This course is ideal if you are graduate wanting to develop a career in banking and insurance, financial consulting and regulation, and supervision and compliance. It gives you a broad foundation for career advancement and prepares you for further study with key professional bodies.
We aim this course at
The immediate value of this course to present or potential employers is its relevance in the job market.
Designed with input from professional bodies and financial institutions, a distinctive feature of the course is its focus on present-day national and global developments in banking and financial markets. You study these developments alongside financial practice and theory based on current research.
This course is linked with the Chartered Bankers Institute and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). During the course you study modules such as International Treasury Management, which is of particular relevance to professional qualification. The course is designed to provide the technical and practical skills necessary for professionals working in international finance. If you successfully complete the CertITM and this course you are eligible for direct entry onto the MCT advanced diploma, subject to work experience.
You can find careers in retail or corporate banking, fund management, financial markets and financial regulation and compliance.
If you hold the Sheffield Hallam MSc in Banking and Finance, you are eligible for direct entry to the MCT programme with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
September start – typically 12 months
January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months
Semester one - Postgraduate Certificate
Semester two - Postgraduate Diploma
Semester three - MSc
This module develops your abilities to critically evaluate and appraise published research and develop your own research skills. It provides the key steps in developing your understanding of the nature of the postgraduate dissertation and approaches to undertaking one. On completion of the module you formulate and undertake your own research project.
The dissertation provides an invaluable opportunity for you to undertake a major research-based project on a topic relevant to your future career development or your academic interest. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have gained on your masters course and to develop research skills.
Assessment methods include phase tests, individual assignments and group work tasks
Possible progression or career routes after you have completed this course include • a wide range of opportunities in all countries within the banking and retail financial services sectors as well as within government and regulatory organisations • bank management and wider finance roles such as credit analysis and financial engineering • working in treasury related roles and other financial risk management positions • opportunities in financial analysis and management consultancy
Previous graduates have gained employment in organisations such as • SKNA National Bank • Emiko SA • Chinatrust Commercial Bank • HSBC • Barclays • JPMorgan Chase • Deloitte • Lloyds Capital Markets • Co-Op Bank • Scottish Widows • Royal Bank of Scotland
We designed this course for students with a non-business degree who wish to develop the knowledge and skills needed to begin or re-focus a career in international business and management.
Globalising markets are reshaping the way organisations are configured and the way that they conduct international business.
Global competitiveness has become a major concern for organisations that increasingly need new knowledge and more specialised skills.
You develop your knowledge of global business and the main areas involved in business management. This includes understanding the global business environment and the company responses to this. You also examine the impact of risk on global companies.
You develop your understanding of the operational and strategic issues facing global businesses and the international management skills needed to evaluate global market opportunities. To help you to develop your practical skills in a real world setting, we offer work related activities that may include • business simulations • an international consultancy project • visits to companies and organisations • guest speakers.
Your dissertation, which is a major project, is usually on an issue of strategic importance geared to your interest. It is your chance to demonstrate your research and project management skills to employers.
September start – typically 12 months. September starters will also be offered a student-sourced six month work placement option, which will extend the course to 18 months.
January start – typically 15 months but you can complete it in 12 months
You can also choose an elective foreign language from French, German, Spanish or Italian.
Course work including:
You can find management careers in small international companies or multinational organisations such as PwC, Siemens and Vodafone. There are also opportunities for working as an international business consultant.
Successful graduates can work in business areas such as • business development • marketing • human resource management • project management – in an international context.