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Start Dates: Apr,Jun,Aug,Oct,Nov
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Block delivery
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

The ability to understand and manage risk is vital for businesses to operate successfully and compete on a global scale.

Through a combination of academic study and working with industry on real business problems, you will gain advanced knowledge of how financial markets operate together with risk management practices, and develop the personal and professional skills you need to be a key player in this global, knowledge-based economy.

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.


  • Study the related areas of financial markets and portfolio management, management accounting and financial planning, financial regulations and fraud management and strategic management
  • Gain advanced knowledge of financial organisations and institutions as well as of government and corporate policies and the critical capabilities to apply theory to complex issues.
  • Explore how finance professionals assess and manage risk in order to protect shareholders and other stakeholders from the adverse impact of unforeseen events.
  • Develop your employability by undertaking a work placement with the opportunity to work on a live project
  • Benefit from studying with a Business School that has partners across the world enabling you to examine the cross culture perspectives essential to organisations in the global markets

Units

  • Financial Markets And Portfolio Management (AAF040-6) Compulsory
  • Financial Regulation And Fraud Management (AAF041-6) Compulsory
  • Management Accounting And Financial Planning (AAF043-6) Compulsory
  • Strategic Management (BSS050-6) Compulsory

The assessment strategy for this course is designed in a way that will contribute to student development and will help them achieve their goals and enhance their employability. An essential element of this process is that feedback will be provided in due time so it is integrated in the learning process. When group work is required, the marks given will be individual following the University of Bedfordshire's regulatory scheme. The different kinds of assessment are listed below and in some cases they will be used in combination, making sure however that there are no hidden tasks. In addition to the assessment strategies followed in each Unit, student knowledge and skills will be also formatively assessed through problem solving sessions or case study discussions, in order to ensure that development of their comprehension of the underlying concepts is appropriate to the level of studies and continuously supports the overall student achievement. A full list of how each Unit will be assessed is presented in the previous section. Please refer to the relevant section of this form regarding Academic Integrity. The intensive character of this Course's delivery as it is outlined in its Teaching and Learning philosophy is consistent with the needs of today's world for graduates who accumulate knowledge fast and are able to express the outcome of this process in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive. After induction, a week of intensive direct contact time followed by students own contribution through individual learning, will take them to the first assessment point. The process will repeat and at the end of the six-week block, the final assessment will be due. This will be a demanding but very rewarding experience. As mentioned above, the MSc Financial Risk Management is designed to develop a number of transferable skills which along with the knowledge and understanding of the relevant theories and concepts will provide our graduates with all those abilities required for a successful career. The different methods used to assess student performance are designed to evaluate the following: Research and literature review skills, data handling, application, numeracy, computer literacy, ability to contextualize and evaluate, presentation skills and professionalism, and collaboration. The Course's Assessment Strategy includes: Written Examination or Class Test: Questions in these exams always promote critical thinking and help gradually develop student ability to apply, analyse, synthesize and evaluate. Individual Written Report or Essays: The ability to perform literature informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyze, and evaluate the relevant concepts is being assessed. At the same time, student academic integrity is developed. Case Study Examination: Students will apply their knowledge in the context of specific cases. Oral Presentation: A number of transferable skills will be developed Reflective Report: Own work and that of peers will be evaluated Dissertation / Professional Placement / Internship / Live Project: Regardless of which masters capstone experience students opt for, they will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work. They will be asked to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review the relevant literature, develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss their findings and make recommendations. It is the capstone of this course and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in all Units. It will be one of the most challenging but yet enjoyable and rewarding experiences they will encounter.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

 

To apply for this course, a Business degree or any other degree indicating basic quantitative skills is required.

Applicants from different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualifications.

Entry requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

 

 

To apply for this course, a Business degree or any other degree indicating basic quantitative skills is required.

Applicants from different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualifications.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

 

 

To apply for this course, a Business degree or any other degree indicating basic quantitative skills is required.

Applicants from different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualifications.


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

 

To apply for this course, a Business degree or any other degree indicating basic quantitative skills is required.

Applicants from different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualifications.

To apply for this course, a Business degree or any other degree indicating basic quantitative skills is required.

Applicants from different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualifications.


The successful completion of your MBA provides a strong foundation for your professional prospects. You will be equipped to join an employer in a variety of positions and you will be given the potential for fast track career progression opportunities.

The course has been designed to develop graduates who are able to:

  • Systematically and creatively apply contemporary approaches to strategic management and leadership in complex public and private sector organisations with a view to successfully evolving the business, while understanding the risks and opportunities presented by changing externalities.
  • Inspire collaboration and synergistic team work by managing relationships through self-awareness and awareness of others and consideration of alternative perspectives, evaluating ideas constructively and positively to successfully engage cooperation and contribution to professional, ethical and innovative practice.
  • Synthesise a range of information in the context of new situations using informed judgment to develop innovative approaches to organisational challenges and opportunities.

Successful completion of the MBA also provides the foundation for progression to further study and research and many students continue to work towards the Doctor or Philosophy (PhD).

Our practice events i.e. our live business-led activities, differentiate our Full-time MBA. Working on consultancy projects with leading organisations and supported by experienced academics and professors of practice provides you with the opportunity to gain the valuable experience needed in your early career and potential to enhance your professional prospects. As part of the vibrant and multi-cultural MBA learning community you have the opportunity to gain a valuable network of professional contacts for the future.
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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student