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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Senior managers and executives are required to interface with accounting and finance staff and services on a frequent basis to understand and manage the strategic, monetary and performance dimensions of the organization. Operational performance, monetarisation challenges in global business, financial risk, fiscal regimes in international business, strategic partnerships and alliances, investment decisions and portfolio analysis are key areas that require understanding and decision-making in inter-professional and multi-cultural teams and contexts.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study No
  • Mr Mark Whittington

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course stretches the thinking and financial understanding of senior managers who are operating at a strategic level. It focuses on key strategic decisions and the use of core financial and accounting models, concepts and rubrics in the following areas:

Fundamental concepts of Accounting

Evaluating Financial Performance

Working Capital Evaluation

Financial Planning Techniques

Long Term Investment Decisions

Capital Structure Decisions

Financial Risk Management

International Dimensions of Financial Planning and Risk

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attenpt: classroom based case study (30%); critical analysis (3000 words; 70%).

Resit: resubmission of the summative assessments.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback will be continuous and rapid and will be conducted by Personal Tutors who will be readily available to communicate with students.  There will be adherence to the Institutional Framework for the Provision of Feedback. 

Course Learning Outcomes


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