Pre-Sessional English Programme at London Bloomsbury
We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to our London Bloomsbury students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our postgraduate courses. See below for further information.

This degree is ideal for those interested in a future career in banking, personal finance and corporate finance or as an accountant, offering an excellent foundation for your career or for further study. As well as gaining a formal qualification, you will build a skills portfolio that you can show to future employers.

We are focused on the student learning experience and want to ensure that our graduates are career ready, with the knowledge, skills and attributes that employers demand. You can study the programme online or on campus. Our teaching staff have extensive practical experience, and students are taught in small group sizes that encourage a good learning relationship with lecturers.

We have also successfully accredited our London Bloomsbury and online Masters degree programme with a professionally-recognised CMI qualification.

From October 2017, through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course will also be available to study in Berlin. For further details, visit www.gisma.com.

Who is this course for?

This degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in banking, personal finance, corporate finance or as an accountant.

How will you learn?
On campus study

The programme is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus, and learning takes places both in and outside the classroom environment. Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing and feedback. There will be 5 contact hours per week, split into two 2 hour workshops and a 1 hour lecture.

Examination and assessment - On campus students will be assessed in a number of ways throughout the duration of the programme. Assessment methods include assignments, presentations and examinations.

Study materials and online support - Students will receive their core textbooks free of charge. All De Broc programmes are supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite. Elite will be your first point of call for academic information. In addition, you will gain access to our online library facilities, and learning resources from the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business-focused materials that represent up to date market trends, sector-based articles and analysis reports.

From October 2017, in addition to our London Bloomsbury campus, through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course will also be available to study in Berlin. For further details, visit www.gisma.com.

Online study

As an online student, you’ll get access to programme content and learning activities at any time and from any location. In addition, you’ll receive support, guidance, and careers advice throughout the course:

  • Professionally produced HD video lectures 24/7
  • Online forums where you can discuss new concepts with your tutors and fellow students
  • Student support services from De Broc School of Business and our online learning provider, InterActive

In addition to lectures and workshops for each module, students will benefit from interactive activities, group work and business tasks with a practical focus. Throughout the entire duration of the course, you will be supported by academic staff.

Students also have access to our online library facilities and learning resources from the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business based materials that represent the latest market trends, with sector-based articles and analysis reports.

The programme involves a considerable amount of group work and group assessment that will take place online, and up to 25% of the assessment takes this form. The assessments are designed to meet the learning outcomes both academically and professionally. This involves seminars, workshops, tests, presentations, assignments, and exams.

Study Options
On campus study

Learning inside the classroom and beyond, the MSc in Corporate Financial Management has a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after your graduation. Traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. You will benefit from access to case studies, online testing, video content, and more. You will also receive all core textbooks free of charge and will be supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

Online study

All of your learning will take place on the Canvas platform, delivered by our online learning partner, InterActive. Each unit you study consists of an introduction, video clips, extended reading, discussion questions, as well as a summary and consolidation.

You will be assessed in a variety of formats, including portfolio and instant feedback tasks, self-assessed quizzes, as well as through your participation in VoiceThread presentations and questions paired with TED-Ed lessons. There is also a considerable amount of online group work and presentations that will count towards your overall grade.

As an online student, you will benefit from a range of innovative e-learning media that suits all learning types. You’ll receive the same quality tuition as our on-campus students, but with all the benefits of online flexibility.

Course structure

Online students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study four modules, each worth 30 credits, and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

There are 2 core modules – corporate finance and corporate reporting. Students will then pick from one of 2 streams. Stream 1 modules are risk management and banking regulation and mergers and acquisitions. Stream 2 is business performance management and corporate social responsibility.

The course will cover the following core modules:

  • Corporate Finance (30 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting (30 credits)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/ Project (60 credits)

Elective Stream 1

  • Risk Management and Banking Regulation (30 credits)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (30 credits)

Elective Stream 2

  • Business Performance Management (30 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30 credits)
Module content
Corporate Finance

This module will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to understand the importance of investment and finance decisions. You will gain an essential understanding of corporate finance structure, including knowledge of instruments used by companies to raise finances and manage financial risk. A distinctive feature of this module is its focus on advanced financial management, building on current research, industry developments and input from practitioners in the fields of corporate finance.

Corporate Reporting

This module will teach you how to interpret financial reporting standards and statements so that you can effectively contribute to business performance and investment strategies. You will focus on the preparation and understanding of financial statements, as well as the global environment in which financial standards are designed, agreed upon and applied. You will learn how to carry out research in financial standards beyond the mechanics of preparing the financial statement reports.

Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project

This module will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically evaluate a business issue of your choice from a specialist perspective. You will learn how to utilise the necessary tools for research related activities in a professional environment, and gain the ability to investigate a complex business issue.

Risk Management and Banking Regulation (Stream 1)

You will gain an understanding of the impact of risk on organisations and how to effectively mitigate their negative effects. In addition, this module will equip you with the critical skills needed to understand the main types of risk that financial institutions face, alongside how to manage those risks. You will learn how to critically analyse and challenge Basel III.

Mergers and Acquisitions (Stream 1)

This module will give you a comprehensive understanding of merger and acquisition strategies. You will learn how to make decisions to increase the value of an organisation and to effectively input information into valuation models. You will also consider the factors associated with private equity investments and how they achieve their goals through mergers and acquisitions.

Business Performance Management (Stream 2)

This module will enable you to integrate your understanding of performance management and control with the strategy of an organisation. In addition you will develop the skills to critically analyse principles and trends in performance measurement, applying them to current global issues.

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (Stream 2)

You will gain the ability to integrate the challenges of corporate governance with social responsibility. You will also develop a critical understanding of the ethical challenges faced by organisations and their employees. You will develop the skills to apply the principles of corporate governance and social responsibility to the development of competitive advantage, as well as managing the ethical issues that may arise in the global workplace.

Career progression

With this degree, students may consider entering careers such as management consultancy, accountancy, business analysis, or operations management.

Further education options include:

  • PhD
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) postgraduate qualifications
Entry requirements
  • 2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualifications.
  • International entry requirements - an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • Non-standard entry
Pre-sessional English

In September 2018, we are offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our full time postgraduate courses.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their English language skills in a supportive learning environment whilst developing their academic study skills in the areas of writing academic assignments, preparing examinations, giving presentations and participating in seminars and reading research articles.

All pre-sessional English courses will be offered on a full time basis through a seven or twelve week programme at our London Bloomsbury campus. Students will be able to meet their future course leaders and be introduced to the facilities and resources specific to their main degree programmes as well as develop their understanding of University systems, services and facilities.

Fees and funding

On Campus, GISMA Business School, Berlin (October 2017, January 2018):

Programme fees are €15,000, for further details, visit www.gisma.com

On Campus, London Bloomsbury (January 2018):

UK/EU students: £7,160

International students: £12,300

On Campus, London Bloomsbury (September 2018):

UK/EU students: £8,500

International students: £13,000

Online (January, May 2018)

Programme fees are £7,160 with a 10 step instalment plan available.

A deposit of £250 deposit is required to start.

For more funding information, click here.

Online (September 2018)

Programme fees are £8,500 with a 10 step instalment plan available.

A deposit of £250 deposit is required to start.

For more funding information, click here.

Apply now!

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To apply to study this course at GISMA Business School, Berlin, visit www.gisma.com