Master of Business (Financial Management)

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Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs

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This specialisation is for middle managers, or those aspiring to middle management in financial management.  You will learn to demonstrate detailed knowledge of Financial Management principles and application, as well as key techniques used in practice. With the UAE as a base, the program will teach you the importance of global financial markets. You will be able to interpret financial statements, evaluate economic phenomena, develop financial strategies and make sound decisions on financial investment using tools and frameworks. You will also gain an understanding of the core business areas of Accountancy, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing and Business from different perspectives.

As part of UOWD’s Master of Business (MBus) range of programs, the Master of Business (Financial Management) specialisation offers a compulsory industry-based research project which will prepare you for your current or future management role and will be a highlight of your time at UOWD.  Our strong links with and support from a broad range of industry partners in the UAE and across our global network will allow you to investigate a real business problem as part of your program of study, giving you real world experience and the opportunity to develop and apply the skills you have learnt throughout your postgraduate degree.

Career Opportunities

Career progression is rapid in the finance field and the MBus (Financial Management) program will help you to achieve the highest level in your chosen sector. Typical areas include:

  • Investment Analysis
  • Fund Management
  • Commercial and Investment Banking
  • Credit Analysis
  • Financial Consultancy
  • Financial Control
  • Treasury Management
  • Research Analysis
  • Stockbroking
  • Investment Advice
  • Wealth Management

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

Because we’re licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs, through the Commission of Academic Accreditation, our students and graduates can be assured that our degrees are recognised throughout the UAE and internationally. All MBus programs are also quality assured by UOW Australia, which is registered with the Australian Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of higher education in Australia. Upon graduation, students can choose either a degree certificate from UOWD or a degree certificate from the University of Wollongong Australia.

Double specialisation

The Master of Business program also offers specialisations in Human Resource ManagementInternational BusinessInnovation and EntrepreneurshipMarketing and Management.  If you decide you would like to complete two MBus specialisations when you enrol at UOWD, there are arrangements in place that mean you can do this in in minimal time. Connect with us to find out more.

Subjects

The maximum requirement to graduate from a single specialisation MBus program is twelve (12) subjects. However, if you have completed a Bachelor degree in a relevant area or a UOWD Graduate Certificate in Business, or you have extensive professional work experience in a related area alongside a Bachelor degree, you may be able to complete the MBus program in a total of ten (10) subjects in line with UOWD’s policy on Credit for Prior Learning. Your eligibility for Credit for Prior Learning will be decided in consultation with UOWD’s Faculty of Business office prior to the beginning of the program.

A single specialisation MBus program will normally take you five or six semesters to complete (based on three semesters per year with summer as an optional semester and two subjects per semester). At this rate, the degree can be completed in two years or less. Classes are held 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday. Each subject requires one evening of attendance for 13 weeks.

Your program of study will be as follows:

Level Subject Code Subject Name
Common Business Foundation* TBS801 Accounting and Financial Management
TBS802 Exploring Global Business Challenges from Multiple Perspectives
TBS803 Organisational Behaviour and Management
TBS804 Principles of Marketing Management
Specialisation Subjects FIN922 Investment Management
FIN958 Financial Institutions
TBS907 Financial Strategy
ECON939 Quantitative Economic Analysis
FIN924 Financial Statement  Analysis for Business
Electives** TBS905 Economic Analysis for Business
FIN923 Portfolio Management
FIN925 Banking Theory and Practice
FIN927 Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN928 Multinational Financial Management
FIN955 International Banking
FIN956 Banking, Lending and Securities
FIN959 Enterprise and Risk Management
FIN953 Banking and Financial Institutions Law
TBS923 Contemporary Issues in International Business
Capstone Project TBS922 Management Project

* If you are eligible for credit for prior learning from all four foundation subjects, you will be required to complete two further elective subjects from within your specialisation.

**Students are required to choose two electives from the approved list.

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