MSc. Financial Management
The MSc in Financial Management is targeted at finance professionals and other professionals who want to develop a career in financial management, and who require a wide-ranging understanding of financial techniques and their application – but do not require high-level mathematical understanding of finance theories.
The MSc offers specialist study in the areas of corporate finance, investments and risk management. It will give students a relevant practical knowledge of finance that can be put into use straight away. Careers in finance depend upon a strong understanding of the foundations of finance, investment behavior and the dynamic nature of finance, and the MSc will provide a strong preparation for a career in a wide variety of positions within the finance profession.
Passes are required in five core and four elective courses.
Specialist finance elective courses
- Corporate Governance
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Practical History of Financial Markets
- Quantitative Methods
- Research Methods for Business and Management
- Strategic Planning
Examination sessions, known as diets, are held in all exam centres for all courses in June and December each year. Minor exam sessions are held in March and August in selected locations for selected courses. A full examination timetable is available on the EBS Student Services website.
Each exam is a 3 hour written exam per course. All questions are compulsory: you do not have a choice. Exam scripts are marked by EBS Faculty and are rigorously scrutinised by external examiners from other UK universities. You are permitted a maximum of two examination attempts for each core course. There is a fee of £100 for each exam you sit.
There are two tuition intakes per year for all Core courses:
- January - May
- July - November
Exemptions from specific core courses may be granted to holders of recognised academic or professional qualifications if they are of degree level and if they have been obtained by examination. Exemptions will be awarded if holders of approved qualifications can provide evidence of comparability of course content. There is no provision for exemptions from elective courses.
Typically, a maximum of one exemption is granted for an undergraduate degree majoring in a subject relevant to one of the core courses; for example, a bachelor's degree in Accounting may lead to an exemption from the Accounting course. Professional qualifications, obtained by examination, within 5 years of application, may also lead to exemptions. For example, within 5 years of application, may also lead to exemptions. For example, ACCA Part 3 holders may be eligible for exemptions in Accounting and Finance. In addition, those holders which passed the ACCA Part 3 courses in Advanced Taxation and Audit & Assurance Services may receive two credit transfers.
Eligibility for exemption is based on academic achievement only, not on work experience. If you wish to apply for an exemption you should complete the Exemption Application form and send it with supporting documentation and required fee to Edinburgh Business School, the sole authority on this matter. Where EBS rejects an application for an exemption, the fee paid is used to cover the examination fee in the relevant course.
For further information on exemptions please see following link http://www.ebsglobal.net/documents/exemptions.pdf
Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)
Gate covers 50% of Tuition costs up to $20,000.00 for the academic year.
In order to register for the MBA Programme and receive the GATE Subsidy a GATE CLEARANCE APPROVAL document must first be obtained from the Ministry of Science, Technology & Tertiary Education (MSTTE).
If you have never applied for gate then a GATE CLEARANCE application must be completed and submitted to our office.
If you have applied for gate before, then proof of completion from previous GATE approved programme e.g. grade slips, transcripts, certificates must be attached to your Gate Clearance application.
GATE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR JULY 2013 SEMESTER
Continuing Students- Saturday, April 6th, 2013
New Students- Saturday, April 20th, 2013