Financial Management BSc (Hons) Validated by Salford University

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Program Description

What's the Financial Management BSc (Hons) Validated by Salford University course about?

If you are interested in a managerial role with an emphasis on finance, then this could be the course for you. The main aims of the course are to develop knowledge and understanding of financial management and accounting practices and to be able to apply these skills in different business and management contexts.

Students will have the opportunity to undertake work on a group project and present a corporate business plan. By the end of the course, students will have developed analytical and evaluative skills and the ability to apply them in different business and management contexts. Students will also have developed knowledge and understanding of current finance theories and practice that will enhance their effectiveness as managers.

The BSc (Hons) Financial Management is delivered largely through combined lectures/seminars, workshops and tutorial sessions. The course is delivered on a full-time basis over three days at the St Johns Centre.

There are six modules all of which are 20 credit units:

Corporate strategy

This module will give an organisation wide perspective through exploring strategy techniques and processes. By the end of the module, students should be able to apply knowledge and understanding of strategy to a variety of real-life businesses.

Business simulation

This module aims to develop students ability to implement, review and appraise business strategy and management decisions within the context of a dynamic, competitive market environment. The students' employability should be improved through an experience of real-time business decision-making in a simulated environment.

Business finance

The main aim of this module is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the role of the Financial manager within an organisation, and also the external financial environment in which organisations operate. On completion of the module, students should be able to understand what is needed for efficient financial management.

International Finance

This module aims to give students the ability to evaluate risk management, understand the rationale for international trade and investment and the operation of foreign exchange markets. By the end of the module, students should have a detailed understanding of foreign exchange issues and free trade.

Corporate Law

This module enables students to acquire a sound knowledge of the legal framework relating to companies and their management. On completion of this module, students will be able to deal effectively with a wide variety of legal materials in the context of problem-solving. They will also be able to analyse and apply the legal rules on which company law is based.

Management Accounting Techniques

This module provides an opportunity for students to apply management accounting techniques to business problems, with an emphasis on practical problem-solving. On completion of this module, students will be able to select and apply techniques to problems in relation to the analysis of financial issues within an organisation.

Each module has either two or three assessments. The assessments are submitted over four assessment periods throughout the year. A range of assessment methods is used, and examples of assessments are:

  • Individual report
  • Group presentation
  • Group project
  • Business plan
  • Individual presentation
  • Exams
Last updated January 2018

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