Description

The study of finance is key to understanding how businesses operate, governments exercise policies and countries operate and compete with each other.

This course will provide you with an intimate knowledge of the structural issues economies are facing and the way they are being realised in today’s economics affairs through the dominance of financial institutions.

Through blended learning you will study the theoretical background and work with industry on real business problems to develop the personal and professional skills you need to be a key player in this global, knowledge-based economy.

Why choose this course?

 

  • Study the related areas of economics, financial markets and portfolio management, accounting and finance and strategic management
  • Gain advanced knowledge of financial organisations and institutions, as well as of government policies and the critical capabilities to apply theory to complex issues
  • Explore your enterprise, creativity and independence – the skills required by employers – through your dissertation unit
  • Develop your employability by undertaking a work placement with the opportunity to work on a live project
  • Benefit from studying with a Business School that has partners across the world enabling you to examine the cross culture perspectives essential to organisations in the global markets

Study Details:

MSc 1 year Full-time

Module Details:

 

Units for your course (unit order depends on your start date):

  • Accounting and Finance
  • The Global Economic Context
  • Financial Markets and Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Management

Block Delivery Method

Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

·         Induction Week

·         Unit 1 (30 credits)

·         Unit 2 (30 credits)

·         Unit 3 (30 credits)

·         Unit 4 (30 credits)

·         Capstone Project (60 credits)

 

Capstone Project:

  • Professional Practice – you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.
  • The Live Project – this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation.
  • The dissertation – this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course.

The structure of the course provides an intense and highly rewarding learning experience. You will study only one unit at a time, which will enable you to focus upon the subject.

Each unit takes place over six weeks in two, three week sections. In the first week of each of the two sections, you will undertake two and a half days face-to-face contact time. This enables you to engage with a considerable amount of learning material with the tutor. After this, there is more contact, which varies from unit to unit as well as other work undertaken using online resources.

You will be involved in both individual and group work, all designed using evidence-based approaches to improve your experience and quality of work. During this time you will also have access to our new Luton campus library which provides 24/7 access to learning resources to help support your study.

 

This emphasis on active learning uses the latest in teaching and learning approaches, integrated with our employability practice-based method with real businesses to enable you to gain real experience as part of your course.

 

Student Destinations

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

– Banking and Finance
– Public Sector Industry
– Research and Analysis
– Financial Risk Analysis
– Economist
– Researcher

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Fees

UK/EU: £6,800; International: £12,000

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. 

To apply for this course, a Business degree or any other degree indicating basic quantitative skills is required.
 
Applicants from different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualifications.

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