The Global Banking and Finance MSc degree programme will provide students with an understanding of domestic and global financial systems, the impact of global and domestic financial crises and covers issues of regulation and control by international monetary authorities.
You will study corporate finance, legal and regulatory environments, national and international standards, financial theory and enhance your knowledge of alternative types of banking and contemporary issues in the field such as systemic failures and sector problems.
The course is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in financial regulation, banking, finance and risk management, insurance or actuarial science.
Most students will take part in a placement or internship as part of the Executive In-Company Project module, although the option of a traditional dissertation is available.
There are also ways for you to tailor your university experience to your interests. You will have opportunities to get involved with a #DMUglobal experience and choose a language study option.
•Personal leadership mentoring from leading industry figures •World-leading academics •Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle •Regular delivery from leading business figures •Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group •Portfolio developed in partnership with business •Mentoring and one-to-one academic support from leading academics, at the forefront of their fields •Excellent contact hours •Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and an examination when appropriate. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week. We expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.
• Research Methods • International Financial Markets • Corporate Finance • Banking Theory and Practice • Econometrics • Finance Theory • International Banking and Financial Regulation • Financial Derivatives or Global Risk and Insurance Theory • Dissertation or Executive In-Company Project
A degree in Global Banking and Finance will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers. You may choose to pursue a career in areas such as financial regulation, banking, finance and risk management, insurance or actuarial science. You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops and can advise you on your options.