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Masters in Family Managed Business: Programme Structure

 

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SPJ London's Masters in Family Managed Business imparts cutting-edge skills, fast-tracking your career for today's challenging business environment.

Curriculum Summary

The Masters in Family Managed Business (MFMB), is a 12-month specialist, master’s level course with an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that will produce professionals with skills highly sought after by financial industry firms.

Students will learn about Fintech ecosystem players, disruptive Fintech business models, the use of emerging technologies, various partnership models and the regulatory landscape. It will enable students to develop sufficient skills to work effectively with IT, AI, Data Science and domain experts. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to solve contemporary business problems and develop the relevant algorithmic programming skills to solve specific problems in the Banking industry.

The course will provide real business, relevant and practical blended ICT knowledge within a Fintech landscape - as well as a well-balanced critical awareness of the global financial regulatory landscape. It will also explore the trends in technologies for payment, lending, insurance, wealth management, regulation and compliance.

The course includes topics specifically designed to build skills and competencies in emerging technologies for financial services helping students develop the business expertise, acumen and technological prowess they need to succeed. This course will also develop their investment decision making skills as well as innovation, automation, strategy, digital design thinking and agile skills in the context of the Fintech sector. These are the skills most in-demand by Fintech companies, traditional and challenger banks, Neo-banks, start-ups, enterprises, consulting companies and regulators. Soft skills support is provided to students to develop their transferable skills by enhancing their communication skills and developing their team leadership skills through various group and role- playing activities.

Issues around integrity, ethical conduct and professional accountability are explored throughout the programme to ensure that students have a sound awareness of regulatory requirements and professional practices in the financial technologies industry.

Students will emerge from this program with a highly employable skill set which is in high demand among employers within the Fintech industry. These include:

  • Functional Skills relevant to the relevant Fintech subdomain.
  • Quantitative and analytical skills
  • Soft skills, that include: Leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication, team working, and adaptability.
 
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Programme Structure

180 credits are required to fulfil the requirements of the programme.

Core subjects

135

credits

+

Electives

15

credits

+

Applied Research Project

30

credits

+

Optional Internship

Pass/Fail

credits

=

Total

180

credits

As an MFMB student at SPJ London, you can expect a higher level of engagement with the curriculum, with 18 contact hours per week, compared to the average of 12 hours per week in UK business schools.

 
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Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Today’s agile employment sector requires flexible, job-ready business graduates with both professional and academic experience. The range of learning and assessment methods in SPJ London programmes are designed to prepare you for this, ensuring maximum employment potential as soon as you graduate.

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Experiential Learning

We encourage critical analysis and debate on contemporary management issues and place emphasis on independent study and research. At the core of our programmes is the belief that learning should reflect real life business contexts. Students thrive where theory meets practice, which is why our courses emphasize interactive elements such as business simulations, live projects, real time trading, seminars and rich industry-academic collaborations.

Assessment

SPJ London’s applied-learning approach to assessment ensures you graduate with practical, immediately applicable skills. Continuous assessment through individual and group assignments, class participation, simulations, projects, and examinations accurately quantifies your understanding and growth. Our assessments are ‘authentic’ - designed to mimic real world environments.

Employability

SP Jain has a strong reputation for developing highly skilled, sought-after, employable graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds. The SP Jain London School of Management is committed to developing employable graduates and the curriculum has been designed to enhance employability at all levels of study. The Masters in Family Managed Business is an innovative and interdisciplinary programme that aims to fulfil the skills gap and market demand in the FinTech industry by equipping students with the most in-demand skills relevant in the sector. Although the programme is finance focused, given the wide-ranging applications of data analytics, the students will gain skills that are easily transferrable to a wide range of other industries, including e- commerce, hospitality, retail, pharmaceutical and media.

Typical career routes for graduates from this course will include:

  • Data scientists.
  • Financial Product Developers/Managers.
  • Financial/Investment Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Quantitative Regulatory Analysts
  • Banking and regulatory bodies professionals
  • Innovation experts (joining a Fintech start-up, developing a new technology/idea)
  • Entrepreneurs (creating own business)
  • Consultants for challenger banks
  • Corporate analysts
  • Working for international financial and government institutions
  • Academia, including further PhD study.
 
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