• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
This Financial Strategy - Valuation, Governance and Ethics module from The Open University UK provides theoretical and analytical knowledge required in making financial policy decisions on what projects and other business activities a firm should invest finance in. 
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This Financial Strategy - Valuation, Governance and Ethics  module from The Open University UK  aims to equip you with the necessary theoretical, applied and critical skills needed to take financial management responsibilities within an organisation. The first part of this module will provide you with theoretical and analytical knowledge required to decide about investing in projects, acquiring other business and about other investment decisions. The second part of the module will acquaint you with the issues of corporate governance, ethics and disclosure of information which are the heart of responsible financial management in our era. The third part of the module explores the emerging field of Islamic finance tracing its origins, scope and implications for financial decisions in a global economy.

Vocational relevance

This module together with the earlier compulsory module Introduction to corporate finance will be of particular interest to you if you are working, or planning to work, in the finance sector of an organisation or in the finance division of a company or public sector/not-for-profit organisation. It will also benefit individuals who work, or intend to work, outside of the finance domain but who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in order to increase future opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The main topics covered in this module:

  • Project evaluation techniques including Net Present Value, Profitability Index, Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Method
  • Company valuation 
  • Mergers and acquisition 
  • Corporate governance and disclosure in national and international contexts
  • Models of corporate governance and stakeholder perspectives 
  • Islamic finance

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • This is the second module in our Open University Business School MSc in Finance and therefore you must hold a BA/BSc degree awarded by a recognised university, or equivalent. Due to the defined study pattern for this qualification you must study Introduction to corporate finance (B858) before taking this module. 
  • Various higher education and professional qualifications are considered equivalent to a degree. 
  • It is strongly recommended that you are comfortable with the use of numerical methods and use of spreadsheets.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2145 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2145 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2145 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2145 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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