This unit aims to provide you with a deep knowledge and understanding of the various types of financial markets, their linkages and their role in modern economies. In addition, it aims to develop your critical awareness of contemporary issues and to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the quantitative and qualitative research techniques which are applicable in this field.
Money and Banking
This unit aims to provide you with a deep knowledge of the functions of money and banking and their importance in the economy. In addition, this unit will provide you with a fundamental understanding of interest rates and yield curves, monetary policy issues and banking regulation at an international context. Finally, this unit aims to enhance your critical awareness of contemporary issues in money and banking.
International Accounting and Analysis
The unit aims to explain the main principles involved in the production of financial statements, outline the theoretical and regulatory framework within which financial accounting operates and provide techniques for the analysis and critical appraisal of corporate financial reporting.
This unit will teach you mathematical, programming and statistical tools used in the real world analysis and modelling of financial data. You will then apply these tools to model asset returns, the stock, bond and exchange rate, and measure risk using different software.
Optional Units* (Choose two)
International Direct Taxation
The globalisation of business means that firms must not only understand the domestic tax systems in the states in which they operate, but also the ways in which those systems interact. Direct taxes at the federal level usually account for between 10 and 30 percent of pre-tax profits and this unit aims to foster an understanding of the international tax system and the principal tax planning techniques open to multinational firms.
Public Finance and Tax Policy
Following the global financial crisis in the late 2000s, public finances have become central in academic, political and populist debate. This unit focuses on the revenue side of public finance with the aim of equipping you to evaluate the quality of the decisions taken by governments on maintaining and reforming their tax systems.
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.
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.
Corporate Governance and Ethics
You will develop a critical understanding of the objectives, principles and methods of Corporate Governance practice within different economic environments. This unit aims to demonstrate how an understanding of governance and ethics can aid managerial decision making, particularly in respect of risk management.
Enterprise Risk Management
The aim of the unit is to provide an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of risk.
This unit aims to equip you with the ability to account and report on environmental matters and critically appraise the usefulness of such information.
Applied Wealth Management
The aim of the unit is to equip you with the knowledge which enables you to identify appropriate investment strategies for a wealthy, private client.
Portfolio Construction and Theory
The aim of this unit is to equip you with the knowledge of finance theory and the ability to structure portfolios of financial assets within that context.
The Research Project provides Master´s level students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in a relevant area of particular interest.
Optional work experience
You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience as part of the research project unit, subject to interview and availability. The type of work being undertaken will be relevant to your course of study and will provide experience that informs your final research project. Combining work experience with the research project aims to attach further practical context to the value of your learning experience.