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Offered By: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Like the General MBA, the MBA in Financial Studies provides an advanced course in management for professionals and executives seeking senior positions in industry, commerce and public services, while developing the essential management skills required in finance
and related services to participate in the increasingly international business environment. The core subjects develop knowledge
and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while allowing greater emphasis in elective modules on the financial aspects of
management. The programme involves participation in group work with course members from many different industrial, commercial, geographical and cultural backgrounds, and is aimed at improving the decision-making abilities of participants and producing managers of the highest quality.

Programme Structure
The MBA in Financial Studies programme consists of 8 core modules which are compulsory for all candidates, 4 elective modules, and a dissertation or management project. Each module is normally examined by coursework and/or a written examination held after the end of the relevant semester. Candidates will normally be required to follow a full-time course of study of 1 year or a part-time course of study over a 2-4 year period.

Core Modules (80 credits)
All students are required to complete the following core modules (10 credits each). Six modules will be taught in the first semester
(September to December), and two (marked ‘2’) will be taught in the second semester (January to May). Modules marked ‘B’ will be
taught as block modules over 12 days.

• Accounting and Finance
• Business Economics
• Financial and Monetary Economics (2)
• Management Information Systems
• Managing People
• Marketing
• Operations Management (B; 2)
• Strategic Management

Elective Modules (40 credits)
In addition to the core modules, a further 40 credits (4 modules), 20 of which must be financial modules (marked ‘F’) may be selected from the following list of elective modules. Modules marked ‘B’ will be taught as block modules over 12 days.

• Advanced Strategic Management
• Business and Commercial Law
• Corporate Finance (F)
• Corporate Social Responsibility (B)
• Entrepreneurship (B)
• Games and Strategies for Business
• Innovation Management (B)
• International Business Strategy (B)
• International Finance (F)
• Management of Change
• Managing the Human Resource (B)
• Performance and Management Accounting (F)
• Portfolio Management and Investment Analysis (F; B)
• Services Marketing
• Strategy, Organisation and Learning (B)
• Venture Capital (F; B)

Dissertation / Individual or Group Management Project (60 credits)
Course members are required to prepare an individual dissertation or individual/group management project of approximately 20,000 words in a finance-related context. Group management project participants must submit an additional 10,000-word individual report. The School encourages participants to pursue a wide range of topic areas. Members of staff are available to supervise dissertations that fall within their subject area. Alternatively, they may suggest topics related to areas in which they have specific interest and expertise.

The objective of the dissertation/management project is to enable course participants to demonstrate their understanding of, and ability to use, techniques and methods of analysis that lie broadly within the scope of the MBA course, and to provide them with the opportunity to significantly develop their business and management skills.

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must normally be graduates of an approved university holding an honours degree with a significant component in finance, economics or accounting (preferably with at least a second class upper qualification, or GPA 3.2) or a relevant professional qualification deemed equivalent to a first degree. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants are required to have at least three years’ of full-time working experience, usually in a managerial capacity, in a finance,
economics or accounting environment, the majority or all of which will have been gained since graduating from their first degree or relevant qualification. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.

Mature applicants without the minimum academic qualifications who have successfully completed professional qualifications and have several years of senior management experience may also apply.

English Language Requirement

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any element of the test; or
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 600 in the paper-based TOEFL with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least of 4.0 together with a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of at least 580 with an Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score of at least 4.0.

Graduates of Australian, UK and US universities or institutions where the language of instruction is English may be exempted from this requirement.

Equivalent English Language credentials will also be considered.