MSc Financial Management (Professional Learning and Development)

  • MSc Financial Management

The MSc Financial Management (Professional Learning and Development) is designed for accountants who are currently in the education sector, or for recent graduates who are considering gaining employment in education or academia

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
18 months full time, 28 months part time
Start Date: September

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Management
Contact Name:
Richard Dunstan
Contact Email:
Richard.Dunstan@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice
English  



This programme provides educators with the opportunity to develop their technical competencies in the field of financial management and to immerse themselves in current issues in the fields of accounting and financial management.

Its aim is to support students as they develop their ability in teaching and understanding of student learning and their ability to make judgments about their professional educational practice. It will allow students the opportunity to develop their technical competencies in the field of financial management and to immerse themselves in current issues in the fields of accounting and financial management. It will also enable students to develop their skills and knowledge of the processes of teaching and learning.

PART I

Core modules (compulsory)

  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Corporate Reporting
  • Contemporary Issues in Performance Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Leadership and Management in Education

PART II

Dissertation

Students are required to undertake an in-depth business research exercise. It is a vehicle for the integration of skills and knowledge learned during Part 1. It is a substantial piece of work carried out over a period of time, and students can follow their personal preference of subject specialisation.

All students attend a research methods workshop. Following the submission of a research proposal, they are allocated a supervising tutor with whom they will communicate regularly and who will support them throughout the process.

  • Develop the key financial management and teaching and learning theory skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
  • Gain a leading financial management qualification in a flexible, supportive learning environment.

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the dissertation. Students on the full time programme or who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on companies from the extensive SBS employer network to provide alternatives to work based assignments.

We encourage applications from individuals of all disciplines who currently hold degree and/or professional qualifications. We also encourage applications from individuals with professional, leadership and managerial experience who may be admitted onto a master’s programme at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Applicants must possess one or more of the following:

  1. A recognised Honours degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent.
  2. A professional qualification.
  3. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided they have significant professional or managerial experience deemed appropriate for the programme.

Applicants who have a relevant professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, ACA ) at credit level 7 may be admitted with exemption from modules in Part 1

This course provides educators with the opportunity to develop their technical competencies in the field of financial management and to immerse themselves in current issues in the fields of accounting and financial management. It also allows them to develop and enhance their pedagogic skills and knowledge of the processes of teaching and learning.

The programme is designed to develop effectiveness as an educator and to enhance the depth, value and contemporary relevance of professional accounting qualifications. The aim of this programme is for students to develop as reflective practitioners with particular emphasis on reflection on teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to build on, and learn from, experience and to take an evidence-informed approach to their teaching.

The MSc Financial Management (Professional Learning and Development) is designed for qualified or part qualified accountants, who are currently teaching further education, undergraduate, postgraduate or professional accounting students or are considering gaining employment in education or academia. It will provide them with the opportunity to continue their professional development and develop their careers with the intellectual confidence and research skills that come with a Master's degree.