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About

This Finance qualification from The Open University UK is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance – whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting and governance.

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Overview

The Finance programme from  The Open University UK  develops competences in applying statistical and econometric techniques, and equips you with knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic finance and behavioural finance.  

You can choose to specialise either in derivatives and financial risk management, or in investment and portfolio management, and you will develop research skills and techniques relevant to higher academic qualifications by completing a dissertation on a finance topic of your choice that is relevant to your interests or chosen career development.

Key features of the course

  • Provides an up-to-date perspective on both theory and practice in national and international contexts
  • Acquire and apply the most important tools for financial, statistical and econometric analysis and decision support
  • Develops your ability to evaluate published research, use relevant theory, and apply research methods and techniques to new situations
  • Develops your skills in data collection and modelling using databases, such as Datastream and Thomson One, and statistical software such as STATA.

Career relevance

This postgraduate qualification offers knowledge in a wide range of finance areas that include the corporate finance function, investments, banking and financial institutions and risk management. You will gain both theoretical and practical insights into the working of financial markets, valuation of securities, understanding financial statements, risk management and portfolio management. You will develop the skills and capabilities required by investment analysts, finance managers, finance directors and chief financial officers. You will be equipped with knowledge and skills to support decision making at the higher levels of organisations by exploring issues related to ethics and corporate governance, reporting and disclosure, financing and investment in uncertain and global business environments.

Prudent practice of finance is relevant across all sectors – public, private and voluntary. This qualification will therefore prepare you to work in the corporate sector, financial services, the banking industry, multinational organisations and other sectors where analytical and decision tools in treasury, investment and financing decisions are required.

The dissertation offers the chance to explore financial issues in greater depth and may enhance your prospects in a career specialism. This qualification will also provide sound training in research and academic skills for those wishing to pursue a PhD and develop academic careers in finance.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Introduction to corporate finance 
  • Financial strategy: valuation, governance and ethics 
  • Research methods for finance 
  • Derivatives and risk management 
  • Investment and portfolio management 
  • Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognised UK university or equivalent. 
  • This degree requires an aptitude for analytical and quantitative methods to engage with theories of finance and their applications. 
  • You should possess a good working knowledge of maths and be confident with spreadsheets. 
  • It would be advisable to self-assess your level of maths before registering for this qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6432 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12865 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6432 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12865 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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