Financial institutions have been forced by the globalisation of trade and finance to engage in the international financial market.
Without a knowledge and understanding of international banking theory, practice and procedure, finance managers cannot take the strategic steps required to restructure financial systems in order to operate effectively and efficiently in this new and evolving environment.
The MSc Management and Development of International Financial Systems will empower you to play a valuable role in this exciting field by developing your skills in the areas of banking and finance, with particular emphasis on the international dimension.
The course combines academic rigour with a policy orientation. The varied backgrounds of the teaching team and their range of research and consultancy activities ensure an appropriate blend of academic and practical perspectives. The programme also invites input from practitioners of major financial institutions with national and international roles.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
For the MSc Management and Development of International Financial Systems you will normally study six modules at Stage 1, three double modules at Stage 2, followed by the dissertation at Stage 3.
Research Methods in Acc. & Finance (20 Credits)
Strategic Accounting for Decision Making (10 Credits)
Corporate Finance (10 Credits)
Corporate Environment (10 Credits)
Marketing Systems and Structures (10 Credits)
Comparative Study of Financial Systems in Developing Countries
Multinational Operations in Finance and Banking
(Stage Two includes 20 credit modules).
Stage Two – Option Modules
Islamic Banking and Finance
International Financial Services Regulations
Issues in International Management
Successful completion of the taught section allows progression to the Dissertation (60 credits).
Learning and teaching methods
A range of educational methods is used, such as lectures, group discussions, case study workshops, individual investigative projects and a variety of audio and visual methods. Separate induction and dissertation preparation sessions will also be held.
Learning is by a mixture which includes lectures, tutorials, guest lectures, case studies, audio visuals and field trips.
This course is designed to equip any student intending to work in the financial sector of developing and emerging countries with the concepts and tools to cope successfully in the rapidly changing world of financial instruments and markets.
From finance directors to investment bankers, our recent graduates have attained positions within a variety of local, national and international organisations.
Other possible career options include:
Private client relationship manager
Project finance analyst
Risk Management in banking
Regulatory bodies and consultancy.
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