MSc-Postgraduate Diploma in Finance by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Objectives
    To equip students with current and emerging financial theories and techniques, and the practices of a finance professional. It endeavours to provide a stimulating and intellectually demanding environment, in which students are encouraged to engage with both the professional and academic literature and practices. The course aims to prepare students for senior financial management positions in both public and private sector organisations, and to deal with the demands of complex and rapidly changing contexts.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A good second class honours degree from a British university or its equivalent; or a relevant graduate level professional qualification; or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution.
  • Academic title
    MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Finance
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills
    -Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment
    -Financial Statements: Theory, Practice, Critique
    -Strategic Financial Management
    -Financial Modelling
    -Financial Risk Management
    -Corporate Finance
    -Research Methods

    Option modules (two from the following – subject to availability):

    -International Finance
    -Business Process Re-engineering
    -Public Services Management
    -Business Forecasting
    -Managing IT and Information Systems
    -Strategic Management of Technology
    -Business in the European Union
    -Competitive Marketing Strategy
    -Business-to-Business Marketing and Supply Chain Management
    -Knowledge Management
    -Employment Law
    -Managing Diversity
    -Cash Management
    -New Venture Strategies
    -Public Administration
    -A Critical Enquiry into Consultancy
    -Critical Perspectives on Corporations and Consumers
    -Critical Approaches to HRM
    -Alternative Economies
    -The Future of Work
    -Marketing of Services
    -Fixing Futures: Trading and Other Narratives
    -Public Finance
    -Accounting Representations: Public and Private Sector
    -Consumption, Society and Culture
    -Shakespeare and Management

    Teaching and assessment methods
    A mixture of teaching methods is used, including lectures, group work, case study analysis, guided reading, web board interaction and video-conferencing. Student performance is assessed through both assignments and examinations.

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