Full-time - 16 months; Part-time - 32 months depending on chosen pace of study
Aimed at individuals engaged or intending to pursue a career in Accounting in which knowledge and competence in international finance is required. This course provides analytical and business-led tools that combine academic study with a pragmatic and well structured finance content for decision making (including the use of databases such as Bloomberg and Thomson One-Banker).
The course focuses on financial markets, the analysis and management of financial intermediaries and their interaction with financial instruments, investment and risk management.
As a specific goal, the MSc intends to link theory and practice in international financial matters through intensive, selective and expert oriented units with a clearly defined business outlook.
In consequence, there is an important emphasis on specialisation with a global markets perspective. Students take part in a residential weekend focused on personal development and subject learning activity.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
Understand the core of international finance in the modern global marketplace
Be provided with the theoretical basis for understanding the nature of international financial operations and their complexity.
Have a better understanding of the employment of theoretical principles to deal with practical situations faced by investors, business and financial institutions
To gain in depth knowledge in order to specialise and develop research problems/questions in the area of investment, banking and finance.
This course compromises of four compulsory and two elective modules plus circa 16,000 word dissertation.
Corporate Financing and Investment
Global Financial Markets
International Financial Management
Research Design and Methods
Asset Fund Management Derivatives
Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis
International Banking and Bank Performance
Bank Lending and Credit Risk Management
Bank Governance and Regulation
Corporate and Financial Law
Management Decision Making
Graduates from this course have gone on to obtain positions in major international companies, financial institutions, regulatory agencies and financial consultant firms in the UK and overseas.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.
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