International Banking & Finance MSc

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International Banking & Finance MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 11,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 27,670

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Glasgow’s International Banking and Finance MSc is exactly what you need to gain a deep understanding of international finance systems, the processes they use, and the business environment in which they operate.

    This program will convey the essential concepts of international finance, as well as giving you the critical thinking and analytical skills you will need to thrive in nearly any business environment. It is perhaps best suited for students who have recently graduated with an undergraduate business degree, and wish to enhance their chances of finding a high level role in international banking or the finance industry more generally.

    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 course is typically delivered over a single year, in three terms.

    Terms 1 and 2:

    Your first two terms will consist of various taught modules, as well as guest lectures and other events. There will be six modules in total, four of which are ‘core modules’:

    • Monetary policy and the role of central banks
    • Modern theory of banking and finance.
    • Financial markets, securities and derivatives
    • Corporate finance

    …and 2 of which you may select form a long list of optional modules. This list is likely to change from year to year, but the list recently included:

    • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation
    • The IMF, The World Bank and economic growth
    • Public finance
    • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
    • International trade
    • International macroeconomics and policy
    • International financial management
    • International financial accounting for multinational corporations
    • International capital markets
    • International banking and financial markets
    • Foreign direct investment and development
    • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
    • Financial analysis and equity valuation
    • Basic econometrics

    Term 3:

    In your final term, you will complete a detailed dissertation. This will be based on International Banking and Finance, but the exact subject will be selected with the guidance of university teaching staff.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Glasgow’s International Banking and Finance programs rely on a selection of the latest research-based learning and teaching methods. These include lecture classes, smaller tutorials, group work, individual projects and of course your dissertation. You will also engage in quite a bit of individual reading and study.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Glasgow’s International Banking and Finance MSc program will prepare you to take on a responsible role at nearly any of the world’s greatest international banks or finance companies. Many graduates find positions as Project Accountants, Performance Analysts or Accounting Analysts. To ensure your transition to your new career is untroubled, the university provides employability and career development support both during and after your studies.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    The University of Glasgow’s International Banking and Finance program typically requires applicants to have earned a 2:1 Honours degree or better in economics, management, finance or accounting. Qualifying degrees must include at least three modules in finance and/or economics.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall, with no less than 6.0 in any of its modules.

    International students must also have undergraduate accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students.

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