This part-time course is a unique vocational Masters for regulatory and compliance professionals. It shares the MBA's aim of preparing you for senior management roles but is specifically designed for those working in a regulatory or compliance role, or who wish to progress to a leadership role in this area. The course is interdisciplinary; making use of economics, finance, law, ethics, and public policy but is centred around the perspective of management. It aims to meet the specific career needs of the growing number of professionals in compliance, regulation and related areas, such as audit, risk and operations. The course aims to: -offer a rigorous and intellectually demanding course of study that introduces you to regulation and compliance literature and also focuses on the insights that such 'theory' can provide into the practice of regulatory and compliance management and the interpretation of organisational situations -introduce you to the key techniques and principles that are generally accepted as underpinning effective regulation and compliance management, from both a firm's and the regulator's perspectives -provide you with an in-depth understanding of the international nature of financial regulation -ensure you are familiar with the impact of regulation on corporate governance and behaviour and can apply this to future strategy -provide an environment that encourages you to reflect on your personal development -introduce you to key issues in research methodology and a number of research techniques in preparation for an extended dissertation. Overall, we aim to prepare you for the intellectual, analytical, creative and interpersonal challenges of senior management in financial services organisations and regulators.
Applicants should normally have at least two years relevant professional experience, plus either a first degree or a relevant professional qualification.
MSc Financial Regulation and Compliance Management
Year One (three modules):
-Law of Regulation
-Management for Compliance
-Principles of Financial Services Regulation
Year Two (three modules):
-Comparative and International Financial Regulation
-Public and Corporate Strategy and Governance
A dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words, which is completed during the second year of study and submitted in August of that year.
There are two compulsory week-long residential study visits. Currently, the first-year visit is to Brussels and normally takes place in the second term of study. The second year trip is to the USA and normally takes place in January of the second year. The cost of these is included in the course fees.
A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including essays, group presentations and management reports.
This course has now enabled over 80 ambitious and experienced professionals to achieve some of their personal development goals and to move ahead in their careers. Many of our leading financial firms have sponsored candidates on this course, and graduates are currently working in senior positions in such firms and at the FSA.
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