This conversion course is delivered by the Business School, which has AACSB accreditation in recognition of our focus on excellence in all areas. It’s something that fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.
It’s the ideal choice for graduates who want to change subjects or career direction. It’s been developed with two key features in mind – the development of strong economic and finance skills, and the ability to apply them into practice.
Modern business increasingly requires the ability to understand these issues in a global context, so you can rest assured that this course also addresses key developments in global markets, as well as international trade, finance, and exchange rates.
It will enable you to develop key technical, analytical and decision-making skills, and also help develop the personal skills you need to succeed in any career: effective teamwork, objective analysis persuasion and negotiation and communication skills.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Economics of Money & Financial Markets: Understand and analyse the working of various financial markets, providing you with the tools necessary to analyse and evaluate the factors that drive these markets and the role they play in the wider economy.
Business & Finance Analytics: You will be equipped with the skills to understand statistical processes and techniques for the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data common in business and finance. You will be able to interpret, and communicate quantitative results and show how quantitative methods may be used to provide reliable management information.
International Investment Management: This unit is designed to explore some of the wider issues in the global investment marketplace, providing an understanding of key theoretical concepts and how to apply this knowledge to the analysis of practical real estate problems.
International Economics: In this unit, you will underline the theories and basic models of international trade, finance, and exchange rates, with an emphasis on how the economics of international trade and finance plays out in the real world.
Research Project: The research project provides Master’s level students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you and is relevant to the course.
Corporate Governance & Ethics: This unit covers the objectives, principles and methods of corporate governance practice in different economic environments, providing a range of frameworks for analysing complex ethical problems. You´ll learn how to aid managerial decision-making, particularly for risk management.
Emerging Market Economies: In this unit, you will underline the theories and basic models of international trade, finance, and exchange rates, with an emphasis on how the economics of international trade and finance plays out in the real world.
SMEs & Entrepreneurial Finance: This unit aims to equip you with a theoretical and practical understanding of the major issues of sourcing funding to start or undertake a rapid expansion of businesses, especially in the context of regional economies.
International Corporate Finance: The aims of this unit are to address the importance of the corporate finance function in an internationally diverse corporation and to offer a framework for assisting corporate decision makers in a complex, dynamic and inherently uncertain external environment.
Portfolio Construction & Theory: This unit aims to provide you with the necessary theoretical background for the application of portfolio selection and how to apply modern portfolio theory to investment management, coving specific issues such as ethical investment strategies.
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