Open University

Open University

Managing Financial Risk (BB841)

This course aims to: provide students with an understanding of corporate finance, public sector, and not-for-profit sector finance; enable students to understand financial risk management; examine and understand equity and debt finance, both the forms they take and the processes for raising such financings; explain credit risk, liquidity risk, credit risk, FX risk, interest rate risk, contingency risk and operational risk and help students to understand how these risks can be measured and managed; the course enables students to: understand how companies and public sector and not-for-profit sector organisations can raise finance; understand the different features of financing instruments; undertake a risk-mapping of a company or organisation; measure financial risks; understand how and why financial risks may be managed (including how derivatives and other financial instruments may be employed in such risk management); understand the implications of IFRS for financial risk management; appreciate the impact of behavioural finance theory on risk taking and risk management. This course is an elective module in stage 2 of the MBA (F61).

Entry requirements

You will need to have already completed MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (B716) and the compulsory stage 2 module Corporate finance (B831). You should also have completed or be currently studying the compulsory stage 2 module The dynamics of strategy (B835). The course requires 150 hours of study over 6 months. You will also need an appropriate facility in English language, sufficient to be able to work effectively at postgraduate level; generally this means capability equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 6 months

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