|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
Expenses, accommodation, working etc.
This is a 12-month programme designed for university graduates who have some quantitative backgrounds and want to work in the finance sector but have limited knowledge of accounting, economics or finance.
The programme aims to provide such graduates with the knowledge, skills and qualification they need to work in the sector.
This programme is now closed for 2015 entry but will be available again for 2016 entry in the Autumn
The finance sector is at the heart of the economy of every nation. The jobs there are interesting, challenging and highly lucrative. However, competition for the jobs is often very intense, especially in the area of financial management. This programme equips students with a broader, deeper, range of the knowledge and skills required for the jobs than any of its kind currently available – a valuable competietive advantage.
Students graduating from this programme will gain:
A critical knowledge of corporate finance and foreign exchange markets;
The ability to interpret and analyse financial statements;
The ability to use a wide range of financial modelling techniques to analyse data, conduct research and forecast variables;
Critical knowledge of the literature on private equity and venture finance;
Skills for valuing securities, managing risks, and managing treasury departments;
A firm grounding in the research training and skills needed for starting a PhD course.
These knowledge and skills are in high demand in banks, insurance companies, stock broking firms and other industries in the finance sector. They are also in high demand in the treasury departments of many local and multinational companies
Students on the programme will have the added advantage that familiarity with the AMCT topics will improve their prospects of passing the ACT’s professional examinations and becoming a member. ACT qualifications provide an internationally recognised ‘professional passport’ to treasury and finance jobs and career progression with organisations worldwide.
Careers in Business
As a postgraduate at Birmingham Business School you will have access to our specialist careers service, Careers in Business. This service is only available to postgraduates and provides support with job applications and interviews, job seeking and skills development.
Individual appointments to review your CV or application form, discuss your career plans and provide advice about job seeking
Workshops to help you develop the skills that multinational employers look for
Events and exercises to help you get through the graduate selection process include practice interview sessions and a mock assessment centre
Opportunities to interact with employers and recruiters at sector specific events such as Careers in Banking and Careers in Consulting.
Postgraduates can also access Employer presentations and Career Fairs organised by the University’s central service, Careers Network.