Work-based MBA in Finance (MQF Level 7)

Module 1

Strategic Planning and Management

This module shall introduce the students to the techniques and processes of strategic planning and management. In this module, learners will gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies required to be able to effectively plan, manage, execute and monitor strategic plans within the place of work.

Module 2

Operational Management

This module aims to help learners gain an understanding of the key areas of operations management. In this module, learners will gain a solid understanding of how businesses operate, what the key levers to sustainable and successful performance are, and how they can be applied, controlled and monitored.

Module 3

Research Methods

This module shall provide students with the necessary skills, knowledge and autonomy to be able to conduct business research in a way that is clear, understandable and ethically correct. In this module, learners will learn how to effectively conduct research within a business context at their place of work.

Module 4

Marketing

This module is designed to enable practicing managers to understand the complexities of the contemporary marketplace and make effective strategic and tactical decisions to provide value for both their customers and organisations. In this module, learners will have the opportunity to apply problem-solving techniques within the context of their organisation in relation to marketing.

Module 5

Strategic Financial Management

This module shall introduce the students to the concepts, techniques, processes and methodologies included in financial management. Upon completion of this module, students shall have obtained the skills, knowledge and competencies required to perform strategically when it comes to financial management.

Module 6

Organisational Behaviour

The aim of the module is to provide students with an advanced understanding of organisational analysis and behaviour. Upon completion of this module, students shall be better able to understand and solve some of the problems/crises that tend to arise in organisational contexts.

Module 7

Critical and Creative Thinking

This module shall equip students with the required knowledge, skills and competencies required to be able to practice creative and critical thinking. The module shall present the similarities and differences between these two types of thinking, and underline the importance of such skills within a business environment.

Module 8

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This module is designed to introduce learners to advanced concepts of entrepreneurship, including the profile of the entrepreneur, the range of different perspectives on entrepreneurship, and the activities of entrepreneurs.

Module 9

Financial Accounting

This module allows learners to understand various concepts and practices that make up financial accounting. Upon completion of this module, learners shall be able to fully comprehend and interpret financial statements. Learners will develop the skills required to be able to effectively analyse financial statements, as well as gain a thorough insight into how businesses report their business activities.

Module 10

Financial Analysis in Practice

This module shall allow learners to gather an insight into the importance of financial analysis when it comes to decision-making, especially when it comes to investment opportunities. Learners will be exposed to internal and external financial analysis and learn how these assist top management in decision making and investors in deciding whether an organisation is worth investing in. Learners shall also be exposed to the differences between the two main financial analysis approaches available and when to use one over the other.

Module 11

Reflective Practice in Financial Management

This module allows learners to become familiar with reflective practice -- a skill which is of vital importance within the management of organisations. It will give the learners a space to be able to put the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired to practice through work-based learning. Students are expected to cover the outcomes highlighted in this module.

Module 12

Dissertation

The dissertation module covers the research project that students shall be undertaking at the end of the programme. This module shall allow students to implement the knowledge, skills and competencies that they acquired throughout all of the modules.

Work-based MBA in Finance (MQF Level 7)

€8,995
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About this course

Designed by expert educators and industry leaders, the Work-based Learning MBA in Finance is specifically designed for those who aim to pursue a career in the field of finance. This programme will help you develop an advanced level of knowledge in accounting, banking, financial planning, financial analysis, corporate finance and investments, among others.

 

This work-based MBA enables learners to meet the needs of industry through a combination of classroom- and work-based learning. By mixing theory with practice, this programme offers you the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the various concepts and practices related to financial management. By the end of this programme, you will develop the theoretical knowledge, practical expertise and skills needed to fully interpret, carry out and effectively analyse financial statements and manage the financial aspect of a business. You will learn how to: carry out accounting that is compliant with regulations and international financial reporting standards, perform effective decision making through the use of financial analysis, guide others on investment opportunities, and create a more cohesive and reflective environment for the team.

 

Duration

18 Months

Start Date

Oct

Delivery

Blended

Credits

90 ECTS Credits

Awarding Body

This qualification is awarded by Central Mediterranean Business School (CMBS).

 

This qualification is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority. MFHEA deems this MBA to be at Level 7 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree and have 2 years of relevant work experience. Excellent command of written English is required.

 

To determine your eligibility, at CMBS, we assess many factors including your education, career progression, and leadership and entrepreneurship qualities. If you do not meet the standard entry requirements and are adequately prepared to succeed in this programme, we welcome and encourage you to contact us for an interview.

 

Assessment Mode

A mixed-method assessment approach will be utilised for this programme. This will include time-constrained assessments, critical essays, project work, and thesis.

 

Delivery Mode

This MBA is delivered through a combination of classroom-based learning and work-based learning. Classroom-based sessions will take place in blocks of 3-day weekend seminars once a month.

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply by sending an email to daniela@cmbs.edu.mt or by calling us on 00356 9912 1110. Applicants will be provided with a link to complete our booking form and will be requested to submit any relevant documents required to process the application.

 

Have questions?

Email Daniela at daniela@cmbs.edu.mt or call on 00356 9912 1110 to learn more.

 

 

Price (EU Students): €8,995

€5,995 will be refunded via the Get Qualified Scheme
Pay only €2,698

Price includes:

  • Examination fee
  • Overall qualification certificate

  • Course material tutorial support notes
  • Access to online course resources

 

Syllabus

Module 1

Strategic Planning and Management

This module shall introduce the students to the techniques and processes of strategic planning and management. In this module, learners will gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies required to be able to effectively plan, manage, execute and monitor strategic plans within the place of work.

Module 2

Operational Management

This module aims to help learners gain an understanding of the key areas of operations management. In this module, learners will gain a solid understanding of how businesses operate, what the key levers to sustainable and successful performance are, and how they can be applied, controlled and monitored.

Module 3

Research Methods

This module shall provide students with the necessary skills, knowledge and autonomy to be able to conduct business research in a way that is clear, understandable and ethically correct. In this module, learners will learn how to effectively conduct research within a business context at their place of work.

Module 4

Marketing

This module is designed to enable practicing managers to understand the complexities of the contemporary marketplace and make effective strategic and tactical decisions to provide value for both their customers and organisations. In this module, learners will have the opportunity to apply problem-solving techniques within the context of their organisation in relation to marketing.

Module 5

Strategic Financial Management

This module shall introduce the students to the concepts, techniques, processes and methodologies included in financial management. Upon completion of this module, students shall have obtained the skills, knowledge and competencies required to perform strategically when it comes to financial management.

Module 6

Organisational Behaviour

The aim of the module is to provide students with an advanced understanding of organisational analysis and behaviour. Upon completion of this module, students shall be better able to understand and solve some of the problems/crises that tend to arise in organisational contexts.

Module 7

Critical and Creative Thinking

This module shall equip students with the required knowledge, skills and competencies required to be able to practice creative and critical thinking. The module shall present the similarities and differences between these two types of thinking, and underline the importance of such skills within a business environment.

Module 8

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This module is designed to introduce learners to advanced concepts of entrepreneurship, including the profile of the entrepreneur, the range of different perspectives on entrepreneurship, and the activities of entrepreneurs.

Module 9

Financial Accounting

This module allows learners to understand various concepts and practices that make up financial accounting. Upon completion of this module, learners shall be able to fully comprehend and interpret financial statements. Learners will develop the skills required to be able to effectively analyse financial statements, as well as gain a thorough insight into how businesses report their business activities.

Module 10

Financial Analysis in Practice

This module shall allow learners to gather an insight into the importance of financial analysis when it comes to decision-making, especially when it comes to investment opportunities. Learners will be exposed to internal and external financial analysis and learn how these assist top management in decision making and investors in deciding whether an organisation is worth investing in. Learners shall also be exposed to the differences between the two main financial analysis approaches available and when to use one over the other.

Module 11

Reflective Practice in Financial Management

This module allows learners to become familiar with reflective practice -- a skill which is of vital importance within the management of organisations. It will give the learners a space to be able to put the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired to practice through work-based learning. Students are expected to cover the outcomes highlighted in this module.

Module 12

Dissertation

The dissertation module covers the research project that students shall be undertaking at the end of the programme. This module shall allow students to implement the knowledge, skills and competencies that they acquired throughout all of the modules.

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