On this programme you will develop your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of financial management to complex issues - ranging from innovation in a global marketplace to creative accounting - both systematically and creatively. Without assuming any pre-existing knowledge, the programme will nevertheless take your studies to a high level. It will enable you to:
Develop your understanding of some of the key theories, approaches and issues in the field of financial management
Demonstrate transferable cognitive skills in relation to the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the knowledge of financial management
Evaluate the appropriateness of the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods in particular contexts
Develop a range of personal skills including presentation, argumentation, evaluation, problem solving, interactive and group skills, self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning.
The compulsory modules for this programme are:
Corporate Finance for Managers
Finance for Development
International Macroeconomics and Finance
Research Methods for Business and Management
State, Market and Society - Concepts and Critique
Optional Modules may include:
Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Global Governance and International Organisations
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
Innovation and Global Competition
Multinationals and Global Business
Public Advocacy in Marketing
Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and a virtual learning environment. You can expect 2-3 hours of contact time per module, per week.
A wide range of assessment techniques are used including coursework (written essays, case studies, interviews, group reports etc), presentations, examinations and a dissertation.
A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. Some basic quantitative skills and some elementary prior knowledge of accounting would be an advantage.
IELTS 7.0 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent is required. For further information about our English language requirements, please see our website.