Queen Mary - University of London
School of Economics and Finance
Banking and Finance
Master's in Science
This full-time course is for students or professionals that focuses on the areas of finance which have a major practical and theoretical interest such as: investment analysis, corporate and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and finance microstructure and taxation. We expect our graduates of this programme to pursue careers in the City, Government or elsewhere in the private banking or financial sector. Examples include: Asset Managers, Financial Advisors, Financial Analyst, Commercial Banking Manager. This MSc will provide you with expertise in the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry.
Those registering for the MSc in Banking and Finance take four core modules in the first semester and two core modules plus two options in the second semester. In order to reflect the practical and applied side of this programme the School organises a number of extra optional modules that aim to provide further practical training to students, whose subject matter changes from year to year. These modules are often taught by City practitioners, who provide an insider’s view on topics of interest to the financial community.
Commercial and Investment Banking
Quantitative Methods in Finance
Risk Management for Banking
2 Optional Modules
Optional Modules Include: ECOM026 Financial Derivatives ECOM035 International Finance ECOM038 Behavioural Finance ECOM042 Empirical Finance ECOM059 Applied Risk Management ECOM058 Principles of Accounting ECOM064 Applied Futures and Options ECOM069 Banking Regulations ECOM070 Cases in Business Finance ECOM071 Topics in Applied Finance ECOM073 Topics in Financial Econometrics
A written examination is taken in May for each course unit. Some units may also include assessed coursework. You will also produce a 10,000-word dissertation over the summer, which includes both theoretical banking content and applied results.
You should have at least a good second class honours degree, or equivalent. This doesn't have to be in Economics, though it is preferable and some background in quantitative subjects is necessary. Students are expected to attend intensive pre-sessional statistics and mathematics modules in September.
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International Financial Aid: No