Masters degrees in Banking offer advanced study of the banking industry, training postgraduates in the services provided by high street banks, investment banks and related organisations. Some programmes may also examine the working of pension funds, venture capital groups or other organisations which manage large sums of money.
Related postgraduate subjects include Investment and Insurance. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Finance.
The banking sector exists to provide common financial services to consumers and - ideally - to support stable economic growth and financial stability across society. Courses in this field therefore equip you with the skills to manage monetary movements across a range of industries, sectors and regional areas.
Training covers investigation of concepts surrounding monetary economics, policy and risk management. This includes building your understanding of money markets through a combination of market research, monetary analysis and financial management.
Specifically, this may involve activities such as financial forecasting and exchange rates, bank lending and portfolio management. You may opt to specialise your studies towards areas such as central banking or international banking.
Alongside banking, careers can include roles in insurance, loans or credit companies, as well as management for departments of large institutions such as universities, or international corporations.