The following are some examples of modern financial management theories formulated on principles considered as ‘a set of fundamental tenets that form the basis for financial theory and decision-making in finance’ (Emery et al.1991). An attempt would be made to relate the principles behind these concepts to small businesses’ financial management. Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. There is significant emphasis on independent learning as well as self-directed and group activities as this course is, in effect, the final year of a degree course.

There are private sector jobs in my field, but they tend to be in areas where there is a bit of a conflict of interest between doing good science and company profit. Say you work for a consulting firm that is paid by a company to assess the environmental impact of a given product or activity, and that assessment is used as part of a formal regulatory risk assessment. Do you think the company would continue to hire your firm if you determine that the impact is too severe? I have no problem working in the private sector, but preferable when there is a clear benefit to the company when I do my job better.

JPMorgan Chase led the short list of banks that fell short on this test last year. At Wells Fargo, at a time when the bank desperately needs to assure retail and corporate accounts its culture is evolving and convince everybody in sight it has cleansed itself of the scandal, a bank regulator slaps its wrist with a failing grade. For the second time.