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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months

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