School of Business, Management and Economics

Management and Finance

(MSc) Management and Finance

Entry for 2011

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course Aims

The programme will provide students with an advanced knowledge of the principles of management and finance through both practical applications and challenging theory. Students willl develop comprehensive skills and knowledge of the different management styles across cultures.
The finance component of the programme aims to develop skills relevant to the study of the financial environment, including an understanding of financial markets and in depth assessment eith of financial institutions or of financial reporting, and provides the appropriate theoretical framework to analyse and understand contemporary problems in financial analysis. Students will also develop their ability to undertake independent analysis of a range of issues in business finance and management strategy.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, a successful student will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
Demonstrate a systematic and conceptual understanding of traditional and advanced approaches to management and finance
A critical evaluation of traditional and advanced approaches to management and finance as well as current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of the field

Intellectual skills
Demonstrate self-direction and originality in applying management and financial principles under conditions of complexity and uncertainty
Demonstrate the ability to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them, and where appropriate to propose new hypotheses

Practical skills
Apply methods of management and finance systematically and make sound professional judgements, and communicate this clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Transferable skills
Demonstrate originality, self-direction and autonomy in planning and implementing business appraisals . These include team/group working, resource and risk management, IT skills, the ability to interpret and manipulate numerical data, presentation skills, writing skills.

Course learning outcomes

demonstrate a systematic understanding of theory and applications in financial studies and business and management

demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate theory and method in financial appraisal and business management, and a detailed understanding of current problems and new insights at the forefront of the field of study

demonstrate the ability to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them, and where appropriate to propose new hypotheses

systematically apply financial computation and business judgment , and communicate clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences

demonstrate originality, self-direction and autonomy in financial and business appraisal. These skills include team working, resource management, competencies in IT, the ability to interpret and manipulate numerical data, presentation skills and writing skills.

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn Term2 of these optionsAccounting and Finance for Managers (733N1)157
  Global Business (734N1)157
  Marketing Management (883N1)157
  CoreCorporate and International Finance (831L1)207
  CoreFinancial Markets and Financial Instruments (880N1)157
  CoreInstitutions in the Global Financial Market (738N1)157
 Postgraduate Academic YearCoreResearch Methods (725N1)157
 Spring and Summer TermsCoreBusiness Analysis Report (874N1)307
 Spring Term4 of these optionsBanking and Financial Institutions (737N1)157
  Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (875N1)157
  Entrepreneurial Finance (731N1)157
  Financial Derivatives (894N1)157
  Global Marketing Management (736N1)157
  International Accounting and Financial Reporting (871N1)157
  International Entrepreneurship (721N1)157
  Management Accounting & Control (895N1)157
  Multinational Financial Management (896N1)157

Part-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn Term1 of these optionsAccounting and Finance for Managers (733N1)157
  Global Business (734N1)157
  Marketing Management (883N1)157
  CoreCorporate and International Finance (831L1)207
  CoreInstitutions in the Global Financial Market (738N1)157
 Spring Term1 of these optionsCorporate Governance and Social Responsibility (875N1)157
  Global Marketing Management (736N1)157
  International Entrepreneurship (721N1)157
  1 from this option group AND...Banking and Financial Institutions (737N1)157
  Entrepreneurial Finance (731N1)157
  Financial Derivatives (894N1)157
  International Accounting and Financial Reporting (871N1)157
  Management Accounting & Control (895N1)157
  Multinational Financial Management (896N1)157
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn TeachingCoreFinancial Markets and Financial Instruments (880N1)157
 Spring TeachingCoreResearch Methods (725N1)157
  OptionEntrepreneurial Finance (731N1)157
 Summer TeachingCoreBusiness Analysis Report (874N1)307

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