Master of Science in Business with Financial Management (Full-Time)

Provided by Kaplan Singapore


Awarded by Northumbria University

Course introduction


With over 35,000 students across 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest public universities. Established since 1880, Northumbria has a lustrous history of more than 135 years. Northumbria University programmes are endorsed by world-leading professional accreditation bodies which positioned Northumbria amongst the Top 10 universities in the UK for graduate employability within 6 months after graduation (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012).

Graduation and Qualification
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Master of Science in Business with Financial Management from Northumbria University.

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

The MSc Business with Financial Management programme will give students the general business knowledge and understanding as well as the personal skills needed for a wide variety of roles.

The most distinctive characteristics of the programme are the wide range of backgrounds that we can accept and the great flexibility of choice offered to students on the programme to suit individual preference.

This programme consists of 7 to 8 modules and 1 dissertation and may be completed in approximately 15 months as full time.

The Postgraduate Induction programme will be conducted along the first 2 terms of the programme to support student with good assignment skills and knowledge.

Semester 1

NX0441   Managing for Sustainable Competitive Advantage*
HR0896   Developing Self
BM0421  Business Research Analysis

Semester 2
NX0441  Managing for Sustainable Competitive Advantage*
HR0864  Analysing Organisations
SM0495  Business Environment & Strategic Management **

Semester 3
SM0495  Business Environment & Strategic Management**
MN0479  International Corporate Finance & Financial Markets
MN0485  Fundamentals of Modern Financial Management
MN0476//FN0450  Dissertation ***

Semester 4
MN0476//FN0450  Dissertation ***

The sequence of the module many vary for each term.

*Managing for Sustainable Competitive Advantage and Postgraduate Induction will be conducted concurrently through Semester 1 and Semester 2

** Business Environment and Strategic Management will be conducted concurrently through Semester 2 and Semester 3

***Dissertation will be conducted concurrently through Semester 3 and Semester 4

Entry Requirements

1. A first degree, equivalent to a 2.2 honours classification, in one of the areas of engineering, science, arts/humanities or education.  Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation will also be considered.  Applicants whose first degree is in Business Studies or a closely-related discipline are welcome to apply for this programme.

2. An IELTS score of 6.5 for entry to postgraduate programmes.  (The minimum score for any component taken is to be 6.0.) or a Pearson Test score of 62  OR Two years recent study in English leading to an entry qualification for the programme.

As there is some statistics taught during the programme, applicants should possess a mathematics qualification equivalent to a GCSE grade B.

NB: Applications will be considered on an individual basis and where appropriate, prospective students are able to contact programme leaders to discuss their suitability for the programme.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method

A typical trimester is a 4-month period covering 3 to 4 modules of study. The advantage of this structure is that students are able to concentrate on 3 to 4 modules and complete these on a trimester basis.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment method may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, textbooks, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

For Singaporean/PR

  • Programme fee: SGD 20,597.50
  • Receive $700 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our master degree course. T&Cs apply.
For International Students
  • Programme fee: SGD 22,470
Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

For Singaporean/PR
  • Application fee: SGD 181.90
For International Students
  • Application fee: SGD 492.20
  • Administration fee: SGD 749 (which includes application for Kaplan student access card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.