Module
Descriptions

BA (Hons) Global Management (Finance) Top Up

Year 3

Core modules

 

Contemporary Finance in Action - (30 Credits)

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 - (20 Credits)

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 - (20 Credits)

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.

 

Optimising Operations and Change - (10 Credits)

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.

 

Wealth Management - (20 Credits)

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.

 

You will also select one of the following pathway optional modules:

 

Corporate Governance and Global Financial Ethics - (10 Credits)

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 - (10 Credits)

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 - (10 Credits)

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 - (10 Credits)

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.

 

Plus

 

Free Option - (10 Credits)

You will also choose another elective module from any across the BA (Hons) Global Management at Year 3.