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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Finance

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see the University website for details.

  • Last Updated

    24 January 2019

Overview

Accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, this course aims to bring you the latest knowledge about banking, financial markets and risk in the financial sector.

The Business School's research has been awarded Centre of Excellence status by the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) and on this course, you will be joined by leading industry experts who will share their experiences of the financial world.

This course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a career in the financial markets department of an international bank before moving into a high-level managerial position.

It will enable you to develop skills in the analysis of financial institutions and instruments, markets, consumer demands and competition, and provide you with a conceptual and theoretical grounding in current concepts and techniques in banking, policy, economics and risk management and associated areas.

You will also be introduced to a range of empirical techniques enabling you to analyse industrial dynamics, the impact of innovation on performance, and the impact of regulation and policy interventions on banking and finance in corporations. The modules you will take consider international aspects of banking and finance and you will be able to analyse your chosen country for the summer dissertation.

Key facts

  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, the gold standard for banking professionals
  • This course is delivered by the Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services, a world leader in risk research and thought leadership
  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments
  • An inspiring research portfolio worth £799m
  • 91.1% of MSc graduates from Nottingham University Business School secured work, self-employment or further study within six months of graduation
  • More than 19,000 Business School alumni connect you to a powerful global network of business contacts

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.

You will complete a 60-credit 12-15,000-word dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.

Modules

Core modules

Semester one

  • Bank Theory, and Operations and Management
  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Consumers, Ethics and Regulation in Finance
  • Research Methods for Banking

Semester two

  • Quantitative Research Methods for Banking
  • Financial Security Valuation

Summer

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

One of:

  • Bank Risk Measurement and Management
  • Quantitative Risk Management

Two from:

  • Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
  • Central Banking Theory and Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Banking
  • Islamic Banking, Finance and Accounting

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, the gold standard for banking professionals.

Career destinations

Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.

Postgraduate careers team

Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.

Employability and average starting salary

91.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £25,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £57,200.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.


Visit the Banking and Finance MSc page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

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