Over the course of two years and spanning two countries, this cross-border MA in Management program aims to develop in our students' specialist knowledge in current management theories and real-world practices, in order to enhance their ability in conducting research on, as well as finding solutions to management issues and business developments.
This comprehensive and interdisciplinary program, with courses on Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, lays out a solid foundation for our students. Our students would also have the opportunity to learn how to use and incorporate cutting-edge digital technology, i.e., Big Data Science, Introduction of Fintech, and AI Analytics, in business and management. Apart from academic courses, our students will also be trained in soft skills like leadership, management, and teamwork, in order to prepare them to undertake key leadership roles.
As the MA in Management is a two-year cross-border program, our students will spend their first year, studying on our campus on Boars Hill in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, and in their second year, our students will undergo their studies on our campus in Shenzhen, China. Our students will study in a world-class university, in two countries, with internationally renowned academics. At the end of their studies, they will be equipped with critical and practical problem-solving skills in finance which will make them extremely competitive and well sought after in the world of management, especially in the banking and finance industries. Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Furthermore, to enable our students to obtain the most current and up-to-date knowledge and skills, our students will study with academics who are forefront in their research in management.
One of the most distinctive advantages of this program is the opportunity to spend a year in China. Since opening up to foreign trade and investment and implementing free-market reforms in 1979, China has been among the world's fastest-growing economies, with real annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 9.5% through 2018, a pace described by the World Bank as “the fastest sustained expansion by a major economy in history. Thus, our students will not only be given the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of Chinese business management models and Chinese economic development strategies, but they will also have access to employment and entrepreneurship in the most dynamic and vibrant region of China.
Academic excellence: This course is designed and delivered by faculty members who had received their Ph.D. from top universities in the world. Our finance research department is distinctive and it draws upon the expertise from worldwide forefront research hubs in finance.