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Global MBA (Financial Management)

Next intake:
  • September 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum: 18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • £8500
  • For information about our instalment plans or applying for a partial bursary please fill in the enquiry form on the right

The Global MBA (Financial Management) aims to prepare students for middle or senior level management positions in finance. It is a flexible online postgraduate programme that allows you to study in the way that’s most convenient for you. Delivered in partnership with London School of Business & Finance, it offers a globally recognised qualification that can be studied online from any location worldwide.

This programme places particular emphasis on corporate performance management. As well as acquiring knowledge and skills in core business disciplines such as management, finance, operations and marketing, you will gain an in-depth understanding of corporate reporting, including the preparation of financial statements and the evaluation of the financial performance of entities. You will also learn the approaches, current practices, and evaluation of performance management and control.

What are the programme learning outcomes? read more

The programme will enable you to:

  • Use current tools and models in proffering solutions to performance management and control issues
  • Research the driving forces of financial reporting standards
  • Explore and implement marketing strategies within the context of current and future international business
  • Acquire essential skills to help you maximise corporate value and reduce corporate risks
  • Gain the necessary competencies to aid organisations in achieving a competitive advantage through their operations, supply chain design and use of ICT
  • Fully understand, formulate and improve corporate management strategy
  • Assess the soft leadership skills necessary to excel as a middle or senior level manager

InterActive delivers the programme using a wide range of learning resources, available anytime and from any location:

  • The full syllabus is recorded in HD-quality video lectures
  • Benefit from real-life case studies in HD-quality
  • Live chat sessions with tutors, mentors, and fellow classmates
  • Comprehensive study materials including lecture notes and revision kits
  • Quick tests and self-assessed mock assignments

Join InterActive’s rapidly expanding global community of tutors, students and corporate partners online. Enjoy a learning experience tailored to your lifestyle and earn a recognised postgraduate degree to rapidly progress your career.

 
 

The syllabus will provide you with a balance of practical skills and theory in strategic management and finance. It explores the reporting and control of corporate performance, equips you with the skills needed to analyse and prepare financial statements, as well as to appraise the financial performance of corporate entities. The teaching approach is based on applied learning techniques and gives you the hands-on skills vital for success throughout your career. There are 4 core and 2 specialist modules. The final module of the course is an Integrative Research and Consultancy Project, which forms part of a dissertation.

Global Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration read more
Marketing and Business Environment

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces

Topics covered

  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
  • Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
  • Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
  • Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
  • Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
  • Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
Accounting and Managerial Finance

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends and tools in accounting and corporate finance
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance

Topics covered

  • Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
  • Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
  • Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
  • Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
  • Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
  • Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
Systems and Operations Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation’s competitiveness and strategic direction
  • Evaluate the ‘competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost’ debate
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information and business process perspectives

Topics covered

  • Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
  • Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
  • Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
  • Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
  • Operations management V: Constraint Management
  • Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
Strategic Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques and concepts
  • Analyse strategic planning processes
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative responses related to strategy

Topics covered

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
  • Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
  • Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
  • Organisational resources, cultures and competencies
  • Strategic development options and portfolio models
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
  • The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
  • Contemporary issues in strategic management
  • Competitive advantage through innovation
  • Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
  • Contemporary issues in strategic business management
  • Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
  • Ethics and strategic planning
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Models of leadership
Global Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administrationread more
Advanced Corporate Reporting

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Understand the professional and ethical duties of an accountant
  • Evaluate financial reporting conventions
  • Advise and report on financial performances
  • Prepare financial statements of groups of entities in accordance with relevant accounting standards and explain reporting issues relating to specialised entities
  • Discuss how changes in accounting regulation impact on financial reporting
  • Appraise financial performances and positions, and evaluate current developments

Topics covered

  • The Financial Reporting Framework
  • Reporting the Financial Performance of Entities
  • Financial Statements of Group of Entities I: Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
  • Financial Statements of Group of Entities I: Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
  • Financial Statements of Group Entities II: Statement of Comprehensive Income
  • Financial Statements of Group Entities II: Statement of Comprehensive Income
  • Financial Statements of Group Entities III: Statement of Cash flows
  • Financial Statements of Group Entities III: Statement of Cash flows
  • Financial Statements of Groups IV: Notes to the Accounts and MDA
  • Specialized Entities
  • Consideration of Changes in Accounting Regulation and their implication of Financial Reporting
  • The Appraisal of performance and position of Entities
Performance Management and Control

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Identify and analyse principles and trends in performance measurement and control
  • Determine the different budgeting techniques and critically evaluate their use in short term decision making
  • Analyse the current approach to performance measurement and control in a selected global organisation, and both create and appraise suggestions for improvement.
  • Appraise the application of performance criteria in ‘not for profit’ and ‘public sector’ organisations
  • Evaluate the importance of the key elements in successful performance measurement and control

Topics covered

  • Foundations for Implementing Strategy I: Organizational Tensions to be managed and Basics for Successful Strategy
  • Foundations for Implementing Strategy II: Organizing for Performance and Using Information for Performance Measurement and Control
  • Creating Performance Measurement System I: Building a Profit Plan
  • Creating Performance Measurement System II: Evaluating Strategic Profit Performance
  • Creating Performance Measurement System III: Designing Asset Allocation Systems and Linking Performance to Markets
  • Creating Performance Measurement System IV: Building a Balanced Scorecard
  • Creating Performance Measurement System V: Performance Prism
  • Creating Performance Measurement System VI: Other New Age Tools
  • Achieving Profit Goals and Strategies I: Using Diagnostic and Interactive Control Systems Public Sector Organizations
  • Achieving Profit Goals and Strategies II: Aligning Performance Goals and Incentives
  • Achieving Profit Goals and Strategies III: Identifying and Managing Strategic Risk
  • Achieving Profit Goals and Strategies IV: Levers of Control for Implementing Strategy
Global Master’s in Business Administration read more
Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  1. Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
  2. Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standard
  3. Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
  4. Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies

Topics covered

  • The nature of business and management research/consultancy
  • Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
  • The practice of management consulting
  • Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
  • Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice;
  • Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
  • Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Applicable models for consulting and research
  • Selecting samples and using secondary data
  • Collecting primary data through observation
  • Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Writing and presenting your project report

Please note: you can only graduate with one award (the highest level achieved), and it will only be issued once you have formally completed your studies.

 
 
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