Remember – you don’t need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Students are expected to spend an average of eight hours per week in self-managed learning to support the unit. Such learning includes case study preparation; all students are expected to have undertaken a preliminary reading of the case study before it’s discussed in class. Self-managed learning also includes week-by-week reading in one of the core strategy set texts, assignment preparation and writing, as well as examination revision.


As a financial analyst, you’ll guide businesses and individuals through investment decisions by studying financial statements and the global economy. Whether your first degree is in Business, or another subject, this course will help you understand why different processes and decisions are made by international businesses. This will be taught across a wide range of modules, including areas such as international business strategy, international trade, human resource management practises, management practises/principles, international marketing, and much more. The module introduces data-based decision making and performance measurement and provides students with the practical experience of using Excel to transform data into meaningful information. It further introduces students to forecasting, target setting and project management. As such, it provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of statistical methods for business decision making.

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• Learners may be able to utilise existing employment, providing they can demonstrate it is personally developmental and involves a relevant level of responsibility. • Students will be contacted prior to the semester to provide support in securing work based activity in good time. As a result of client brief and feedback, business concepts and/or ideas will develop over the duration of the module. Equality is promoted by treating everyone with equal dignity and worth, and raising aspirations and supporting achievement for those students with diverse requirements and backgrounds. Students are encouraged to reflect and draw on their own different backgrounds and experiences in different economies during class discussions and to relate these experiences to the economic concepts and principles used in the module.

  • Careers Consultants will provide guidance prior to the module to assist decision making in considering placement options and post placement, for career planning post-graduation.
  • They need to have a deep understanding of international economics to anticipate how global markets will affect their bottom line and international marketing to effectively communicate their organization’s value to diverse audiences.
  • If you are seeking professional accreditation, you will also undertake specialised units in taxation and audit and assurance.

It is impossible to analyse a country’s domestic economic situation without considering its international economic interactions. On this module, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the macroeconomics of open economies, looking at international trade, national trade policies, trade theory, trade patterns and their impact on the world economies. You’ll also focus on the international financial environment, capital flows, balance of payments issues, foreign exchange markets and the interdependencies between international transactions and national monetary and fiscal policies. The trend towards financial globalisation in recent years has impacted on all financial decisions, which has necessitated the understanding of international financial markets, especially for multinational businesses.