The period following graduation from an undergraduate degree is one of the most crucial in your life – decisions taken at this point will alter your career path and irrevocably change your life.
In the competitive environment of business and finance, organisations are increasingly selective in their choice of employees. Whilst a good first degree will provide a strong foundation for career development, a Durham Masters aims to give you a head start by providing you with general and specialist knowledge that can be applied in a wide range of organisational settings, and a skills toolkit much valued by employers. Together, these can help you gain a competitive edge in an over-crowded job market and optimise your chances of an accelerated career path by becoming a more knowledgeable practitioner.
You’ll also obtain a qualification from one of the UK’s leading academic universities and top ranked business schools.
The one-year, full-time programmes provide a framework for critically analysing the nature, processes and practices of management and finance. Academically challenging, they are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge that employers demand. All the programmes are accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and can be used as a platform from which to progress to study at PhD level.
MA Business and Management link to www.dur.ac.uk/dbs/degrees/ma/
Durham Business School offers the following one-year, full-time MA business and management programmes, aimed at recent graduates:
- MA Management: 5th in the UK and 34th in Europe in the Financial Times Top 40 European Masters in Management, September 2008 (also available via distance learning).
- MA Financial Management:
- MA Human Resource Management:
- MA Marketing: accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), offering exemptions for successful students who wish to join (also available via distance learning).
"Durham Business School provided great facilities, a wide choice of modules and enthusiastic, approachable lecturers. It is a welcoming place with a strong international feel." Melissa Davison, MA Management
MSc Economics and Finance link to www.dur.ac.uk/dbs/degrees/msc_programmes/
The Durham one-year, full-time Economics and Finance MSc degrees are perfect if your career choice lies in the financial sector. Partnership status with the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute is testament to their practical content and relevance to the industry, and assists students who wish to pursue this qualification. All MSc programmes are included in the FT Masters in Finance Programme Listing, June 2008.
We currently offer the following MSc degree programmes:
- MSc Accounting and Finance
- MSc Corporate and International Finance
- MSc Economics and Finance
- MSc Finance
- MSc Finance and Investment
- MSc International Banking and Finance
- MSc International Money, Finance and Investment.
To give you the best possible experience linking theory with practice, we currently offer a trading simulation, based on real data through our bespoke website, which allows you to test your skills by investing in securities on real data of major world markets.
To help you to appreciate the practical applications and implications of what you learn and to expose you to ideas from other academic institutions, we hold regular presentations given by academics and practitioners, including representatives of major European and US banks, clearing houses, hedge fund companies, and stock and futures exchanges.
"The skills and knowledge that Durham gave me were a huge advantage in pursuing my career and securing my position in the Group Treasury and Capital Management Department of Zurich Insurance". Jenny Lundholm, MSc Finance and Investment
When you decide to undertake a Masters degree, you are making a considerable personal commitment. Durham Business School will work closely with you to help you achieve your future career goals, whilst providing flexibility and choice in support of your current personal and job commitments.
We look forward to welcoming you to Durham Business School.
For further information on the Durham MA and MSc programmes please contact:
Tel: + 00 (44) 191 334 5188