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Comments about Master in Management of Global Financial Services FT Sem 1 - At the institution - Harrow - Greater London
This MSc focuses on providing academic experience with a strong emphasis on development of the knowledge and capabilities appropriate to the rapidly changing global financial services environment. The course enhances your learning experience on how financial institutions operate and manage their services and resources. You will have an opportunity to develop skills required to add value to banking and non-banking organisations and to address the issue of management within a financial services context.
You should normally possess a good knowledge of business and finance at undergraduate level, therefore, you must hold at least a Second Class degree or equivalent in the area of business and finance (ie Bachelors degree in business, finance, accounting or management). You must be able to speak and write English fluently. If you are a non-native English speaker you will have to achieve at least 6.5 in IELTS, 600 in TOEFL (paper based) or 250 in TOEFL (computer based) or an equivalent from a well established higher education organisation. Exemptions will be made if you have successfully completed a significant part of your studies in English.
MSc in Management of Global Financial Services FT Sem 1
You receive different lectures and workshops
that cover specific subject areas relating to
the management of financial services within
both the national and international contexts.
The themes covered consider the various
financial institutions of different sizes (small,
medium and large) and the risk involved
in managing their financial resources. On
finishing the course, you will be educated to
deal with complex business environments in
order to respond positively to market needs.
- Contemporary Issues in Management of Financial Services
- Dissertation (Research Project)
– including Research Methods and PDP Part 2
- Financial Institutions and Markets
- Financial Services Management
- Global Corporate Finance
- International Finance
- Management of Financial Exposure
- Management of International Services
- Research Methods and Personal
Development Part 1
Teaching and Assessment
The delivery of the modules will draw upon two main different
learning approaches: face to face and online teaching methods.
The face to face teaching will take the form of lectures and
seminars. The lectures provide you with key opportunities to
develop your ‘critical thinking’ of the subject, to provide the
framework for your independent study and to reinforce what
you have already learnt. Seminars are designed to enable you
to seek clarification of material covered in the lectures and
practice the management tools employed within the financial
services industry using case studies, open discussions and
other forms of learning. The Blackboard system will be used
to support delivery of this programme. The system allows
you to practice online exercises, to have access to various
case studies and to test your knowledge of the subject using
The purpose of the assessment strategy is to provide both
formative guidance and summative assessment at Masters level.
The assessment criteria of the modules embody this learning
approach, as they test personal evaluation skills as well as
the ability to work collaboratively in applying knowledge and
techniques. The research methods and final project module
integrates the learning cycle, giving you responsibility on
a specific project, where the aim and the correspondent
assessment criteria are to reach a professional level in
researching, self developing and reporting.
You are expected to develop career management skills
in parallel to the educational skills. The aim is to prepare
graduates with positive and critical way of thinking towards
leadership. There is high emphasis on self-awareness, planning,
leadership, negotiation, decision-making, communication and
dealing with uncertainty. Graduates are expected to be able to
transfer these skills to the employing organisation.