Course Summary

Course Description

The course follows the 1st 2 semesters of core courses, already established within our existing MBA programmes and providing a solid grounding in management principles; this is followed by an intensive summer school, undertaking courses aimed at: providing an understanding of accounting information and financial reporting; giving a background to modern finance; introducing key areas of finance (commodities, currencies, options, hedging, futures, institutions and markets) and to so in an historical context; helping the student learn from history and to place finance in that context; to provide the students with theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative techniques in finance; to introduce key areas in quantitative techniques in finance such as regression analysis, correlations, volatility measuring, and time series analysis; to help students learn about the usefulness of quantitative analysis in measuring and assessing risk and expected return; to introduce key aspects of financial analysis and enable students to undertake interpretation of accounts; ratio analysis and user-group specific tools, e.g. Z scores and credit ratings; accounting information and the stockmarket; forecasting and valuation.

Accounting and finance for managers; operations management; business economics; business strategy and organisation; strategic marketing; managing people at work; research and professional conduct in business; leadership and decision making; financial analysis; quantitative finance; finance and financial history.

Additional Entry Requirements:
The minimum requirement is a good 1st degree (equivalent to a British 2nd class Honours degree) or above in any discipline; applicants with non-standard qualifications, particularly those with considerable practitioner experience are considered; evidence of English language proficiency is also required.
Further information:
The minimum requirement is a good 1st degree (equivalent to a British 2nd class Honours degree) or above in any discipline; applicants with non-standard qualifications, particularly those with considerable practitioner experience are considered; evidence of English language proficiency is also required.

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