Elective modules

In your final term you choose the elective modules you want to study. Tailor your degree to match your interests and career goals.

Your degree. Your way.

Whether you study full-time or part-time, your choice of modules allows you to tailor your degree to your career ambitions and deepen your understanding of a specialist field.

Group of MSc sudents together in Milan As you reach your final term of study you will be looking towards your future, our many electives help you hone your skill and interests. Our electives are practical, linked with business and will provide you with the experience and knowledge you need, laying the groundwork for your new job

Electives offered previously include:

  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Driving Supply Chain Innovation Through Technology
  • Hedge Funds
  • Introduction to Python
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Country & Geopolitical Risk Management
  • Private Equity Investment
  • Real Estate Fund Management
  • Technical Analysis and Trading Systems
  • Visual Basics in Finance
  • Cyber Risk
  • Digital Finance.

“Other than the subjects which provide exemption from IFoA examination, several other elective modules helped in my technical development. I particularly liked the business analytics module I took in term 3 which was very challenging and provided the breadth needed for an actuary looking to divulge in new exciting areas.”

Siddhesh Surpatne, MSc Actuarial Management (2021)

International electives

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Female MSc student in a tall building looking over New YorkAll masterʼs students – can also opt to take an international block elective, giving their studies a global dimension and preparing them for a career on the world business stage.

Though availability is limited, our growing portfolio of international electives is an invaluable source of insight and competitive advantage.

Recent highlights include:

  • International real estate markets, Dubai
  • Project finance and infrastructure investment, Madrid
  • Corporate Open Innovation, Milan
  • Shipping Company Management, Greece
  • Investment strategy elective, New York
  • Luxury marketing, Paris

“One of the exciting international electives available to MSc Marketing Strategy and Innovation students this year was the Corporate Open Innovation taught in the vibrant city of Milan, Italy. The topics covered mainly focus on the open innovation, accelerator classification, corporate venturing, and technology acquisition. Moreover, this module explores how large business achieve innovation through collaboration with firms, crowdsourcing, and venturing.”

Warundhorn Suwannatee, MSc Marketing Strategy and Innovation (2023)

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Strategic innovation in hyper-competition

For this elective, our MSc Management students travelled to the Italian motor valley in the region of Emilia Romagna to understand one of the most innovative, fast-moving and competitive industries, motorsports.

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Investment Strategy

For this elective, our master's students travelled to New York City to learn from industry expert Professor Andrew Clare.

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