MSc INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

UK Fees

£10490.00

Int. Fees

£16900.00

Overview

Accounting and Finance professionals have central roles in all types and sizes of organisations whether in the UK or abroad. This programme is likely to be of interest to current or intending finance or accounting professionals wishing to gain an academic qualification in both domestic and international financial operations.

An academic entry route into accounting and finance for applicants holding non-specialist entry qualifications. A natural progression route for students of undergraduate programmes particularly in the areas of business, economics and finance.

  • Optional internship to develop the skills required by employers in the accounting and finance professions.
  • A choice of electives to reflect both student interests and potential career opportunities;
  • An opportunity to study either full-time or part-time and with intakes in both September and January.
  • Access to prestigious resources such as the Bloomberg computer suite.
  • A wide range of extracurricular activities and opportunities to attend expert symposiums and conferences to enhance employability and enhance awareness of contemporary issues and developments within the subject domains.
  • Two residential weekends; The opportunity for consultancy practice and to carry out a project suiting the students career needs
  • Business start-up advice and support during the programme for budding entrepreneurs.
  • Opportunities to network and develop connectivity with our post graduate research and enterprise community.
  • Life coaching; and extended internship work experience opportunity for all students.

The course offers a specialist pathway in accounting (linked to the ACCA Fundamentals papers), but also provides you with the opportunity to select modules in the areas of finance and strategy. This programme focuses on accounting and finance matters within an international context, addressing current challenges and issues faced by businesses and companies around the world.

Professional body exemptions:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): Exemption from seven ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills examinations
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA): MSc IAF graduates who then complete CIMA’s Management Case Study gain exemption from 11 CIMA papers from certificate, operational and management level exams – leaving only 4 papers to complete at Strategic level.

We’re top 3 for research intensity in Accounting and Finance among London Modern Universities (Complete University Guide 2021).

Accountancy College of the Year- Public Sector

PQ Magazine 2017, 2018 and 2019 awards

You'll be provided with analytical and business-led tools that combine academic study with a pragmatic and well-structured finance content for decision making (including the use of databases such as Bloomberg). The course also includes training in specialist software (SPSS and N-Vivo). You'll take part in a residential weekend, exchanging experiences and discussing current events and specific problems affecting the accountancy and finance fields, with academics and a visiting practitioner. You'll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including "Academic skills for Finance, Accounting and Governance" and Research Techniques, a range of Bloomberg Aptitude Tests, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences. There may be a possibility to undertake an optional work placement to enhance your employability skills and professional experience.

7 reasons to study here

We are in the heart of London, the global financial Centre in Europe with abundant job openings in Accounting and Finance area.
Developing employability: Innovation and Enterprise department, which provides plenty of opportunities for networking and setting up businesses. Valuable experience from internships for getting good jobs.
Have Bloomberg terminals used for teaching and applying knowledge gained in the classroom to real life situations. Students can also gain certificate in Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), which explores the foundations of our global financial system.
Professional accreditation:  Exemptions from seven ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills examinations. An accelerated entry route to the CIMA Professional Qualification and the individuals are required to take the CIMA Gateway Exam, and get all 11 exemptions from certificate, operational and management level exams after successfully passing the CIMA Gateway Exam.
Entrepreneur support: Develop a ready-to-fund business plan or undertake consultancy as a final year marketing project, and individual entrepreneurial activity is supported through the course and University.
Networking opportunities: Links theory with practice very well with real life case studies, with live visits to Bloomberg and the Bank of England.
Research active academics: you’ll be taught by enthusiastic but also research active staff, which means you’ll receive relevant teaching and best practice for the 21st century.

You'll be provided with analytical and business-led tools that combine academic study with a pragmatic and well structured finance content for decision making (including the use of databases such as Bloomberg). The course also includes training in specialist software (SPSS and N-Vivo).

You'll take part in a residential weekend, exchanging experiences and discussing current events and specific problems affecting the accountancy and finance fields, with academics and a visiting practitioner.

You'll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including "Academic skills for Finance, Accounting and Governance" and Research Techniques, a range of Bloomberg Aptitude Tests, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences.

There may be a possibility to undertake an optional work placement to enhance your employability skills and professional experience (subject to validation).

ACCA and CIMA exemptions

ACCA Exemptions

On completion of the course, you will be on a fast track to becoming ACCA qualified, and exempt from the following modules:

Business and Technology

Management Accounting

Financial Accounting

Corporate and Business Law

With completion of the specific LSBU modules, you will get following further exemptions:

LSBU module ACCA module exemption
Financial Reporting (BAF-7-FRE) F7 - Financial Reporting
Audit Risk (BAF-7-AUR) F8 - Audit and Assurance
Corperate  Financial Management (BAF-7-CFM) F9 - Financial Management

https://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en.html


CIMA exemptions

On completion of the course, you will be eligible for the master’s gateway route. The Master’s gateway route is an accelerated entry route to the CIMA Professional Qualification and the individuals are required to take the CIMA Gateway Exam, and get all 11 exemptions from certificate, operational and management level exams after successfully passing the CIMA Gateway Exam.

https://www.cimaglobal.com/

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeFull-time Duration24 months Start dateSeptember Application code3466 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModeFull-time Duration15 months Start dateJanuary Application code5332 Application method Direct to LSBU

Course Accreditations

  • IoEE

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Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.

Walk or bicycle

The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.

By bus

LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.

By train or tube

The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.

By car

London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.

Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.

TfL journey planner

You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.

Entry Level Requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the course applicants will be required to have one of the following qualifications:

  • A 2.2 UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area; or
  • Applicants with a non-relevant degree, but with at least second-class honours AND relevant work experience in accounting and finance, will be considered on an individual basis; or
  • Fundamentals Level (Knowledge and Skills) of the ACCA professional examinations; or
  • Operational and Management levels of the CIMA examinations; or
  • Other relevant professional accountancy qualifications, including from overseas.

IELTS: The required English language skills to undertake this programme is IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5.

Applicants may be required to be interviewed by the Course Director or Divisional Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator.

Course status

United Kingdom

£10490.00

Tuition fees for home students

International

£16900.00

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees

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    MSc International Accounting And Finance (FT) (JAN) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 5332 Session code: 1FS00

    MSc International Accounting And Finance (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £10490.00 International fee: £16900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 3466 Session code: 1FS00

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

International students

International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Full-time Duration 24 months Start date September Application code 3466 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Full-time Duration 15 months Start date January Application code 5332 Application method Direct to LSBU

Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Suggested reading

  • Alexander,Britton and Jorissen. (2011). International Financial Reporting & Analysis.5th edition. South Western - Cengage Learning.
    Hillier, D, Ross S. A., Westerfield R. W., Jaffe J., Jordan, B. (2011). Corporate Finance, European Edition,McGraw-Hill.
    Cottrell S. (2005). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing effective analysis and argument, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, New York, USA.

You could also read background material on:

  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Financial Analysis
  • Look at the on-line annual report of a FTSE 100 company.

You could visit the following websites to read current issues in International Banking, Investment and Finance

  • www.economist.com
  • www.liffe.com
  • www.marketeye.co.uk
  • www.bankofengland.co.uk
  • www.imf.org
  • www.cme.com
  • www.yahoofinance.com
  • www.bloomberg.co.uk
  • www.ftse.com
  • www.globalinvestor.com
  • www.fsa.gov.uk
  • www.isda.com

All modules are assessed by a mix of coursework, individual and group presentations and written exams. A typical 20 credit taught module involves a total of 200 study hours (52 contact hours and 148 group and private study hours).

The use of Bloomberg is embedded within modules

Core modules

  • Audit Risk This module equips students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework. This module will make students critically evaluate the nature and purpose of internal audit and describe its role as part of overall performance and its relationship with external audit. In addition, this module will explore the evaluation of information systems, internal controls, audit evidence, audit planning and the audit report.
  • Consultancy, Enterprise and InnovationThis module is designed to develop students' awareness of entrepreneurial mindsets and management consultancy skills. They will perform business evaluation analysis and consultancy assignments on business cases. The module will present and consolidate principles of company inception and consulting drawn from contemporary practices, specific tools, methods, and approaches designed to create and diagnose organizations, develop implementations, evaluate options, and effectively communicate objectives/recommendations. The students will look at the companies from 2 perspectives: the entrepreneur and the consultancy one.
  • Corporate Financial ManagementThe module deals with the theory and techniques of making value-maximising investment and financing decisions based on key factors such as cash, risk and time. It also incorporates the study of the economic environment in which such decisions are taken and addresses other specialised areas such as the profit distribution decision, merger and acquisition strategy, management of working capital and international financial management. It applies concepts and theories that are central modern financial management.
  • Financial Reporting This module develops skills in the comprehension and application of accounting standards as related to the preparation of financial statements. The module covers the preparation of financial statements for individual reporting entities. Key technical aspects of corporate reporting are addresses, theoretical issues such as earnings management and the arguments for and against regulation of corporate reporting.
  • Theories and Issues in Accounting and Finance
    The purpose of this module is to develop the higher-level cognitive skills required at postgraduate level, and the inquisitiveness about current issues in the subject area that is required from the reflective practitioner. This is achieved through emphasis on scholarly reading and research, introducing students to current developments in the theories of accounting and finance, including the major approaches to financial management and environmental accounting.
  • Research Methods
    This module introduces students to the research process and the mind-set of the researcher.  In this module, students will identify potential topics for their Capstone Projects and identify a research problem. They will then map a suitable research question(s) and edit and refine their questions in order to express clear research questions and objectives. They will support their research questions by making use of the relevant literature and theoretical concepts. This Module then focuses on the nature, approaches, methods, tools and techniques of research within relevant disciplines from the business environment.  In doing so it attempts to develop the skills and knowledge required to complete a capstone project where the emphasis of the research is in improving aspects of business process and business practice. Thus, the module is practically oriented towards the completion of a research proposal that will form the basis of the final practice-based project module.

Optional modules

  • Big Data Analytics
    Big Data analytics include tools and techniques from Data Science, for the transformation of raw big data into meaningful and actionable information for business analysis. Every major industry has powerful transaction-oriented systems, which stores the big data gathered from daily operations into repositories. To remain competitive, enterprises need the ability to rediscover and utilise the big data they already hold. The module will provide students with the skills to derive insights from a pool of big data available, delivering precise, actionable and timely inputs for decision making.
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
    This module provides a practical introduction to digital and social media technologies (such as Twitter, Facebook, connected devices – the internet of things and affiliate networks) and their application within marketing. The module examines the key characteristics of digital and social media, identifies the theoretical underpinnings such as issues of trust and customer engagement together with trends and usage patterns to provide a framework through which to understand and evaluate them. In addition, the module examines the legal and ethical considerations that marketing in a digital world raises.
  • Everyday Sustainability for Business
    Sustainability, CSR, ESG are all consistent topics in business management and this module introduces the student to addressing these issues in a practical, integrated and coherent manner. The contents of the module reflect this by looking at everyday sustainability from a project’s conception to the end of life. The module contents are delivered with references to current events as they evolve and invites the students to draw their own conclusions to how current events impact on everyday sustainability and how to address problems arising from changing business demands.
  • Global Operations and Logistics
    The global market-place is typified by new and changing trade agreements, advancing ICT, product and service innovations, improved transport and shipping within a constantly changing regulatory environment. This module introduces students to the ways in which logistics management adds value to the flow of materials into and through manufacturing facilities, and to the distribution of products to consumers as firms endeavor to remain competitive. The module places emphasis on recent trends in the globalisation of the operations and logistics function, and explores the scope of alternatives  in; organising international production and distribution, alternative strategies for competing in the global marketplace, the advantages of locating manufacturing facilities abroad, and which products should be allocated to offshore facilities.
  • Governance and Leadership
    The module examines the area of governance and leadership within organisations in the broad context of the agency relationship and focuses on the respective roles and responsibilities of directors and officers to organisational stakeholders. The module explores internal review and feedback to implement and support effective governance and leadership. The module also assesses key aspects of responsible management and covers personal and professional ethics, ethical frameworks – and professional behaviour and conduct in a variety of contexts.
  • Managing Virtual Work
    The module enables course participants to understand the specifics of managing different aspects of virtual work, such as distributed teams, remote employees, remote clients or collaboration partners, and organisations that are entirely virtual. One of the important aspects is the switches between off-site and on-site work that most people do in today’s work environments and its implications for perception and behaviour for both employees and management.
  • Investment Management and Behavioral Finance
    This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of investment management, particularly as it relates to the UK. The coverage will include portfolio creation and management, asset allocation and stock selection, and portfolio performance measurement, including the use of benchmarks and their relationship with performance targets and portfolio risk. Building upon the established, conventional principles of finance and then moves into psychological principles of behavioural finance focusing on contemporary issues. Errors and bias permeate the entire financial landscape affecting individual investors, institutional investors, analysts, portfolio managers, currency traders, financial executives amongst others. Students will understand how human behaviour impacts on the decision making of financial agents.
  • Organisational Risk Management and Internal Controls
    The module explores internal review, control, and feedback to implement and support effective governance, including compliance issues related to decision-making and decision-support functions. The module also examines the whole area of identifying, assessing, and controlling risk as a key aspect of responsible management.
  • Short Internship All students have the option to study for a 20 credit 4 weeks Internship (instead of taking two 10 credit optional modules). This module allows the student to gain valuable work experience while studying for a master’s degree. Responsibility for securing the work placement lies with the student; however, the student is supported by the School of Business Employability and Student Commercial Experience teams, both during the search process and when the student is actually working. The work placement should have some direct bearing on what the student is studying: for example, a student studying MSc Marketing would be expected to secure an internship with some connection – however weak – with aspects of marketing within the business community.
  • Capstone Business Project
    This capstone, independent research project draws upon the students’ skills and knowledge gained thus far enabling application of learning to a scenario resulting in added value to an organisation and creating real world impact. This student driven project must address a current issue or opportunity in an organisational or industrial context.  Projects can relate to a student’s current role or students can use this opportunity to deepen their knowledge of different sectors or organisations thus make connections utilising the project as a vehicle to impress future employers creating a possible stepping stone to their next job. Alternatively they may wish to investigate possible entrepreneurial opportunities.

Facilities

Specialist industry software prepares our students with the digital skills that employers' value. Students on our programmes have access to Bloomberg, SAGE, FAME, NVivo, and SPSS.

Read more about LSBU Business School's specialist facilities and software.

Students using Bloomberg facilities

Careers

Employability Service

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Graduates who possess a combination of an LSBU Master’s degree and a professional accounting qualification are likely to be highly employable in senior positions in accounting and finance, not only in the UK but throughout the world. Excellent career opportunities exist in accounting and finance. Recent graduates have secured positions in accounting firms, industry, banking, finance and commerce.

Our postgraduate offerings are aimed at providing a more well-rounded education to enhance student employability. A wide range of extracurricular activities and opportunities to attend expert symposiums and conferences to enhance employability and enhance awareness of contemporary issues and developments within the subject domains.

From the ‘Consultancy, Enterprise and Innovation’ and ‘Research Methods’ modules through to the Capstone Business Project students have the opportunity to identify areas of interest, explore ideas in a supportive environment and develop ideas through to impactful projects and beyond. Those students wanting to develop entrepreneurial ideas can receive additional support from the LSBU Enterprise Centre.

Internship modules allow the student to gain valuable work experience while studying for a master’s degree and the student is supported by the School of Business Employability and Student Commercial Experience teams, both during the search process and when the student is actually working.

Past employability skills events held by the Department include:

"My Employability event"

My dream job
Preparing CVs and cover letters
Using databases to research the company
IT qualifications for your CV
Preparing for interviews
Managing expectations
Internships

ACCA and CIMA exemptions

On completing this course, you will be on a fast track to becoming ACCA qualified, and exempt from the following exams:

F1 - Accountant in Business
F2 - Management Accounting
F3 - Financial Accounting
F4 - Corporate and Business Law

With the completion of the modules:

F5 Performance Management, Management Accounting (BAF-7-MAC)
F8 Audit and Assurance,  Audit Risk (BAF-7-AUR)
F9 Financial Management, Corporate Financial Management (BAF-7-CFM)

CIMA Exemptions:

Graduates are eligible for the master’s gateway route or direct entry to the operational level objective tests

Subjects

BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Academic progression

This masters degree also prepares you for research and further study in this area which can lead onto a PhD qualification.

Our graduates are highly employable and progress onto a variety of senior roles in the public, private and third sectors, often starting their own businesses and consultancy firms in the UK and abroad.

Successful students will gain a combination of professional body exemptions and also part preparation for various higher professional examinations of the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CISI dependant on the choice of electives studied. This is subject to successful revalidation and professional body accreditation.

The course features guest speakers and industry events.

Recent speakers include:

  • Emmanouil Schizas, Senior Policy Advisor for ACCA and Editor of ACCA's quarterly Global Economic Conditions Survey
  • Professor Chris Brewster, University of Reading

Past events include:

"Customer Focus in Banking: How to implement it?"      

Keynote speaker: Owen Woodley, Managing Director, Lloyds Bank Retail.
Panel: Mark Mullen, Chief Executive, First Direct & Head of UK Contact Centres; Paul Lynam, CEO, Secure Trust Bank; Ashleye Gunn, Consumers Association 'Which?'; Richard Goodman, Policy Director, Financial Ombudsman.
Chairman: Chris Skinner, Chair, the Financial Services Club

"Making Corporate Governance effective in banking"

Keynote speaker: Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director, ICSA.
Panel: Prof. Andrew Chambers, International Internal Audit Standards Board; Mike Trippit, Director, Equity Research - Banks, Numis; Catherine Howarth, CEO, Share Action; Robert Hingley, Director of Investment Affairs, Association of British Insurers; Charles Middleton, CEO, Triodos Bank.
Chairman: Simon Osborne, CEO, ICSA

"Fixing our banks:  What to fix and by whom?"

Participant Speakers:

  • Chris Skinner - Chairman – European Networking Forum. The Financial Services Club
  • A bank's perspective: Triodos Bank – Charles Middleton
  • Board of Directors and Shareholders' issues: ICSA – Patrick Gonsalves
  • Employees' issues: Unite. Finance & Legal – National Officer – Dominic Hook
  • Customer's issues: Which? Consumers Association. Head of Money Content – James Daley
  • Regulatory issues: Internal Audit Guidance for Financial Services, set up by the FSA and the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors – Professor Andrew Chambers

The conference discussed the different stakeholders' perspectives about the changes that should be introduced in the banking system to deal effectively with the current crisis affecting financial institutions.

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Memberships

Business graduates association member

LSBU Business School is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. BGA is the sister brand to the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the world's impartial authority on postgraduate management education.

As a BGA member institution, students of LSBU Business School are able to access BGA's individual membership, which offers a range of tools and resources designed to support the professional and personal development of business students and graduates, free of charge. This includes CV building services, a job search function, skill assessments, thought-leadership, partner discounts and much more.

Teaching and Assessment

Lectures, seminars and workshop: Interactive seminars and workshops support lectures and have a strong focus on small group activities to encourage active participation of students throughout the course, developing peer learning, sharing of knowledge and best practice, and support networks amongst a diverse student body.

Case study: Teaching, learning and assessment are very applied, with case studies and simulation being used in all modules. Where possible live case studies are brought in to the classroom and external stakeholders involved in the delivery and the subsequent feedback to student generated solutions.

Relevant information technology skills: Skills in the use of industry standard software such as Bloomberg, Excel and Fame are developed and assessed through various modules of the course.

Research Today! Seminars:  All post graduate students are able to attend our monthly Research Today! Seminars and network with the school’s research community, share and develop ideas which will support their studies & project work.

Residential weekends: Two residential events will support students learning and development. Each residential will go to support student research, enterprise and personal development.

Life coaches: All students have the option to have a life coach to support them with any challenges they face during their journey with LSBU.

Self-managed learning: Self-managed learning activities to supplement and consolidate classroom-based activity constitutes about 75% of the student study hours, and these include: reading texts and relevant journals, application of knowledge to additional problem-based exercises, engaging in coursework, group discussion, review of key topics, blogs and reflective journals. Many of these activities are supported by the virtual learning environment. (VLE)

Personal Tutoring

As a postgraduate student in the Business School, your personal development and wellbeing is very important to us, so we have developed a personal tutoring system that is tailored to your individual and group needs.

Firstly, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will be available to you on a 1:1 basis as well as facilitating group personal tutoring sessions, designed to enhance your academic and personal development within your postgraduate degree programme.

In addition to an allocated personal tutor, there will also be a personal tutor available ‘on call’ in a designated room, called ‘Talk’, for confidential 1:1 pastoral care meetings every day of the academic semester from 9am to 8pm. This personal tutor can be seen by appointment or within a few minutes in order to assist you with any concerns that you may have.

Our personal tutoring motto is that we want you to "Achieve, Succeed & Excel".

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