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Open University: Finance (F67)

Institution Open University
Department The Open University
Telephone 0300 303 5303
Study type Taught


This qualification is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance – whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as the financing of companies and other organisations, instruments and structures of financial markets, financial decision-making, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting. It develops competencies in applying statistical and econometric techniques and equips you with knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic finance, ethics, as well as corporate financial strategy and governance. You can choose to specialise either in derivatives and financial risk management or in investment and portfolio management. You'll also develop research skills and techniques relevant to higher academic qualifications by completing a dissertation on a finance topic of your choice which will be relevant to your interests or career development.

Key features of the course

  • Provides an up-to-date perspective on both theory and practice in national and international contexts

  • Acquire and apply the most important tools for financial, statistical and econometric analysis and decision support

  • Develops your ability to evaluate published research, use relevant theory, and apply research methods and techniques to new situations

  • Develops your skills in data collection and modelling using databases, such as Refinitiv Eikon, and statistical software, such as Stata.


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