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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About International Financial Analysis at Newcastle University

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 the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA). It provides you with eight exemptions from the following professional examination papers:

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

Read more about ACCA and AIA exemptions.

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. 

AccreditationAccreditation

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.

Facilities:

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:

  • regional, national and international thought leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professions

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café.

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/international-financial-analysis-msc/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You must also have a good basic level of numeracy equivalent to 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.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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