The MSc Finance is a one-year course delivered at the University of Stirling’s Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) campus.
Financial management is at the heart of business decision-making. Our specialist Masters course will equip you with the theory and analytical techniques required for a successful career as a finance professional.
You’ll gain hands-on experience of the process of financial decision-making and practical knowledge of the workings and role of financial markets in the allocation of capital. The course also gives you an understanding of the qualitative and quantitative techniques needed to interpret market reactions to geopolitical events such as oil-price shocks and financial crises.
Throughout this Masters course you’ll get the opportunity to apply theory and analytical techniques to real events and companies in real time. In your dissertation, you’ll identify and answer a real world question, or extend your company analysis skills developed in Financial Statement Analysis.
You’ll need a minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent.
Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications, or equivalent, as evidence of your English language skills:
IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17
Flying Start Leadership Programme
This programme is delivered at the start of the academic year to introduce you to the self-awareness, knowledge and techniques essential for building a successful career. You’ll discover how to understand business metrics, take part in networking and improve your communication skills.
The module details given below are subject to change as the University regularly revises and refreshes the curriculum of our taught programmes. The modules outlined below represent those offered in 2018/19 on this course of study.
The MSc Finance course helps you to go into a range of career opportunities which include:
The degree is recognised internationally and the potential for career advancement is great, with many of our alumni to be found in senior positions around the world. Employers are looking for graduates like you, who have the ability to work under pressure, manage conflict and work well in a team. Through our Flying Start programme, you’ll discover how to understand business metrics, take part in networking and improve your communication skills. Our supportive programme of activities will help you to achieve your ambitions by transforming your employability skills.