De Montfort University

MSc International Business and Finance

Examine complex foreign investment decisions, and drivers for strategic change in an international setting. This course is designed for those seeking an advantage in the competitive international financial job market, who wish to build a robust and deep understanding of business, management and financial principles, through both practical application and relevant theory.  

We will teach you about how financial markets operate, and how they are linked with the global economy. Through examination of the wider financial policy environment, you will learn how this can affect organisations internationally. This course will teach you to look at company accounts from both the shareholder and the company perspectives, and study share price fluctuations, to understand the process and potential impact on the value of a business.

Your learning will take place in a supportive, diverse environment. Our staff and students come from many different countries and bring together a plethora of international and related business experience. By combining international business with finance, this course is ideal for those with an interest in forging a career in the banking sector.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.
  • If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. 

Career Prospects

Graduate careers

Enhance your existing qualifications and global career prospects with a specialist master’s in business and finance. This course will provide advanced preparation for a career in the financial world specializing in international taxation, risk management, global supply chain management and international trade, the course enables graduates to offer a wide range of skills to potential employers.

Career opportunities after completing MSc International Business and Finance

  • International Trade Finance Manager
  • International Trade Researcher
  • Global Marketing Manager
  • Global Trade Lawyer
  • International Business Development Manager

Course Details

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Course Modules

Accounting for Managers
Critical Management in a Global Context
People Management and Organisation
Research Methods
International Strategic Management, Markets and Resources
International Finance

You will also select two elective modules which might include:
Strategic and Financial Decision Making
Operations and Service Quality Management
International Taxation Policies
Assurance and Risk
Global Outsourcing Offshoring
Dissertation

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