Our Finance MBus could help to equip you with the necessary skills to spot, analyse and resolve complex problems in a strategic way, and effectively harness the rapid changes in the financial sector.
- Aimed at international students, this integrated master’s course is studied over four semesters, covering around 15 months. If you have already successfully completed two years of a finance related undergraduate degree, successful completion of this course will see you achieve a master’s qualification from Coventry Business School.
Why you should study this course
The Finance MBus course offers an insight into the financial world. By studying this course you will have the opportunity to or benefit from:
- Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), both of whom are committed to ensuring its members maintain world-class standards of teaching and research.
- A strong focus on key, current issues facing the global finance sector, brought to life with relevant real-world case studies.
- Fieldtrips to multinational organisations within a range of sectors and industries. Previous visits within the Coventry Business School have included a visit to Jaguar Land Rover and Manchester United in the UK as well as visits to New York in the United States; Berlin in Germany and Paris in France among others.*
- Embedded employability through course modules, as well as access to Coventry University’s Talent Team, who can offer tailored support as you plan your future career.
- Coventry University is home to one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe, where you can get hands-on experience with market leading databases, and even study towards a Bloomberg professional qualification for free (subject to availability).
- Access to Coventry Business School’s Progress Coaches, who can provide both academic and pastoral guidance and support
What you’ll study
Taught over four semesters, the course is split into two distinct, but interrelated stages, with semesters one and two covering finance theory and an understanding of financial institutions, as well as exploring more specific topics such as corporate reporting and financial technologies. Semesters three and four then deepen your learning in specialist areas, developing your skills in econometrics and risk management, as well as investigating good governance and ethics within financial institutions.
Across all modules, we aim to use real life examples, to help you bridge the gap between theory and practice and understand how to apply theories and techniques in different contexts and situations.
How you’ll learn
This course is studied full time over four consecutive semesters, meaning the entire course is typically 15 months long. To study the course, you must previously have completed two years of undergraduate business study. Coventry Business School also offers the option to top-up previous undergraduate finance or accounting study to a bachelor’s degree through our Accounting and Finance for International Business and International Finance and Banking top-up courses.
The underlying focus and aim are on developing your knowledge of financial theory, financia techniques and current financial topics, o that you can think strategically and harness the growth of the financial sector, and overcome the challenges facing it. Throughout all teaching and learning methods, such as lectures, workshops and seminars, real life case studies are used, as well as opportunities to practically apply learnt theory. These sessions may be delivered through a combination of face-to-face teaching and online classes and tutorials.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.
Assessment methods include:
- Formal examinations
- Phase tests
- Group work
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical understanding of financial theories and principles, and the ability to constructively challenge their assumptions.
- Critique, interpret and apply financial frameworks and models to real-world and unstructured scenarios in global finance.
- Effectively extract, manipulate and evaluate financial data from multiple sources and apply advanced mathematical and statistical methods to financial data to develop reasoned conclusions.
- Exhibit a critical awareness of the role and importance of good corporate governance, ethical responsibility, professional accountability and civic contribution.
- Execute research using critical judgement in the selection of methodological approaches, research techniques and tools.
- Effectively communicate financial issues and solutions, both orally and written, to diverse audiences.
- Critically examine the operation, function of international financial markets and institutions, and assess the significance of contemporary and innovative developments in finance.
- Evidence a critical understanding of financial risk and associated risk management strategies, including the appropriate application and limitations of portfolios and derivative instruments to manage risk exposure.
- Exploit diagnostic skills in dealing with financial and investment complexities to produce viable solutions, and utilise a variety of methods to communicate conclusions from both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Demonstrate digital fluency by using information, software, and digital technologies in solving different financial problems.
International experience opportunities
This course is international in nature, and draws on financial topics and real-life case studies from all over the world. The international experience of the course team means you will have the opportunity to benefit from the experience of lecturers, who have either researched or worked in international finance. With the financial services sector continuing to grow into new markets across the world, the international perspectives offered by the course team help to ensure your learning is always placed in an international context.
There is also the opportunity to attend field trips, at a school or university level, to multinational organisations within a range of sectors and industries. Previous visits within the school have included a visit to Jaguar Land Rover and Manchester United in the UK as well as visits to New York in the United States; Berlin, Germany and Paris, France among others.*
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