International Finance with Law MSc 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

About the course

This course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics, finance or law and want to specialise your knowledge further or develop more diverse academic knowledge. It is particularly suited if you wish to pursue a career in business or finance and will help provide knowledge of current developments in the sector. The course also provides an introduction to law and in particular the law relating to international trade. The course will help you to develop critical insights, provide vocationally-relevant subject matter and is highly focused on skills development.

The course brings together accounting and law, two areas that are vital in the global market within which businesses operate. It also considers both finance and law from an international perspective, crucial knowledge that will be useful in today's competitive business environment. You will be introduced to aspects of international trade, gain an appreciation of international corporate reporting issues and sound corporate financial management developing key skills for a career in business.

Our strong connections with the financial world are demonstrated through our Partners in Accountancy scheme which links you with accountancy firms of national and international repute. We invite guest lectures from professionals in the world of business and banking, in recent years speakers from KPMG and HSBC have provided valuable insights to students on the course.

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience gained as practitioners with knowledge gained in businesses, the commercial sector and the professional bodies. Some staff are members of and hold positions within professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Law Society.

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Start date:
This course has multiple start dates:
18 / 09 / 2017
08 / 01 / 2018

Duration:

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Accountancy, Finance, Business or Economics. Or an appropriate professional qualification from a Consultive Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) approved professional accountancy body. Applicants with other professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered individually.

Contact:

Tel: 01484 472956
E-mail: sbuscourseadmin@hud.ac.uk

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Places available:

20

(this number may be subject to change)

Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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Course content

You study the following modules:

Finance Theories

This module will introduce you to the various finance theories that affect the financial management of corporate organisations including corporate reports for capital markets. You will have the opportunity to develop a critical awareness of the theories of corporate reporting practices and their impact on market information, along with a critical evaluation of finance theories relating to the internal financial management of organisations.


International Corporate Reporting Issues

This module will enable you to develop your knowledge of accounting to consider theoretical and conceptual underpinnings in the context of published financial statements for companies whose shares are traded on stock exchanges. This will involve developing and presenting an understanding of the key international accounting issues and the use of practical examples drawn from published financial statements using international accounting standards.


Corporate Financial Management

This module explores the main financial decisions that have to be made by the management team to ensure maximisation of shareholder wealth. It considers how best to manage the finances of the firm on a medium to long term basis to ensure survival and growth.


Introduction to Law

This module is a compulsory module for those students who have not previously studied law. Students on the module will study the English Legal System and will also be introduced to the basic principles in the Law of Tort Criminal Law and Contract Law. This should provide a sound basis for studying the other modules on the course.


Research Design and Analysis

This module is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the principles of social science research. It provides you with grounding in the principles of research design and the principal methods of data collection in the context of research in accounting and finance, all of which are necessary for a successful research proposal.


International Finance

This module considers the financial implications of multinational business that may arise because the world economy is made up of a number of distinct tax systems, economic systems, political regimes and currencies. The methods that national and multi-national firms may use to respond to such differences are also explored.


The Law and Practice of International Trade

This module examines the various sources of international trade law. It then sets out to identify the various problems associated with international trade law and practice, before moving on to critically explore the different types of international trade transactions, methods of financing international trade, and the ways in which international trade transactions come into being, and how they are performed.


Dissertation

This module allows students to deepen their understanding of a particular area or accounting, finance or banking according to their own interests. It enables students to carry out a substantial piece of work in these fields of research and developing students' abilities to present research according to academic conventions.  

The Research Design and Analysis module helps provide comprehensive training in research skills which will underpin your academic research in your taught modules and your dissertation project. Your dissertation will provide you with first-hand experience of field research in an area of interest relevant to your programme and a supervisor will be allocated to help you develop your work.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are ideally placed for further academic study to PhD level or careers in Higher Education, industry, commerce and financial services.

Teaching and assessment

Our focus is on using varied teaching and assessment methods to help develop a wide range of academic, analytical, presentation and practical skills in our students.

We use some of the following teaching methods on this course:

• lectures that provide a focus for theoretical study and a stimulus for further research and exploratory work by our students

• seminars, workshops and student-led discussions to analyse issues relating to defined topic areas

• Group projects and presentations to improve your team working and communication skills

• case study analysis and advanced level accounting exercises

• e-learning to support teaching and learning approaches

We use a variety of assessment methods which can include assignments, case studies, group projects and presentations and examinations.

Facilities

The £17m Business School is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop.

All teaching rooms are high quality and the school has a number of computer labs for teaching or for students' individual or group use. You'll have comprehensive access to online resources through Unilearn, an online learning environment which gives access to all the study materials you'll need.

The Street Café is a perfect area for socialising, networking and relaxation over a wide range of fresh food, hot and cold drinks and free wi-fi. Set in landscaped grounds by the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the Business School is in close proximity to the Library and Student Central which offers a number of places to eat, areas to socialise with friends, the Students' Union, student services and modern sporting and fitness facilities.

Our Learning Development Group can provide advice on how to improve your academic work including writing assignments, referencing, research skills, presentation skills and time management. There are also specialist learning advisors for international students who can help with a range of skills including academic English and language support.

How much will it cost me?

In 2017/18, the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students at the University of Huddersfield will generally be £5,100 (see Fees and Finance for exceptions). Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Other information

For advice and guidance on your postgraduate study options join us at our next Postgraduate Study Fair.

Listen to what our students and staff have to say about postgraduate study at Huddersfield in our course and subject videos.

How to apply

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff are contributing to the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry and the professions. For more information, see the Research section of our website

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