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									                                           University of Bradford

                                           School of Management

    Awarding and teaching institution:       University of Bradford

    Final Award:                             Master of Arts
                                             [Framework for Higher Education Qualifications level M]
    Programme titles:                        Master of Arts in Finance, Accounting and Management

    Programme accredited by:                 EQUIS

    Duration:                                1 yr full time
                                             2-6 years distance learning
    Subject benchmark statement:             General Business and Management

    Date produced:                           Original: May 2003
                                             Updated: May 2006

In accordance with the University’s mission ‘Making Knowledge Work’, the School of Management
aims to provide programmes that educate individuals as managers and business specialists, and
thus improve the quality of management as a profession.

MA Finance, Accounting and Management
The Masters in Finance Accounting and Management aims to focus on the key elements of
business in creating and measuring value, views accounting and finance from a strategic
perspective. The course contains an international dimension. The aim is to produce fully rounded
managers with an emphasis on finance by combining finance and accounting with detailed
treatment of other subjects.

Programme Aims
With regard to teaching and learning these are to:

        Provide a supportive, structured environment in which students are encouraged to develop
         independent learning skills
        Develop subject knowledge and understanding, and provide training in discipline skills to
         enable graduates to pursue further programmes of study or careers in management or
         related practice
        Develop personal transferable skills to enable graduates to pursue further programmes of
         study or careers in non-cognate fields.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the programme, you will be able to demonstrate:
      A critical understanding of those subjects relevant to your degree programme
      A comprehensive understanding of the key issues in financial management
      A finance and accounting perspective on business activities, and an understanding of the
       context in which they occur
      Experience of interpersonal skills of communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork,
       through group work and tutorial activities
      An international perspective on business and management activities

The full-time MA programme in Finance, Accounting and Management is a 12-month full-time
programme, and starts in September of each year. Attendance is required during the week and, on
occasions, at weekends, in the evening and during vacation periods. The MA is organised into
three phases. In phase one, which is common to all our MA programmes, units cover the
functional disciplines of management. They provide the knowledge, skills and techniques that are
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fundamental to the whole area of management and are the foundation for the subsequent elective
programme. In phase two, you will study two compulsory subject electives and Strategic
Management and then choose two electives from a wide range of modules offered. Modules are
offered either weekly or in four or five-day blocks. The final phase involves the completion of a
management dissertation with a finance or accounting focus.

A distance learning version of this programme is also available. Students study the same core and
compulsory subject modules as the full-time programme with a fixed diet of additional electives.
Students can take between 2-6 years to complete studying in this way.

Phase 1.
The following modules are taken in phase 1:

Module Code             Module Title                                              Credit            Core/Option
MAN4154M                Accounting and Finance (MA)                              10                 C
MAN4134M                Business Economics (MA)                                  10                 C
MAN4222M                Human Resource Management (MA)                           10                 C
MAN4139M                International Business Environment (MA)                  10                 C
MAN4146M                Marketing (MA)                                           10                 C
MAN4148M                Research Methods (MA)                                    10                 C
MAN4254M                Management in Context (An Introduction)                  10                 C

Phase 2.
In phase 2, you will study a combination of three compulsory modules (see below) and two
optional/elective modules from a range offered. Details of the MA Module Catalogue can be found
in Appendix 1. Note: a choice of approx. 20 electives from the catalogue are offered in any one
academic year.

Compulsory subject electives for the MA in Finance, Accounting and Management are:

MAN4151M                     Strategic Accounting (MA)
MAN4152M                     Strategic Financial Management (MA)
MAN4169M                     Strategic Management (MA)

Phase 3.
Module Code             Module Title                                             Credit             Core/Option
MAN4018Z                Masters Dissertation                                     60                 C

The dissertation
The dissertation is an extended piece of written work of up to 22,000 words involving an original
and in-depth investigation of a specific finance or accounting issue. Guidance on dissertation
choice and supervision is provided during the Research Methods module, thus giving you the
opportunity to prepare in advance for phase three.

International School/Study abroad
It is possible for students on the School’s MA programmes to choose to take as an elective a 2
week International School offered in April each year in collaboration with the Leon Kozminski
Academy for Entrepreneurship and Management (Warsaw), EADA (Barcelona) and Audencia
Ecole de Management (Nantes), all members of the Alliance for Business Education. This is
hosted by a different partner each year and students are taught with students on the European
Masters in International Management. It provides students with an opportunity to further develop
their knowledge in key managerial areas and enhance their learning experience by studying in a
culturally diverse setting. Attendance at the International School is subject to an additional fee and
travel/maintenance costs.

Additionally, as part of the School’s exchange agreement with the École Supérieure de Commerce
in Toulouse, students are offered the opportunity to study a module ‘Financial Risk Management in
European Banking’ in Toulouse each year. As above travel and maintenance costs are additional.
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Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Teaching on the full-time programme involves a combination of formal lectures, group discussions,
tutorials, seminars and directed reading. Generally the programme aims to integrate applied and
theoretical knowledge with assessment processes that test both knowledge of the disciplines plus
their application and limitations. Each module represents approximately 100 hours' study time of
which typically 24 hours is contact time with the module tutor(s) and the remaining 76 hours is
made up of pre-reading, directed reading, preparatory work and assessment

Methods of assessment are varied and linked to learning requirements. They include open and
closed book examination, essays, coursework assignments and case studies.

The distance learning programme involves using distance learning teaching materials with remote
supervision from the course tutor, principally by email, and for which the attendance requirement is
limited to examinations either at the end of the module or at the end of the academic year. Where
this programme is offered by a partner institution local tutor support may also be available. As with
the full-time programme, methods of assessment are varied and linked to learning requirements.
Blackboard, the University’s virtual learning platform is widely utilised and students on this
programme need as a minimum regular access to a PC with a CD player, and it is desirable for
students to own a PC with an internet connection, preferably broadband.

Assessment Regulations – a summary
The University of Bradford Postgraduate Regulations for Taught Programmes can be found on the
web at http://www.brad.ac.uk/admin/acsec/QA_Hbk/Postgrad_Taught_Regs.html. You are
advised to make yourself familiar with these.

The School operates a non-numerical assessment system.              All assessment (coursework and
examination) is graded as below:

A        Pass with Distinction
B        Pass with Merit
C        Pass
D        Marginal Fair
E        Poor Fail

Assessment – Awards
The determination of awards is via a credit count where to gain a Masters degree all subjects
should be completed at Pass level or not more than 20 credits condoned as Marginal fails.

On successful completion of 60 credits students are eligible for the award of a Postgraduate
Certificate. On successful completion of 120 credits are eligible for the award of a Postgraduate

Students with 100 credits at the Pass with Distinction level including any dissertation will be eligible
for a Masters with distinction. Students with 100 or more credits at the Pass with Merit level
including any dissertation will be eligible for a Masters with merit. Further information on award
and progression is available on request.

Admission requirements
Applications for the School’s taught postgraduate programmes are made directly to the School and
are processed through the recruitment office. Applicants will normally have a first degree awarded
by an approved UK or overseas university, not necessarily in business or management studies.
The School recognises that there are able students who lack the usual academic qualifications but
have appropriate professional qualifications, such cases are considered individually on merit.

All non-UK applicants are required to provide proof of proficiency in English Language (a score of at
least 6.5 in the IELTS test of English and 240/580 computer based/written in TOEFL) unless their
first degree was taught in English.

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There are currently 65 students on the Bradford based MA programme in Finance, Accounting and

Application to the distance learning version of this programme is by application form to our
overseas partners. Admission criteria for this version of the MA is the same as for the full-time
version detailed above.

Learning resources
The School of Management is a self-contained facility, some 2½ miles from the main University
campus. Its activities are supported by its own library dedicated to management, a language
laboratory, a bookshop and a dedicated computer services centre. Study assistance is provided in
the form of Blackboard, a virtual learning environment.

Student support and guidance
Guidance is provided by both the Directors of Study and the School of Management Programme
Team. Each MA student is allocated a Personal Tutor. International students can take advantage
of the support and advice offered at University level by the International office. You will benefit from
the assistance of a dedicated Effective Learning Officer and are able to take advantage of the
language lessons available at the School to improve your language skills. You are also able to take
advantage of Careers advice via the University Careers service and the School’s Careers advisor.

The curriculum may change subject to the University’s course approval, monitoring and review

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                                           Appendix 1 - MA Elective Catalogue

Module Code          Module Title                                                 Comp/Optional
MAN4131M             Advanced Financial Management (MA)                                O
MAN4132M             Advanced International Business (MA)                              O
MAN4133M             Business and Management in the Asia Pacific (MA)                  O
MAN4224M             Business to Business Marketing (MA)                               O
MAN4251M             Consumer Behaviour (MA)                                           O
MAN4218M             Corporate Marketing (MA)                                          O
MAN4135M             Cross-Cultural Management (MA)                                    O
MAN4136M             Direct Marketing (MA)                                             O
MAN4219M             Diversity in Work and Organisations (MA)                          O
MAN4137M             E-Business (MA)                                                   O
MAN4220M             Employee Relations (MA)                                           O
MAN4138M             European Business Management (MA)                                 O
MAN4221M             Human Resource Development (MA)                                   O
MAN4222M             Human Resource Management (MA)                                    O
MAN4189M             Intellectual Property in International Business (MA)              O
MAN4140M             International Business Strategy (MA)                              O
MAN4141M             International Financial Management (MA)                           O
MAN4190M             International Financial Markets and Instruments (MA)              O
MAN4142M             International Marketing (MA)                                      O
MAN4143M             International Tourism Management (MA)                             O
MAN4144M             Management of Change (MA)                                         O
MAN4145M             Managing International Development (MA)                           O
MAN4147M             Marketing Communications (MA)                                     O
MAN4150M             Services Marketing (MA)                                           O
MAN4151M             Strategic Accounting (MA)                                         C
MAN4152M             Strategic Financial Management (MA)                               C
MAN4191M             Strategic Information Systems (MA)                                O
MAN4169M             Strategic Management (MA)                                         C
MAN4153M             Strategic Marketing (MA)                                          O

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                                           Appendix 2 – Distance Learning MA

Code               Module Title
MAN4233M           Accounting and Finance (MA Distance)
MAN4234M           Business Economics (MA Distance)
MAN4235M           E-Business (MA Distance)
MAN4236M           Human Resource Management (MA Distance)
MAN4237M           International Business Environment (MA Distance)
MAN4238M           Marketing (MA Distance)
MAN4239M           Marketing Communications (MA Distance)
MAN4240M           Strategic Financial Management (MA Distance)
MAN4241M           Strategic Accounting (MA Distance)
MAN4242M           Strategic Marketing (MA Distance)
MAN4243M           Total Quality Management (MA Distance)
MAN4244M           World Class Operations (MA Distance)

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                                           Appendix 3 – Awards and Locations

MA Finance, Accounting and Management (full-time)

University of Bradford School of Management, UK

MA Finance, Accounting and Management (distance learning)

Management Development Institute of Singapore

RDI Management Learning (Hong Kong)

College of Banking and Financial Studies (Oman)

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