Specialist professional studies – Financial Management

•    Name of study programme: Financial Management
•    Type of study: Specialist professional studies / Second degree studies
•    Length of study: one year / two semesters

Study programme objectives:

•    to enable students to identify and solve business problems in the real business and financial sectors, in both domestic and international markets, and develop skills to propose and implement  adequate business solutions in practice;
•    to enable the acquisition of professional and practical knowledge and skills in the field of financial management models, necessary for a successful performance of companies, banks and institutions in market economy conditions;
•    to develop team work skills and the ability of internal and external communication and cooperation in project design and implementation;
•    to provide necessary knowledge and skills as a good basis for pursuing further studies at other specialist professional study programmes and other types and levels of study, as well as for professional development and training, at home and abroad;
•    to provide students with knowledge and develop competences needed in the workplace, which will enable them to obtain employment in the business and financial sector and perform financial activities successfully in both domestic and international markets.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the study program, the student will be able to:

•    be user and result oriented in performing their tasks;
•    manage financial resources of a business, manage knowledge and skills required for making relevant financial decisions in the business and financial sectors;
•    perform complex financial analysis and activities related to international business and finance, to acquire knowledge of balance of payments and exchange rates as an essential issues of modern macro and microeconomic environment;
•    to work for institutions in charge of collection and allocation of public resources, at both national and local level;
•    apply information technology in business;
•    use application software in business;
•    demonstrate the knowledge of principles and procedures for solving business problems using information technology and business application software;
•    work in a multicultural and global context;
•    work in a team and be self-employed in the field of financial management.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the programme, the applicant must have completed:
•    basic applied studies
•    basic academic studies
•    basic academic studies under the regulations that were in force before the entry into force of the Law on Higher Education (2005)
•    college studies under the regulations that were in force before the entry into force of the Law on Higher Education (2005)

Applicants who have completed college studies under the previous Law on Higher Education, shall be admitted to the programme with the obligation to collect the required number of ECTS credits in basic applied studies prior to proceeding to this degree programme.

•    Applicants who have completed college studies in duration of 4 semesters under the previous regulations shall be admitted to the programme with the obligation to gain 60 ECTS credts.
•    Applicants who have completed college studies in duration of 5 semesters under the previous regulations shall be admitted to the programme with the obligation to gain 30 ECTS credits.
•    Applicants who have completed college studies in duration of 6 semesters under previous regulations shall be admitted to the programme with the obligation to gain a certain number of credits required prior to proceeding to this degree programme.

The list of compulsory and optional undergraduate courses in which the required number of ECTS credits can be gained, as well as the credit requirements for the applicants who have completed college studies in duration of 6 semesters, is determined by the programme coordinator, based on the review of the previous education and work experience of each applicant and in compliance with the criteria prescribed by the professional body of the higher education institution.

All applicants are required to take entrance examination in Business Finance.

Admission applicants are ranked on the basis of the average grade acquired during the undergraduate studies.

The list of compulsory and optional courses:

 

 

Code

Course

Semester

Course status

Contact hours

ECTS
Lecture Seminar
SKFI Corporate Finance

I

compulsory

4

4

12

SJFI Public Finance

I

compulsory

3

3

9

1 st block optional courses
SANI Business Analysis and Reporting

I

optional

3

3

9

SPRE Business Presentation and Graphics

I

optional

3

3

9

SMFI International Finance

II

compulsory

3

3

9

SPRF Finance Project

II

compulsory

4

4

12

2 nd block optional courses
SERP Accounting Software and ERP Systems

II

optional

3

3

9

SINS Information Systems in Business Decision-Making

II

optional

3

3

9

 

 

 

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