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  • Academic Title
    Finance MBA
  • Course description
    The philosophy of the MBA Finance is to provide broad based postgraduate management studies, following on from undergraduate programmes, which allow for a focus on areas of finance relevant to business and management. The aim of the programme is to assist students with their career development.

    Entry requirements

    For entry, you should normally have an Honours degree or an equivalent qualification. For applicants whose first language is not English, proof of proficiency in English will be required. Applicants will normally have a minimum of two years' post experience.

    Course content

    The course consists of taught modules and a dissertation. Core taught modules cover the main functional areas of business and management, other modules relate to financial areas and one prepares students for writing their dissertation.

    Additional support for international students

    Coventry University takes pride in the culture and richness that its international students bring to campus life. Currently over 2,000 international students from some 90 countries are pursuing programmes of study here, with a growing amount enrolling on postgraduate courses. A recent report ranked the University highly in terms of international student numbers, recognising our reputation as a leading international institution.

    To meet the needs of this rapidly growing community within the University's student population, our International Office is on hand to provide assistance on all relevant matters such as visas and immigration. It also serves as an information centre to help international visitors locate the many services and activities both on campus and further afield.

    MBA Finance
    MBA Finance is for students wishing to have their
    programme tailored from a financial and accounting
    perspective. All MBA students commence with a generic
    common core but in the 2nd semester MBA Finance
    students then specialise by studying relevant financial,
    accounting and investment issues from a managerial
    perspective. Successful MBA Finance students may also
    receive some exemptions should they choose to later study
    for professional ACCA examinations.

    Semester 1
    All MBA students (regardless of their
    chosen route) study FOUR core
    management modules. These are:
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Financial Analysis & Decision Making
    • Economic Environment of Business

    Semester 2
    Strategic Management
    (Studied by all MBA students.)
    In addition, students must choose a
    further THREE modules from a list of
    modules relevant to their named MBA
    award. These are indicated below:
    MBA General Management students
    study THREE modules namely:
    • Issues in Strategic Leadership
    Plus TWO further modules from
    • European Business
    • International Financial Markets
    • Marketing Communications
    • Entrepreneurship and
    Small Business
    • International Business and
    Global Strategy
    MBA International Business students
    study THREE modules:
    • Critical Issues in Global Business
    Plus TWO further modules from
    • European Business
    • Asian Business and
    Global Challenge
    • International Marketing
    • International Business Law
    • International Business and
    Global Stratergy

    MBA Finance students study THREE
    modules namely:
    • Corporate Finance
    • Institutional Investments
    • International Financial Markets

    MBA Marketing students study THREE
    modules namely:
    • Marketing Planning
    • International Marketing
    • Marketing Communications

    Semester 3
    During the final semester all students
    will undertake a module on Research
    Methods and either a company
    internship or a dissertation in a
    specialist area relevant to their chosen
    MBA. In each case, the student will
    have an allocated staff member acting
    as their personal supervisor.

    If the dissertation is chosen, staff
    members will supervise dissertations
    that fall within their area of expertise or
    alternatively, staff will suggest topics
    which lie within their specialist expertise.

    Pattern and Mode of Attendance
    MBA General Management,
    MBA Finance, MBA International
    Business and MBA Marketing courses
    are all semester-based. There are two
    start dates each year.

    September Start
    Semester 1 September to December
    Semester 2 January to April
    Semester 3 May to September


    January Start
    Semester 1 January to April
    Semester 2 May to July
    Semester 3 September to January

    * The Business School is currently developing
    an April/May start date from 2009 for a limited
    selection of MBA programmes.
    Please visit our website for further details.

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