University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh Business School

Banking and Risk

Address:

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Recent events demonstrate that the successful management of banks is of crucial importance to western economies. Banking is an industry rather than an academic discipline and the study of the management of banks is multidisciplinary. The approach of this programme is to consider the structural, financial and risk and asset management functions of banks.

Whilst there are many masters degrees involving banking offered in the UK, the vast majority provide descriptive material about what banks actually do. The Edinburgh Masters differs from the majority in that it has a major emphasis on what decisions Managers in banks should make and how to make them. The course has been designed by asking the question ‘what skills do Managers in risk functions need to be technically excellent at their job.’ This approach is unique and has shaped the content of modules and the structure of the programme. 

The MSc in Banking and Risk at The University of Edinburgh utilises knowledge and skills gained through the research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC) in the Business School. This is a leading international research centre that specialises in research into credit risk modelling.

A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The school has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers.

Learning outcomes

Students who follow this programme will gain:

  • a knowledge of the economic roles and structure of banks in in different economies
  • knowledge and understanding of the different types of risks that banks face and how to measure them
  • knowledge and understanding of company financial statements
  • knowledge and understanding of statistical and econometric concepts
  • knowledge and understanding of risk models
  • knowledge of the economic and financial environments in which banks operate
  • detailed knowledge and understanding of credit scoring

Accreditation:

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Eligibility Requirements:

The minimum academic requirements is a UK 2:1 honours degree from a University. For USA this is equivalent to GPA 3.25+ (4 point scale) and mid B+ for Canada.There are also English language requirements if you are not a national from a majority English speaking country. – An undergraduate degree in a quantitative subject, finance, economics, business or management is normally required. Acceptable quantitative subjects include mathematics, statistics, operational research, informatics, computer s

International Student Requirements:

The minimum academic requirements is a UK 2:1 honours degree from a University. Some examples of international equivalents are: China 80-85%+, B+; Germany 2.5+ (reverse 5 point scale) Sehr Gut/Gut; India 1st Class degree (60%+). There are also English language requirements if you are not a national from a majority English speaking country such as: IELTS score of 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section), or TOEFL iBT 100 (with scores no lower than 20 in each section).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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