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BSc Management Studies (Financial Management)

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Introduction

The tools and techniques of financial management are integral to sound planning for any business or organization – new or existing – particularly in forecasting financial needs, managing cash flows and evaluating the fair market value to potential investors. If you are an individual who wishes to pursue a career path in financial management, the BSc Management Studies (Financial Management major) programme is specifically tailored for you.

About the Programme
The BSc Management Studies (Financial Management major) programme seeks to develop a broad knowledge base and key competencies that are required of financial managers functioning in public and private organizations. Graduates of the programme will:

• Interpret and apply the major theories of corporate finance, their relevance and application
• Ascertain the role, operation and function of financial markets and institutions
• Understand the financing arrangements and governance structures of business entities
• Apply tools to interpret financial and statistical data and carry out financial analysis
• Identify standard approaches for making optimal decisions for investment evaluation, business financing, cash management, risk management and financial reporting
• Recognize and appreciate the consequences of business decisions in a globally integrated economy

 

Who is this programme for?

The BSc Management Studies (Financial Management major) programme targets individuals who are currently working in financial divisions or departments of government ministries; private sector entities of business, industry and commerce; non-governmental organizations; educational institutions; and persons with an interest in the field of study. 

 

Programme Structure

Duration of Programme
The programme will be offered over 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time).

Award of Degree
In order to be awarded the BSc Management Studies (Financial Management major) degree, students must successfully complete the 90 credits as specified in the programme structure.

Delivery Mode
All courses will be delivered fully online. However, some courses may have face-to-face final examinations.

 

When will the programme start?

This offering of the programme begins in August 2015.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the University’s normal matriculation requirements in order to be accepted into the programme. They must satisfy the requirements in either (a), (b), (c) or (d) below:

(a)  Holders with CXC/CSEC and CAPE/GCE A Level qualifications having:
 

• An acceptable pass in CXC/CSEC English A or CAPE Communications Studies; AND 
• An acceptable pass in CXC/CSEC Mathematics or its equivalent; AND
• One of the following minimum qualifications:
  •  either five subjects (at least two GCE A Level or CAPE) and the remainder acceptable passes in CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level; OR
  •  four subjects (at least three GCE A Level or CAPE) and the fourth an acceptable pass in the CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level

Note: Grade requirements for CXC/CSEC subjects are General Proficiency - Grades I or
II prior to June 1998 and Grades I, II, or III from June 1998  
   
(b)  Holders of five (5) CXC/CSEC or GCE O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting
(c) Entrants with a Diploma, Certificate or Associate Degree from UWI or an approved Caribbean tertiary level institution
(d) Persons over the age of 21 who have been out of school for at least five years, on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments 

 

English Language Proficiency Examination

The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue

undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Open Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing

and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes. For detailed information on the

ELPT, see English Language Proficiency Test.

 

Academic Preparation

OOL1001 Orientation to Online

IYRS1001 Improving your Reading Skills

IYSS1001 Improving your Study Skills

IYMS1001 Improving your Math Skills (if applicable)

ECON0001 Remedial Mathematics (if applicable)

Course of Study
Level 1 
ECON1004
Mathematics for the Social Sciences II
ECON1000
Principles of Economics
MGMT1001
Principles of Management
MGMT1000
Introduction to Computers
SOCI1002
Introduction to Sociology
ECON1005
Introductory Statistics
ECON1003
Mathematics for Social Sciences I
ACCT1003
Cost and Management Accounting I
ACCT1002
Introduction to Financial Accounting
FOUN1501
Foundations for Learning Success
FOUN1001
English for Academic Purposes
Level 2 
FINA2005
Risk Analysis and Management
FINA2004
Portfolio Management
MGMT2064
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
MGMT2063
Research Methods for Business- Introduction to Qualitative & Quantitative Methods
MGMT2026
Production & Operations Management
MKTG2001
Principles of Marketing
MGMT2012
Introduction to Quantitative Methods
MGMT2023
Financial Management I
MGMT2021
Business Law
MGMT2006
Management Information Systems I
Level 3 
MGMT3076
Managing Financial Institutions
FINA3008
Advance Portfolio Management
MGMT3090
Entrepreneurial Finance
MGMT3116
Research Project/Practicum
MGMT3053
International Financial Management
MGMT3049
Financial Institutions and Markets
MGMT3031
Business Strategy and Policy
MGMT3048
Financial Management II
MGMT3024
Business Communication