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.
Focusing on sustainable economic development in a globalised market, this course has a particular emphasis on emerging markets. It reflects the growing interest and activity in economic development, particularly the role for industrial hubs and clusters in rapidly developing areas of the world such as Latin America and China, among several others.
The course will cover the economic, political and social aspects of economic development as well as offering option units in areas such as supply chains, innovation and entrepreneurship. You will also have the option to complete a 30-week work placement with a finance employer to help increase your employability even further. You can opt to take your placement in the UK or overseas, and in fact many large financial firms are located within Bournemouth.
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.
Sustainable Regional Development: By examining crucial issues in local and regional sustainable development, the unit aims to help you understand a conceptual approach to regional development dynamics and how to deal with problems and challenges around the topic.
Emerging Market Economies: This unit intends to develop an understanding of the issues involved in emerging market economies. Its focus is upon economic issues and the economic consequences of political and social aspects of integration and development.
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 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.
Global Economic Challenges: The unit aims to introduce you to economic theory and methodology as it applies to specific areas of applied economics. It does so in a way that demonstrates how economic theories and techniques can be used to address many of the most important issues facing humanity.
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.
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.
Supply Chains, Networks & Markets: This unit examines the critical challenges, tasks and approaches associated with the management of inter-organisational relationships. You will explore both strategic management and marketing-related aspects of business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design: You will develop an effective entrepreneurial, innovative, and design thinking mindset. The implementation of design management principles, innovative culture and governance will be explored in a variety of business contexts. The unit will explore the nature of entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, attributes, competences, and behaviours.
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