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Global MBA (Risk Management)

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.

The Global MBA (Risk Management) is a flexible online programme designed to help you secure senior-level managerial positions. You will learn how to handle corporate investment as well as market, credit, operational, accounting, legal, and tax risks. This programme is delivered by InterActive in partnership with London School of Business and Finance. Your study resources will be available to you online 24/7, allowing you to gain a UK postgraduate degree upon graduation.

In addition to key business disciplines such as strategic management, marketing, finance and operations, you will cover enterprise risk management and corporate governance and ethics. You will learn how to identify and assess these risks by applying resources to minimise, monitor and control them and turning risk factors into value creating opportunities. In addition, you will explore the corporate governance requirements and ethical standards which are applicable to in senior-management positions.

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As a programme graduate you will:

  • Acquire competencies that allow you to assess and mitigate business risk
  • Learn how to solve governance and ethical issues that may arise in workplaces
  • Interpret, develop and implement marketing strategies in the current and future international business environment
  • Gather and develop relevant skills that will enable you to maximise corporate value while reducing corporate risks
  • Possess the right tools to help organisations achieve the competitive advantage through their operations, supply chain design and use of ICT
  • Design and develop corporate management strategy
  • Acquire the soft leadership skills necessary to excel at middle or senior level management

During the course of your studies you will have access to a range of online study-tools via InterActive:

  • Watch case-studies discussing and solving real business issues contained within your full syllabus of HD-quality video lectures
  • Regular live discussion forums with your tutors and other postgraduate students
  • A complete set of study materials, lecture notes and revision kits
  • On-going tests and assignments to check your knowledge
  • Online libraries, books, journals and other publications provided by London School of Business and Finance

Upon completion of the programme you will have acquired advanced knowledge and skills in key business areas, preparing yourself to deal with an array of financial and non-financial risks. This postgraduate qualification will open doors to top positions in a wide range of business sectors.

 
 

The programme prepares students to excel in senior management positions, especially in finance. It delivers essential knowledge in risk management and corporate governance and ethics, as well as the key business disciplines of marketing, finance, strategic management and operations. The syllabus is designed to give you an effective balance of theory and practical skills.

The programme consists of 4 core modules and 2 specialist modules (Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Ethics), as well as a final module which includes a dissertation. You will need to complete the core modules and specialist modules first, and then the final module at the end of your programme. You may study up to 2 modules simultaneously.

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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
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Enterprise Risk Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Understand and critically evaluate a variety of risk management strategies that can be used to turn risk factors in to value creating opportunities
  • Identify, generate and justify enterprise wide approaches to risk management
  • Critically analyses risk management goals and objectives and use risk assessment to generate risk management strategies
  • Use theoretical risk management insights to construct risk management processes, measures and capabilities at the level of the enterprise
  • Formulate and justify risk management strategies for given or self-selected enterprises

Topics covered

  • Mastering risk to create value I: Mastering risk to create value
  • Mastering risk to create value II: What is an enterprise-wide approach?
  • Mastering risk to create value III: Mastering risk to create value: why is it essential?
  • The evolution towards EWRM and a common language: the essential starting point I: The evolution towards EWRM
  • The evolution towards EWRM and a common language: the essential starting point II: A common language: the essential starting point
  • Risk management goals, objectives and oversight: laying the foundation zone and Uniform processes and assessing risks and developing strategies I: Risk management goals, objectives and oversight: laying the foundation zone and Uniform processes
  • Risk management goals, objectives and oversight: laying the foundation zone and Uniform processes and assessing risks and developing strategies I: Risk management goals, objectives and oversight: Assessing risks and developing strategies
  • Infrastructure essentials: designing and implementing risk management capabilities and continuously improve risk strategies, processes and measures I: Infrastructure essentials: designing and implementing risk management capabilities
  • Infrastructure essentials: designing and implementing risk management capabilities and continuously improve risk strategies, processes and measures II: Infrastructure essentials: Continuously improve risk strategies, processes and measures
  • Taking it all the way and Getting Started I: Taking it all the way
  • Taking it all the way and Getting Started II: Getting Started part 1
  • Taking it all the way and Getting Started III: Getting Started part 2
Corporate Governance and Ethics

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  • Define governance and explain its function in the effective management and control of organisations and their resources
  • Evaluate the accountant’s role in risk management and internal control, including review and compliance
  • Explain the role of the accountant in identifying, assessing, controlling and mitigating risk
  • Demonstrate the professional values and ethical judgements that reflect the best interests of society, in compliance with relevant professional codes, laws and regulations

Topics covered

  • Governance and responsibility I: The scope of governance, Agency relationships and theories and the board of directors
  • Governance and responsibility Ii: Board committees, Directors’ remuneration and Different approaches to corporate governance
  • Internal control and review i: Management control systems in corporate governance
  • Internal control and review II: Internal control, audit and compliance in corporate governance and Internal control and reporting
  • Internal control and review III: Management information in audit and internal control
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling risk I: Risk and the risk management process and Categories of risk
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling risk II: Identification, assessment and measurement of risk
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling risk III: Targeting and monitoring risk and Methods of controlling and reducing risk
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling risk IV: Risk avoidance, retention and modeling
  • Professional values and ethics I: Ethical theories and Different approaches to ethics and social responsibility
  • Professional values and ethics II: Professions and the public interest and Professional practice and codes of ethics
  • Professional values and ethics III: Conflicts of interest and the consequences of unethical behavior and Ethical characteristics of professionalism
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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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