We have designed MSc Finance and Management to broaden and deepen your thinking about the subject. Our course will interest both home and international students who wish to embark on a broad educational programme which prepares you to face the challenges and demands of working in organisations within a wide array of competing economic, social, political and cultural conditions.
Please note that this course is also available on a part-time basis.
Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008). Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.
We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.
If you are studying within our Essex Business School, as well as access to all University facilities, including our Library and computing laboratories at our Colchester and Southend Campuses, you benefit from our strong industry links across the public and private sectors and our international focus in teaching and research.
A Masters course is an academically rigorous programme during which you explore your subject in depth, reaching a high level of specialist knowledge. You draw on knowledge and skills from your undergraduate study or your professional life to produce work of a high academic standard, informed by current thinking and debate.
A Masters course lasts for twelve months (full-time), starting in October, and consists of taught modules during your autumn and spring terms, and normally a research-based dissertation or other project-based work submitted in September. Your balance of modules and research varies according to the subject but, typically, your research counts for 60 credits and there are 120 credits of modules, varying from 10 to 40 credits each. (If you are from the EU, then our Masters courses are regarded as second-cycle qualifications under the Bologna Declaration and consist of 90 ECTS credits).
Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.
Combined Module Be951 And Be953 For First Six Weeks Of Term
Foundations Of Management And Marketing
Management: Principles And Practices
Postgraduate Mathematics Preparation
Research Methods And Methodologies In Accounting And Management
Research Methods In Finance: Empirical Methods In Finance
Creativity And Organisation
Exchange Rates And International Finance
Human Resource Management
Industry Expert Lectures In Finance
International Environment Of Business
Managing Across Cultures
Core modules must be taken and passed.
Core with options modules selected from limited lists must be taken and passed.
Compulsory modules must be taken.
Compulsory with options modules selected from limited lists must be taken.
Optional modules are selected from course specific lists.
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