The programme can be studied over one year full-time or part-time up to three years. You can start in September or May.
Many of our teaching staff are research active and will disseminate up-to-date developments in their fields, fostering debate and discussion. For example, recent cohorts have explored the effects of the financial crisis on stock markets and corporations, particularly from a risk perspective. Likewise, the impact of the 2016 Brexit vote on financial markets and exchange rates have been covered. You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own supervised research as part of your dissertation – topics covered by students recently include credit risk management, investment banking in emerging markets and corporate governance frameworks of MNCs.
Staff will use their own research to bring contemporary issues into the curriculum. We have expertise in: inter-organisational relationships; the securities markets; relationship marketing; supply chain and logistics; lean management; HRM; strategic management in the retail sector; entrepreneurship; economics; organisational survival and CSR issues.
We will also study a range of diverse case studies to illustrate current challenges or new insights and the effects of globalisation on business organisations including private sector business organisations, not-for-profit organisations and public organisations. For example, we consider the importance of inventory management through the use of case studies which focus on companies such as Aldi and Boeing.
MBA Finance students have the opportunity for assignment purposes to use the Trading Floor to gain access to databases such as Bloomberg, Reuters and Datastream.
You will have the opportunity to participate in range of field trips and industry visits, at home and abroad, with past students travelling to Oman to visit world class organisations like Schlumberger, Tribune Newspaper and Nawras Telecom Company, as well as UK companies like BMW Mini and Jaguar Land Rover. Additional costs may apply, dependent on the destination and availability of University funding. All details will be available prior to attending the field trip.
Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, web-based learning, problem-solving, classes and tutorials, workshops, research design tutorials, dissertation supervision and guided and self-directed study.