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MSc Finance and Business Management

My Enthusiasm knows no bound to apply for the MSc Finance and Business Management course at the University of Bedfordshire. While researching on my further study options in the UK, the course and its contents have caught my attention – the 3 in 1 combination of finance, business and management incorporated in one master degree is truly a perfect opportunity to specialise in 3 vital functional areas of business organisations.

The course has been designed with globally demanding concurrent subject areas to increase graduates employment opportunities and career development with success. Modules including Applied Management Project, Business Data Analysis, Corporate Finance, Digital Business Management, Financial Analysis, Intercultural Business Contexts, Issues in Financial Reporting, Managing People, Marketing, and The Personal Brand are selected wisely to synchronise modern business organisations and employers’ needs. The dissertation area, Finance and Business Management provides further chance to reflect on the learning from above and consolidate knowledge and skills together for greater transformation of abilities and competences.

I find the syllabus of this MSc is carefully developed after consultation with concurrent employers to meet global business and management issues with strong emphasis on Finance and to provide competitive edge in the fiercely competitive career market. The learning contents of this MSc are true reflections of my academic vision and career ambition that I have developed to match the demands of the new corporate world. I am highly glad that I have made this choice.

A first class honours degree holder in accounting, I came to the UK in November 2013as a Tier 4 (General) Dependent Partner. I had been observing and following UK Universities and quality of higher education here since last 1 year. I became highly impressed and motivated with the prospects of UK Degrees and the opportunities after qualification. I have now firmly decided to drive my academic accomplishments forward with a master degree that could turn my life into brighter prospects. I do not simply want to waste my life and spend my time in the UK as a dependent for the rest of my visa till 26/09/2016 – I wish to switch to tier 4 student visa from my home country and come back in the UK to follow this MSc course that would make my life worthy and earn my entry ticket for top jobs in Bangladesh and elsewhere.

While my current bachelor degree in accounting will complement this MSc course hugely and make the study enjoyable due to the similarities and prior knowledge, the study will enhance my current level of knowledge and competences with advanced skills and acumen in business, management and finance. From the study, I aim to develop an in-depth understanding of finance and investment, capital market, Financial accounting and reporting with strategic management, leadership and development. The course will allow me to apply latest thinking on finance and management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world's major businesses and to develop the research skills necessary to tackle financial and business management problems and issues. I will have the opportunity to gain strategic level competences in financial reporting, economics, financial Market, institutions and operations, financial regulation, quantitative methods, fund accounting, derivatives and alternative investments, fund Management etc. along with business administration and management. Additionally, the dissertation will allow me to research in the area and gain specialised knowledge and skills in depth.

On successful completion of this MSc, I intend pursue a career in accounting, banking, financial market, fund management, insurance and the stock market in my home country, Bangladesh that boast for one of the emerging economies in South Asia. In 2 to 5 years post-qualification, I see myself placed in one of the reputed companies looking after their finance department. This would give me exposure to the sector and at the same time I can translate my knowledge and skills to professional mastery. In 5 to 10 years, I aim to find my position as successful Finance Director in big branded company or finance organisation. I truly believe this MSc can equip me with the tools to achieve these targets.

I have chosen to study this programme at University of Bedfordshire (Beds) because this course at Beds focuses on practical teaching underpinned by relevant academic theory. The tuitions are provided by experienced practitioners, as well as guest speakers who share the latest management insights and development in financial sectors.

The delivery of teaching is designed for effective learning – a balanced split of lectures and small group sessions which provide ample opportunity to discuss lectures in more detail are outstanding. Here, in this University, I will also get the opportunity to take part in a simulating business exercise which allows attaining significant practical skills that is encountered in real situation. In this, I will be able evaluate myself reflecting on my learning from theories and adjust my ability to the level required. The feedback from tutors throughout the programme and help from them for further improvements would truly allow me to realise my full potential at this university.

The University maintains close relationship with contemporary employers and global companies – the University know what they are looking for and thus integrate those skills and area of knowledge in the syllabus of MSc. The tuition is provided by professionals to transform learners’ capabilities as professionals once qualified with Beds Degree. In fact, the University is employment and business focused – 92% of this university’s graduates are in employment with 6 months of qualification. This has motivated me a lot in selecting the university.

The tuition fees after scholarship is as low as GBP 7000, it is amazing value for so good a degree from UK University. The multicultural campus set up in the City of Luton with an international buzzing community of business and locals is truly a place where I will reap up the benefits that would be highly rewarding in my life pursuits.