The Dissertation (Finance) module from The Open University is a 12-month programme which requires you to carry out a research project in Finance and write a dissertation.
At the end of your dissertation you will have to include a reflective account which is a requirement of the MSc in Finance. It fits into the notions of the reflective practitioner, whereby effective finance professionals consciously reflect upon, and learn from, their work-related experiences. To this end, the reflective account supports the development of the professional skills encouraged throughout the previous modules.
As well as the module website there are various other resources available to you. The set book Business Research Methods by Bryman and Bell (2015) provides thorough guidance on how to design and carry out business and management research projects. It is likely to be particularly useful as a resource when you are thinking about the particular methods of data collection and analysis that you want to use. It also provides some guidance on a range of relevant topics such as planning a research project, reviewing the literature, research ethics and writing up research. As you are reading articles for your literature review, you’ll also find it is a useful reference book to look up topics if there are methods and techniques you are not familiar with.
The module provides you with an opportunity to carry out a research project which has relevance for finance and business practice. You’ll also have a chance to familiarise yourself with professional databases, like Datastream, and the standard statistical software package Stata.
This course is eligible for the UK Study Online Scholarship draw
One of the only UK scholarships 100% dedicated to online study. £1,000 support for tuition fees for UK & International Students
Time Management is one of the biggest challenges faced by online learners. Our scholarship winner, Anna C, shares practical insights on balancing life and an MSc in Psychology Conversion from Glasgow University. Gain valuable tips for effective online study schedules in this informative post.
How much weight should you place on a university’s position in the rankings? Get insights and find other ways to assess a university.
What Is an Accredited Course? In the UK, an accredited course means that a professional body or organisation has assessed and approved the learning outcomes
Understand UK Regulated Qualifications. Find out what types of courses are regulated in the UK, and why it is important for future study and professional pathways.
This page highlights the leading UK universities for Sport Management online and shows affordable, flexible, and accredited online Master’s programs and short courses in Sport
Discover Sports Management: Career Paths, Top Programs, and Future Prospects in the Sports Industry. From BA Degrees to Master’s and Professional Certificates, explore your next steps at leading institutions for a rewarding journey in Sports Management.
Use these links to view the full rankings (Opens in a new window)