This degree programme, new for September 2012, will enable students to gain a strong understanding of the core principles in banking and finance, as well as acquire the specialist skills needed for careers in banking and finance such as quantitative methods, statistical computing and the experience gained through simulations in our trading room. Throughout the programme, there is an emphasis on the practical application of specialist knowledge and skills. Such practical skills and critical faculties will enable students to apply the knowledge and understanding gained at an early stage in their careers in order to make a meaningful contribution to the organisations they will work for.
Participants will study a number of core subjects that will provide the knowledge and understanding necessary to gain an insight into the firm level and macroeconomic aspects of banking and finance, and enable superior decision making through the use of specialist skills. An emphasis on practical application of concepts learned in the classroom and extensive use of examples, data and case studies will enable students to have a feel for “real life” challenges faced within finance and banking, and enable them to evaluate alternative options in order to take optimal decisions consistent with the objectives of particular firms.
We have the prestigious EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) which is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration run by the European Foundation for Management Development. All our Management MSc programmes are among the relatively small number of programmes to have received pre-experience master's in general management (PEMM) accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
International Student Requirements:
If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS test (with no sub-text less than 5.5), or a score of 94 in the internet-based TOEFL (with minimum scores of Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17), or 60 in the PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic).