The University is currently undertaking a review of the curriculum of this programme. This will mean that the content and structure of the programme will be different from that described below. Please contact us for more information
This specialist pathway will help you to develop an understanding of finance within organisations, as well as develop knowledge of key elements of corporate financial management. There is a particular focus on international capital markets and international banking, preparing you for employment in international contexts where the management of capital in mixed financial economies is complex and therefore risky.
This course will provide
you with a thorough understanding of the principals of management and finance,
in an international context. You will study a core range of stimulating modules
and also have the chance to focus in more detail on areas that interest you.
Recent core modules have
covered topics including management research methods, international financial
management, human resource management, the international economic environment, and
marketing and international capital markets and banking. Optional modules cover
a diverse range of topics, which might include project management or business
The course attracts
graduates from a wide range of countries, thus making for an excellent
cross-cultural mix in learning and teaching sessions. All students on the
course are registered as affiliate members of the Chartered Management
The course is delivered by highly qualified teaching staff
with practical experience of financial management and research, and consultancy
expertise in credit, banking and financial services.
During this course you will develop your understanding of
the theory and practice of different research methods, both quantitative and
qualitative, in business. You will learn to assess how the external business environment
will affect your business, and develop strategies for responding to this.
You will complete an investment portfolio exercise which
will help you develop your knowledge of international finance, and an insight
into the challenges facing bankers, policy makers, regulators and investors in
financial markets. You will cover the key theories that underpin financial
decisions in an international business.
The business environment is very much international these
days, which makes global and inter cultural working a reality. Businesses need
to be effective at managing people from an international perspective, and
during this course you will look at organisational behaviour and human
resources management with a focus on the continuous change and the increasing
globalisation of business and management practice.
As an MSc student, you will also be required to complete a dissertation
which will allow you to apply all the understanding, knowledge, analytical and
conceptual tools that you have gained from your modules.
Students will also have the option to take a module of their
choice which might focus on ethics, research in accounting or project