Ideal for those considering embarking on a career in the rapidly developing banking and financial sectors, this specialist Master’s course examines the role and importance of money and banking in the wider economy.
Input from professional bodies such as the Chartered Banker Institute, the main professional body representing retail bank employees in the UK, ensures that course validity is maintained and takes account of the changing nature of the banking industry in recent years; for example, the growing focus on improving ethics, governance and standards in banking.
We cover traditional areas of study, such as investment analysis, commercial and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation. Additionally, you can explore areas of international finance, banking and regulation, growth in Islamic finance and investment and risk management techniques in global financial markets.
All our finance courses feature innovative, interactive teaching designed to embed professional skills. There will be opportunities to practise trading on our Bloomberg trading floor, which incorporates the best analytical, news and data platforms. Gaining first-hand experience of these industry-standard tools, you can work simultaneously on multiple split screens, a replication of the real working environment.
Staff will share their experience of working as finance professionals in fund management, consultancy and banking for blue chip companies, multinational corporations and public sector organisations across the UK, Europe, North America, South East Asia and Africa.
You will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers from industry, covering topics from banking regulation to corporate governance and employability. You may also have the opportunity gain valuable work experience through a company internship (subject to application and interview), which has seen past students undertake a range of activities, from analysing crowdfunding sources in Asia to conducting in-depth financial planning and forecasting, investor presentation and forecasts for business growth.