This course produces graduates with a sound knowledge of both accounting standards and corporate governance, as well as their role in the operation of financial markets. The programme includes topics such as the theory of finance, company valuation, the assessment of corporate risk, international accounting standards, corporate governance and financial statement analysis. Subsequently, it provides a solid platform for a successful career in the financial sector.
Course Content The programme includes topics such as the theory of finance, company valuation, the assessment of corporate risk, international accounting standards, corporate governance and financial statement analysis.
All students will also be offered research training to prepare them for undertaking independent research and preparing a dissertation in an accounting and/or finance related topic.
All students take a one-week introductory course in mathematics and statics.
Modules are subject to change but at the time of printing modules were drawn from the following areas: Core Modules: Introduction to Quantitative Methods Financial Theory Company Valuation and Performance Accounting and Corporate Governance Dissertation
Elective Modules: Security Investment Analysis International Finance Financial Engineering Money and Banking Development Finance
Dissertation Recent examples of dissertations by students taking this course include: Volatility spillover effects from developed to emerging markets; Interrelationship between banking and currency crises; Pension funds - is there an alternative? Comparison with property investment.
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A 2.1 degree in Economics; Finance or a related discipline, or an equivalent qualification from overseas. Applicants with degrees in a quantitative subject (mathematics, statistics, physics or engineering) may be considered.
Recipient: Brunel University London
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