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Postgraduate study
 

Course overview

This programme equips you with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to prepare you for a successful career in business and finance within a global context.

You gain skills in management and enterprise combined with the study of accounting and finance, financial crime and global economy and financial markets. This programme will appeal to those seeking to pursue a career in the financial services sector including economics, accounting and management in both the commercial and public sectors.

This course provides clear links between theory and practice and places discussion of relevant management techniques and themes in the context of the international stage. You gain specialist knowledge of the global economy, financial reporting requirements and financial management in a global marketplace and gain insight into the process of detecting and preventing financial crime. The programme concludes with the dissertation, which provides the opportunity for you to carry out a major international business project.

 

Course details

You develop your understanding of strategy and management alongside cross-cultural and international aspects of business. You reflect on the main functional areas of international business and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context as well as developing strategic thinking in accountancy.

Course structure

Core modules

Business Research Methods

This module develops your awareness and understanding of the factors that impact research design for business and management students. You explore the ethical principles underpinning business research, research methodologies, data type, collection and analysis, research methods and how to present a research proposal and dissertation.

Core Concepts in Accounting and Finance

This module introduces essential accounting and finance concepts and principles for master's level students to afford an appreciation of the nature of financial information, the identification of relevant economic events, the determination of the most appropriate financial measures for those events, and the analysis of the effects of those events on the performance and financial standing of an organisation. You are assessed via a case study-based examination

Developing Self and Others

Using a range of self-diagnostic tools to evaluate your personal strengths and areas for development, you develop a strong sense of awareness of your own skills and values and are introduced to a range of alternative debates on individual, group, leader and organisational behaviour. The skills developed will help your ability to perform effectively over time, with an awareness of differing cultural contexts and operating environments.

Dissertation

You will integrate your learning and development and synthesise knowledge and understanding of theory and practice through its application to organisational issues, which are demonstrably concerned with development within the organisation. You are supported throughout the process by a supervising tutor who will monitor progress and ensure that you are appraised of your on-going performance. Usually the dissertation should be completed within one year.

Finance Management

This module provides a theoretical and practical insight into a range of financial management techniques. It examines the means by which financial information is used to inform the effective management of an organisation, including decision making and control, performance management and, investment management. The module also considers associated managerial behaviours and the relevance of issues such as risk management and environmental impact. You are is assessed by a combination of a report and by an examination

Global Economics and International Financial Markets

This module explores concepts and techniques in financial reporting, governance and professional ethics, and then moves to develop a critical understanding of the theoretical issues associated with the subject and the relevant skills associated with work issues in the area. You are assessed by a combination of a written essay and an end examination.

Managing in a Challenging Environment

You develop a systematic understanding of the nature of organisations and how they function and a critical awareness of the current challenges facing contemporary organisations. You are encouraged to critically reflect on the leadership skills and values required to better support organisations through the difficult challenges they may encounter.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

This programme enables you to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international management and broad accountancy themes as well as a range of practical, professional and key transferable skills.

  • Interactive classroom sessions deliver the relevant subject knowledge and allow you to explore and apply theory to real examples.
  • You engage in group work, class debate, employer projects, case studies analysis and research.
  • The dissertation requires the use of a range of cognitive and intellectual skills and you need to demonstrate the ability to produce a substantial piece of self-directed work.

How you are assessed

The assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject-specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with opportunities for feedback to assess your learning and guide you with the final assessments for each module.

The assessments include assignments, business reports, case studies, presentations, a research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports.

 
 

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is one of the following:

  • an honours degree (at least a 2:2)
  • a post-experience or professional qualification
  • equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications).
  • for EU and international students, an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.

For additional information please see our entry requirements

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Employability

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme opens up opportunities in international business and management and accountancy.

 

Information for international applicants

Qualifications

International applicants - find out what qualifications you need by selecting your country below.

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Useful information

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Full-time

2019 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£5,900 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£12,045 a year

More details about our fees for international applicants

  • Length: within 1 year
  • Attendance: Tuesday and Thursday (12.00pm until 8.00pm at the latest)
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Semester dates

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Part-time

2019 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£655 for each 20 credits

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  • Length: 2 years
  • Attendance: Tuesday afternoon in Year 1 and Thursday afternoon in Year 2 (12.00pm until 8.00pm at the latest)
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Semester dates

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Choose Teesside

Progress

Stand out from other job applicants with your higher level qualification, specialist knowledge and expanded networks.

 

Skills

Improve your project management, critical thinking, research skills, time management, presentation skills and teamwork.

 

Earnings

The median salary for working-age (16-64) postgraduates in 2018 was £6,000 more than graduates
(DoE Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2018, tees.ac.uk/source)

 

Campus

Study in our friendly town-centre campus with over £270m recently invested and another £300m over the next 10 years.

 

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Open days

16 November 2019
Postgraduate open day

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