York Saint John University

York St John University

Business Administration (Finance)

The overall aim of the programme is to develop individuals as potential managers and leaders with a sound understanding of the skills necessary to undertake a role in any organisation. The programme aims to reflect the aspirations in the development of responsible and ethical managers, supporting development in the skills of leadership in order to operate effectively and competently in an international context. The specialist element of the programme aims to support you in exploring the strategic aspects in relation to finance in order to prepare you for a career that equips you to consider the business issues for managers and leaders working in the field of business finance. The programme aims are to: Develop a critical and reflective understanding of business generally and specifically relating to management and finance; including the role of managers within the context of business sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics, helping you undertake effective roles in business organisations as responsible managers. Provide opportunities for advanced study and practical application of the key concepts and concerns through authentic learning experiences in the �real world� with a specialist understanding of the financial aspects of business management. Develop your self-awareness. This is grounded on positive and critical attitudes towards culture, diversity, change management and conflict management. The framework is created around the role of management and leadership in the context of a dynamic and vibrant international business and management environment. Provide the opportunities to convert theory into practice within complex environments, systematically and creatively to improve business practice through project work with internal University departments and external businesses. Develop and enhance skills of lifelong learning and professional development in order to work with self-direction and originality.

Entry requirements

Candidates for entry to the MBA Finance programme must normally possess: UK/EU students will be able to enter the programme directly in accordance with University entry requirements for MBA programmes (a 1st degree achieved at Class 2.2 or above from an approved university or institution) or possess an equivalent qualification. In addition to the qualifications above, non-UK/EU students whose 1st language is not English, will be required to achieve IELTS 6.0 or above, with no less than Band 6 in Writing Skills, or an equivalent qualification accepted by the University. Part-time applicants who are in employment, careful counselling will be given so that they understand that this is a pre-experience programme. If you do not meet the stated entry requirements above, the University APEL policy may be utilised for entry to the programme where necessary and appropriate. The programme may use this system to allow entry for post-experience professionals who have been in management for at least 2 years. This is likely to involve the submission of evidence of professional competence (an assignment to the Head of Programme) and an interview as part of the recruitment process.

Course modules

Full time route (1 year): Modules to include compulsory modules, electives and options as follows: Research in contemporary business issues; business and sustainability; managing business finance; people management; planning and organising the business project; advanced accounting techniques; financial control in diverse organisations; leading and managing the business project; research investigation. Part time route (2 years): If you wish to study the MBA: Finance part time (PT) there is the opportunity to do this. The PT route is suitable if you wish to study the MBA programme alongside your work commitments. The MBA PT route can be completed over 2 years. Modules to include compulsory modules, electives and options as follows: Research in contemporary business issues; business and sustainability; planning and organising the business project; leading and managing the business project; managing business finance; people management; advanced accounting techniques; financial control in diverse organisations; research investigation. You will be invited to attend a university induction programme and a Master's level programme specific induction.

Assessment methods

All modules listed are assessed through a programme of work undertaken whilst studying for the MBA: Finance. A range of assessment tools are used including presentations, critical essays, portfolios and reflective journals, exams and case study work. Each module tutor will provide opportunities for formative assessment feedback to inform your work prior to submission.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time £ 10,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MBA Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MBA Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
York St John University York YO31 7EX Yorkshire and the Humber

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