Through in-depth study of topics such as financial risk management and stock market analysis, this highly specialised International Financial Markets Masters degree will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to forge a successful career as a trader or financial manager anywhere in the world.
This highly specialised MSc in International Financial Markets offers advanced study in the areas of international financial markets and portfolio management, with an emphasis on equity, bonds, foreign exchange and their various derivatives markets. You’ll examine effective strategies for managing portfolios of these assets and analyse the impact of world events on global financial markets. Innovative practical exercises, such as trading floor simulations and portfolio management assignments, will enhance your professional skills. And our academics’ research and sector expertise, combined with input from guest lecturers from leading financial institutions, will ensure you are up to date with the latest thinking in the sector.
Southampton was one of the first UK universities to offer a specialised masters course in international financial markets, and remains at the leading edge of research and education in this field today. On this course you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the workings of global financial markets and how they are affected by political and economic events worldwide.
This course is ideal if you are looking to specialise following your undergraduate studies or gain expertise to further your career in the financial sector. It offers an advanced level of study and is therefore suitable for those who have already undertaken some quantitative study, or those with relevant professional experience.
This degree will prepare you for a career as a trader or financial manager in a wide range of settings. These include mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance funds, investment analysis and advice, trading in equities, bond, foreign exchange, commodities and a wide variety of derivatives markets, investment banking, private equity, and private wealth management. You could become an investment consultant, corporate treasurer or rating agency analyst, or choose to work in financial journalism, policy, training or regulation. Alternatively, you could further your studies by doing a PhD and become a researcher in academia.
Former students have gone on to work for PwC, Mackenzie, HSBC and Bank of Shanghai.
Start your program in Boston and have the option to rotate to up to two other Hult campuses for your electives as part of our Global Campus Rotation.
For the global generation, the new way to learn about the world is to experience it. Only Hult allows you to complete your Master degree while immersing yourself in up to three of the world’s most influential cities: Boston, London, and New York.
Study in the heart of global commerce of each city. Our central campuses are situated where the influence, power, and culture of each city is. You’ll experience the business customs of the location firsthand, learn local business knowledge inside and outside the classroom, and develop a broad network of contacts across multiple continents.
Because we operate each location ourselves, you’ll rotate seamlessly between cities without worrying about cumbersome study abroad or exchange programs. You can relocate smoothly and your studies will be uninterrupted, regardless of where you rotate.
Complete your core studies in Boston
Boston is where you’ll complete the core of your program. Master of Finance students are based in Boston for about ten months of the year. During your final two modules, you can choose to either stay in Boston – or you can choose to take electives in London and New York.
Where do you want to rotate to first?
In your penultimate module, Module D, you have the option of staying in Boston or taking electives and spending in London or New York. You can then choose to remain for the next module and extend your stay to twelve weeks if you prefer to only rotate once.
Where do you want to rotate to next?
For your final module, Module E, you can choose to spend six weeks in Boston, London, or New York.
September to April
Start your studies on your home campus.
May to June (six weeks)
Remain at your home campus or rotate to another Hult location to take your electives.
Rotation campus options:
July to August (six weeks)
Return to your home campus, remain at your first rotation location, or rotate to another Hult campus to take your electives.
Rotation campus options:
Hult’s one-year Masters in Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. Our goal is that you will learn core finance knowledge, develop leadership skills, and experience business culture in up to three global cities—all in one year.
Who is this program for?
Candidates who have recently graduated from university or college, as well as individuals with up to three years of work experience who want to launch a career within the finance function of multinational companies.
Home campus: Boston (September-April)
Rotation campus: Boston, London, New York (May-August)
What you’ll learn
The role of the CFO and the company’s finance team is to optimize financial performance. They do this by looking for ways to fund investments, free up capital, and decrease costs. They also advise on which activities drive profitable growth. This degree is designed to give you this breadth of insight. At Hult Boston, you’ll study near some of brightest minds in accounting, investment management, and consulting with companies like PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, Fidelity, State Street Bank, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain Capital all calling Boston home.
Navigating an international job search requires an individual approach. At Hult, we are experts in international student placement and work one-on-one with you to craft a tailored career strategy.
Career Fast Track
The earlier you start your job search, the greater your chance of success. Our Career Fast Track program enables you to have everything in place so you can start applying for jobs as soon as you arrive on campus.
Before your start your program at Hult, you'll have access to software that gives you a line-by-line resume review, webinars on resume writing, global market employment trends, and creating a targeted job-search strategy. So when you arrive on campus you can concentrate on your studies, networking opportunities, and begin your job search straight away.
We work one-on-one with you to craft a tailored career strategy and give you the tools to execute it.
Throughout your program, you'll attend workshops and coaching sessions to equip you with essential knowledge and skills in areas like LinkedIn optimisation, personal branding, negotiations, interview preparation, and job search strategy.
You'll be assigned a personal Careers Advisor who will work with you one-on-one to help you position yourself to enter your target location and industry. They can advise you on everything from visas to job applications and long-term career paths. You also have the opportunity to have an alumni mentor.
There is a packed schedule of career events that bring companies on to campus to present, network, and recruit, as well as alumni mixers, expert guest speakers, and career open house events.