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IN BRIEF:

  • Equip yourself for a career in the rapidly expanding banking and finance industry
  • Take a Business Innovation Project to enhance your practical skills and experience
  • Apply what you’ve learned through a one to three-month Assessed Internship with an employer
  • Part-time study optionWork/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

COURSE SUMMARY

This programme provides you with the knowledge, skills and independent thinking abilities which are essential for developing a career in the financial services sectors, within banking and financial institutions, or in the field of corporate finance.

By using real world examples, case studies and problem solving, you will develop a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the concepts and framework in banking, global financial markets and the finance and investment industry. You will learn about key challenges in the current global economic environment, consider issues from around the world, and analyse and evaluate problems to identify the best solutions to improve international banking and finance strategies and practice.

You will also develop knowledge through practice with a series of professional development workshops that will enhance your employability.

This programme will prepare you to sit the CFA exams.

The course also offers a distance learning option through our official partner Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland.

TEACHING

Face to face teaching is delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.  Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

ASSESSMENT

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

EMPLOYABILITY

Recent graduates have joined the international banking and finance industries, corporate sector, and the academic community. You will gain a highly-regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.

CAREER PROSPECTS

A wide range of career directions are possible including finance director, investment banker, corporate relationship managers, private client relationship manager, regulatory compliance manager, equity analyst, structured instrument trader and project finance analyst.

This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.

Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sofology
  • Barclays Wealth and Investment Management
  • Innovate UK

LINKS WITH INDUSTRY

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focussed education is equally relevant today.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience.  Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want.  The Industry Collaboration Project, which forms the final third of your study, is designed to give you real-world experience so you can apply the theory you have learned.

The series of guest lectures and industry visits allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.

FACILITIES

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus.

Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.

All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities.  MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors.  It is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study.


Visit the International Banking and Finance (MSc/PGDipPGCert) page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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