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MSc in Finance

This qualification is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance ? whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting and governance. It develops competencies in applying statistical and econometric techniques, and equips you with knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic finance and behavioural finance. You can choose to specialise either in derivatives and financial risk management, or in investment and portfolio management, and you will develop research skills and techniques relevant to higher academic qualifications by completing a dissertation on a finance topic of your choice that is relevant to your interests or chosen career development.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Finance

This qualification is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance ? whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It is applicable to roles in areas such as investment banking, portfolio management, corporate finance, treasury, law and consultancy. It provides a thorough grounding in corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting and governance. You will learn to undertake company and project valuations, and to estimate the cost of capital; and you will be introduced to Islamic finance and behavioural finance.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Finance

This qualification is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance ? whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It is applicable to roles in areas such as investment banking, portfolio management, corporate finance, treasury, and consultancy. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting and governance. It develops competences in applying statistical and econometric techniques, and equips you with knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic and behavioural finance. You can choose to specialise either in derivatives and financial risk management, or in investment and portfolio management.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Economics and Personal Finance

By studying this certificate, you'll appreciate how economic theory helps understand real world important issues in areas such as government policy, international trade, business decisions, work and innovation. You'll discover how economics and the economies have evolved over time. This will give you a building block towards acquiring a critical perspective on economics and economic choices for our daily lives. As you're learning about income, expenditure, savings and investments, you'll gain practical tools and ideas on how to manage your own money effectively.

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Introduction to corporate finance

This module provides a grounding in the core areas of corporate finance and enables you to gain a basis on which to build the specialist financial expertise that you'll develop through your MSc in Finance. You'll examine financial statements and explore how these can be employed to measure the performance of organisations. You'll then look at the business environment that organisations work within and its impact on their financial decision making. You'll also explore how organisations finance themselves and the factors that determine their cost of funding.

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Dissertation (Finance)

This module is the culmination of the MSc in Finance: a 12-month programme where you will design and conduct your own research project, and write this up as a dissertation. Your project can relate to your work, a topic you've covered in a previous module, or another financial topic you're interested in. This will enable you to demonstrate the research skills expected at masters level including formulating research questions; reviewing relevant literature; designing research to answer your questions; collecting and analysing data; and communicating findings and conclusions effectively and rigorously. Tuition in these research skills is provided in small groups, with online materials to help you develop your project, and one-to-one support and feedback from your supervisor to guide you through the whole process.

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Research methods for finance

This module introduces you to the underlying principles of research in modern finance, its process, philosophy, methods and methodology. It aims to develop your competency in applying statistical and econometric techniques to problems in finance. It will alert you to the assumptions and limitations that underpin these quantitative methods. At the end of the module you'll be able to decide on which techniques to apply, and able to design and execute an empirical investigation of a problem in finance.

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Finance for non-financial managers

This course is designed to help managers understand how the decisions they make will affect the financial performance of their organisation. The materials and activities are designed to help you demystify the jargon of finance and to understand and use a range of different financial techniques to improve your abilities as a manager. You will look at the different financial reporting statements and financial measures to improve performance. You will learn about different mechanisms of costing and financial methods such as budgeting to assist in planning and controlling performance. Throughout this course you will be asked to relate your studies to your own work context.

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Finance for strategic decision-making

This module will provide you with the necessary tools to use financial information and other data for making management decisions. You will learn a range of accounting and data analysis techniques as well as being introduced to the workings of the financial markets. Additionally, the module will make use of Excel spreadsheets and discuss good spreadsheet practice.

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Management accounting and international finance

You'll have access to a module website, which includes:

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Project management

Whether you are a project manager, an aspiring project manager or a member of a project team, this online module will support you in improving your practice and making your contribution to the project even more effective. You will gain an understanding of the essential steps in the project life cycle and reflect on the techniques available to you and how they can be applied. You will have the opportunity to review, in the light of your new knowledge and experience, a project on which you have already worked. The topics covered include stakeholders, finance, risk, people, project administration and quality.

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The Bottom Line 2021

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

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