Financial institutions have been forced, by the globalisation of trade and finance, to engage in the international financial market. This specialised Masters degree focuses on international banking and financial system development for enhancing economic performance. It is ideal if you want to pursue a successful career in investment banks, multinational banks and domestic banks of your country.
The programme will enable you to offer flexible solutions to complex problems such as the recent financial crisis. Without a knowledge and understanding of international banking theory, practice and procedure, policy makers and finance managers cannot take the strategic steps required to restructure financial systems, in order to operate effectively and efficiently in this new and evolving environment.
The MSc Management and Development of International Financial Systems will empower you to play a valuable role in this exciting field, by developing your skills in the areas of banking, finance and strategic management, with particular emphasis on the international dimension. The course combines academic rigour with a policy orientation. The varied backgrounds of our teaching team and their range of research and consultancy activities, ensure an appropriate blend of academic and practical perspectives. The course also invites input from practitioners in national and international roles at major financial institutions.
The MSc Management and Development of International Financial Systems at the University of South Wales is a unique programme designed to address the shortage of skilled manpower at a strategic level in the Financial Sector of emerging and transitional economies.
This is a unique programme which combines management, development and finance simultaneously. The varied backgrounds of the teaching team and their range of research and consultancy activities ensure an appropriate blend of academic and practical perspectives. The programme also invites input from practitioners of major financial institutions with national and international roles.
The first international postgraduate course of its kind, MSc Management and Development of International Financial Systems has proved popular among policy makers, practitioner bankers, financial institutions and international organisations in a number of emerging countries.
You will study in Atlantic House which is part of our Cardiff campus and is situated at the heart of Cardiff’s Business Enterprise Zone.
Throughout your studies you will develop an understanding of the theoretical frameworks for designing and analysing financial systems in developing, transitional, merging and market economies. You will review the banking services and their relevance as a driver of economic development and poverty alleviation. You will also examine the challenges of delivering innovative services in view of the internal and external changing environment.
Modules include: - Comparative Study of Financial Systems in Developing Countries - Multinational Operations in Finance and Banking - Accounting Research Management and Methods - Corporate Governance - Corporate Finance - Issues in International Management - Business Venturing - Dissertation
Modules are subject to change.
Learning and teaching methods
Teaching methods range from lectures, group discussions, case study workshops, individual investigative projects, a variety of audio and visual methods and field trips.
Separate induction and dissertation preparation sessions will also be held.
Teaching is primarily research led, your interests will be aroused and expanded prior to the dissertation period.
Work Experience and Employment Prospects
This course is designed to equip any student intending to work in the financial sector of developing and emerging countries with the concepts and tools to cope successfully in the rapidly changing world of financial instruments and markets.
From finance directors to investment bankers, our recent graduates have attained positions within a variety of local, national and international organisations.
Other possible career options include: - Fund Manager - Development banker - Private client relationship manager - Project finance analyst - Risk Management in banking - Regulatory bodies and consultancy.
You will usually have to complete coursework as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.
The MSc Management and Development of International Financial Systems offers outstanding facilities and a supportive environment in which Accounting and Finance students can flourish. From a fully equipped learning resource centre and a state-of-the-art trading room powered by leading industry software from Thomson Reuters to interactive teaching spaces.
The Accounting and Finance Advice Clinic is also based in Atlantic House, utilising specialist expertise within the University to provide free financial advice to the public and small businesses. The Clinic provides opportunities for Accounting and Finance students to gain experience in an applied setting, enabling them to gain and enhance the transferable skills they’ll need when entering the workforce.
This course is designed to equip anyone intending to work in the financial sector of developing and emerging countries, with the concepts and tools to cope successfully in the rapidly changing world of financial instruments and markets. From finance directors to investment bankers, our recent graduates have attained positions within a variety of local, national and international organisations.