Tailor your Masters in Finance with a choice of 40+ electives
Electives span finance, management and leadership - gain a breadth of perspective studying alongside students from across our degree portfolio.
Choose 8-10 electives across the year and select whatever format suits you best – weekday, weekend, evening or block-week.
Our elective options are updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.
Accounting risk, regulation of standards and corporate governance.View electives Show less
Competition policy, industrial economics and economic integration.View electives Show less
Financial regulation, corporate finance and capital markets.View electives Show less
Decision modelling, service operations and e-business.View electives Show less
Leadership, groups, negotiations, creativity, culture and identity and business ethics.View electives Show less
Creating value through superior competitive performance.View electives Show less
Seven of the top ten companies in the world by market capitalisation, and the vast majority of unlisted ‘unicorn’ companies, are players in the digital economy: they sell primarily digital products (or hardware for accessing digital products), they operate with platform-based business models that give them increasing returns to scale, they have few tangible assets and they employ relatively small numbers of people.
These features make digital organisations fundamentally different to “industrial” organisations such as food manufacturers, oil & gas companies or automobile companies, who make physical products and operate in the world of decreasing returns to scale on which traditional economic theories were built.
The purpose of this course is to help students understand the differences between industrial and digital organisations, and to provide them with frameworks and practical advice for how to manage and work in digital organisations.
Focus on and explore business-unit level strategic concepts and frameworks that are relevant for professionals in any industry, including finance, investment management and financial services.
Learn about a wide variety of concepts, tools and frameworks that will enable you to understand the environment that a company finds itself in, the resources it needs to obtain, and the organisation it needs to build to establish a sustainable competitive advantage. In this sense, you will investigate how to develop and implement a consistent and coherent strategy in today’s dynamic and competitive business world.
Explore more advanced and contemporary issues in the domain of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, technological innovation, and organisational ambidexterity, adaptation and agility in the longer term. Concluding with an innovative in-class strategic simulation that focuses on strategy implementation.