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Investment Banking and Finance - MSc


University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School

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Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

This programme focuses on the key areas of banking and financial investment. You will develop an enhanced understanding of how financial markets operate, particularly in relation to the aims and operations of banking organisations and institutions.

Why this programme

Investment Banking & Finance will provide you with an excellent understanding of:

  • how to correctly value financial products such as equities and derivatives using theoretical models of assets
  • the role of risk in portfolio choice
  • how international financial markets function
  • the role of adverse selection and moral hazard problems on the informational irregularities within financial markets.

You will gain the necessary skills to help you manage portfolios according to customer requirements.

You will have access to dedicated computer

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Entry Requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, or a related discipline, with at least four courses in economics/finance.

Only applications that meet or exceed our stated entry requirements will go forward for consideration. Any application that does not will be automatically rejected. Applicants will be made offers based on their relative performance compared to other applicants, taking into account both current GPA, or degree classification, and the relevance of an applicant’s academic background.


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The University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School has the triple crown of accreditation and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, evidence of our credibility and performance worldwide. In 2019, the School was also recognised by the Athena Swan Charter, achieving a Bronze Award for gender equality. In 2020, the Adam Smith Business School became an advanced signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). This signals our commitment to promote sustainability and responsible management in our teaching, research and practice.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are proud to continue the legacy of alumni Adam Smith, the father of economics, after whom our business school is named. Programmes focus on inspiring, challenging and developing modern thinking – with a commitment to making an impact on culture and society. The University has a history of changing the world and the Adam Smith Business School is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.

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The Adam Smith Business School offers world-class postgraduate programmes and research opportunities in the following subject areas:

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