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This multidisciplinary programme will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships between areas of finance and the global economy as they play out in a rapidly evolving international environment. Read more

This multidisciplinary programme will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships between areas of finance and the global economy as they play out in a rapidly evolving international environment.

This programme examines key issues from both a business and economic perspective, including how multinational corporations leverage financial markets when seeking to exploit international business opportunities, the management challenges presented, and the relevance of these to financial and capital markets.

Students will gain an understanding of the international business environment and its competitive and investment climate. Using frameworks and methodologies, students will also investigate the interaction between firm strategies, economic policies and the changing international environment.

Why Henley?

  • Consistently maintain highest standards: Henley is in top 1% of business schools worldwide to hold accreditation from all three bodies in the UK, Europe and US
  • Excellent networking potential : 72,000 Henley alumni members in 150 countries
  • High calibre students: always oversubscribed, 1,000 ambitious new Masters students join Henley each year
  • Award winning campus: beautiful, green, 134 hectares, with state of the art facilities
  • World-leading faculty: widely published, frequently asked for expert comment by media and to speak at events
  • Henley is proud to be part of the University of Reading. The University is ranked within the top 200 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17 and QS World University Rankings 2018) and 98% of the research is rated as being of international standard.

Course content

Module descriptions are correct for modules taught in the academic year 2017/18. Optional module listings are indicative, and may be subject to change.

Compulsory Modules

Optional Modules

In addition students must choose optional modules up to the value of 60 credits. Students must choose at least 20 credits from section B and section C from the lists below and a further 20 credits from either section B or C.      

Section B:

Section C:

Assessment

Exams, applied project and individual and group assignments

Careers and accreditations

Graduates of the MSc International Business and Finance follow a variety of career paths upon graduation. These include roles in finance or general management, working for a range of employers such as large corporations or multinational enterprises, financial institutions, banks, securities companies or government agencies.

Our graduates tell us that the programme gives them the key skills and knowledge required to build a career in finance in multinational enterprises, financial institutions or government agencies.



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This course adopts a multidisciplinary approach to international business, giving you a chance to study applied analysis in economics, finance, strategy, law, marketing, and human resources. Read more
• This course adopts a multidisciplinary approach to international business, giving you a chance to study applied analysis in economics, finance, strategy, law, marketing, and human resources
• As a postgraduate student at Derby Business Schol you will have access to the Bloomberg service for study and research and the potential to publish your research
• You will attend our industry standard Residential Leadership Weekend and you can work towards our University of Derby Futures Award in Leadership in International Business.

The MSc International Business and Finance is designed to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of business and finance operations in an international context, as well as providing the personal and employment skills appropriate for a career in business or financial management, in either an international business or the financial sector.

You will be part of a highly diverse international student cohort which will enhance your understanding of cultural diversity and international business awareness. You will also receive dedicated support and advice from a personal tutor as well as access to a first class professional career service even after graduating.

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The MSc in Business Finance with professional placement is designed to enhance students' understanding of the operation of firms, with a special focus on the financing decisions they must make. Read more

About the course

The MSc in Business Finance with professional placement is designed to enhance students' understanding of the operation of firms, with a special focus on the financing decisions they must make. This requires an evaluation of the firm’s relationship to financial markets. It also requires an understanding of the theory and practice underlying corporate finance and investment decisions. By studying the operation and design of corporate financial systems, and analysing business financing and investment decisions, this masters programme should enable students to find a role within the finance department of large firms or in government bodies, as well as provide them with tools to help organise smaller businesses.

The objective of the Business Finance MSc is to produce graduates with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of business finance and company valuation within the context of modern financial markets, without necessarily requiring a high level of mathematical or statistical knowledge as a prerequisite. The key transferable research skills acquired will enable students to proceed to PhD study. In addition, the programme will equip students with the key skills required to undertake further professional development and seek career opportunities within financial management.

Aims

You will be provided with a rigorous treatment of the theory of corporate finance

You will be taught the econometric and mathematical techniques necessary to understand the literature and undertake empirical investigations in the area of finance

Through a selection of optional modules the course will offer you a broader perspective on the subject matter and willl allow you to cover specific areas in accounting and finance that are of specific interest to you

Course Content

The MSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

The full-time Business Finance MSc programme is designed with four equally weighted modules in each of the first two terms, with three being compulsory and one an option from a list. The dissertation carries one third of the marks for the course and is undertaken after the modules have been completed. The part-time option is designed with two modules in each of four terms. The compulsory modules give an excellent coverage of core material in finance designed in a way to be applicable to business. The Business Finance MSc analyses the theory and practice of business finance, focusing on financial decision making within firms and how they interact with the financial markets and institutions.

Through the optional modules the course is also designed to offer a broader perspective on the subject matter and allows you to cover specific areas in accounting and finance that is of particular interest to you.

Compulsory Modules

Essentials of Mathematics and Statistics
Quantitative Methods for Business Finance
Foundations of Finance
Business Economics
Company Valuation
Business Finance
Business Finance Workshop
Dissertation

Optional Modules

Students must choose two optional modules from the following:

Either Financial Reporting in Capital Markets
Or International Finance

Either International Accounting Standards and Policy
Or Investment Valuation Models

Part-time option

Level 1

Essentials of Mathematics and Statistics
Foundations of Finance
Quantitative Methods for Business Finance
Business Finance Workshop
Business Finance

Level 2

Business Economics
Company Valuation

Students must choose two optional modules from the following:

Financial Reporting in Capital Markets
International Finance
International Accounting Standards and Policy
Investment Valuation Models
The Dissertation must be submitted in the spring term of the third year.

Special Features

A key feature of this course that distinguishes it from other finance masters programmes is that it emphasises the applied aspects of business finance and financial decision making within firms. As such, there is more focus on real-life, up-to-date analysis of business decisions and less emphasis on the theoretical foundations and mathematical underpinnings of finance. This is particularly suited to students who would like to enhance their knowledge of finance within a business context but who have backgrounds in a wider business or management field.

Now full-time students have the opportunity to spend time in industry with the Professional Practice placement. This allows you to not only apply what you learn in real-world situations, but will significantly enhance your employability prospects upon graduating.
Another feature is that the emphasis on the applied nature of financial decision making is reinforced through the Business Finance Workshop. This is a series of presentations and discussions of cutting-edge topics led by industry leaders and practitioners.

The course is one of four specialist masters programmes developed by leading experts in the Economics and Finance Department at Brunel. As a student here you will be part of a long standing and thriving environment for research and study with many advantages and benefits such as:

Outstanding academic expertise and research-led teaching
95% of our academics are nationally and internationally recognised for their work in economics and econometrics in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008)
As a result, you will benefit from up-to-the-minute research-led teaching by academic staff who regularly publish in international peer-reviewed journals, have an impact on international regulatory design and obtain significant research grants.

Professional training facilities
You will have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and the finance industry which include Datastream, Bloomberg, Bank Scope, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker
We hold regular training sessions and external visits with Bloomberg, which will enhance your research and expose you to real-world factors that will be important in future finance related employment.

Scholarships
Brunel offers a number of scholarships for UK, EU and international students.

Excellent links with leading organisations
We have excellent links with business and the finance industry, which will help you to network with organisations and get ahead in your career.

Industry talks, guest lectures and research seminars
A number of industry talks with professionals from the private sector will be invited to teach part of the programme and will provide you with further practical experience
There is a wide range of events on offer, such as guest lectures and research seminars to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments and will help build your contacts.

Teaching

Effective learning is achieved through a combination of lectures, seminars, directed independent study, workshops, oral presentations, and varied assessment patterns. Use of appropriate IT resources is expected (e.g. electronic resources to access data, and relevant software programmes used in research methods). Dissertation research will give you the opportunity to integrate your knowledge of important themes, frameworks and research findings in business finance obtained via lectures, seminars, and workshops.
Students who successfully complete a professional placement will be invited to attend a tutorial day to give a presentation about their experience. An optional reflective journal during the placement may assist in preparation for the presentation and dissertation.

Assessment

All modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and final examinations. Students who successfully complete the taught part of the course can proceed to the dissertation stage. Students who do not follow the pathway with Professional Practice are expected to work on their dissertation in the summer and to submit the final draft in mid-September. Students who follow the Professional Practice pathway will complete their placement during the summer and work on their dissertation afterwards, submitting in January.

Professional Placement

All students who enrol on the full-time Business Finance MSc will have the opportunity to complete a placement. A placement can significantly improve your employability and expose you to real-world situations in the Banking and Finance industry, and importantly, allow you to network with industry professionals.

Students completing the work placement option will have a competitive edge in pursuing careers as high-level analysts, economists and managers in financial institutions, governments, financial regulators, business companies and central banks, as well as international organisations.

The placement option is available to full-time applicants and will last for 12-15 weeks during the summer of your course. Placements will begin at the earliest in the last week of May and will finish by September Some employers may also provide a salary.

For students who complete the placement, their dissertation will be completed after the placement has finished. Students who do not find a placement will do their dissertation throughout the summer and submit in September.

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Explore the issues facing contemporary businesses, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course. Read more
Explore the issues facing contemporary businesses, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our MSc Business Management will equip you with the practical skills to advance your career.

Addressing the essentials of modern business, this course has been designed to develop personal and professional skills of independent thinking, critical analysis and reflective learning, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our MSc Business Management will equip you with the practical skills to advance your career.

Addressing the essentials of modern business, this course has been designed to develop personal and professional skills of independent thinking, critical analysis and reflective learning, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

Our course materials are based on real issues faced by contemporary businesses, covering topics ranging from creativity in business to global economics, strategic management and organisational change management.

You’ll learn to creatively address issues such as competition and sustainability and acquire knowledge of the global economic and business environment. You’ll develop leadership and team development skills and an understanding of management and organisational methods. Guest speakers add value to this course, which is updated regularly to reflect current business issues.

You may also choose to introduce a specialism to your course to reflect your area of interest.

This may include:
• Entrepreneurship
• Human Resource Management
• Marketing
• Sales

This is a full-time course splt up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Recent graduates, continuing students, management practitioners, business professionals, international applicants and aspiring entrepreneurs can all benefit from our MSc Business Management, which is intended to appeal to people of all ages and from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and experience.

Modules

• Sustaining Organisational Performance
• Global Economic Environment and Marketing
• Organisational Change and Management
• Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
• Managing Innovation
• Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
• Research Methods
• Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

MSc Business Management (Banking)

Widen the application of your business management skills to include banking and increase your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

Sharing much of its content with the Global Online MSc Business Management, this course offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialism in banking, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Banking-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Entrepreneurship)

Explore the issues facing contemporary businesses, develop your management and entrepreneurial skills on this postgraduate course.

If you aspire to start your own business, combine your MSc Business Management with Entrepreneurship. You’ll learn how to plan new ventures and manage innovation and be equipped with the practical skills and expertise to advance your career.

This course is designed to deliver accessible, creative and flexible postgraduate business education and offer a choice in how, when and where you study - as well as the option to pursue a specialism.

It’s ideally suited to individuals who intend to balance their personal and professional commitments with their studies. This is a fully online course that will build on your existing experience and knowledge and enhance it with contemporary business theory.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Entrepreneurship-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Events)

Learn about events management, explore the issues facing contemporary businesses and develop the skills to succeed on this flexible course delivered fully online.

You’ll learn about the management of international festivals and events as well as looking at the business events sector worldwide.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Events-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Finance)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on finance and increase your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

By focusing on finance you’ll learn a set of skills and knowledge that will enhance your business and management capabilities, and can also be applied in a range of careers in the financial sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Finance-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (HRM)

Gain an understanding of business and human resource management theory and develop the skills needed to manage staff effectively.

You’ll gain a sound understanding of business and human resource management (HRM) theory, including the skills needed to successfully manage and motivate staff, real issues faced by contemporary human resource managers, and international HRM.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc---Business-Management-HRM-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Marketing and Sales)

Explore business management, marketing and sales and gain the knowledge and skills to enhance your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

This dynamic blend of business, marketing and sales will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Marketing-and-Sales-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Marketing)

Explore business management and marketing and gain the knowledge and practical skills to advance your career on this postgraduate course.

This dynamic blend of business and marketing will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Marketing-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Sales)

Explore business management and sales and gain the knowledge and practical skills to advance your career on this postgraduate course.

This dynamic blend of business and sales will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Sales-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Tourism and Hospitality)

Explore business management with a focus on tourism and hospitality and gain the skills to develop your career on this flexible course delivered fully online.

Covering topics ranging from the management of international business events to contemporary issues in hospitality management, this course provides you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Tourism-and-Hospitality-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Project Management)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on project management on this flexible online course.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business, or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our Online MSc Business Management (Project Management) will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/msc-business-management-project-management-postgraduate-distance-learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Logistics and Supply Chains)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on logistics and supply chains on this flexible online course.

Sharing much of its content with the Online MSc Business Management, this course offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialism in logistics and supply chains, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Careers

In recent years, students have come to our MSc courses with degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/not-for-profit sectors.

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in financial management and international business. Read more
Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in financial management and international business. The MSc in Finance (Finance and Management) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact in the real world of business and finance.
In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. Our Master’s in Finance programmes equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

The Financial Markets pathway gives you the benefit of studying quantitative and non-quantitative modules that are relevant to core areas of industry including Investments, Risk Management, Derivatives and Hedge-Funds. You will be introduced to the latest academic techniques that can identify profitable opportunities in competitive financial markets.

In the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) the MSc in Finance Suite achieved a 97% student satisfaction rate, placing us in the top quarter of the UK Higher Education sector. PTES is a Higher Education Academy initiative and is carried out among 99 institutions. This result, coupled with our strong performance in the national league tables, underlines the strength of Finance programmes at Kent Business School and quality of our postgraduate teaching.

Modules

The course structure below provides a sample of the modules available for this programme. Most programmes require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:

CB8021 - Foundations of Finance (15 credits)
CB900 - Corporate Responsibility and Globalisation (15 credits)
CB9073 - Bank Asset-Liability Risk Management (15 credits)
CB9075 - International Financial Markets and Instruments (15 credits)
CB9078 - Research Methods and Skills (Finance) (15 credits)
CB935 - Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (15 credits)
CB936 - Business in an International Perspective (15 credits)
CB934 - Strategy (15 credits)
CB9074 - Credit Risk (15 credits)
CB8030 - Investments and Portfolio Management (15 credits)
CB859 - Managing the Multinational Enterprise (15 credits)
CB8015 - Financial Regulation and Financial Crises (15 credits)
CB8020 - Corporate Finance (15 credits)
CB9079 - Business Report in Finance (45 credits)

Assessment

The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June. Once these are completed, you work full time on the Business Report in Finance.

Programme aims

The programme aims to:

- provide students with an advanced conceptual understanding of the key issues in Finance and Management within both national and international contexts.

- provide awareness of up-to-date practices in key areas of both Finance and Management.

- provide knowledge, as well as to facilitate understanding, of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and responsible management.

- provide students with knowledge of research methodologies adopted in empirical research and the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theories.

- provide students with the skills to test and evaluate theoretical models.

- provide preparation for and/or development of a career in Finance/Financial Management/ International Management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area.

- develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills.

- provide teaching and learning opportunities that are informed by high-quality research and scholarships, from within the Kent Business School and elsewhere.

- foster the enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society generally.

- develop students’ ability to develop independent self-directed research.

- bring the scholarly and critical insights of the Social Sciences to bear on the subjects, activities and processes associated with the financial management of global organisations.

Careers

Our finance programmes equip you with an impressive set of skills and specialist knowledge. In addition, inbuilt practical experience will help you succeed in a competitive job market.

This programme is ideal preparation for a career in business, banking, financial institutions, regulatory bodies or government bodies. You can also enter other industries with an invaluable blend of finance and management skills.

Careers in finance continue to provide exceptional earning potential in the UK (The very highest-paying job specialisms in the finance sector include structurer, trader, M&A and leveraged finance, 2 November 2015, CityA.M.).

Our students have an excellent record for employment. Recent graduates are now working in top global companies including AXA, BNP Paribas, FactSet, HSBC, PwC, Santander, Thomson Reuters, USB Investment Bank and Zurich Financial Services.

Professional recognition

KBS is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD), CIPD, CIM and the Association of Business Schools (ABS). In addition, KBS is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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The MFin International Finance programme benefits from our considerable strength in finance where staff from applied and theoretical finance disciplines have been brought together in the same School. Read more

Why Dundee

The MFin International Finance programme benefits from our considerable strength in finance where staff from applied and theoretical finance disciplines have been brought together in the same School.

The MFin International Finance programme is a ‘skills’ based finance degree that contains 8 finance modules and a short focused finance based business report. The structure of the report has been developed following feedback from employers who indicate that they prefer graduates who are able to write concisely, accurately and clearly in a focused report rather than write in the style of a lengthy and less focused dissertation.

The programme begins with a two week foundation programme where students become familiar with a range of concepts in business statistics, economics and finance. The programme helps students to understand how the University operates and how to make the most of the range of student services that are freely available. The foundation programme importantly introduces you to your fellow students who will become a major part of your learning experience at Dundee and will continue to be part of your network of friends and business connections after you graduate.

Off-Campus Learning Events: The programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the modules. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. These off campus events are one or two days in length and the cost of the transport, event and any necessary accommodation is covered by the MSc programme. At present there are off campus events embedded in the finance and banking pathways. More off campus events are being arranged and further events are being developed to begin this year.

Urban Experience Event: The MSc programme places considerable importance on ‘team building’ and understanding the role that international and domestic cultural variation plays in the workings of firms, and product and employment markets. These issues are addressed through a unique ‘Urban Experience’ event that helps team building and the development of learning skills. Business themes are also explored in the event.

Distinguished Visitor Series: A feature of the programme is the Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series. Distinguished practitioners in the field are invited to the University to hold seminars highlighting critical aspects of business, finance, banking, management, marketing and human resource management. It offers students a unique opportunity to meet with business leaders and explore current issues with them.

The programme is focused clearly on the applied and theoretical aspects of finance so as to develop you for a career in the finance sector. The inclusion of a shorter finance report allows the programme to expand the opportunity for you to undertake more skills based modules that will improve your career prospects.

In the modern world finance takes an ever increasing role in business, development and the economy. The MFin International Finance programme provides you with the skills and training to play an important role in the finance sector and to develop a career in finance. To achieve this the programme provides you with the right mix of applied and theoretical skills to both understand the issues facing firms and how to deal with these issues.

This course is developed for students who have completed their undergraduate study and are now looking to develop their finance related skills so as to pursue a successful career in the finance sector.

We provide a fresh approach to International Finance that is suitable if you have studied economics, business management or accountancy before or if you are new to the subject. Around half of the students on the programme have a business background while the rest of the students come from a very wide range of non-business backgrounds. The programme has been designed with these students with non-business backgrounds in mind while still challenging students whose first degree has been a business related subject.

What you'll study

- How you will be taught

Teaching focuses on the applied and real world aspects of finance. The programme is delivered mostly within a framework of lectures, workshops and tutorials although other methods of teaching are offered on modules when they aid in understanding and learning.

- How you will be assessed

Module content is assessed through a combination of coursework, quizzes, and end of module exams. The weighting on the coursework component varies depending on the content of the module but may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree.

The compulsory modules on the programme are:

Foundation Economics and Statistics for Business #
Global Financial Markets
International Business Finance
Derivatives and Risk Management
Global Risk Analysis
Current Issues in Banking and Finance
Emerging Financial Markets and Investment
Applied Business Statistics

Optional Modules: Choose one of either:

Forecasting for Business and Finance
Econometrics for Finance*

* Requires prior knowledge of econometrics.
# not included for the purpose of degree classification.

International Finance Project

Employability

The MFin International Finance programme prepares you for a successful career in the financial sector. You will develop the skills and understanding to work in a range of operations in a variety of businesses such as banks, insurance companies, financial service companies, trading brokers. Working in the finance arms of industries and commercial firms outside of the finance sector is also possible.

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Placed. 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings. , the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective. Read more

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across our six ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to four national degrees in ESCP Europe campus countries (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Poland) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 40weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable intercultural practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track, allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

The MIM Programme Objectives

As a Master in Management student, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in management and the business world.
  • Build and enhance your career plans through specialised course options and in-company experience.
  • Strengthen your ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment through studying in up to four different countries and cultures.
  • Broaden your horizon by studying alongside students from a vast range of backgrounds, such as business management, economics, engineering and social sciences.
  • Get practical experience and create your own network through case studies, field projects and internships.
  • Prepare to take on major responsibilities in tomorrow's economic environment by developing a European identity with a global perspective on today's economy.

Key Features

The Master in Management is an expansive, world-class programme. Here are some key facts to help you learn a little more about what a qualification from ESCP Europe offers:

  • A two-year, full-time intercultural general management programme
  • Ranked 1st in the 2016 Financial Times Master in Management league table in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland and 3rd in France.
  • An integrated intercultural programme curriculum taught across the six ESCP Europe campuses
  • The opportunity to study in a minimum of two, and a maximum of four different countries
  • 120 partner universities worldwide, more than 20 of which offer double-degree options
  • Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study
  • One-year pre-master option for students without a Bachelor degree (having previously completed at least two years of university education) in preparation for the Master programme
  • Supported by ESCP Europe's extensive Alumni Association network (49,000 members and counting) and close ties with the business world
  • Five seminars, including [email protected] which is held at the European Parliament
  • At least two integrated internships
  • The option of gap years or apprenticeships
  • Excellent employment rates, with 74% of the most recent graduating class employed before even completing their studies

What you study

The Master in Management programme consists of four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits. These semesters can be completed at our European campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw) or at one of our 100 partner universities worldwide.

The first year is focused on advanced learning within the different fields of intercultural management through core modules.

The second year is used to concentrate on one or two options, and is also used for the writing of a Master thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. Further to this, students can choose from the rich catalogue of electives to further customise their learning experience and plan their professional career paths. Language courses are also a part of the Master in Management programme.

Beside the academic courses, 40 weeks of internships are integrated into the programme. Students can do these internships either in their countries of study or in a third country.

Alongside the core courses, electives and options, all students will participate in five thematic seminars. These are key elements in the Master in Management programme, with all current students coming together to benefit from the internationality of both the courses and their fellow participants.

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages. The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. Students can spend the Pre-Master Year in Paris (in French or English) or Turin (in English). It is for students who have a minimum of two years of university education.



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Placed. 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings. , the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective. Read more

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across our six ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to four national degrees in ESCP Europe campus countries (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Poland) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 40weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable intercultural practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track, allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

The MIM Programme Objectives

As a Master in Management student, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in management and the business world.
  • Build and enhance your career plans through specialised course options and in-company experience.
  • Strengthen your ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment through studying in up to four different countries and cultures.
  • Broaden your horizon by studying alongside students from a vast range of backgrounds, such as business management, economics, engineering and social sciences.
  • Get practical experience and create your own network through case studies, field projects and internships.
  • Prepare to take on major responsibilities in tomorrow's economic environment by developing a European identity with a global perspective on today's economy.

Key Features

The Master in Management is an expansive, world-class programme. Here are some key facts to help you learn a little more about what a qualification from ESCP Europe offers:

  • A two-year, full-time intercultural general management programme
  • Ranked 1st in the 2016 Financial Times Master in Management league table in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland and 3rd in France.
  • An integrated intercultural programme curriculum taught across the six ESCP Europe campuses
  • The opportunity to study in a minimum of two, and a maximum of four different countries
  • 120 partner universities worldwide, more than 20 of which offer double-degree options
  • Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study
  • One-year pre-master option for students without a Bachelor degree (having previously completed at least two years of university education) in preparation for the Master programme
  • Supported by ESCP Europe's extensive Alumni Association network (49,000 members and counting) and close ties with the business world
  • Five seminars, including [email protected] which is held at the European Parliament
  • At least two integrated internships
  • The option of gap years or apprenticeships
  • Excellent employment rates, with 74% of the most recent graduating class employed before even completing their studies

What you study

The Master in Management programme consists of four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits. These semesters can be completed at our European campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw) or at one of our 100 partner universities worldwide.

The first year is focused on advanced learning within the different fields of intercultural management through core modules.

The second year is used to concentrate on one or two options, and is also used for the writing of a Master thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. Further to this, students can choose from the rich catalogue of electives to further customise their learning experience and plan their professional career paths. Language courses are also a part of the Master in Management programme.

Beside the academic courses, 40 weeks of internships are integrated into the programme. Students can do these internships either in their countries of study or in a third country.

Alongside the core courses, electives and options, all students will participate in five thematic seminars. These are key elements in the Master in Management programme, with all current students coming together to benefit from the internationality of both the courses and their fellow participants.

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages. The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. Students can spend the Pre-Master Year in Paris (in French or English) or Turin (in English). It is for students who have a minimum of two years of university education.



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Placed. 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings. , the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective. Read more

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across our six ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to four national degrees in ESCP Europe campus countries (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Poland) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 40weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable intercultural practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track, allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

The MIM Programme Objectives

As a Master in Management student, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in management and the business world.
  • Build and enhance your career plans through specialised course options and in-company experience.
  • Strengthen your ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment through studying in up to four different countries and cultures.
  • Broaden your horizon by studying alongside students from a vast range of backgrounds, such as business management, economics, engineering and social sciences.
  • Get practical experience and create your own network through case studies, field projects and internships.
  • Prepare to take on major responsibilities in tomorrow's economic environment by developing a European identity with a global perspective on today's economy.

Key Features

The Master in Management is an expansive, world-class programme. Here are some key facts to help you learn a little more about what a qualification from ESCP Europe offers:

  • A two-year, full-time intercultural general management programme
  • Ranked 1st in the 2016 Financial Times Master in Management league table in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland and 3rd in France.
  • An integrated intercultural programme curriculum taught across the six ESCP Europe campuses
  • The opportunity to study in a minimum of two, and a maximum of four different countries
  • 120 partner universities worldwide, more than 20 of which offer double-degree options
  • Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study
  • One-year pre-master option for students without a Bachelor degree (having previously completed at least two years of university education) in preparation for the Master programme
  • Supported by ESCP Europe's extensive Alumni Association network (49,000 members and counting) and close ties with the business world
  • Five seminars, including [email protected] which is held at the European Parliament
  • At least two integrated internships
  • The option of gap years or apprenticeships
  • Excellent employment rates, with 74% of the most recent graduating class employed before even completing their studies

What you study

The Master in Management programme consists of four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits. These semesters can be completed at our European campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw) or at one of our 100 partner universities worldwide.

The first year is focused on advanced learning within the different fields of intercultural management through core modules.

The second year is used to concentrate on one or two options, and is also used for the writing of a Master thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. Further to this, students can choose from the rich catalogue of electives to further customise their learning experience and plan their professional career paths. Language courses are also a part of the Master in Management programme.

Beside the academic courses, 40 weeks of internships are integrated into the programme. Students can do these internships either in their countries of study or in a third country.

Alongside the core courses, electives and options, all students will participate in five thematic seminars. These are key elements in the Master in Management programme, with all current students coming together to benefit from the internationality of both the courses and their fellow participants.

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages. The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. Students can spend the Pre-Master Year in Paris (in French or English) or Turin (in English). It is for students who have a minimum of two years of university education.



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Placed. 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings. , the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective. Read more

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across our six ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to four national degrees in ESCP Europe campus countries (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Poland) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 40weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable intercultural practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track, allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

The MIM Programme Objectives

As a Master in Management student, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in management and the business world.
  • Build and enhance your career plans through specialised course options and in-company experience.
  • Strengthen your ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment through studying in up to four different countries and cultures.
  • Broaden your horizon by studying alongside students from a vast range of backgrounds, such as business management, economics, engineering and social sciences.
  • Get practical experience and create your own network through case studies, field projects and internships.
  • Prepare to take on major responsibilities in tomorrow's economic environment by developing a European identity with a global perspective on today's economy.

Key Features

The Master in Management is an expansive, world-class programme. Here are some key facts to help you learn a little more about what a qualification from ESCP Europe offers:

  • A two-year, full-time intercultural general management programme
  • Ranked 1st in the 2016 Financial Times Master in Management league table in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland and 3rd in France.
  • An integrated intercultural programme curriculum taught across the six ESCP Europe campuses
  • The opportunity to study in a minimum of two, and a maximum of four different countries
  • 120 partner universities worldwide, more than 20 of which offer double-degree options
  • Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study
  • One-year pre-master option for students without a Bachelor degree (having previously completed at least two years of university education) in preparation for the Master programme
  • Supported by ESCP Europe's extensive Alumni Association network (49,000 members and counting) and close ties with the business world
  • Five seminars, including [email protected] which is held at the European Parliament
  • At least two integrated internships
  • The option of gap years or apprenticeships
  • Excellent employment rates, with 74% of the most recent graduating class employed before even completing their studies

What you study

The Master in Management programme consists of four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits. These semesters can be completed at our European campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw) or at one of our 100 partner universities worldwide.

The first year is focused on advanced learning within the different fields of intercultural management through core modules.

The second year is used to concentrate on one or two options, and is also used for the writing of a Master thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. Further to this, students can choose from the rich catalogue of electives to further customise their learning experience and plan their professional career paths. Language courses are also a part of the Master in Management programme.

Beside the academic courses, 40 weeks of internships are integrated into the programme. Students can do these internships either in their countries of study or in a third country.

Alongside the core courses, electives and options, all students will participate in five thematic seminars. These are key elements in the Master in Management programme, with all current students coming together to benefit from the internationality of both the courses and their fellow participants.

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages. The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. Students can spend the Pre-Master Year in Paris (in French or English) or Turin (in English). It is for students who have a minimum of two years of university education.



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The International Pre-Masters Certificate in Business and English is designed to prepare non-native English speaking students for postgraduate study in business related disciplines. Read more

The International Pre-Masters Certificate in Business and English is designed to prepare non-native English speaking students for postgraduate study in business related disciplines.

The aims of the course are to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to confidently achieve at postgraduate level in a business discipline.

The course aims to develop your understanding of key business vocabulary, theories and concepts integral to postgraduate business courses, and your linguistic competence in specific Business English to enable successful study at postgraduate level. It also aims to develop your academic, cognitive, meta-cognitive and professional skills required for successful study at postgraduate level in a business-related area, and to provide you with the necessary personal, professional, interpersonal and key skills to enable development as independent, autonomous learners in preparation for postgraduate study.

The course is delivered in two modules

  • Study and Research Skills for Business develops your language, academic and study skills
  • Principles of Business provides you with a broad exploration of key contemporary business issues

You have the opportunity to carry out research projects with local and regional organisations, which will be an enriching cultural experience and enhance your employment prospects.

Successfully completing the course enables you to choose from a range of postgraduate courses to suit your interests and career development needs. These are available at Sheffield Hallam and other academic institutions.

Sheffield Business School runs postgraduate courses in

If you successfully complete this course you will be eligible for a discount on your fees on a full-time Sheffield Business School postgraduate beginning in September.

The course focuses on three areas of skills and knowledge

  • Academic and Business English
  • Academic skills for postgraduate study in a Business context
  • Principles of Business

Course structure

Full-time – 12 weeks

September to December for masters courses starting in January.

Study and Research Skills for Business

The Study and Research Skills for Business module constitutes the larger proportion of the two modules during the twelve week course. In this module you will

  • acquire and apply academic skills, such as researching, referencing, critical reading and writing to a level equivalent to IELTS level 6
  • develop listening skills in the context of academic settings, such as lectures, and business settings, such as meetings, debates and news broadcasts to a level equivalent to IELTS level 6
  • develop oral communication skills for business negotiation and presentation to a level equivalent to IELTS level 6
  • develop employability skills: apply your business knowledge, theory and understanding in a real work context in an assessed project collaboration with a local business

Principles of Business

The Principles of Business module provides you with fundamentals of Business Strategy, Global Business and Finance. The module is designed to give students an understanding and appreciation of the contemporary issues faced by businesses, both within national and international markets.

It will interlink three broad subject areas: Strategic Management, Business Practice and Financial Management and will introduce students to the fundamental features and concepts of business management. For those students who do possess some business experience the module will provide academic underpinning to their business practise.

By engaging successfully with this module a student will be able to appreciate and appraise different theories and frameworks in the context of Business and Management, evaluate real life company situations by applying conceptual knowledge and understanding of business practice, and apply theories, concepts and frameworks to analyse and evaluate practical management solutions and formulate operational strategies.

Employability

This is a pre-masters course which allows you to progress to a postgraduate course leading to many careers in all business-related areas.

If you successfully complete this course you will be eligible for a discount on your fees for a full-time Sheffield Business School postgraduate beginning in September.

The course is designed in such a way that it contributes towards Sheffield Hallam University Postgraduate attributes. High level transferable skills, such as knowledge application, creative and critical thinking, research and enquiry are integral to the course. You will be encouraged to develop skills that will underpin your future academic and professional development. For example, during the assessed debate students propose a new sales strategy for a UK company, and present and defend their idea to their peers who take on the role of directors of different departments of the company, understanding the different drivers from each area of the company in the decision-making process.

The modules include case studies, team working and industry examples. Module content and related assessment will focus on past and present business scenarios and will form a vital chain in connecting theory with practice. These situations and practice led examples will enhance the student experience and will count towards greater student employability.

A major enhancement to the course will be the opportunity for you to carry out an assessed project based on real-world business problems faced by local organisations, which will be supported by the Venture Matrix team and by module tutors. The project aims to enhance your business awareness and take an enquiry-based approach to learning. The opportunity to visit and communicate regularly with a company will be particularly beneficial to you as an international student from the point of view of business engagement and real-life practical experience. You will be supported through this experience by the module teaching team to propose research-led solutions to a real business issue for a real company.

Examples of previous projects have included market research for a luxury snack company, researching new markets for a local engineering manufacturer, investigating the potential for a sportswear start-up and a competitor analysis for an online service provider.



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The MSc in International Business Economics enables you to study a combination of business and economic subjects. Read more

The MSc in International Business Economics enables you to study a combination of business and economic subjects. You will develop the ability to understand causal relationships between various economic variables, critically evaluate the strategic decision-making process in business, and have an insight into global business policy issues. 

This course aims to provide you with the quantitative and economic analysis skills to understand underlying economic principles and gain insight into the way institutions and business practices operate in an international context.

There are excellent employment prospects for economists with these skills in business and finance, government agencies and management consultancy.

Why choose this course?

  • Programme focus: This programme is designed for those who have not formally studied for a degree in economics or business who would like to increase their understanding in both those subjects. However, the programme will equally appeal to you if you have a general background in economics, business and management studies and want to specialise further in international business and financial economics.
  • Employability: In an increasingly competitive job market, a globally focused qualification such as the MSc in International Business and Economics is highly desirable. This programme provides you with the quantitative skills and economic analysis skills, together with a multicultural learning environment in order to prepare you for a career as a professional business analyst or manager in the private sector, government agencies, multinational corporations and international institutions. On the practical side, our Careers Centre offers support in developing CV and interview skills, and provides regularly updated job vacancy information.
  • Teaching and Learning: Oxford Brookes University Business School offers a great environment for studying Business and Economics. We have a track record of excellence in teaching, learning and research and you will be supported in your studies and beyond. Our Business School has received the top award from the Higher Education Funding council for England to become a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • Oxford Location: Oxford offers everything you could want as a student and more. As one of the world’s great centres of learning, it is a bustling city. Located just over an hour from the hub of business life in London with easy access to international airports, you'll be at the heart of the UK's most successful economic region. Oxford will provide you with a host of learning and employment opportunities with a range of internships and graduate jobs available 
  • Expert academics: You will be taught by experts in the fields of economics, business and finance. They are renowned researchers and teachers who bring a global perspective from their experiences all round the world.
  • Student support: You will be assigned to an Academic Adviser who will provide both academic and personal support. Student Support Co-ordinators provide guidance for your course and university-wide administrative issues. They organise a range of events to help you adjust to postgraduate studies and are able to help you get advice about any issues you may have during your studies. 

Course content

This MSc is based on the completion of  compulsory modules and a range of optional modules. The choice is made in consultation with the Programme Director and in accordance with the rules laid down for the award.

Please see the course structure chart for more information.

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of International Business Economics
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
  • Operations and Process Management
  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Trade and Globalisation
  • Research Methods
  • You can choose between taking a Consultancy Project module or the International Management in Practice: Study Trip module

You should choose one of the following three alternative options:

  • Dissertation
  • Client Project
  • Synoptic Research Project

Elective modules

  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • International Finance
  • Planning for New Business Ventures
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Physical Logistics and Distribution

Teaching and learning

Learning methods include lectures, directed reading, workshops, seminars, and practical and project work. Some modules include group work and teamwork activities.

Each module is assessed individually, generally on the quality of written or visual presentation work, and to some extent on verbal presentations. 

Approach to assessment

Assessment methods may include reports, seminar papers, formal written examinations, in-class tests, project work, visual and verbal presentations, workshops, simulations, and practical exercises. The majority of assessments are based on individual assignments but there is some assessed group work.

Specialist facilities

At Headington we have developed outstanding facilities. Our John Henry Brookes Building is the most significant project in the history of Oxford Brookes University. . Find out more about the John Henry Brookes Building.

We have invested over £30m to create modern teaching and learning facilities and created a new home at Headington for the Business School.

Completed in 2017 it contains:

  • 30 teaching rooms and a collaborative lecture theatre.
  • A new Main Hall with soundproof wall, perfect for teaching and events like graduations.
  • Social learning spaces and a cafe.
  • A new gateway into the Headington Campus.

Our library provides specialist business resources (both hard copy and via online access) to UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, a wide range of constantly updated key texts, and postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses.

Field trips

We offer an International Business in Practice Study Trip module. The purpose of this study trip is to give postgraduate students a hands-on, intensive experience with the ideas and practices of global business. The programme will include presentations from local management executives and experts. Students will have direct interaction with management executives and practices through site visits to major corporations and agencies.

This study trip is voluntary and all costs associated with the trip will need to be funded by you. It is not linked to university assessments in any way. If you successfully complete this module you will have the following non-credit bearing module recorded on your transcript: P58335 International Business in Practice: Study Trip.

Attendance pattern

Attendance is compulsory. Modules run from Monday to Friday.



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Develop your personal, academic and professional development with our online Postgraduate Diploma in Business with Finance. This advanced programme introduces key business and finance principles including project management, financial management, leadership in practice and many more. Read more

Develop your personal, academic and professional development with our online Postgraduate Diploma in Business with Finance. This advanced programme introduces key business and finance principles including project management, financial management, leadership in practice and many more.

Overview

Improve your employability, salary prospects and professional knowledge with our 100% online and part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Business with Finance.

This programme will equip you with a thorough understanding of the theories and practices used in modern business environments. Whether you want to work for a private, public or non-profit making organisation, this course will help you to develop both cross functional abilities and transferable skills.

In addition to introducing key management and business theories, this Postgraduate Diploma in Business with Finance also allows you to develop specialised financial knowledge including financial management theories, techniques, models and more.

Upon completion of your Postgraduate Diploma, we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for a full Masters (awarded after 180 credits).

Course structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business with Finance is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

 Optional modules

Upon completion of your PG Dip Business with Finance we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for an MSc Business with Finance (180 credits).

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business with Finance is based on a combination of written coursework.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and is greatly valued by employers.

The specialist knowledge and understanding you gain on our PG Dip Business with Finance can improve your employability and career prospects.



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Global capital and money markets are rapidly evolving and critical expertise is highly sought after. If you’re interested in a professional career in finance and investment, this Masters will equip you to apply your problem-solving skills to the financial markets. Read more

Global capital and money markets are rapidly evolving and critical expertise is highly sought after. If you’re interested in a professional career in finance and investment, this Masters will equip you to apply your problem-solving skills to the financial markets.

You’ll be introduced to advanced concepts and practices in essential topics including international investment, financial modelling, corporate finance and security investment analysis.

Thanks to our excellent links with industry, commerce and professional bodies, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how essential financial theory is applied in practice. Case study exercises and simulations test your knowledge in real business scenarios, connecting you with the latest challenges and issues in the financial markets.

You’ll learn from leading academics with research and consultancy expertise to gain a qualification valued worldwide in the finance and investment industry.

Academic excellence

As a student, you will be able to access the knowledge of our advanced specialist research units, which also have strong links with leading institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. These include the Centre for Advanced Study in Finance (CASIF), the Institute of Banking and Investment (IBI) and the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC). This research makes an important contribution to your learning on the MSc Finance and Investment; you will benefit from a curriculum that is informed by the latest knowledge and critical thinking.

You will also benefit from our strong relationships with the finance, credit and accounting professions. This provides a connection to the latest practitioner and policy developments, giving you a masters degree that is relevant to the contemporary environment.

Course content

Throughout the course we support you to develop the professional skills that will be critical for a successful career in the financial services.

You’ll build knowledge of key topics in finance and investment such as financial modelling, corporate finance, security investment analysis and international business finance. You’ll apply this knowledge of financial theory to solve real problems and explore international investment in depth.

Your choice of optional modules will allow you to gain specialist knowledge in areas that suit your career plans. You’ll be expected to take at least one of Corporate Governance or Behavioural Finance, but you could also study accounting, financial derivatives, forensic finance and more.

The programme will improve your understanding of research methods in finance, during a dedicated module led by experts currently involved in cutting-edge research. You’ll apply this knowledge to design and carry out your own research dissertation on a related topic of your choice, developing your ability to tackle the most pressing challenges currently facing the industry.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

You’ll take eight compulsory modules including your dissertation.

  • Security Investment Analysis 15 credits
  • Corporate Finance 15 credits
  • Applied Finance 15 credits
  • Financial Modelling and Analysis 15 credits
  • International Investment 15 credits
  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation 45 credits
  • Critical Skills for the Finance Professional 15 credits

Optional modules

You’ll also take two optional modules, one of which must be either Behavioural Finance or International Business Finance.

  • Portfolio Risk Management 15 credits
  • International Business Finance 15 credits
  • Forensic Accounting and Finance 15 credits
  • Behavioural Finance 15 credits
  • Financial Derivatives 15 credits
  • Corporate Governance 15 credits
  • Discrete Time Finance 15 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Finance and Investment MSc in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you make the most of your studies. These will include lectures, seminars, workshops, online learning and tutorials. Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.

In addition to the assessed modules and research dissertation, you benefit from professional training activities and employability workshops. Thanks to our links with major companies across the business world, you can also gain a practical understanding of key issues.

For example, students have developed their knowledge of financial markets through a one-week trading simulation delivered in partnership with Amplify Trading. Read more about professional development activities for finance students.

Assessment

Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. They include formal exams, group projects, reports, computer simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of core finance and investment principles, and the numerical and analytical skills to succeed in this rapidly changing complex environment.

Graduates have a broad appeal to employers in the worldwide finance sector. Many have gone on to careers such as traders, risk managers, portfolio managers and security analysts.

Our unique combination of business and mathematics modules enables you to perform successfully in a business environment by making the best use of your analytical and programming skills.

Careers support

We help you to achieve your career ambitions by providing professional development support and training as part of the course. You benefit from the support of a Professional Development Tutor, who will work with you to develop the important professional skills that employers value.

We’re committed to offering a wide range of development and training opportunities. Recent activities have included field trips, CV building and interview sessions, professional risk management workshops and commercial awareness networking events.

Read more about our careers and professional development support.

The University of Leeds Careers Centre also provides a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.



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Develop advanced business and financial skills while exploring the very latest theories and practices of modern business environments. Whether your goal is to work at a senior level at a private, public or non-profit making organisation, our MSc Business with Finance will make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Overview

Develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills on our MSc Business and Finance postgraduate degree programme. This advanced course covers a wide range of challenging and thought-provoking topics including economics for managers, financial decision-making, research methods and many more.

The programme also gives you the opportunity to undertake independent research and create a 40-credit Business and Management Research Report.

Developed and taught by subject experts, this 100% online course will teach you how to examine and appraise research methods and technological skills in making effective and ethical management decisions, while also critically analysing in-depth complex managerial issues both systematically and innovatively. You will also develop the ability to evaluate the principles and theoretical underpinnings of management, strategy, marketing, finance, HRM, and other disciplines within industry sectors.

The additional financial modules on this combined course also allow you to develop your skills further, giving you knowledge of financial management theories, techniques and models in an organisational context and the ability to assess how the financial management environment influences an organisation’s strategic position.

Course structure

The MSc Business with Finance degree is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

 Optional modules

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

Our MSc Business with Finance course includes both compulsory and optional modules, so you can tailor the content of your course to more closely fit your interests and aspirations.

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the MSc Business with Finance is based on a combination of written coursework and work on a dissertation or individual project.

You are able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your Masters course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your MSc Business with Finance degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

Achieving this MSc Business with Finance will demonstrate your knowledge and commitment to future employers. Whether you’re looking to move into management, or looking for a career change, this MSc will give you the skills you need to succeed in almost any organisation.



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