mscif overview

MScIF Overview

The MSc IF programme will develop your proficiency in the use of financial management tools and techniques within the context of local, regional and international business operations.

You will be equipped with the tools and capabilities required to understand finance and international business with a unique and exciting approach. You will gain useful knowledge and skills to operate in financial environments, manage risk, employ ethics, integrity and process in financial management activities, while gaining the ability and to analyze local financial situations from a global perspective.

 

Who should do this program

The MSc IF will enhance the capacity of Finance and Risk Analysts, Business Development and Portfolio Managers and Auditors to advance your career in finance by expanding your capacity for leadership and by enhancing your competence in high-level strategic financial management and decision-making. It will prepare you for high-level positions, which demand a holistic and intuitive approach to financial management.

Admission Requirements and process

Entry Requirements:

Academic:
– First degree with Honors from a recognized and accredited university in Financial, Accounting, Management, Economics, Project Management, Engineering with a 2.0 GPA or higher
– A minimum of two (2) years working experience, including self-employment.
Mature Entry
– ACCA or other professional qualification in Finance
– A minimum of two (2) years working experience in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field

Non-Degree Route (to be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma):
Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree, but who have at least five (5) years of managerial or supervisory experience in a finance-related field and possess a professional qualification in Finance, Insurance or Banking, may be eligible through the mature entry route to pursue a 12-month Post Graduate Diploma for the program. Upon successful completion of the diploma, candidates can transition to the Master Degree.

Benefits of the MSc IF programme:

  • Equip yourself as a Finance Career Professional who by gaining competence in a broad spectrum of strategic Finance functions and in guiding and managing staff in this area
  • Develop your Management Skills Set: Upon graduation be ready to design and execute the trajectory of Finance in an enterprise applying sophisticated frameworks, analytics, ideas and tools to tackle and overcome the array of complex new and changing market conditions and circumstances facing firms
  • Through case studies, simulations and group activities, students you will gain global insights into the key aspects of financial and international business

Ready to invest in your future?

The MSciF can yield an attractive ROI on your investment by enabling you to appreciate your value and relevance in the finance.  Financial Management is a highly valued and rewarded skill for the competent and strategic practitioner and the MScIF is the vehicle to prepare you to take your career in a progressive and financially rewarding direction. Contact our Student Recruitment Centre to guide you through the admissions process.

Start by sending your updated resume and a copy of your transcripts and/or professional certificates to: Pricella.ledes@fhrinstitute.sr

Delivery mode

The MSc IF is delivered via Black Board Collaborative (BBC). The BBC technology enables remote interaction between lecturers and students and provides the ability to view presentations, lecturer’s whiteboard notes and to participate in discussions from a remote location. The platform is used for real time not pre-recorded sessions, to ensure that students are engaged and participate fully in learning with the rest of their cohort. A reliable high-speed internet connection from your remote location’s computer is a prerequisite.

Impact

The course design employs a variety of group projects and activities, simulations, the analysis of local and international financial case studies, which will enable you to gain realistic, practical and global insights into the key aspects of financial and international business.

Program Curriculum

– Economics For Financial Markets – 36 hours

– Quantitative Foundations – 36 hours

– Principles of Finance – 36 hours

Workshops
(a) Preparation for Authentic Learning – 24 hours Workshops
(b) Presentation Skills

– Financial Statement Analysis – 36 hours
– Corporate Finance – 36 hours
– Caribbean Capital Market and Financial Institutions – 36 hours
– Fixed Income Analysis – 36 hours
– Equity Analysis – 36 hours
– International Finance- 36 hours
– Risk Management – 36 hours
– Derivatives – 36 hours
– Business Law, Corporate Governance and Ethics – 36 hours
– International Trade – 36 hours
– Global Strategy – 36 hours
– Portfolio Management – 36 hours
– Cases in Finance and International Business – 36 hours