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The MA Global Management with pathways offers an enhanced study of global organisations, their management and the changing external context in which they operate.

We aim to prepare you to be a more effective global manager, leader and citizen.

The Finance & Business Development pathway will develop your appreciation of the complexity of the global economy, financial strategy and the risks organisations are exposed to, and how they attempt to mitigate and manage these risks.

It will provide you with an understanding of the underlying concepts of accounting and finance, a critical overview of the regulatory framework, and an appreciation of the application of these techniques in a managerial context.

Why should I choose this programme?

Organisations which operate globally are exposed to a wide range of economic and financial risks, trading and investing globally.

This course will give you the understanding of global financial markets, appreciation of global corporate finance challenges and ability to formulate possible solutions that you need to succeed in the complex global economy.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Skills of reflection and critical evaluation, used to solve problems and make global financial decisions
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • The ability to select and use appropriate financial techniques
  • Numeracy and quantitative research skills
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to persuade or influence others
  • Communication skills, including the ability to use a range of media in the preparation of financial reports
  • Leadership and teamworking skills.

Future opportunities

You will emerge from the Finance & Business Development pathway with a wide range of key business and financial skills that will be valued by diverse employers worldwide, thereby accelerating your personal and professional development.

Opportunities exist in the banking sector – especially in international capital markets – and in accounting, auditing, taxation, leasing, financial analysis, financial journalism and corporate governance.

Your understanding of the complex global financial market in which business activity takes place, coupled with your understanding of financial strategy, global investment and financial risk assessment, will make you a valuable asset to all global organisations, not only those specialising in finance.


This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students on this programme are provided with access to CMI resources during their studies, and can apply for membership to the CMI on degree completion.

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