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Postgraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School

  1. 1. PostgraduateProspectus2011 ENTRY
  2. 2. Contents 1 Welcome 2 About us 4 Our campus 6 Our city 8 Our teaching 10 Be part of an international community 12 Building brilliant careers 16 Here to support you 18 Accommodation and funding 20 Our green credentialsProgrammes 24 Accounting and Finance 30 Economics 36 Leadership 38 Management 44 How to apply 45 ContactsAcknowledgementsProductionUniversity of Exeter Business SchoolMarketing TeamDesignDesign and Publications Office, University of ExeterPhotographyTim PestridgeThis document forms part of the University’s Postgraduate Prospectus.Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained inthe Prospectus is correct at the time of going to press. However, theUniversity cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information containedwithin the Prospectus and reserves the right to make variations to theservices offered where such action is considered to be necessary by theUniversity. For further information, please refer to the PostgraduateProspectus (available at
  3. 3. Welcome I am delighted you are considering postgraduate studies at the University of Exeter Business School. In an increasingly competitive graduate marketplace, it is crucial you choose a programme that offers you high quality academic standards, together with great prospects. It is also important you really enjoy your time as a postgraduate. The University of Exeter, which was 12th in the Times Good University Guide 2011, is a superb setting for study, and the lively, friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the University is reflected in the Business School. Our aim is to offer you an outstanding experience that will give you an excellent foundation for an exciting future career. Our research-led programmes are designed to be relevant, innovative and challenging, and we offer an inclusive, supportive, highly motivating learning and research environment. We are a truly international School, with staff from 18 countries and students from 82. We also have an expanding network of international partners, and agreements with over 30 universities and business schools worldwide. We are keen for as many of our students as possible to gain valuable insights into working and collaborating in a global culture. Now is a particularly exciting time to be joining us. We are undergoing a significant period of growth, with increasing student and staff numbers. Your time here will be on your CV We are also investing a further £24 million in our buildings and facilities, for life – it’s our aim to make it one including a third, new building for the School, for occupation in 2011. of the most valuable contributions This will provide the very latest teaching, learning, research and support to your future success. facilities, to complement our already outstanding environment. Our links with business are crucial as well, of course, and we are continually expanding these, working with our extensive network of adjunct faculty, as well as our supporters in industry and our global alumni community. These links mean you will gain relevant, practical advice and work experience to supplement your studies and enhance your CV. If you decide you like what we have to offer here, I can promise you studying at the University of Exeter Business School will be a challenging, exciting and valuable experience – one that will stay with you for life, and give you an excellent foundation for future success. We look forward to hearing from you. Professor Richard Lamming DEAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER BUSINESS SCHOOL 1
  4. 4. About us For a top-flight business school research with the experts – with you, and who will bring case studies experience, Exeter has all the ingredients. internationally respected academics who you’re studying to life. You’ll also get to We consistently lead the way in student publish in leading journals and are attend careers days with companies like satisfaction surveys. We are recognised helping to shape business thinking in Ernst & Young and KPMG, who will give internationally for the quality of our their chosen fields. You will have access you first-hand, candid advice on what research, and our business teaching is to the very latest business ideas, theories it takes to make it in their organisation regarded as world-class. We also happen and approaches – information you’ll or sector. to be located in one of the UK’s most want to take on board, and take with beautiful campus environments. As a you into your future career. Of course, study is just one part of your result, we have become a highly sought- postgraduate experience. You will also after destination for students wanting to Whether you have an interest in have a huge variety of other get ahead and make their mark in the accounting, business, economics, opportunities at Exeter to develop business world. finance, management or leadership, or a personally, as well as professionally, and combination of these, you are bound to we place a strong emphasis on helping Business teaching has always been an find a postgraduate programme at Exeter you improve your skills for employment, important area of focus at the University that suits your interests, strengths and research-based careers or further, more of Exeter, and even more so since the ambitions. in-depth studies. Business School was founded in 1997. Since then, the School has grown every We have excellent links with the business Our aim, ultimately, is to prepare you for year, both in size and stature, and today world, too. Links you will benefit from in business life, armed with the knowledge, we are widely recognised as one of the many ways during your time with us. experience and qualifications you need leading business schools in the country. You’ll hear from guest speakers from so you are as well placed as possible to Our teaching is genuinely research-led, leading companies who will come to pursue the avenues that interest you. which means you will study, learn and share their wealth of experience with I would definitely recommend my programme. e modules were very insightful, practical and interesting, and taught by brilliant professors with vast experience and knowledge about the field. What makes the University truly unique is its beautiful campus. It’s a great place to study! Akshat Khemka, MSc Marketing2
  5. 5. Our campus You’ll find the Business School right at n The Xfi Building – home to the Xfi Just some of the facilities on offer: the heart of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Finance and Investment, Lecture theatres, equipped with the Streatham Campus – which is widely and the world-renowned Centre for latest audio-visual equipment acknowledged as one of the most Leadership Studies (CLS). It is also spacious and attractive campuses of where many of our MBA and executive Seminar rooms any UK university. With lakes, parkland, programmes are based. Computer facilities, including a number woodland and gardens, plus first class dedicated specifically to the School’s facilities and accommodation, and the n The Business School New Building – postgraduates and available 24 hours a city of Exeter just a stone’s throw away, part of a £24 million investment day this is an outstanding environment in programme, the New Building will be A range of high quality catering which to develop your business completed in February 2011, and will facilities knowledge. include yet further world-class facilities for research, teaching, learning and IT-enabled communal areas The Business School is located in three social interaction. Additional 24-hour computer facilities main buildings: at a number of locations across the site Once you’ve got your bearings, n Streatham Court – the Schools everything is very easy to find, and original academic building and its all the teaching buildings, together Take a look around by taking a virtual administrative centre. Incorporating with the Sports Park, library, shopping tour of the campus on our website at state of the art lecture theatres, seminar centre, restaurants, cafés and bars spaces and IT facilities, it’s also where are all within walking distance of virtualtours youll find our purpose-built MBA suites. each other. is is one of the UKs most spacious and attractive campus environments. I’d say I have everything I need here to make this experience a positive one. e facilities are fantastic. e library has everything you could possibly want, the ICT area is very spacious – you can always get to a computer – and the classrooms are very comfortable. Also, the tutors are really helpful, and I’ve found there’s always someone to deal with any queries I have. I would strongly recommend anyone to choose this Business School. Mustapha John, MSc International Management4
  6. 6. You’ll also have access to the mainUniversity library, which houses all thebooks and journals included on thereading lists for modules run by theSchool – as well as a reference librarycontaining many of the key moduletexts. The Library has recently had £9million spent on its resources, andlibrary users now benefit from 24/7access, self-service machines, state-of-the-art multimedia facilities, enhancedgroup and silent study areas, anextended WiFi network and anincreased number of key texts andelectronic resources.In the Xfi Building, you’ll also find theThomson Reuters Financial InformationLaboratory. This gives you access toThomson Reuters products you won’tfind in many Business Schools in the UK:n 3000Xtra – a high-speed, integrated information and transaction servicen Wealth Manager – Thomson Reuters’ flagship wealth management productn Trader – a powerful informational and analytical toolAround 350,000 financial professionalsacross the world use these. The Schoolalso subscribes to several financialdatabases, including Bloomberg,Datastream Advance and the LondonShare Price Database.
  7. 7. Our city Exeter has a well-deserved reputation as With a touch of buzzy, big city one of the safest and most student- atmosphere, a large student friendly cities in Britain, with a vibrant population and a thriving arts and fun culture, and relaxed atmosphere. scene, Exeter is one of the The city centre has a fusion of the best liveliest cities in the South modern facilities in a beautiful historic West... e excellent selection setting. Most new students find that of funky bars, cafés and Exeter is not a particularly expensive city restaurants make Exeter a to live in, and that you can enjoy a vibrant place to be after dark. relatively high standard of living. Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain The South West is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations, and there’s a stunning array of coast and countryside within easy reach of the University. Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor have rugged landscapes to challenge hikers, climbers, cyclists and horse riders. There are beautiful beaches for sunbathers and watersports enthusiasts, and surfers can find some of the best surf in the country on the north Devon and Cornwall coasts. To find out more about life in Exeter and the South West, visit location Exeter is a great place to be, with so much to see and do. I’ve made so many new friends. ere are some great bars, restaurants and cafés to relax in alongside the river, and plenty of interesting places to visit. After all, it can’t all be study, study, study. Shradhha Borole, MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management6
  8. 8. Our teaching Choosing Exeter means youll be based in materials for lectures electronically, to one of the UK’s leading business school accompany the notes you take. Different environments. We can promise you access members of our staff give the lectures, to outstanding resources and facilities, including leading professors, who expert teaching, and an inclusive and integrate their latest research findings supportive learning environment. Our into the teaching you receive. Guest standards are very high – we will push you lecturers, including members of industry, to achieve your potential, so you gain also contribute to some modules. maximum benefit from your time with us. n You’ll attend a variety of seminars and Taught and developed by internationally tutorials as well, which allow you to respected academics, our postgraduate explore in-depth the issues covered in the programmes are designed to be relevant, lectures. You’ll have the opportunity to innovative and challenging. We encourage discuss various concepts and theories, a variety of learning styles, including self and receive feedback on your written study and group work, which not only assignments. helps to consolidate your learning, but is a great opportunity to get to know your n Assessment is through a mixture of fellow students. group work, coursework, project work and examinations. The weighting of each n You’ll attend lectures, designed give you of these components will vary according information on ideas central to your to the academic requirements of each modules and help you develop your module. Exams normally take place at understanding of complex material. the end of the module, in January, May You’ll receive many of the teaching and June. Its very stimulating when academics challenge conventional schools of thought, and they certainly do that here at Exeter. I also think its important for a world-class business school to have a strong network of international students, to provide a global perspective. When we debate topical issues, it makes you realise how deep the knowledge of many academics here is. e University of Exeter Business School has a very strong team. Lawrence Choo, MSc Economics and Experimental Economics8
  9. 9. e Times Good UniversityGuide 2011 ranks us in thetop ten for every subjectwe teach. Not all work, no play Academic studies are a big part of life here, but they’re not the only part. The atmosphere around the School, like in the whole University, is very relaxed and friendly, and there is always plenty going on. Whether you’re into rock climbing, cello playing, Spanish speaking or just about any other kind of activity, chances are you’ll be able to pursue it at Exeter. The University has a very active Students’ Guild, including a Postgraduate Union. With over 100 societies on offer, you’ll be able to indulge your passions, have a go at new things and enjoy lots of new experiences. Over 8,000 students each year join at least one society or club, making it one of the best ways to meet people. Each society is run solely for the benefit of its members, by the students themselves, just like the Guild. Find out more about the Students’ Guild and all its activities at If there’s a club you want that we don’t have yet, we’ll help you set it up.
  10. 10. Be part of an international community If you could sum up the University of establish and build lasting personal and Exeter Business School in one word, professional relationships with people ‘international’ would be a very apt from all over the world. description. With students from 82 countries and staff from 18, plus a vast The University of Exeter Business School network of partnership universities, has partnerships with 30 overseas institutions and businesses from around universities or business schools and this the world, the School has a very diverse, figure is growing all the time. At global feel. postgraduate level we have an arrangement for students on the At Exeter, you’ll mix with, and learn from, International Management programme staff and other postgraduate students to spend one semester at Mannheim from many different countries – so you’ll Business School in Germany and we are gain interesting perspectives and valuable actively looking to add other opportunities insights into how business works around for students to study abroad. Our students the world. can also attend internationally focussed short courses both in Exeter and at our We believe our cosmopolitan environment partner organisations. enhances both your academic and social experiences, and will provide you with a With students from 82 countries competitive advantage when it comes to and staff from 18, this is a truly climbing the career ladder. It also means international business school. you’ll have plenty of opportunities to e School is made up of students and lecturers from around the world. is means you hear lots of different view points when you discuss a particular subject and find out about places you didn’t even know existed! Adwoa Nsor-Ambala, MSc in Economics and Econometrics10
  11. 11. Building brilliant careers Choosing postgraduate study at the n We also encourage you to take part University of Exeter Business School is, in events organised by the University of course, a career-focused decision. of Exeter Careers and Employment You’re coming here for the education, Service. To find out more, visit experience and qualification you need to enhance your career, specialise or even help you take a different direction. This combination of focused career Qualifications from such a highly support and the high-quality business regarded university as this can help teaching we provide means we have you take significant steps in the right an excellent employability record. direction, whatever area of work or Many of our postgraduates go on to academic life you’re keen to pursue. rewarding, interesting and influential careers – all over the world. At Exeter, we place a huge emphasis on careers, and we’ll work with you from Our links with business day one to increase your employability The School has established excellent and help you build the foundations for relationships with local, national and future success. international companies, and our students and staff enjoy close links with these n Our postgraduate programmes equip organisations through a range of activities. you with the knowledge and skills These include ‘exchange’ visits, research today’s employers are looking for – collaborations, consultancy services and significantly increasing your chances knowledge transfer, designing and of getting the job you want. developing new programmes, and work- based learning. n Our Employability Team will support your progress and make sure you’re as Each year we invite representatives from well prepared as possible for further several multinationals to visit us, meet our study or employment when you qualify. postgraduates and discuss employment opportunities and research funding. You’ll n We run around 80 employability events have plenty of opportunities to talk directly at the School every year, so there’s no with potential employers – for example, shortage of valuable careers support through business games and challenges. and advice. We also work with these employers to run skills sessions and offer practical advice on n You’ll gain insights from leading preparing you for a successful career. employers linked with the School, such as Ernst and Young, Thomson Reuters, As one of the UK’s leading business Deutsche Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers schools, we are well connected with LLP, Honda, Deloitte, Accenture, Procter businesses and organisations of all and Gamble, and KPMG. kinds – and the people who lead them.12
  12. 12. A wide range of events and workshopsOur events and workshops focus on developing yourteamwork, problem-solving and leadership skills, plusyour commercial awareness and understanding ofhow to stand out in a competitive job market.Some examples of typical activities on offer:Career management skills sessionsn Managing your careern What job would suit me?n Job-hunting techniquesn CV design and covering lettersn Application formsn Effective networking techniquesn Interview skills I chose to study the MSc International Managementn Psychometric testsn Assessment centres because I wanted to learn how to run an enterprisen Mock interviews with Accenture, Procter & Gamble, effectively. I wanted to develop leadership and Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, management skills and gain an understanding of Reed Recruitment Agency, Edge Recruits all the different aspects of international business.n The interview experience After completing my course, I came back to mySector and company-specific sessions country, India, and joined my family business.n Careers in the City Our business deals with the export of bicycles,n Institute of Financial Services bicycle parts and hundreds of diversified items ton Careers at PricewaterhouseCoopersn Accenture – what is management consulting? Africa and the Middle East, having a group turnovern Careers at Procter and Gamble of around US$ 125 million. At the moment, I am inn Chartered Institute of Taxation charge of the marketing wing of my company.n KPMG – Banking on Bankingn Barclays Commercial Bank My programme has helped me go a long way in life. It has given me the skills I need to manage myBusiness games and challengesn Deloitte Business Game company and shown me how to make judicious usen Ernest and Young Business Game of all my resources when marketing my goods inn Institute of Chartered Accountants in England the global economy. and Wales Business Gamen PricewaterhouseCoopers Business Game Nitin Singal, MSc International Management 13
  13. 13. What do our postgraduates go on to achieve? The University of Exeter Business School has an international reputation with I know Ill benefit from the employers across all sectors and industries for producing postgraduates of the connections the School has highest calibre. Each year many find work or advance their careers in financial with the wider business services and go on to become managers, accountants and analysts for organisations such as KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte. Others become managers in community. For example, marketing, human resources, sales and operations in large multinationals – while they have strong links with some go into advertising or media, or are well equipped to take the plunge and start the ‘big four’ accountancy up their own successful businesses. firms - who regularly visit Some employment destinations of our recent postgraduate students include: the School to talk to us n Executive in Corporate Finance, KPMG LP, Crawley, West Sussex about the range of n Analyst, Investment Banker, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London opportunities that exist. n Financial Analyst, Merck, Sharpe and Dohme, Hoddesdon, Herts And attending so many n Equity Data Researcher, Bloomberg LP, London n Property Analyst, Pradera, London different careers fairs and n PhD in Economics, University of Exeter company presentations has n Consultant, Oxera Consulting Ltd, Oxford really helped me focus on n Assistant Director Commissioning Information, Devon Primary Care Trust, Exeter n Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort where I want to go next. n Operations Specialist, Bear Stearns Lee Tzu-Kuan, n Business Consultant, Transition Consulting MSc Marketing and n Financial Business Analyst, Reuters Financial Services n Chartered Financial Analyst, 7city Learning n Equity Analyst, Japanese Bank n Trainee Fund Manager, Scottish Widows n Finance Analyst, The Arcadia Group n Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort n Assistant Economist, Customs and Excise n Associate Lecturer, Universidad de Castilla, Spain (PhD Economics) n Risk Analyst, GE Capital n Investment Analyst, Stamford Associates To find out about the services n Account Manager, Renaissance Group, Nicosia offered by the University of Exeter n Investment Analyst, Capital Finance Employability and Graduate n Senior Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague Development team visit: n Economist, Civil Service n Global Share Dealer, Deloitte14
  14. 14. International students Our alumniIn support of our international students we You may decide to come to Exeter for yourrun a special session called ‘International postgraduate course, or perhaps you wereStudents – Your Employment Options and with us for your undergraduate studies.Support’, in partnership with the University’s Either way, we hope your relationship withCareers and Employment Service and the us will last much longer than that. Many ofInternational Office. We also offer several our postgraduates stay in touch after theystudy skills sessions aimed at international leave, and if you wish, we can continue topostgraduates, including understanding support you in all kinds of ways.what it means to study in UK highereducation, essay-writing guidance, and We offer a range of alumni services to offerhow to reference appropriately. you further opportunities to network, socialise and keep developing professionallyThe Post Study Work Scheme helps our throughout your career. As well as keepinginternational postgraduate students stay you up to date with all the latest newsin the UK for up to two years after through our University magazine, we offerqualifying. You can find out more at ongoing careers advice, arrange reunionsthe University of Exeter Careers and and other networking events, andEmployment Service website: encourage our alumni to come back share their experience and expertise withstudents/international_students.shtml our current students. 15
  15. 15. Here to support you We want you to enjoy your Exeter The Centre also offers non-credit experience to the full, and rest assured, bearing support courses including if you need any support, we’ll be here writing tutorials, grammar workshops to help you. and oral communication classes throughout the year. Find out more at n You’ll have your own personal tutor who can offer you advice on anything related to your programme and other Other support services aspects of student life. As well as support available within the n The staff who teach you on individual Business School, you can also access modules will be available to discuss any specialist advice from the University’s aspects of the module on an informal Student Advice Unit, the Student basis during their designated office Counselling Service, the Student Learning hours. Skills Service, the Disability Resource n The University also runs a Personal Centre, the Accommodation Office and Development Planning programme, the Multi-faith Chaplaincy. Full information designed to help make the most of is available at your university experience. postgraduate/pgsupport If you’re coming to us from overseas, staff ‘Welcome Week’ e Business School give you in the International Office will also be on The University runs a Welcome Week plenty of tips on ‘how to hand to advise you about any aspect of just before the start of the academic year. living and studying at the University of It gives you the chance to familiarise cope’, as well as running a Exeter, including the suitability of your yourself with the University and the city buddy scheme, which links existing academic qualifications and of Exeter, meet fellow students and staff, English language proficiency. For more and formally enrol on your programme. you up with someone already information, including details of the During the week, we’ll give you all the at the School, and there’s University’s local representatives, see information you need about studying and also a ‘welcome week’. ey international or living in Exeter, and there will be plenty email of social events for you to enjoy. couldnt do more to make you feel settled, right from The INTO University of Exeter Centre the word go. offers Academic English and intensive pre-sessional English Summer Courses, Ruby Quartey, designed for students who need to We’re here to help you get MSc Financial improve their English and study skills the most from your business Economics before starting their degree programme. school experience.16
  16. 16. Accommodation and funding If you’re a new, unaccompanied Funding international postgraduate from outside A number of generous scholarships are the EU, starting your first full academic available to postgraduate taught students year, we can guarantee you a place in at the School. We contact all applicants University accommodation for your first once details of awards for 2011/12 are year at Exeter, as long as you apply by published. For the latest information, the advertised deadline. please visit school/postgraduate/pg_scholarships The University has an excellent range of self-catering accommodation – from shared In addition, the University offers a flats to self-contained family flats. All of range of scholarships and bursaries. our accommodation is either on campus You can find the latest information at or no more than a 30-minute walk away. Please note, the Accommodation Office considers applications for accommodation “Where will I live?” is for from the end of April onwards. You can only apply for accommodation once you most students an important have a firm offer from the University of factor in choosing where Exeter and have paid the required deposit to study. Rightly so, because (see page 44 for more information on deposits). it can make a big difference to your life. The Accommodation Office has an excellent, up-to-date database of private accommodation for rent, at, and the Students’ Guild Advice Unit can offer help with contracts and other private accommodation matters. For more information, including a virtual tour of University accommodation, visit You can find contact details for the Accommodation Office on page 45.18
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  18. 18. Our green credentials If environmental credentials are important n The University has reduced its carbon to you, you may be interested to know emissions by over 10% in two years – that the University of Exeter is the 14th and we are in the top 10 UK universities ‘greenest’ University in the UK, out of a for carbon management. total of 126 higher education institutions. The University, and the Business School n Our cafés and restaurants are now all specifically, are involved in many ‘Fairtrade’. environmental-related research initiatives, and we take our environmental n We have introduced an ‘Eco Power responsibilities extremely seriously. Rangers’ energy saving scheme in all our halls. n With a focus on climate prediction, adaptation and migration, and close n We have also installed 140 new bike liaison with the Met Office Hadley parking spaces this year. Centre, Exeter is fast becoming a hub for world-class climate change research. n This year, international MBA applicants worldwide can choose to study our One Planet MBA, run with the WWF, the world’s global conservation organisation. n The People & Planet Green League Table Exeter is the 14th 2009 has given Exeter a ‘First class award greenest university for environmental performance’ – and in the UK. we have risen 22 places since last year, THE PEOPLE & PLANET GREEN LEAGUE TABLE 2009 when we were ranked 37th.20
  19. 19. Our programmes HOME(INCLUDING EU) / PROGRAMME DURATION DISSERTATION INTERNATIONAL FEES 2010/11 Accounting and Finance MSc Accounting and Finance 12 months Yes £9,000 / £15,500 MSc Finance and Investment 9 months No £10,750 / £15,500 MSc Finance and Management 9 months No £10,750 / £15,500 MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management 12 months Yes £18,500 / £18,500 MSc Financial Mathematics 9 months Yes £9,000 / £15,500 MSc Marketing and Financial Services 9 months No £10,750 / £15,500 Economics MSc Economics 12 months Yes £5,000 / £12,200 PROGRAMMES MSc Economics and Econometrics 12 months Yes £5,000 / £12,200 TAUGHT MSc Economics and Experimental Economics 12 months Yes £5,000 / £12,200 MSc Financial Economics 12 months Yes £5,000 / £12,200 MSc Money and Banking 12 months Yes £9,000 / £15,000 Leadership MA Leadership 24 months part-time Yes £16,000 / £16,000 Management MSc International Management 9 or 12 months 12 month programme only £9,000 / £15,000 MSc Marketing 12 months Yes £9,000 / £15,000 MSc Tourism, Development and Policy 12 months Yes £6,500 / £12,200 MBA The One Planet MBA 12 months or modular* Yes £19,000 / £19,000 MRes Accounting & Finance 12 months Yes £10,750 / £15,500 PROGRAMMES MRes Finance 12 months Yes £10,750 / £15,500 RESEARCH MRes Management 12 months Yes £9,000 / £15,500 MRes Tourism Studies 12 months Yes £6,500 / £12,200 MPhil/PhD 3 years £3,500 / £11,700*up to a maximum of 5 years – visit for more information on the One Planet MBA.Visit for details of all our programmes, including our research programmes,which are not featured in this brochure. We also offer the Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and the PostgraduateDiploma in Leadership Studies, for more information visit
  20. 20. Accounting and Finance at Exeter Accounting and Finance at Exeter are well established and considered Adding value to our programmes among the best in the UK for research and teaching, ranking: A close association with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and the CFA Institute, the global n a prestigious 2nd in the UK for world leading and internationally membership organisation that awards the Chartered Financial excellent research in Accounting and Finance1 Analyst designation, means that Accounting and Finance at n 1st in The Times Good University Guide 2011 Exeter is positioned to align its standards with the highest level n 6th in the UK in the 2010 National Student Survey2 of professional excellence. We offer well-established, research-led programmes relevant for The Accounting and Finance Group has an on-going programme professional careers. The MSc Finance and Investment was the first of conferences and seminars. Over the last few years, we have finance Masters to be launched in the UK over 35 years ago and a initiated conferences on corporate information disclosure, the succession of innovative programmes have been developed since, equity risk premium, pensions, mergers and acquisitions, fund such as the MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management which management and the cost of capital and auditing. In addition, was one of the first in the UK to be designed with the aim of the Accounting and Finance Group has an active weekly combining a masters programme with undertaking Chartered research seminar, with a mix of external and internal speakers, Financial Analyst (CFA®) examinations. and every year students have the opportunity to go on a week- long trip to Europe to visit the European Commission in Brussels Our research and the stock exchange and Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, The Accounting and Finance Research Group focus on the sustainable as well as a financial organisation in Paris, giving a rare insight delivery of leading-edge research across a broad range of areas into how these organisations operate. within the disciplines of accounting and finance. Our research themes are: asset pricing and valuation; auditing and corporate governance; corporate finance and taxation; financial accounting and regulation; financial markets; public sector, not-for-profit and socially responsible accounting; and financial econometrics and risk management. e lecturers are really there to get the best out of you. I especially like Recent research grants have been awarded from professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and the practical aspects. A subject like Wales (ICAEW), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this needs more than just theory, so the International Auditing Standards Board and the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (UK). Our faculty members are all the tutorials we do, and the regularly invited to advise policy makers at institutions such as the modules like financial modelling, Bank of England and the Department of Work and Pensions. give us the most real life industry 1 2 RAE 2008 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* For Accounting, based on the average percentage of positive responses across all perspective. survey categories for the 80 full service universities reviewed. CFA® is a registered trademark of the CFA Institute Mike King, MSc Finance and Investment22
  21. 21. Jo Horton joined the Business School in 2009, prior to which she was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting at the London SchoolCurrently, my main research is on the of Economics. She graduated with a PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and went onimplications of social networks (SNA) on to work for KPMG in London. She was also acapital markets. It is an exciting new field Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Jo specialized in accountingand I am one of only a few accounting for banks and insurance companies and has worked for the OECD in training former Sovietacademics that is looking into this area. countries (e.g. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) in the art of insurance reporting.Professor Jo Horton 23
  22. 22. MSc Accounting and Finance This programme is suited to anyone wishing to deepen their Entry requirements knowledge of accounting and finance, and who wants to enter a career in financial markets, either as an analyst or professional Qualifications accountant. You will develop your ability to apply and evaluate A good honours degree (the equivalent of a UK Upper Second the various models and methods that practitioners use to solve classification) in accounting, finance, economics or a related practical accounting and financial problems. discipline from a recognised institution. Degrees in other disciplines that include individual modules in relevant subject The MSc Accounting and Finance is designed to deliver financial areas may also be considered. Evidence of mathematical/ expertise with an emphasis on understanding the accounting quantitative ability is also required. Appropriate and acceptable process. You will gain insight into the accounting process within professional qualifications will be considered. the firm (management accounting) and into external reporting and its relevance to company valuation (financial accounting). English language The programme gives you a solid grounding in the IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with no section lower than 6.0); fundamentals of financial management and financial TOEFL (internet-based) overall score 105 (with not less than accounting, and will sharpen your quantitative skills in finance. 22 in any section). You can specialise your knowledge further by selecting options in subjects such as derivatives, investment analysis, international MODULES CREDITS portfolio management, corporate finance, banking, international financial management and many others. Advanced Financial Accounting 15 Advanced Management Accounting 15 We offer a programme of visiting speakers and a series of study Corporate Governance, Reporting and Regulation 15 weekends in which practising fund managers and finance experts from the City share their expertise through a Financial Modelling 15 combination of seminars, discussions and practical project work. Fundamentals of Financial Management 15 In addition, non-assessed intensive computing training, covering Quantitative Methods for Finance 15 Datastream, Thomson Reuters and other financial databases Dissertation 60 and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules. Two options from: Advanced Corporate Finance; 15 Number of students 2009/10: 121 Advanced Finance Theory; Banking and Financial credits Home/International % 2009/10: 2/98 Services; Behavioural Finance; Derivatives Pricing; each Duration/study mode: 12 months/full-time Domestic and International Portfolio Management; Start – End: October – September International Financial Management; Portfolio UK/EU fee 2011/12: £9,000 Investment Game; Principles of Finance International fee 2011/12: £15,500 Please check the website for latest programme details.24
  23. 23. MSc Finance and InvestmentThe MSc Finance and Investment is designed for graduates Entry requirementsinterested in following a career in investment analysis orportfolio management. Established over thirty-five years ago, Qualificationsthe programme has an international reputation for providing A good honours degree (the equivalent of a UK Upper Secondexcellent training for employment in the financial sector. It will classification) in accounting, finance, economics or a relatedprepare you for the challenge of a career in finance by providing discipline from a recognised institution. Degrees in othera broad knowledge base, combined with extensive practical disciplines that include individual modules in relevant subjectsessions, to help develop your confidence and ability. This is a areas may also be considered. Evidence of mathematical/full-time programme, completed over a nine month period. In quantitative ability is also required.the first semester you will gain a firm foundation in researchmethods for investment and finance, investment analysis, English languagefinancial management, and financial instruments. In the second IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with no section lower than 6.0);semester you can choose six or seven optional modules from a TOEFL (internet-based) overall score 105 (with not less thanlist that includes advanced investment analysis, international 22 in any section).portfolio management, banking, derivatives, corporate financeand international financial management. In addition, non-assessed intensive computing training covering Datastream,Thomson Reuters, and other financial databases and software MODULES CREDITSsystems, is incorporated into relevant modules. You can select a Financial Instruments 15short investment analysis dissertation as one of the options. Financial Modelling 15The School has an agreement with the Chartered Institute for Fundamentals of Financial Management 15Securities and Investment (CISI) which confers the status of CISI Investment Analysis I 15Centre of Excellence upon the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment Research Methods I 15Investment. As a student on the MSc Finance and Investmentyou will be eligible for the award of the CISI Diploma and will Six or seven options from: Advanced 15 creditstherefore receive a globally recognised, professional certificate Corporate Finance; Banking and Financial each, exceptin addition to your Masters degree. Services; Behavioural Finance; Corporate Investment Governance, Reporting and Regulation; AnalysisNumber of students 2009/10: 165 Derivatives Pricing; Domestic and International ProjectHome/International % 2009/10: 9/91 Portfolio Management; InternationalDuration/study mode: 9 months/full-time Financial Management; InvestmentStart – End: October – June Analysis II; Investment Analysis Project (30 credits);UK/EU fee 2011/12: £10,750 Portfolio Investment Game; Principles of FinanceInternational fee 2011/12: £15,500 Please check the website for latest programme details. 25
  24. 24. MSc Finance and Management The MSc Finance and Management provides a good foundation Entry requirements in finance together with an overview of management functions within an organisation. It is an ideal qualification for anyone Qualifications wanting to start or progress their career in the finance function A good honours degree (the equivalent of a UK Upper Second of an organisation and then move into general management classification) in accounting, finance, economics, management or later. It is relevant to working in small businesses where the a related discipline from a recognised institution with grades in ability to control finances is essential, within the finance relevant subject areas equivalent to a UK upper second classification. function of large business organisations, and also in public Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is also required. sector organisations. The modules in the first term provide you with a foundation in financial management, investment English language decisions and research skills in finance, as well as an IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with no section lower than 6.0); introduction to the main ideas and functions of international TOEFL (internet-based) overall score 105 (with not less than business and marketing. In the second term you study 22 in any section). corporate finance, strategy, plus four additional options. In addition, intensive computing training covering Datastream, MODULES CREDITS Thomson Reuters, and other financial databases and software Advanced Corporate Finance 15 systems, is incorporated into relevant modules. You can select a Financial Instruments 15 short investment analysis dissertation as one of the options. Financial Modelling 15 The programme offers a choice of the full range of options in Fundamentals of Financial Management 15 both finance and management, so it is possible to tailor this Investment Analysis I 15 programme to match your career goals. Strategy 15 Number of students 2009/10: 179 Two options from: Leadership and Global 15 credits Home/International % 2009/10: 4/96 Challenges; Managing Operations; Marketing each Duration/study mode: 9 months/full-time Strategy; Principles of International Business Start – End: October – June At least one from: Crisis, Change and 15 credits UK/EU fee 2011/12: £10,750 Creativity in Organisations; Entrepreneurship; each International fee 2011/12: £15,500 Leadership and Global Challenges; People and Organisations; Strategic Innovation Management Remaining credits from: Banking and 15 credits Financial Services; Behavioural Finance; each, except Derivatives Pricing; Domestic and Investment International Portfolio Management; Analysis Investment Analysis II; Investment Analysis Project Project (30 credits); Portfolio Investment Games; Principles of Finance26 Please check the website for latest programme details.
  25. 25. MSc Financial Analysisand Fund ManagementThe MSc in Financial Analysis and Fund Management is a Entry requirementschallenging programme that offers substantial professionalrewards, and requires 12 months dedicated full-time study to Qualificationscomplete. Run by the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, it A good honours degree (the equivalent of a UK Upper Second)is ideal for anyone wishing to learn fundamental and advanced in accounting, finance, economics or related disciplines from atheory in investment analysis and gain exposure to an intensive recognised institution. Degrees in other disciplines that includecomputing training, covering Datastream, Thomson Reuters, individual modules in relevant subject areas may also beand other financial databases and software systems. The considered. Evidence of mathematical/ quantitative ability isprogramme gives you the unique chance to study for levels I also required.and II of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) qualificationand also obtain a full Masters degree from a University with a English languagewell-established reputation in finance. IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with no section lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet-based) overall score 105 (with not less than 22CFA® Track in any section).The MSc in Financial Analysis and Fund Management withCFA® Track enables you to take Levels I and II of the Chartered Find out more about the CFA institute at www.cfainstitute.orgFinancial Analyst (CFA®) qualification – while also continuing tostudy Financial Analysis and Fund Management. We provide top MODULES CREDITSlevel support in helping you to pass the CFA® level I and II Credit Instruments and Derivatives 15professional examinations in December and June. Equity Valuation Models and Issues 15MSc Only Track Financial Modelling 15With the MSc Only Track, you are not required to register for Financial Statement Analysis 15the CFA® exams, or attend the workshops organised for those Fundamentals of Financial Management 15on the CFA® Track. Investment Instruments: Bonds, Equities, DerivativesNumber of students 2009/10: 66 and Alternative Instruments 15Home/International % 2009/10: 6/94 Investment Research Methods I 15Duration/study mode: 12 months/full-time Investment Research Methods II 15Start – End: *September – September Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation 15UK/EU fee 2011/12: £18,500International fee 2011/12: £18,500 Dissertation 45*There is a mandatory three week foundation course beginning in September Please check the website for latest programme details. 27
  26. 26. MSc Marketing and Financial Services About 30 per cent of all jobs in the UK’s financial services sector Entry requirements are for marketing and client-facing roles. The MSc in Marketing and Financial Services combines Exeter’s long tradition of Qualifications excellent research-based finance teaching with a range of A good honours degree (the equivalent of a UK Upper Second innovative marketing modules. Designed for UK and classification) in accounting, finance, economics or a related international students alike, this is a cutting-edge programme discipline, where 50 per cent of modules have been taken in not available at other British universities and you will be well- these subjects and the marks attained are 60 per cent or above. placed to obtain a position in marketing, financial services, or at the interface between the two. English language IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no section lower than 6.0); Over nine months, you will acquire the technical knowledge to TOEFL (internet-based) overall score 92 (with not less than 22 understand how financial services products work, together with in any section). the marketing acumen necessary to compete successfully in this highly competitive sector. The programme is especially MODULES CREDITS appropriate for marketing graduates wanting to develop a Banking and Financial Services 15 career in the marketing and promotion of financial services, as Brand Communication 15 well as business/accounting/finance graduates wishing to specialise in marketing within financial services. Consumption Markets and Culture 30 Financial Instruments 15 Non-assessed intensive computing training covering Financial Modelling 15 Datastream, Thomson Reuters, and other financial databases and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules. Fundamentals of Financial Management 15 Investment Analysis I 15 Number of students 2009/10: 19 Marketing Strategy 15 Home/International % 2009/10: 5/95 At least two from: Ethical Issues in Marketing; 15 Duration/study mode: 9 months/full-time Internet Marketing in the Information Society; credits Start – End: October – June Understanding Consumer Behaviour each UK/EU fee 2011/12: £10,750 International fee 2011/12: £15,500 Remaining credits from: Behavioural Finance; 15 Corporate Governance; Derivatives Pricing; credits Domestic and International Portfolio Management; each Investment Analysis II; Portfolio Investment Game; Principles of Finance Please check the website for latest programme details.28
  27. 27. MSc Financial MathematicsQuantitative financial methods are one of the fastest growing Entry requirementsareas of the present day banking and corporate environments.The solution by Black, Scholes and Merton of the option pricing Qualificationsproblem set off a revolution in finance resulting in the A good honours degree (the equivalent of a UK Upper Secondintroduction of sophisticated mathematical techniques in the classification) in mathematics, science, engineering or in anfinancial markets and corporate planning. economics related subject with a high mathematical component.To understand, apply and develop these sophisticated methodsrequires a good understanding of both advanced mathematics English languageand advanced financial theory. By combining the financial IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no section lower than 6.0);expertise in the School with expertise in the Mathematical TOEFL (internet-based) overall score 92 (with not less than 22Research Institute of the Mathematics Department at the in any section).University, this intensive MSc programme will prepare you forcareers in areas such as international banking or international MODULES CREDITSbusiness. For those with a strong mathematical background,and a wish to pursue a finance career, this programme is the Advanced Econometrics 15ideal introduction to this exciting field. Analysis and Computation in Finance* 15 Fundamentals of Financial Management 15Number of students 2009/10: 20 Mathematical Theory of Option Pricing* 15Home/International % 2009/10: 5/95Duration/study mode: 9 months/full-time Methods for Stochastics and Finance* 15Start – End: October – June Either Financial Mathematics Project* (45 credits) 60UK/EU fee 2011/12: £9,000 and Research Methodology* (15 credits)International fee 2011/12: £15,500 Or Investment Analysis Project (30 credits); plus Financial Modelling (15 credits); plus Investment Analysis I (15 credits) Three or four options from: Advanced 15 Corporate Finance; Advanced Finance Theory; credits Advanced Topics in Statistics; Derivatives Pricing; each Dynamical Systems and Chaos*; Pattern Recognition**; Principles of Finance; Quantitative Research Techniques I *Modules offered by Mathematics **Module offered by Computer Science Please check the website for latest programme details. 29
  28. 28. Economics at Exeter Economics at Exeter has a longstanding reputation for providing A valuable qualification outstanding teaching and research. This quality is evidenced by: Our MSc students are valued highly by employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work as professional economists in n ranking 9th in Economics in The Times Good University Guide the public sector, for example in central banks and government, 2011; as well as the private sector. Others have progressed to PhD n 75 per cent of our Economics and Econometrics research programmes, both in Exeter and elsewhere. The subject areas of classified as world leading or internationally excellent3; recent dissertations have included international taxation, n and ranking 13th in the UK for Economics in the 2010 National economic growth, currency and banking crises, behavioural Student Survey4. finance, environmental economics and both theoretical and applied econometrics. Our research and teaching The Economics Research Group is a dynamic and highly research- Funding assistance from the ESRC active group with an interest in theoretical problems and a strong All of our postgraduate economics programmes are accredited tradition of interaction and collaboration among the faculty. Our by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). For UK and research themes are: economic theory, experimental economics, EU students, this means you can apply for funding assistance public economics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Recent with both tuition fees and living expenses from the ESRC if you research grants have been awarded from funding bodies including are intending to progress from one of our MSc Economics the ESRC and Leverhulme Trust. programmes to a PhD. Our teaching is research-led, meaning that you will study and learn with the experts – with those who are shaping the field of study and writing core texts. Our Economics academics work at the forefront of developments in their field, publish in leading international publications, and hold editorships of journals including Fiscal Studies, Econometric Theory, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Business and Economics, and The Journal of Public Economic Theory. Your learning and teaching will be up-to-date and you will benefit from exposure to the latest thinking. 3 RAE 2008 based on the percentage of research classified as 4* and 3* 4 based on the average percentage of positive responses across all survey categories for the 80 full service universities reviewed30
  29. 29. Michael Finus is an Associate Professor of Climate Change Economics at the University of Exeter Business School, having held previousEnvironmental protection, sustainable appointments at the University of Stirling, UK and the University of Hagen, Germany. Heresource management, and in particular works in the field of environmental economics and public goods, in particular on internationalreducing our carbon footprints, are very environmental agreements.important policy issues to which I hopeI can make a contribution.Professor Michael Finus 31
  30. 30. MSc Economics programmes n MSc Economics Department of Economics has considerable expertise and n MSc Economics and Econometrics experience. n MSc Economics and Experimental Economics MSc Economics and Econometrics Our MSc Economics programmes are intended to deepen your This programme mirrors the general MSc Economics knowledge and understanding of economics as an academic programme, but contains an additional core module in discipline. Each programme draws upon the internationally- Advanced Econometrics. Whilst this module is available rated research undertaken within the department and the elsewhere, it is only compulsory in the MSc Economics and experience of our academics in developing economic policy at Econometrics. The programme provides a solid foundation organisations such as such as the Bank of England, the in economics, together with advanced teaching in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development econometrics, and is ideal for anyone wanting a career (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the United involving econometrics or economics research. You can Nations. learn more about this programme on our website at A central objective of all of the programmes is to provide you with insight into the latest thinking in economics. You will MSc Economics and Experimental Economics attend a series of research seminars, during which you can This programme differs from the general MSc Economics in discuss and present current research papers. You can also that it contains an additional core module in Experimental participate in the departmental seminars, which attract external Economics and Finance. You may also choose to study academics and provide you with the opportunity to gain insight Quantitative Methods for Finance instead of Quantitative into current research in economics and econometrics. and Research Techniques I. Furthermore, the compulsory dissertation is specifically related to the specialism, consisting MSc Economics an Experimental Economics Project and Dissertation. The The MSc Economics is the most general of our programmes programme draws upon our expertise in the development, and offers the greatest flexibility. It gives you the opportunity running and evaluation of experiments applied to economic to acquire professional training in mainstream economics, and financial issues. You can learn more about this programme including analytical techniques as well as subject-specific on our website at knowledge. You can learn more about this programme on postgraduate/msc_ex our website at postgraduate/msc_e Number of students 2009/10: 26 We also provide the opportunity for you to specialise in two Home/International % 2009/10: 35/65 discrete areas of economics and for these specialisms to be Duration/study mode: 12 months/full-time reflected in your degree title. Our MSc Economics and Start – End: October – September Econometrics and MSc Economics and Experimental Economics UK/EU fee 2011/12: £5,000 give you the opportunity to focus on two areas in which the International fee 2011/12: £12,20032
  31. 31. Entry requirementsQualifications English languageA good honours degree (the equivalent of a UK Upper Second IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no section lower than 6.0);classification) in an economics or finance related discipline from TOEFL (internet-based) overall score 92 (with not less than 22a recognised institution. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative in any section).ability is also required.MODULES CREDITS MSC ECONOMICS MSC ECONOMICS MSC ECONOMICS AND AND ECONOMETRICS EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICSMacroeconomics 15 3 3 3Microeconomics 15 3 3 3Optimization Techniques for Economists 15 3 3 3Quantitative and Research Techniques I 15 3 3Research Design and Dissertation 60 3 3Advanced Econometrics 15 3Experimental Economics and Finance 15 3Experimental Economics Project and Dissertation 60 3Either Quantitative Research Techniques Ior Quantitative Methods for Finance 15 each 3Either Financial Econometrics orQuantitative Research Techniques II 15 each 3 3 3Options from: Advanced Econometrics;Advanced Finance Theory; AdvancedMacroeconomics and Economic Modelling;Banking and Financial Services; Domesticand International Portfolio Management;Economics of Banking; Economics of CorporateFinance; Experimental Economics and Finance;Financial Econometrics; Game Theory and 15 each Any three Any twoIndustrial Organisation; Growth andDevelopment; International Macroeconomicsand Finance; Principles of Finance; PublicEconomics; Quantitative Research Methods II;The Economics of Financial CrisesPlease check the website for latest programme details. 33
  32. 32. MSc Financial Economics This programme is a springboard into a career as an economist. English language Whether you are looking to work in the Civil Service, a leading IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no section lower than 6.0); bank, a multinational organisation or an insurance company, TOEFL (internet-based) overall score 92 (with not less than 22 this programme can help you achieve your aims. It is also an in any section). ideal choice for anybody who sees his or her future as an analyst for a major investment company. The programme is designed to provide an understanding of economic and MODULES CREDITS financial theory, together with specialist econometric and Fundamentals of Financial Management 15 mathematical techniques. It provides a platform for economics Optimization Techniques for Economists 15 students with a particular interest in finance and will also be of interest to applicants who are already practicing economists or Principles of Finance 15 have work experience in the financial sector. Research Design and Dissertation 60 Either Macroeconomics 15 credits Completion of the MSc in Financial Economics is an excellent or Microeconomics each foundation for progression onto a research degree. At the heart of the programme are core modules in financial theory, plus a Either Quantitative Research Techniques I 15 credits choice of further options in Finance, Economics or or Quantitative Methods for Finance each Econometrics. Alongside the formal lecture programme, you Either Quantitative Research Techniques II 15 credits will be able to participate in the Economics Seminar Series. The or Financial Econometrics each summer dissertation represents your chance to carry out original Either Advanced Finance Theory 15 credits research in financial economics. or Economics of Corporate Finance Any other option from: 15 credits Number of students 2009/10: 28 Advanced Econometrics; Advanced Finance each Home/International % 2009/10: 7/93 Theory; Advanced Macroeconomics and Duration/study mode: 12 months/full-time Economic Modelling; Banking and Financial Start – End: October – September Services; Domestic and International UK/EU fee 2011/12: £5,000 Portfolio Management; Economics of International fee 2011/12: £12,200 Banking; Economics of Corporate Finance; Experimental Economics and Finance; Financial Econometrics; Game Theory Entry requirements and Industrial Organisation; Growth and Development; International Macroeconomics Qualifications and Finance; Public Economics; Quantitative A good honours degree (the equivalent of a UK Upper Second Research Methods II; The Economics of classification) in an economics or finance related discipline from Financial Crises a recognised institution. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is also required. Please check the website for latest programme details.34