One of our flagship programmes with a leading world-class reputation for over 10 years and the first one in the UK to be accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
The financial system has undergone major restructuring in preparation for the new regulatory frameworks, affecting existing roles and creating different skillset requirements within risk management divisions of financial institutions.
This programme is tailored to the needs of the rapidly changing financial markets, providing graduates with an insight into the new innovations in the area of risk management. Through its long-term academic partnerships and accreditations by leading professional bodies, the MSc Financial Risk Management offers a cutting edge learning experience, aligning research excellence and current market intelligence.
The graduates benefit from exemptions to certain professional certifications from leading professional bodies worldwide. Click the ‘Careers & professional accreditation’ tab on the right for more information.
The MSc Financial Risk Management is accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). The degree syllabus is enhanced with the most up to date professional practices in the area of risk management, integrating applied academic knowledge to industry needs and providing a competitive advantage to the graduates. Integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the GARP FRM Part I certificate. Upon successful completion of their degree, students will be registered to take the FRM Part I examination.
October – December: Part 1 Autumn Term
January: Part 1 Exams
January-April: Part 2 Spring Term
May – June: Part 2 Exams
June – August (12 month programme only): Part 3
August/Sep (12 month programme only): Part 3 Coursework deadlines
Part 1 compulsory modules
Part 2 compulsory modules
Part 2 optional modules
Students on the 9-month (12-month) programme can select 40 (20) credits from the following modules:
Part 3 optional modules
Students on the 12-months programme should take 20 credits from the following:
Full-time: 9 months Full-time: 12 months
Students will be resident and undertake full-time study in the UK. Under both, the 9 and 12-month programmes students take compulsory and/or elective modules in Part 2.
The 12 month option involves taking an elective 20 credit module between July and August, which would also mean a 20 credit reduction in the number of taught modules taken in the spring term.
After completion of this programme, students are well-prepared to follow a career in the challenging fields of risk management, or risk analysis with banks, regulators, portfolio managers, corporate treasuries, risk management software houses, specialist financial boutiques and hedge funds. Regulators, governments, advisors and commentators are unanimously endorsing the call for more and better qualified risk managers and analysts to join the financial industry.
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
MSc Financial Risk Management is accredited by GARP and the degree syllabus is enhanced with the most up to date professional practices in the area of risk management, integrating applied academic knowledge to industry needs and providing a competitive advantage to the graduates. Integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the GARP FRM Part I certificate. Upon successful completion of their degree, students will be registered to take the FRM Part I examination.
Professional Risk Managers’ Association (PRMIA)
ICMA Centre MSc Financial Risk Management students are eligible for exemption from Exams I and II of PRM Certification. In addition MSc FRM students are provided with assistance to take PRM Exams III and IV.
The ICMA Centre is a Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) Centre of Excellence. Centres of Excellence are a select group of UK universities, recognised by the CISI as offering leadership in academic education on financial markets. Students who are on a financially-related masters course recognised by the CISI are eligible for exemptions and membership.
ICMA Centre students who register and successfully complete two CISI Diploma in Capital Markets modules (Securities and Bonds & Fixed Interest Markets) are eligible for an exemption from the third module (Financial Markets).
The MSc in Marketing French Excellence prepares students from any country for a career in International Marketing.
The MSc in Marketing French Excellence prepares students for a career in international marketing by:
France occupies a unique position, excelling in cultural diversity, scientific endeavour, hospitality, and business acumen. The programme uses examples from global industries in which France excels to teach advanced marketing theory and techniques. The curriculum also includes an internship and a final dissertation. It provides a unique challenging experience for students, while maximizing their opportunities for long-term personal and career development.
The MSc in Marketing French Excellence programme starts with the fundamentals of Marketing and culminates with the internship and a final dissertation. It is organised in semesters:
Discover how the digital revolution has changed the field of marketing, and how the most cutting edge tools are impacting marketers globally, as well as how those tools are used, both by and in an attempt to target, the current generation. Topics include, but are not limited to: web marketing, social media marketing, big data, apps, netnography, and more.
Marketing tools, theories, and knowledge required for the successful planning and execution of effective marketing activities.
Definition of frame for a comprehensive marketing analysis, including the global environment, culture and customer and competitor analysis. Choice of market and integration of different variables within an overall international strategic approach.
Use of quantitative information as an essential element in marketing decisions. Understanding and interpreting key marketing statements within the business.
Motivation and the buying process from a French sociocultural perspective.
Understanding how brand marketing works and examining the actions and responsibilities of the marketing team, to maximize the potential of the major brands they control.
Mastering and implementing sophisticated research techniques related to data collection and analysis to address complex marketing problems with the most appropriate methodology
Learning the tools and techniques that maintain France’s position as a global leader in the luxury goods sector
Since the invention of the original hypermarket concept, France has consistently excelled in the development of innovative retailing and merchandising solutions.
Study the dominance of the French aerospace, nuclear and rail transport industries.
What makes France different and special? This module focuses on the concept of National Brand Identity and examines how French marketers integrate culture as a positioning tool to gain competitive advantage and differentiate themselves.
Focus on France’s status as the world’s most visited country and the success of leading French service companies in the tourism, hotel and hospitality industries.
Provides an essential opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills learnt during the first two semesters to a professional environment. You are free to carry out your internship in France, or abroad, subject to approval by the internship director, based on its relevance to the MSc programme and course content.
You will be assigned a research tutor and choose a research topic that you will study throughout the semester and present to a panel of professors.
The M.Sc. in Marketing French Excellence prepares students from any country for a career in International Marketing.
A few of the possible jobs to which you can aspire:
Business Intelligence is basically about concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems. Business Intelligence as a discipline is made up of several related activities, including data mining, analytical processing and business process improvement.
Expectations for MSc Economics and Business Adminstration - Business Intelligence
The programme provides you with in-depth knowledge of methods for analysing data to support decision-making and for improving business processes on the basis of business analytics. Furthermore, the programme provides you with an in-depth knowledge about:
The courses of the programme will provide you with analytical skills to identify new business opportunities or identify inefficient business processes. The teaching form of the program encourages student participation and this in combination with the final thesis work will provide you with self-management and communication skills.
1st semester: Prerequisite courses
During your first semester you follow the prerequisite courses that form the methodological and academic basis for the further study programme.
The course Business Analytics gives the student a set of tools and models that are essential for the design and evaluation of empirical investigations that can support decisions in the business intelligence area. Moreover, the course will cover major research tools including research design, experiments,response models and forecasting.
IS Development & Implementation in a Business Context introduces a range of methods and techniques that can be used to understand, plan and execute the processes in which information systems are developed, implemented, evaluated and modified to enable the student to participate in the development, acquisition and implementation of information systems.
Data Warehousing provides the student with knowledge about the wide variety of database management systems available for a data warehouse solution and how to choose a solution that is relevant for the business intelligence project in question.
SAS and SQL for Business Analytics provides the student with skills to conduct proper data analysis using some of the most flexible environments available. Focus will be on data management and data manipulation with the purpose to prepare for a statistical analysis.
2nd semester: Specialisation courses
During the second semester you follow the specialisation courses of the programme.
Data Mining for Business Decisions teaches students how to work with large data-sets and how relationships in such data can be detected with the purpose to transform data into knowledge. Business applications cover a broad range from marketing to accounting, logistics and supply chain management.
In Advanced Market Research the focus is on analytical customer relationship management. The course is devoted to customer base analysis and predictive modelling with a primary focus on customer lifetime value and customer retention.
Supply Chain Management aims to provide an introduction and a framework of the design and operations of performance management in contemporary supply chains.
Project Management aims to introduce the contents of general project management competences and provide the students with skills to manage a BI project.
3rd semester: Electives at Aarhus BSS or abroad
In the third semester you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. The courses can either be taken at the school during the semester, at the Summer University or at one of our more than 300 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad.
4th semester: Final thesis
The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and get a chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest. The thesis may be written in collaboration with another student or it may be the result of your individual effort. When the thesis has been submitted, it is defended before the academic advisor as well as an external examiner.
Designed to equip you with the skills to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry including airlines, airport companies and authorities, civil aviation departments, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies.
This part-time flexible Executive course, available either at Cranfield or Singapore (via the Singapore Aviation Academy), covers a broad range of management strategic issues to enable you to advance your career in the air transport industry. Focus on subjects that match your individual interests and career aspirations, whilst you remain in employment.
Created to meet the demand for more flexible executive teaching in air transport management, this course is suitable for those who require a broad knowledge of air transport management strategic issues whilst remaining in full-time employment. It combines compulsory air transport core learning with an increased focus on leadership and personal development including managerial, interpersonal, financial and analytical skills. Accelerate your career development by focusing on subjects that match your individual interests and career aspirations.
We also deliver this course via the Singapore Aviation Academy. Important: to study in Singapore visit the Singapore Aviation Academy website and apply using their application process.
The MSc Air Transport Management has been established since 1964. The course has an outstanding global reputation with over 1,500 graduates to date. We recognise the challenges faced by our executive students and have reduced the required number of visits to Cranfield through the introduction of several distance learning modules which are indicated in the modules overview. This enables students from all over the world to complete this qualification whilst balancing work/life commitments.
We are very well located for students from all over the world and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. This MSc programme benefits from students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students.
The course is directed by an industrial advisory committee comprising senior representatives from leading airlines and associated sectors. This group meets annually and ensures that the course content remains up-to-date and equips you with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. Members of the committee also attend the group project presentations.
We regularly invite senior industry experts to present to our students. Previous speakers have included:
The taught programme for the Air Transport Management masters starts in July and is comprised of ten modules (six compulsory and four optional). All the modules are completed over three one-week periods (two modules per week) so you are only expected to make three trips to Cranfield to complete the six compulsory modules in July, November and March. Some optional modules are available for distance learning.
Students are divided into groups and tasked with setting up an airline in any country of the group's choice. Students can also choose any type of airline business model. The groups present and defend their business plans to a board of senior industry executives as well as to teaching staff. Each group must also submit a detailed report which will be assessed.
The group project is undertaken in the second year, and is held in July for two weeks. The aim is to provide a simulated industrial environment where knowledge and skills gained from the taught component can be applied to solving an air transport management problem.
The individual research project is undertaken during year three of your studies. It provides an opportunity to study a problem in detail, and sponsoring organisations may collaborate in the choice of a suitable subject. This allows you to demonstrate the application of your learning to real-life problems.
Taught Module 45%, Group project 15%, Individual research project 40%
Successful completion of this course will gain you an internationally recognised qualification which benefits from the Cranfield reputation and can take you onto new levels of your career anywhere in the world. We provide access to our exclusive LinkedIn Cranfield University - Air Transport Group, which offers unrivalled networking and job opportunities.
This qualification facilitates accelerated career development for many of our graduates. One former graduate began his studies as an Operations Manager and was promoted three times during his study – he is now the Deputy CEO and credits the course for enabling his progression by allowing him to take a broader view of his organisation than his original role.
Other roles our former graduates have gone on to occupy include: