MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE

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 Introduction

The Master of Science (MSc) degree in Finance is designed to assist students enhance their managerial effectiveness within the fields of Finance, Accounting, Investments, Banking and Insurance.  The programme is practical and career-oriented, while maintaining high standards of rigour and scholarship. It provides new skills, analytical tools and perspectives, which provide a sound basis for financial management, accounting, investments, banking and insurance. Students are to be drawn from the Eastern and Central African region and beyond.  The MSc degree in Finance offers a unique opportunity for students to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors, and to study advanced theory and practice relating to finance, accounting, insurance, banking and insurance. The programme caters for those that have undergone prior training in Finance, Accounting, Banking, Insurance, Economics, Mathematics, statistics and engineering. Teaching goes beyond theoretical concepts to practical knowledge based on cases and real life experiences; hence shared experiences by the diverse student body are an integral part of the MSc programme.

 

The strength of the MSc degree in Finance is founded on the long history of the University of Nairobi School of Business since 1972, experienced lecturers with a wide variety of backgrounds, and diversity in the student body in terms of backgrounds and nationalities.  The School of Business is renowned for its work in management strategy, international business, marketing, finance and accounting. Indeed, graduates of the school of business are highly regarded by employers in the public and private sectors, and excellent opportunities exist for internships, work placements and graduate careers. Our location in the city of Nairobi –the region’s foremost business and financial centers – offers many key advantages to our students, and we have close links with many investment firms, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.  The MSc degree in Finance acts as a terminal degree for those interested in careers in the corporate world, but also as a preparatory course for those aspiring to pursue doctorates for careers in research and teaching in Finance, Accounting, Investments, Banking and Insurance. The programme therefore aims at training the critical manpower required towards achieving Kenya’s Vision 2030 and other development objectives, and to making East and Central Africa a vibrant region ready to face a globalizing world characterized by constant change and new demands.

Documents

 

Courses

Title Course Code Course Hours Semester Year
CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS DAC 511 45 1 1
CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS DAC 511
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, REPORTING AND REGULATION DAC 512 45 1 1
FINANCIAL REPORTING FOR COMPLEX ENTITIES DAC 513 45 1 1
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING DAC 514 45 1 1
FRAUD AUDITING AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING DAC 611 45 1 1
TAXATION AND BUSINESS STRATEGY DAC 612 45 2 1
ADVANCED AUDITING AND ASSURANCE SERVICES DAC 613 45 2 1
MICRO AND MACRO-ECONOMIC THEORY DFI 511 45 1 1
MICRO AND MACRO-ECONOMIC THEORY DFI 511
CORPORATE FINANCIAL STRATEGY DFI 512 45 1 1
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN FINANCE DFI 513 45 1 1
WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT DFI 514 45 1 1
CORPORATE VALUATION DFI 515 45 1 1
SECURITIES VALUATION AND INVESTMENTS MANAGEMENT DFI 521 45 1 1
REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT DFI 522 45 1 1
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS DFI 523 45 2 1
COMMERCIAL BANK STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT DFI 531 45 2 1
RISK MANAGEMENT IN BANKING DFI 532 45 2 1
INTERNATIONAL BANKING DFI 533 45 2 1
RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE DFI 541 45 2 1
RISK AND FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES DFI 542 45 2 1
ACTUARIAL VALUATION DFI 612 45 2 1
INTERNATIONATIONAL MONEY AND FINANCE DFI 615 45 2 1
MICRO-FINANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT DFI 616 45 2 1
FINANCIAL ENGINEERING DFI 617 45 2 1
BANKING REGULATIONS, FAILURE AND CRISIS DFI 618 45 2 1
CENTRAL BANKING AND MONETARY POLICY DFI 619 45 2 1
INVESTMENT BANKING DFI 620 45 2 1
INSURANCE AND STRATEGY DFI 621 45 2 1
GENERAL INSURANCE AND RISK ANALYSIS DFI 622 45 2 1
LIFE, HEALTH AND PENSIONS MANAGEMENT DFI 623 45 2 1
PROJECT DFI 659 45 1 2