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Global Financial Management MSc

Leicester Business School is a Gold Approved ACCA Learning Partner and accredited by CIMA


Reasons to study Global Financial Management at DMU:

This course is for graduates seeking to enhance their financial knowledge and skills and develop their career prospects in accounting and financial roles with organisations worldwide.

Exploring financial management in a global context, this course is for those seeking a competitive advantage in today’s global job market and is underpinned by contemporary global financial management content.

It examines how to manage corporate risk to enhance stakeholder value, delves into the design of international fiscal policy and financial markets, and investigates the internal design of strategic and financial decision making and logistics. 

  • Study one term in Copenhagen, Denmark
    Expand your cultural awareness and develop your personal network by studying abroad for 90 days at Niels Brock Business College in Denmark
  • Gain international experience
    In a world that is increasingly characterised by internationalisation, the opportunity to experience an international curriculum in an international context will add value to academic development
  • Boost your earning potential
    Business and Law postgraduates command an average salary of £44,186 (DLHE, 2013/14) 


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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Duration: One year full-time

Location of study: September 2016 to January 2017 and May 2017 to September 2017, approximately, will be undertaken at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University. February 2017 to April 2017, approximately, will being delivered at Niels Brock Business College, Copenhagen 

Fees and funding: £8,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Duration: One year full-time

Location of study: September 2016 to January 2017 and May 2017 to September 2017, approximately, will be undertaken at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University. February 2017 to April 2017, approximately, will being delivered at Niels Brock Business College, Copenhagen 

Fees and funding: £14,000

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You should hold a good Honours degree or overseas equivalent in any subject.

Applications from those without formal qualifications but with significant professional experience in business or finance will be considered individually.

International students will need to be responsible for their own visa arrangements for study both in the UK and also in Denmark.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessment



Course modules

Accounting for Managers – offers a critical review of the accounting process. You will learn how to prepare, produce and analyse accounting reports for external use. You will also examine how accounting information is used in internal planning, decision making and control a critical analysis of accounting information in internal planning, decision-making and control.

Corporate Finance – explores the techniques and underlying theories of corporate finance in the context of strategic management processes.

Risk Management – explores how best to manage corporate risks in order to enhance stakeholder value and provide opportunities leading to competitive advantage.

Research Methods – examines the variety of research methods available and develops the ability to select those appropriate to a particular research topic and to propose a relevant research design.

Global Consultancy Report – through an organisational project in Copenhagen during semester 2, students will undertake a practical investigation of how an organisation addresses the challenges of financial management in a global environment.

International Taxation Policies – explores the broader aspects of taxation and fiscal policy using international case studies.

Strategic and Financial Decision Making – examines corporate strategic investment decisions and the underlying financial management issues relevant to these decisions.

Global Supply Chain Management – investigates how global supply chain management can be used as a strategic asset to improve efficiency, customer satisfaction and financial results, and why it should be a key element in an organisation’s broader goals and strategy.

Global dissertation  For your dissertation, you will have to produce a piece of research informed by a critical discussion of the discipline, relevant issues and evidence. Your conclusions should contribute to the discipline of financial management in a global context. This submission will also offer you an opportunity to reflect on the international elements of the programme and how these have contributed to your personal development planning.


Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered over two taught semesters. Semester One will be delivered at DMU in Leicester, and Semester Two at our partner institution, Niels Brock Business College in Copenhagen, Denmark. Following Semester Two students will return to DMU to complete their dissertation.

Teaching at both DMU and our partner institution, Niels Brock Business College, will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and e-learning packages. While in Copenhagen, all students undertake a project for a company located in Copenhagen and participate in corporate visits. Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

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 (or In-company project), 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.


Leicester Business School is a Gold Status ACCA Learning Partner and is accredited by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Facilities include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work and quiet study zones for individual work. 

The faculty has a large number of high-spec IT labs. The DMU bookshop stock a number of core text books and a range of background reading for your course, along with a variety of stationary.

The Oasis café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments. 

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers



This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.


Graduate careers

Enhance your existing qualifications and global career prospects with a distinctive master’s in applied Global Financial Management. This course will provide advanced preparation for a career in the global financial arena.

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