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MSc Banking and Finance


Course Description

This course is ideal if you are graduate wanting to develop a career in banking and insurance, financial consulting and regulation, and supervision and compliance. It gives you a broad foundation for career advancement and prepares you for further study with key professional bodies. We aim this course at:
-Recent graduates in business, management, accounting law, economics, finance, and the natural sciences, wishing to differentiate themselves in the job market.
-Those already employed in the field who wish to strengthen their career prospects.
-Those who wish to follow a career in research and education.
-Those employed or seeking a career in financial regulation, supervision and compliance.
-Those employed or seeking a career in financial journalism.

The immediate value of this course to present or potential employers is its relevance in the job market. Designed with input from financial institutions, a distinctive feature of the course is its focus on present-day national and global developments in banking and financial markets. You study these developments alongside financial practice and theory based on current research.

This course is linked with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). During the course you study the ACT International Treasury Management certificate as part of the international treasury management module. The Certificate in International Treasury Management (CertITM) provides a fundamental understanding of the core elements of treasury and financial risk management. It combines the technical and practical skills necessary for professionals working in international finance. If you successfully complete the CertITM and this course you are eligible for direct entry onto the MCT advanced diploma, subject to work experience.

You can find careers in retail or corporate banking, fund management, financial markets and financial regulation and compliance.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-banking-and-finance

Professional recognition

If you hold the Sheffield Hallam MSc in Banking and Finance, you are eligible for direct entry to the MCT programme with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Course structure

Full time. September start – typically 12 months. January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months.

Semester One – Postgraduate Certificate
-Finance
-Methods of enquiry
-Banking and financial markets
-Financial risk management

Semester Two – Postgraduate Diploma
-International treasury management.
-Risk management in banking.
-Financial regulation and supervision

Options (one from)
-Corporate finance
-Islamic banking
-Fund management
-Consultancy project 1
-Global business strategy

Semester Three – MSc
-Research methods
-Dissertation

Assessment: coursework, examinations, dissertation.

Other admission requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English. If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

Visit the MSc Banking and Finance page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You typically need one of the following in a relevant subject*: a 2:2 honours degree; a recognised postgraduate qualification; an equivalent recognised professional qualification. *Relevant subjects include: business management; finance; accounting; economics; banking; law; the natural sciences; IT and computing. We consider applicants without relevant academic qualifications based on their personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications. See course description for further admission details.

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