Module
descriptions

for Global Management (Finance)

Year 1

Academic Environment

This module is designed to equip the student with the key skills and knowledge necessary to perform effectively in the academic environment.  The module will aim to enable students to be resourceful in data collection, by using a variety of source types to compare and synthesise information, including databases and social media. 

Students will learn how to acknowledge the origin of their data responsibly and present information in a clear and succinct way.

Accounting and Finance

This module provides you with a fundamental understanding of accounting information systems, with particular reference to external and internal reporting, the nature and implications of costs in business decision-making; and an understanding of the principles of financial management that will enable you to make standard investment and financial decisions both in the long- and short-term.

Analytical Tools and Techniques for Business

This module consists of two parts: business mathematics and statistics. The first will provide you with an understanding of linear and non-linear functions, solutions to systems of linear equations, of linear programming and the introductory concepts of mathematics of finance. In the second part, you will learn basic statistical methods from descriptive statistics to introductory concepts of statistical inference. Leaners also use mathematical and statistical functions in Excel.

Business Economics

This module will introduce you to the key concepts and theoretical models of market behaviour. This module is expected to equip you with the necessary tools to develop a good understanding of both the microeconomic and macroeconomic environment in which a business operates.

Global Perspectives

This is a University-wide common module, which facilitates interpersonal, intercultural and cross-disciplinary learning for all level 4 students enrolled on Regent’s validated degree programmes. The module introduces a range of ideas and ways of thinking based around the University’s values, reflected in its learning outcomes. It encourages students to interact with the broader University community, both socially and academically, asking them to cross the physical and intellectual borders of their degree programmes. Global Perspectives aims to increase self-awareness and prepares students for their subsequent studies by familiarising them with the resources available to meet their lifelong learning needs.

People and Organisations

This module aims to provide a base knowledge of the key issues associated with people in organisations. The rationale of this module is to not only provide you with the key concepts and theoretical knowledge programmes but also to provide exposure to wider academic skills and analytical tools.

The module also aims to help you to identify the challenges which confront management and introduces management models used for the effective analysis and evaluation of those challenges. This module will provide the basis for evaluating the competing perspectives on what determines and influences the behaviour of people and how to manage people effectively and efficiently in contemporary organisations. You will be provided with the analytical tools to creatively understand and solve organisational and people issues.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to introduce you to the core principles of marketing and give you a good understanding of the role of the marketing function within organisations. Marketing is about recognising, understanding and meeting the needs of your customers, who are becoming more and more demanding. This module will help you to understand how successful organisations have a marketing focus. It will consider the ways in which marketers can work effectively together with other departments to ensure that customer-centricity permeates throughout the organisation.

Technology and, in particular, the internet is transforming marketing at an incredible rate and hence this module will pay particular attention to the different ways in which marketers can make use of technology such as social media to improve their relationships with customers. Such technology also enables marketers to cross international boundaries with relative ease and the implications of this from the perspective of running international campaigns will be considered.

 

Year 2 

Introduction to Business Law

The module aims to enable the student to understand the fundamental principles of law relating to business transactions and commercial entities, as well as being aware of consumer rights.

The module will introduce you to the law relating to business and management transactions and the legal implications of conducting different types of business activity. You will examine the principal legal concepts which engage in contract, tort and consumer protection. Further consideration will be given as to how business law engages with entrepreneurship and stewardship, as well as its role in ethics, sustainability and responsibility.

You will gain an understanding of the sources and characteristics of English law, you will also examine international law, human rights and the law of the European Union. Comparative jurisdictional differences will be explored within the context of entrepreneurship.

Strategic Management

This module aims to allow you to explore and enhance their understanding of how organisations can create and implement strategy. This will predominantly (but not exclusively) be focussed on larger organisations. The intention is to help you understand the simple structure or journey of where an organisation currently is, where it might want to get to, and how it might get there in terms of its strategy.

You will be enabled to understand what is going on outside the organisation (in terms of the environment and its industry/market etc.) as well as internally (culture, structure etc.).  The module will also introduce you to the demands of the process of managing change.  By the end of the module you will be able to combine insights from a range of techniques to give a more considered view of the organisation, its situation, what it might intend to do next and why.

Sustainability

This module is the main introduction to broader concepts around stewardship for the programme. It aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the historic, contemporary and long term drivers and challenges impacting on the economy, society and the environment, and how business and societies respond to the various factors that affect them.  The module will introduce you to a range of Sustainability concepts/ models and frameworks that relate to business practice, and will also provide you with a futures focus. Being able to identify opportunities and risks towards finding sustainable solutions is crucial for enterprises to develop successfully, be it locally, globally and by sector.

Principles of Investment Management

The module aims to provide you with the analytical techniques for investment analysis used by private and institutional investors in a globalised market. The module presents the common types of investments and provides an in-depth the analysis of management of investment portfolios, containing fixed income, equities, derivatives, property and alternative investments.

Quantitative analysis for Finance and Investment

This module aims to provide you with the understanding of, and practice in, using mathematical and numerical tools.  The tools will be applied to enable you to analyse and solve more complex financial and investment management problems. You will be exposed to relevant models and concepts to enable you to prepare clear outcomes from their analysis.  The main objective is to foster a questioning and confident approach when it comes to the field of financial investment.

 

Year 3

Optimising Operations and Change

This module will allow you to study how businesses manage change well and in some cases why this goes wrong? The module aims to enable you to understand in depth and gain detailed new insights into the systemic nature and impacts of challenging but essential change management processes for business.

The module further aims to enable you to differentiate between simplistic knowledge management ‘solutions’ and the process of knowing how to ‘make a difference’ – the practice of power – which lies at the heart of effective management, leading to sustainably optimised change within a business context.

Contemporary Finance in Action

The module aims to provide students with practical exposure to the art and science of trading in action. Emphasis is placed a comprehensive look at traders, trading and the behaviour of financial markets. The module is designed to foster students’ interests in learning how to trade in financial markets across the major asset classes used at banks and financial institutions worldwide. The module aims to develop the intellectual and entrepreneurial skills needed to implement responsible stewardship practices in global financial markets, for hedging trading as well as management purposes.

International Finance

The aim of this module is to enable you to assess the current global business environment and design appropriate international finance management strategies. It is designed to develop your understanding of multinational financial management through the interpretation, uses, and analysis of strategic financial information in the context of an understanding of the strategic reasons for the existence of multinationals. This module is very distinct to other finance modules as the issues covered in the content form the core of the financial theory that is unique to international finance.

The primary objective is to provide the relevant multinational financial management strategic factors that affect the operations of international organisations. It focuses upon the practical application of international finance methods at both the strategic and operational levels. It also considers how they impact back on a multinational’s broad strategy, principally by examining strategic problem solving situations. Background knowledge of finance principles and business processes will help in understanding the core themes of this module.

Managerial Finance

The module is designed to develop your understanding of managerial finance through the interpretation, use, and analysis of strategic financial information.

It incorporates global finance strategy with investments and aligns its application to practice. It has been specifically developed with an international focus, allowing graduates to seek careers in any part of the world in corporate finance within a company, consultancy, banking and insurance.

Wealth Management

This module takes on elements of financial management and integrates these with relationship marketing and account management.

This module equips you with skill sets required to understand high net worth clients’ needs and the various factors to be considered while advising them. It will also enable you to analyse the main services, the financial regulatory regimes and alternative investment strategies for managing wealth of high net worth individuals and mass affluence and to familiarize them with vital aspects of wealth management, wealth accumulation, wealth preservation and wealth transfer.

Individualised Learning Project

The module is only available at the discretion of the appropriate Head of Programme. It is also only available as a replacement for credits missing from elective modules within the degree programme. Students with Tier 4 Visa must complete this module at Regent’s campus.

 

Year 2 & 3 optional pathway modules

Corporate Governance and Global Financial Ethics

This module will introduce you to the typical requirements of senior executives in business organisations in relation to governance and ethical issues.

You will learn from studies of cases and situations that are both current and have an impact in the field. The issues of risks both financial and non-financial will be considered and the student will be challenged to engage with the deeper consequences of executive action in these areas.

Global Banking

The module aims at allowing you to critically analyse the most relevant managerial topics of commercial and investment banks, post the 2008 global financial crisis.

You will be expected to engage with the challenges such as regulatory frameworks facing traditional financial intermediation services which continue to be essential for a variety of economic agents, but struggle for creating value for their shareholders.

The module aims further at enabling students to understand, analyse and critically examine the purpose, principles and fundamental concepts of today’s commercial and investment banks.

Islamic Finance

Islamic financial institutions operate in over 80 countries; Sharī’ah compliant (Islamic) finance has spread rapidly from the Arab world and Asia to penetrate Europe and North America. 

The module aims to enable you to understand, analyse and critically examine the purpose, principles and concepts of today’s Islamic financial markets, instruments and institutions, according to Islamic rules and regulations (Shariah). The module aims to provide an in-depth background to the subject and clear descriptions of all major products and institutions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) are a worldwide phenomenon that entails the large-scale reorganisation of industries that call for policy decisions at the highest level. The module provides with an invaluable insight into how the theories of corporate finance, economics, accounting and financial management work in practice. You also learn how the non-finance subjects such as strategy and organisational behaviour can be applied to real world financial problems. M&A offers you an experiential learning at the case study level.