finance

Management and Finance

MA

Programme details

  • Next start date: Jan 2023
  • Future start date: Sep 2023
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 12 - 16 months
  • Fee: See Fees tab below

Overview

Please note name change: students applying for January 2023 entry will apply for MA Management (Finance). For entry in September 2023, the course is called MA Management and Finance. The course structure is the same for both intakes. 

This course will help you unlock your potential as a manager and equip you with the knowledge, skills and resilience to become a future global leader and changemaker.  

You’ll gain an advanced understanding of leadership styles, effective people management and the principles underpinning general financial management via simulation workshops – mastering the art of resolving conflict and managing change while emphasising the application of skills in real-world situations.

You’ll also gain strategies to inspire trust and encourage personal growth – developing your own management style based on your individual qualities. Alongside this, you’ll build on your financial knowledge – learning how to analyse information, manage risk and access the complex dynamics of global markets.

In your final term, you’ll complete a major business project or written dissertation – researching, analysing and applying your knowledge to a real business case.

Graduate business-ready

Studying in London, you’ll have direct access to business networks, financial systems, workshops and guest speakers – exposing you to new insights and career options.

You'll graduate with the professional knowledge and transferable skills to manage people and financial projects in a variety of organisational contexts, including private, public and non-profit. Our alumni hold positions in financial consulting, social enterprise and business development.

This course is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and, upon completion, you’ll receive a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice alongside your degree.

January 2023 entry: Download the Programme Specification
September 2023 entry: This course is subject to validation

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

Not received your results yet?

That's fine, you can still apply even without your exam results. We can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

There's still time to submit an application. Get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

Step 1: Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application.These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to [email protected].

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
  • One letter of academic recommendation
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable.
  • A 1,000 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme. This should demonstrate an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 2: Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.

Step 3: Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer, please pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place. 

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4: After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Scholarships and funding

There are a wide variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help you finance your studies. For more information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

Fees

Tuition fee

January 2023 entry: £23,000 for the academic year (read more)

September 2023 entry: £23,000 for the academic year (read more)

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students: £4,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. 

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 for the year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Additional fee charges

  • The programme fee outlined is for the full Masters programme including the dissertation element
  • Should there be a requirement to retake modules during an additional term of study or during the dissertation term,  there will be an additional charge per module retaken at the rate applicable to that period of study
  • The module charge will be calculated on a credit basis for each module, in line with the overall credit weighting of the programme  
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes. The University reserves the right to alter fee levels.

Teaching and assessment

At Regent's you’ll have the freedom to explore your interests in a supportive and nurturing environment with interactive classes, regular one-to-one contact with tutors, specialist facilities, industry opportunities and tailored careers advice – ensuring you develop the skills, experience and confidence you need to succeed.

We centre our teaching around your individual goals, identifying support you need to thrive. You'll be part of a collaborative environment, that brings all the nuances of content creation to life in the classroom: facilitating creativity, innovation and teamwork as you explore current issues and propose solutions to real problems.

You’ll pair deep industry knowledge with hands-on experiences, taking part in a blend of learning formats to give your studies context:

  • Seminars and lectures
  • Practical workshops
  • Industry masterclasses 
  • Case study analysis
  • Bootcamps and live briefs
  • Industry placements

Based in London, you'll also have opportunities to meet employers through guest lectures, live briefs, field trips and industry visits – giving you insights into the world of content marketing and enabling you to put theory into practice.

Teaching staff

You'll be taught by a variety of business leaders and research-active academics, who regularly have work published in journals and collaborate with institutions, such as BBC News. Their knowledge and experience ensure your classes are shaped by the most current industry practices.

You'll also be allocated a personal tutor, who'll meet you on a one-to-one basis at various stages throughout the year to provide you with guidance and advice to support your personal and professional development.

We're really proud of the global nature of our business courses, and our tutors also reflect this ethos – coming from a wide variety of countries and cultures across the world. In every way, you'll feel part of a global family.

Independent learning

Throughout the course, you'll be expected to undertake extra reading, research, revision and reflection, as well as preparing work for workshops, and working collaboratively with other students in preparation for assessment.

Method of assessment

Your skills and knowledge will be assessed via a wide range of task-based projects, reports and presentations – as well as business plans, case study analysis and research proposals. It's important to us that your learning and assessment is:

  • Inclusive – fostering a student-focused approach
  • Engaging – encouraging interaction and participation
  • Authentic – based on real business challenges

Disability support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns, including learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism conditions, mobility difficulties and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as possible to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Minimum entry requirements for Level 7 students

One of the following qualifications:

  • Minimum second class UK undergraduate degree
  • Equivalent international qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University
  • Exceptional entry will be assessed on case by case basis by academic referral only based on:
    - An undergraduate degree lower than 2:2 plus one year of relevant work experience
    - No undergraduate degree but three years of relevant work experience

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1,000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements 

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

Qualification Subject Grade
GSCE* English C (4)
PTE Academic  

Overall score of 67, with 59 or above in each individual component

 

IB SL or HL* English A 4
IB HL* English B 5
US HSD (studied in a majority English-speaking country)* Cumulative GPA 2.5
IELTS* Academic Overall score of 6.5, with 5.5 or above in all 4 component parts
UG degree English-speaking country (as defined by UKVI) Second class

*qualification satisfies the English language requirements of the UK Immigration and Visas (UKVI) for non-UK/Irish nationals.

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

Regent's English Proficiency Test (REPT)

We provide an online English diagnostic test known as the Regent’s English Proficiency Test (REPT). This test must be booked in advance. To find out more information and to book a test, please visit the REPT page. The REPT test is currently free of charge.

Careers

Throughout the year, you'll define and develop your career with dedicated one-to-one support from our Careers, Enterprise & Industry team. They'll help to organise industry placements and build life-long connections.

You'll graduate with strong leadership skills, and have the ability to confidently adapt to ensure you thrive in the global business arena. This will set you up for a successful career in:

  • Private and public sector management
  • Social enterprise
  • Management consulting
  • A family business
  • A start-up
  • Business development

Professional development

This course is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and, upon completion, you’ll receive a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice alongside your degree, with access to: 

  • Mentorship from a member of the CMI 
  • Activities accredited for Continuing Professional Development
  • A variety of CMI events with networking opportunities
  • Consultations with specialist advisers to develop your career 
  • A vast library of the latest research and thinking

This can fast-track your career development – able to quickly become a Chartered Manager (CMgr).

Chartered Management Institute

Structure

You can choose to start in either January or September. A course starting in September will last 12 months, while starting in January will last 16 months.

Please note that all elective modules are subject to availability.

MA Management

Core modules

Module Title
Financial Analysis for Managers The aims of the module are to enable students to understand the uses and limitations of the different elements
statutorily required Annual Report, apply this knowledge both to company valuation applicable to equity investment
decisions and to lending decisions and, as a director, use this knowledge in conjunction with other techniques to achieve
optimal financing.
Marketing for Managers The course is designed to equip students with a theoretical and up-to-date profound insight and competence in the field of marketing. This module allows students to take a strategic approach in marketing planning to achieve competitive advantage. By its very nature, marketing represents the interface between the organisation and the marketplace and therefore contains a strong practical dimension that is inseparable from the conceptual frameworks that underpin the components within it. Students are able to relate key concepts to everyday observable phenomena such as branding and advertising.
Operations Management Businesses buy and sell. They have inputs and they have outputs. The object of this module is to introduce students to the transformation processes that convert – at a profit – those inputs into outputs. To achieve this goal, the module covers three broad areas: The first is operations management: how to structure and to run the internal workings of an organisation, including planning for production and/or service provision. The second area is supply chain management: extending operations management beyond the boundaries of the organisation to include suppliers and customers. The third area is project management: dealing with discrete, time-limited projects
instead of on-going and repeating activities. This course provides students with concepts, techniques and tools to design, analyse and
improve the operational capabilities of an organisation. The module makes extensive use of simulation exercises to give students the opportunity to learn by practice.
Research Methods Managers in organisations often need to rely on research-based information to make decisions. In order to make proper use of such material and to ensure that any decisions made on the basis of research findings are soundly based it is necessary to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the methods and techniques used to collect and analyse such information. There is a wide range of possible approaches to conducting research or consultancy studies which vary in terms of the kinds of questions they seek to answer and the methods used to provide answers are explored in this module.
Strategy and Decision-Making Why is it that some firms are more successful than others or better at doing business than their competitors? Why it is that one firm can be said to have a “competitive advantage” in one industry and provide “superior returns” while other firms in the same industry provide “average” returns? How and where should a firm compete? These and other similar questions are at the heart of strategic management. The module aims to provide students with an insight into how firm can compete and succeed in a complex, fast changing global environments.
The module has a solid theoretical foundation, but the focus is on the practical application of various theoretical frameworks and concept. In addition to developing students’ analytical skill emphasis is placed on strategy implementation and how managers can improve their strategic decision-making processes. Strategy concepts are applied to a range of organisations from the entrepreneurial, startup situation to medium-sized businesses as well as multi-national enterprises operating globally.
Dissertation or Business Project Dissertation Project is a major research-based activity. It is the final stage of the Master’s degree and provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have gained the necessary knowledge, understanding, conceptual awareness and skills in order to organise and conduct a research project. The project can take shape as a more traditional dissertation or a consultancy assignment with a live company of on a project that is of strategic importance to the firm. Consultancy assignments may be taken in groups but each student consultant will submit an independent written piece of work.

Pathway Modules - MA Management (Finance)

Module Title
Business Analytics Business analytics has become a crucial strategic tool for organisations of all sizes in identifying market trends and patterns and optimising business processes and decision-making. This module is designed to develop the students business-level understanding of
the key technologies involved in managing business information needed for decision-making process. This module will equip students with the ability to interpret, conceptualise and convert data into useful information that improves organisations’ performance. This module includes a practical component to develop analytical skills using SAS software, a world leader company in analytics. This software is a graphical interface, menu and wizarddriven tool that empower users to analyse data and publish results. These skills are more vital than ever in large and SMEs organisations and, as such, graduates with an understanding of business analytics are increasingly in-demand in the job market.
Financial Strategy and Investment The course is designed to help students gain an understanding of how business and financial decisions ultimately affect the value of the organisation. Students will learn how having the right financial strategy at different points in the company lifecycle can enhance shareholder and stakeholder value.
Corporate Finance and Financial Markets In the current business environment, financial institutions and markets play an essential role in providing corporations, governments and individual investors with vehicles for both raising and investing scarce funds. This module focuses on financial market structures and operations in the US, UK and across the globe. The module aims at enabling students to understand, analyse and critically examine the purpose, principles and fundamental concepts of financial markets and instruments including securities markets, foreign exchange markets, bond markets and derivatives products. Their examination is situated within the context of accelerating global change and the unique challenges it poses for the energy industry. The module introduces the corporate finance environment in an international context by
first focusing upon investment strategies, emphasising the importance of value, risk and return. Further, it discusses the long term strategic financing decisions and their respective utilisation within investment appraisal techniques. Examples will be adopted throughout from the perspective of energy related corporations with specific focus on financial risks; (e.g., managing risk associated with fluctuating oil prices). The main mechanism through which companies manage financial risk is through the use of derivatives (e.g. forward contracts or options), thus a good part of the course will focus on understanding how derivatives can be utilised for risk management.

Elective Modules for January Starters

Module Title
Entrepreneurship and Innovation This module combines ideas and concepts from the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation to create a learning environment that allows students to deconstruct taken-for-granted tools, theories and practices by thinking “out of the box”, to create proactive solutions to contemporary business problems as well as develop the ability to stretch boundaries in an attempt to identify innovative entrepreneurial solutions. By stretching the students’ thinking, intellectual, creative and innovative skills, it is hoped they will make better entrepreneurs, managers and leaders.
Private Equity and Venture Capital Venture Capital and Private Equity seem opaque with complicated legal structures and a particularly alienating jargon. An understanding of the way things work, why they are structured in a particular way and how to talk about them properly is a goal of the module. Unlike other forms of finance, there is a ‘hands-on’ aspect to Venture Capital and Private Equity which makes it more intense. Thus deals are more complex and require an extra level of analysis and the incorporation of contextual factors. Finally, the real art of PE investing comes in the valuation of potential investments. Every person involved in the investment process will have different views about its value, and different ways of deriving that value. Understanding these different perspectives is the most important skill, or instinct, to acquire in private equity—even more important than the many various valuation techniques. Also, new techniques are evolving to accommodate some of the more inadequate practices of the past; we will examine and assess these in their appropriate contexts.
Technology and Innovation Economic growth, increased wealth, higher standards of living, and better quality of life all depend upon productivity increases. And increased productivity is primarily a function of technology and innovation. This course will focus on both the macro aspects – how technology and innovation have contributed to the making of the modern world – and the micro aspects – how technology and innovation influence business. The course will also focus on what factors – social, political, economic, cultural, geographic, and religious – have been conducive to or detrimental to the success of technology and innovation, on both the macro and the micro levels. There will be special emphasis on the management of technology and innovation, with case studies in different industries and countries used to illustrate and analyse the concepts and ideas covered.

Elective Modules for September Starters

Module Title
Coaching The aims of the module are to provide the students with the relevant coaching tools and techniques so that they can “coach” people with confidence, raise the students’ self-awareness, so that they themselves ask questions about themselves, provide the necessary tools so that the students learn not only about themselves, and how to view things from another perspective, but learn from the insights and resolution
of the coaching process.
Diversity and Migration Management This module aims to enable students to build on their understanding of human mobility within and across national borders, diversity and repercussions of growing diversity regarding theories, key concepts, and practices. They will have an increased awareness of the processes, contexts and influences associated with human mobility and diversity in a range of environments. Having developed an awareness of processes, contexts and influences, students, by analysing firms’, governments and individuals practices and approaches, will be able to formulate and argue coherently for appropriate policies and strategies. Students will learn to understand and analyse risks and opportunities facing firms, governments and individuals in an ever connected global context, and consider the ways in which to manage diversity and human mobility in such environment.
Family Business Upon successful completion of the module the student should have developed a critical insight into how family vision, values and, goals, are linked to the mission, vision and goals of the business, a critical understanding of the stages in the development of a family business and the issues that the family must overcome at each stage to ensure the business is sustainable, a critical understanding of the roles and responsibilities of being a shareholder, an employee and a family member within the context of the family business and a clearer understanding of the challenges they face in returning to work for their family’s business and the changes they may need to encourage in order to ensure that the business is sustainable
Green Business Environmental problems such as pollution and resource depletion have become key challenges that no forward-looking business can afford to ignore nowadays. This module offers a macro and micro-level approach to green business, which should be understand the kinds of “play to win” or “play not to lose” practices in which companies can engage for the long term without destroying the ecological balance of the planet. Greening processes are both a constraint for business - since they require managers to change their way of organising corporate activities – but also an opportunity to benefit from ongoing global transitions to new forms of economic, political and social organisation. The stakes are enormous and it is no surprise that world business and political leaders view environmental sustainability as a key growth area.
Social Media Marketing and Analytics Marketing communications play the vital role in supporting and maintaining a brand. This once one-way street then moved to dialogue and has now become multilogue with the exponential growth in Word of mouth (WOM) social media marketing. This module will introduce students to the key concepts of social media marketing. Students will learn how to understand, critically evaluate and apply conceptual social media frameworks, theories and approaches relevant to their marketing and promotional mix. They will discover how social media networks are used as part of the marketing strategies of a variety of different organisations. They will appreciate and be able to harness the key metrics tools of social media marketing in order to listen, monitor and manage communications through such tools. The module also aims to develop students’ strategic understanding of how to build and manage social media marketing communications campaign which impacts on the identified target audiences and integrates with all other relevant media.
Sustainability for Managers This module provides students with an understanding of the increasingly central role of Sustainability in business and corporate strategy and examines the trajectory of current management practice. The module will embody a critical understanding of the increasingly need of the business manager to adapt and leverage Sustainability constructs. This module will initially provide students with a contemporary understanding of the external issues that are driving business to engage with Sustainability. This will cover recent ecological and social drivers that are externally impacting businesses around the world and the contemporary moves by stakeholder groups to engage businesses in embedding the full spectrum of sustainability strategies into their operational models. Theories and case studies around sustainability engagement in support of the earnings imperative will also be critiqued. This will be positioned in the context of the maturity of businesses in their development and application of sustainability management strategies.

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Students applying for January 2023 entry will apply for MA Management (Finance). For entry in September 2023, the course is called MA Management and Finance. The course structure is the same for both intakes.

Hear from Antonio

Antonio Pascalucci
'Regent's is the place to choose for it's practical knowledge and concrete links to business – ensuring you're prepared for the world of work'. Antonio Pasqualucci, MA Management (Finance) alumnus
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Eric Chan
'This course builds on the ethos and philosophy of the 6Ps: purpose, people, practices, perspectives, problem-solving and processes – teaching students how to be enterprising global leaders and empowering them to be catalysts of change'. Eric Chan, Course Leader, MA Management