led teaching

Profiles of academic staff teaching on this course:

  • Professor Simon Hussain
  • Dr Bo Che
  • Dr Yan Zeng
  • Professor David Higgins
  • Dr Zhijuan Wu


This course is modular, comprising:

  • 180 credits of compulsory modules
  • full time over 12 months
  • or part time over 24 months



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:

  • F1, F2, F3, F4 and F9 from ACCA
  • Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 11 from AIA

Read more about ACCA and AIA exemptions.

Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

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


    Compulsory modules

    • NBS8001 International Finance and Capital Markets
    • NBS8002 Techniques for Data Analysis
    • NBS8003 Financial Information Analysis
    • NBS8004 Dissertation
    • NBS8005 Corporate Strategy and Valuation
    • NBS8006 Accounting for Analysts

    Modules might change for your year of entry.

      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.


      If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

      • pay a deposit of GBP 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.

        Study options for this course

        • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
        • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
          Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 6000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 18500 per year
        • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
          Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 3000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 18500 per year

        Notes about fees for this course

        2017-2018 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.



        Full time: GBP 6,000
        Part time: GBP 3,000


        Full time: GBP 18,500

          Entry requirements for this course

          Contact Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University to find course entry requirements.

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