Taught by professionals with extensive industry experience and high academic qualifications, this programme will prepare you for work in multicultural, globalised financial and banking organisations. The programme offers three specialisations: Trading; risk management; banking. You will gain a thorough understanding of the various fields that make up the finance industry, as well as learning practical skills for your future career. We simulate the real'life experience of working in finance through training on the Thomson'Reuters platform, and guest lectures from industry specialists. We also use case studies of current live companies of interest, and you will participate in a case study competition, where your final valuation is presented to a panel of experts. You will look at how the theory and research you study applies to today’s reality, by discussing topical issues, such the eurozone crisis, considering a range of different perspectives, its causes, and potential solutions.
Term 1: Corporate finance; corporate valuation; investment analysis; research methods. Term 2: Bank risk management; econometrics; monetary policy and central bank operations. Elective modules: Banking regulation (banking specialisations); bond markets and credit derivatives (risk management specialisations); trading and hedge funds (trading specialisations). Term 3: Dissertation.
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- A minimum of a lower 2nd Class (2.2) UK Honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us. Your undergraduate degree must be in a business, financial, mathematical or analytical subject. For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require proof of your English proficiency.