The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Course Introduction

This programme will help you develop the analytical tools to evaluate contemporary industry issues and demonstrate key strategic management skills to use immediately in your work. By covering topics of critical importance to the financial services sector, you will be able to apply your knowledge to new, complex and unpredictable circumstances and differentiate yourself from your peers. An unparalleled advantage we offer is our interface with banking, finance institutions and professionals. Our faculty has industry experience and we regularly host industry events on our premises.

Assessments range from reports, projects, case studies, essays, closed-book examinations and research proposals. The assessments are designed to be as authentic as possible to the kind of tasks that you may be expected to undertake in your workplace. The MSc Careers and Employability Training programme is built into your timetable and will cover the following workshops: Introduction to career development and planning; CVs and cover letters; Building your personal branding and networking; LinkedIn career development; Market overview of financial services and banking careers; Careers in consulting; Informational interviewing; How to work with search firms; Assessment centre training; Mock interviews; Building career resilience.

Our expert Careers and Employability team is on hand to help you develop your career plan, develop a job strategy, build your professional network and connect you with timely opportunities for professional development and employment post-graduation. We work with SMEs and leading employers in the financial services sector and can connect you with opportunities both within the UK and abroad.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution. Degrees should be in a field of business, finance, or economics. However, exceptions are willingly considered if an appropriate level of mathematical skill can be demonstrated. A sample mathematical paper is available to test your skills and we encourage inquiries if this is your background.
  • International entry requirements: Students for whom English is not their first language would be expected to demonstrate their competence through achieving an IELTS score of 7.0 or above with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent).