MBA Banking and Finance

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This MBA is aimed at students who may aspire to a career or role in banking and finance in the UK or overseas.

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Course Overview

This programme provides the academic and practical skills necessary to develop and reflect on high level bank and financial management issues which will be applicable across a wide range of financial situations, financial markets and financial organisations.

After successful completion of this programme, students are welcome to continue to study with us onto our Doctor of Business Administration programme.

Modules

The MBA Banking and Finance programme will equip students with general business management knowledge as well as specialist Financial and Banking modules to enable them to excel in their chosen field.

Part 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Financial Management

    Upon the successful completion of the Financial Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to: research, apply and evaluate a variety of financial assessment techniques for application to a case study; and research, evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.

  • Human Resource Management

    Upon the successful completion of the Human Resource Management module, the student should be able to: critically review and appraise current research and advanced scholarship so to enable them to evaluate managerial and business environments; and demonstrate a systematic understanding of current issues in HRM and IHRM within a variety of organisations so to enable them to manage effectively the design and implementation of fair, efficient and effective policies and procedures that serve to deliver upon the strategic aims of the organisation.

  • Marketing Management

    Upon the successful completion of the Marketing Management module, the student should be able to: critically appraise key marketing activities and the contribution of the marketing department to the organisation, and anticipate and critically evaluate future developments in the field of marketing especially through technology.

  • Strategic Management

    Upon the successful completion of the Strategic Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to: synthesise the relationship between the external context of an organisation and its internal context and their impact on its strategies; critically evaluate competitive and development strategies, in the context of contemporary strategic management issues; and assess the factors that must be considered in strategy implementation.

Specialist modules:

  • Bank Financial Management and Financial Markets

    Upon the successful completion of the Banking Financial Management and Financial Markets module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to: demonstrate an understanding of the pricing of financial assets, the role and application of finance theory and the operation of financial markets; and critically discuss bank performance criteria and valuation methods and demonstrate a detailed understanding of contemporary issues in bank management.

  • Corporate Finance

    Upon the successful completion of the Corporate Finance module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to: understand the key themes that underpin modern corporate finance and their relevance to business capital structure and corporate governance; and develop a critical understanding of the financing decisions of organisations in modern economies.

Part 2

  • Dissertation, OR
  • Integrated Case Study, OR
  • Business Development Proposal

Key Features

This programme will equip students with the skills and knowledge to conduct advanced research into a variety of financial management issues whilst focusing on the interrelationship of financial management and organisational performance.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the final research project/dissertation. Students who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on case studies.

Entry Criteria

Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 UK first degree or an equivalent international qualification recognised by UK NARIC or work experience of five years at a senior managerial level in lieu of first degree.

English language proficiency at or exceeding an average IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in any other approved test), with no score less than 5.5 in any components of the test.

Normally work experience of two years or more at a managerial or supervisory level is expected.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Visit the Fees and Scholarships and Bursaries sections for more information.

Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with study such as transport and may wish to purchase coffees, snacks or other sundry items on campus.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops over the course of their study, though this is not a programme requirement. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Career Opportunities and Employability

Potential careers and advancement opportunities include management roles in banking, corporate finance, financial trading, analyst and international business contexts.

Questions?

For any questions related to the academic content of the course, please contact Dr Gladius Kulothungan.

For all other enquiries, please call us on 020 7566 7600 or email the London Admissions team at londonadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk.