This MBA programme will help you become a fully rounded business leader. You will develop both the transferable and sector-specific skills which should propel you into an exciting, varied and potentially high-earning career in global finance. Top performers on this course can apply for our ‘High Flyers’ scheme for particularly talented postgraduate students.
There can be few better places to study global finance than in the heart of the City of London. Our campus is surrounded by some of the oldest and most iconic financial institutions in the world, including the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange. Within arm’s reach is also the UK’s second financial centre, the modern but equally iconic Canary Wharf. You’ll be caught up in the exciting pace of life here, taking advantage of the many opportunities available to explore key institutions.
You’ll develop proficiency with a range of the standard tools used in finance, helping you to become workplace-ready even before you graduate. Our campus has its own simulated trading floor, so you’ll use Bloomberg terminals to research the markets while Oxyor’s MarketTrader simulation will put you in the seat of a trader in a dealing room. You’ll also use S&P Capital IQ, offering company data and analytical tools, and you’ll develop advanced Excel skills.
Students who pass 2 specific modules can be awarded the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership, providing they register as a CMI member and pay the membership fees. With over 100,000 members, the CMI is internationally recognised as the professional body which sets the standards in management.
Coventry University has been award ‘Gold’ in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. You will be taught by helpful, supportive and highly qualified tutors with extensive prior career experience in global finance. They have worked as finance directors, chartered accountants and chartered financial analysts; many hold CFA and/or FRM certification and are members of a range of professional associations. Most hold PhDs from leading universities. They publish papers, present at conferences, and have undertaken research for some of the most famous financial institutions in London.
You’ll have a variety of opportunities to mix with the world of business. This will include stimulating lectures from guest speakers from industry; networking opportunities; visits to places such as the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange; internships; real consultancy projects for clients; and the opportunity to make an overseas trip (perhaps to Wall Street in New York).