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Global MBA (Investment Banking)

Next intake:
  • June 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum: 18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • For information regarding fees, funding and scholarship please fill in the enquiry form on the right.

InterActive, in partnership with London School of Business and Finance, is proud to offer the Global MBA (Investment Banking). This programme aims to prepare future financial and business analysts in Mergers and Acquisitions, and is delivered 100% online meaning you will benefit from complete flexibility. You can study anytime from anywhere in the world, and earn a UK postgraduate degree.

While this is a management programme, it also explores banking and finance in great detail. In addition to strategic management, marketing and operations management, there is a deeper assessment of accounting and managerial finance, advanced corporate finance, and investment banking. You will develop the skills which are essential for maximising corporate value while reducing financial risks. As well as being able to use current tools and models in finance and investment decisions, you’ll be able to demonstrate analytical competencies in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as the private equity business model.

What are the programme learning outcomes? read more

The programme will enable you to:

  • Use existing tools and models to make suggestions for finance and investment decisions in a corporate advisory position
  • Develop the skills necessary to act as an analyst in M&A scenarios and the private equity business model
  • Create and put marketing strategies into action within the current and future international business environment
  • Hone the skills that will enable you to get the most out of corporate value while lowering corporate risks.
  • Gain the appropriate skills and tools to help organisations achieve competitive advantage through their operations, supply chain design and use of ICT
  • Understand, formulate and seek to improve corporate management strategy
  • Examine the soft leadership skills relevant to middle or senior level management

You will study through the innovative InterActive learning platform, which gives you access to a range of useful resources such as:

  • Full syllabus of HD-quality video sessions containing real-life case-studies
  • Live online discussion forums with your tutors, mentors and classmates
  • Self-study materials
  • Tests and mock assignments to sharpen your knowledge
  • Access to electronic resources, including journals and e-books
  • A worldwide online community of students, mentors and tutors

Studying towards the Global MBA (Investment Banking), which is validated by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, will allow you to advance your career without sacrificing any of your personal or professional commitments.

 
 

The Global MBA (Investment Banking) syllabus has been designed to provide you with the necessary theoretical and practical skills in strategic management, finance, investment and banking. You will gain in-depth knowledge of advanced corporate finance – capital budgeting, foreign direct investments, treasury risk management, as well as mergers, acquisitions and private equity. This includes their drivers, strategies, as well as an analysis of current practices in global organisations.

After completing 4 core modules, you will move on to study 2 specialist modules. The final module is the Integrative Research and Consultancy Project which includes 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 Administration read more
Advanced Corporate Finance

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Identify and analyse principles and trends in advanced corporate finance
  • Determine and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of discounted cash flow and cash flow evaluation methods
  • Evaluate financial management and uncertainties within projects
  • Demonstrate in-depth of advanced corporate finance
  • Critically evaluate the relative economic and strategic benefits of treasury risk management and enhancing value

Topics covered

  • Topics in Capital Budgeting II: Types of Real Options
  • Topics in Advanced Capital Budgeting I: Valuation of real options
  • Special Financing Decision I: Raising equity and debt capital in global markets
  • Special Investment Decision I: Foreign Direct Investments
  • Special Investment Decision II
  • Treasury Risk Management I
  • Treasury Risk Management II
  • Corporate Liquidity Issues
  • Corporate Restructuring II
Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Analyse the relative importance of different types of drivers of M&A and private equity
  • Identify value creation and critically assess the success of a range of M&A transactions and private equity investments
  • Analyse the current M&A and Private Equity strategies of a selected global organisation and critically appraise suggestions for improvement of current practices
  • Critically evaluate the relative importance of the key elements in successful M&A and private equity transactions
  • Perform critical analysis and comparison analysis in M&A and private equity

Topics covered

  • M&A And Private Equity Valuation methods I: Comparable Companies Analysis and Precedent Transaction Analysis 1
  • M&A And Private Equity Valuation methods I: Comparable Companies Analysis and Precedent Transaction Analysis 2
  • M&A And Private Equity Valuation methods II: Discounted Cash flow Analysis 1
  • M&A And Private Equity Valuation methods II: Discounted Cash flow Analysis 2
  • Leveraged Buy Outs I: Leveraged Buy Out Process
  • Leveraged Buy Outs II: LBO Analysis 1
  • Leveraged Buy Outs II: LBO Analysis 2
  • Mergers and Acquisitions I: Basics
Global Master’s in Business Administrationread 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
 
 
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