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Finance MSc

Ken Edwards Building, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK

+44 (0) 116 223 1818

+44 (0) 116 252 3949

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Type of course
Distance learning

Length of course
Two to three years by Distance Learning

Date of commencement
Starting in October, February or June

Class size
Typically between 10 and 30 for each intake

Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

Payment options

You will have the option to pay:
1.Your full tuition fee course on initial registration or
2.Half of your course fee on initial registration (the final half of your course fee will be due on the anniversary of your initial registration) or
3.Over six instalments over the first two years of your study

The University accepts a range of payment methods.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / Overseas students: 18/82
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 54/46
3. Age range: 21 - 50

Admissions requirements
• Possession of a first or second-class honours degree (or its equivalent) in a relevant field
• OR an approved professional qualification coupled with three years or more suitable professional experience.
• English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5, or TOEFL 90 (IBT)

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Our graduates have gone onto work for a variety of companies. Some examples include: BMW, Cable and Wireless, Citibank, General Motors Corporation, Imperial Oil, JP Morgan Chase and Co, KPMG, Nikon AG Switzerland, Qatar Petroleum, Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever.

University Leicester
School of Management

MSc in Human Resource Management and Training

Course aims

This course places human resource management and training within their national and international context; to study the ways in which employee and organisational development are closely related to human resource topics such as recruitment, performance appraisal, teamwork and motivation; to equip you with the professional knowledge and skills relevant to the management of human resources and training. As part of this, the course equips you with the necessary skills to undertake research work in the broad area of human resources.

Course structure

Please visit the department website for module descriptions.

• Module 1: Employee Development and Workplace Learning
• Module 2: Managing Human Resources
• Module 3: students to choose one option, subject to availability
• The Changing Nature of Skills, Production, Performance and Competitiveness
• Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance
• Comparing National Systems of VET
• The Global Context of HRD and HRM
• Module 4: Research Methods
• Dissertation

Teaching and assessment methods

The course is studied by distance learning and is based upon the principles of continuous assessment. Each course starts with the Academic Writing Skills (AWS) module, which is designed to prepare you for studying at Masters level at CLMS. You will then be required to complete an assignment of 4,000-5,000 words at the end of each of the four modules and a 16,000-20,000 word dissertation.

The University of Leicester School of Management

The University of Leicester School of Management is increasingly recognised as one of the top management schools within the UK, with an excellent international reputation for the development and teaching of highly stimulating business administration and management courses that are highly relevant to your career needs. It certainly boasts all the credentials which you might expect from a recent recipient of The Times Higher University of the Year Award.

The University of Leicester prides itself on being “Elite Without Being Elitist” and at the School of Management this ethos is deeply embedded. Known for the ‘Leicester Model’ of management studies, the school takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of management and organisations drawing from across the social sciences and unlike most mainstream western business schools, the concern is as much with challenging the status quo rather than perpetuating it.

We take seriously our commitments to PRME, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. We realise that the pressing issues of management, finance and organisation in the coming years will increasingly be those of more peripheral concern in the past and present and the depth of our commitment to sustainable, responsible, ethically inspired management puts us ahead of the curve.

Founded in 1989, the School of Management has grown to become one of the largest providers of distance learning management courses in the UK. Our MBA and MSc programmes offer students deep knowledge, clear expertise and professional rewards for life. We are a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and our MBA is the largest AMBA accredited MBA offered by any UK business school.

The School of Management is a vibrant department consisting of a community of scholars with an international reputation. The enthusiasm you will find in the lecture theatres and seminar rooms comes from our commitment to our subject and our attempts to develop and energise it. In the last few years we have invested heavily in academic and administrative staff appointments; library provisions and career support and continue to do so.

Whatever your chosen discipline for an MBA degree or MSc, our goal is to equip you with a range of theories, techniques and concepts. However, whereas most business schools stop there, we go further: we guide you as you unpick these concepts, challenge them and question their relevance to contemporary society for we believe that management is too important not to debate.