Category Archives: Finance

Finance is the study of how people allocate their assets over time under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. A key point in finance, which affects decisions, is the time value of money, which states that a unit of currency today is worth more than the same unit of currency tomorrow. Finance aims to price assets based on their risk level, and expected rate of return. Finance can be broken into three different sub categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance.

Can academic research influence government policy?

Posted by on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jacoub has completed an MSc in Global Finance and Banking at Bradford University’s School of Management and is working with the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA) to develop plans to reestablish a single Palestinian currency, the Palestinian pound. Currently, Palestinians use three currencies – the US dollar, the Jordanian dinar and the Israeli Shekel. I am… Read More »

Can Palestine introduce a single currency against a backdrop of political uncertainty?

Posted by on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jacoub has just completed an MSc in Global Finance and Banking at Bradford University’s School of Management. Research from his dissertation is being used by the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA) to develop plans to reintroduce the Palestinian pound and have a single currency. Currently, Palestinians use three currencies – the US dollar, the Jordanian dinar… Read More »

Why being a mature student can help you get ahead

Posted by on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Student accounting ambassador Mahmoona Begum is in her second year of a BSc Accountancy and Finance degree. Earlier this year, she wrote an award winning essay. Here she shares her journey on studying for a degree as a mature student. It’s amazing to think that eight years ago, I was working in a solicitor’s office… Read More »

Why Do a Masters? Five things To Think About!

Posted by on Monday, June 17, 2013

Some might consider it random that I have ended up doing an MSc in Global Finance and Banking when my degree was in computer science. However, my reasons were two-fold. First of all, my father was a banker and secondly, I want to help stabilise the economic climate in my country.        … Read More »

Introducing social media to accountancy firms to attract and retain clients and employees – #ICAEW award-winning essay by Mahmoona Begum

Posted by on Monday, February 18, 2013

Mahmoona Begum, second year BSc Accounting and Finance student, at Bradford University School of Management won the 2012 West Yorkshire Society of Chartered Accountants (WYSCA ICAEW) Essay Competition.  Mahmoona’s essay was considered the best out of submissions from 5 universities including York, Leeds, Bradford, Leeds Met and Huddersfield. The prize is £500 plus 4 weeks’… Read More »

Putting MBA theory into practice

Posted by on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hajime Sudo is a Japanese student on Bradford University School of Management’s full time MBA in Italy based at the University of Perugia. He is on the FT’s MBA blogging panel where he regularly shares his experiences as an MBA student. Hajime’s most recent blogs have been about how he is now beginning to put… Read More »

Nigeria: The need for good communications in labour relations

Posted by on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I was recently working in Nigeria. On the way there, my flight was delayed because of a general strike in that country.  Eventually, I arrived on Monday evening (a day later) and was greeted with the good news that the strike was over. The impact of unexpected timing on big changes The reason for it… Read More »