International Banking and Investment MSc

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International Banking and Investment MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      23 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Leeds Beckett University’s Leeds Business School has built a reputation as a major business education institution. As it is located in the heart of Leeds (the UK’s second largest finance capital, right after London), the school has an immense number of connections to the global financial and business communities.

    On a practical level, that means that an MSc in International Banking and Investment from Leeds Beckett University will open many doors to you. It could mean you’ll begin your business career at a very high level of skill or help you change the trajectory of an established career dramatically.

    Another substantial benefit is that at the moment, Master’s level banking and investment graduates are in incredibly high demand. The UK’s schools cannot keep up, and there are many more openings than qualified graduates almost every year. That means graduates from the best respected schools often have their choice of highly desirable roles.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over a single year of full time study.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Money & Banking Industry Framework
    • Investment Securities & Capital Budgeting Analysis
    • International Banking Regulations & Policies
    • Financial Planning & Investment Funding for Decision Making
    • Economics for Banking & Investment
    • Applied Econometrics: Time Series

    Optional Modules Include:

    • Dissertation

    If you opt for a dissertation rather than a Live Commercial project, you’ll be producing unique piece of research which will depict your skills and understanding in the field of international banking and investment.

    • Live Commercial Project

    Rather than a dissertation, you can opt to have the Live Commercial Project act as the capstone module of this degree program. Here you would apply your existing professional experience as well as what you have learned so far to complete one of three project types. The pathways available are:

    • The Start-Up Track
    • The Consultancy Track
    • The Intrapreneurship Track

    Learning And Teaching

    Leeds Beckett University’s International Banking and Investment MSc program is delivered primarily through lectures, computer workshops and seminar sessions, but also features working education portions. Some of the modules listed above may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs. Though such modules will include less face-to-face time with the course tutor, many educational technologies are available to provide a fully interactive learning experience.

    The university can offer additional support in terms of your written English, numeracy and academic skills, or for any special needs you may have.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree is an excellent way to qualify for high level posts in the banking, finance, financial services or investment industries. It can also be the key to changing the trajectory of a stalled career, or a way into the thriving International Finance sector from some other career entirely.

    Many recent graduates have attained lucrative roles such as Financial Managers, Financial Analysts, Accountants or Commercial Bankers, just to name a fee of the many possibilities.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 1 year MSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned a second class honours degree or the international equivalent. However, working experience will also be considered. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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