Part of the Business & Finance Media Group, Business & Finance is Ireland’s leading business magazine. Dr Eugene Michaels – Eugene leads our suite of MSc International Business programmes. He is accredited with the Higher Education Academy and his focus is on encouraging students to apply economic reasoning and critical thinking. His academic interests are centred on behavioural economics and their implications for personal financial wellbeing (particularly pensions) and the application of behavioural insights to macroeconomic and business policymaking. He is the co-author of the College of Business monthly Economic Bulletin.
The full-time Business Finance MSc programme is designed with four equally weighted modules in each of the first two terms, with three being compulsory and one an option from a list. The dissertation carries one third of the marks for the course and is undertaken after the modules have been completed. The part-time option is designed with two modules in each of four terms. The compulsory modules give an excellent coverage of core material in finance designed in a way to be applicable to business. The Business Finance MSc analyses the theory and practice of business finance, focusing on financial decision making within firms and how they interact with the financial markets and institutions.
Accountants and auditors are responsible for preparing tax returns and determining how much money is owed to the federal, state, and local government. They may also scrutinize the financial statements of a business to ensure that all applicable laws and regulations are being followed. Other responsibilities may include creating a budget for clients, investigating whether or not financial mismanagement is occurring in an organization, and preparing internal reports for managers to use when making business decisions. Accountants and auditors also make recommendations on how an organization can cut down costs and maximize profits.
Open Events are a fantastic opportunity for you to meet academic staff. You’ll also be able to look around the campus, speak to current students and find out more about services such as Accommodation, Student Wellbeing and Study Abroad. Students will gain an understanding of the international business environment and its competitive and investment climate. Using frameworks and methodologies, students will also investigate the interaction between firm strategies, economic policies and the changing international environment.
In this module students will consider how charities and third sector organisations function as a form of business practice. Students will gain an appreciation of the current issues facing charitable and third sector organisations in the UK. They will examine management practices, such as planning, fundraising, and marketing as well as understand the impact of law and governance on such organisations. Students will develop insights into the contribution made by charities and third sector organisations to society as well as realise the role of ethics in managing such organisations.