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International Banking and Finance MSc

Course Description

The Master's (MSc) in International Banking and Finance is aimed at candidates who wish to acquire a solid foundation in international banking and finance which will equip them for careers in banking, trading or financial analysis. The Master's (MSc) in International Banking and Finance will equip graduates with an advanced understanding of the principles and techniques of international finance, development, trade and banking, a knowledge of the activities of financial markets and financial institutions in advanced and emerging economies, and an appreciation of the role of risk management in complex organisations.

Key Features

An enhanced specialist programme in International Banking and Finance that maybe completed in a single year
All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take
93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week
Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
Scholarships available for outstanding students
Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)

Module on the International Banking and Finance programme typically include:

Corporate Finance
Financial Econometrics
International Financial Markets & Institutions
Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
International Financial Crisis & Bank Regulation
Investment Banking
Risk Management in Banking

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
Complete the Swansea Employability Award
Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Facilities and Support

The School of Management has heavily invested in upgraded facilities and support over the past years, including:

A student enterprise suite (opened by Swansea Alumnus Sir Terry Matthews in 2013): The School of Management is one of the few UK universities which gives students access to a dedicated entrepreneurship start-up suite. We offer a range of business support facilities such as business mentoring for start-ups and an active entrepreneurship society. We also provide a range of physical facilities for students including a hot-desking suite for student start-ups, print copy facilities, 3-D printing for rapid prototyping and a range of meeting or production spaces.

Expanded student social space: We provide a Junior Common Room (JCR) for all our undergraduate and postgraduate students to meet, relax and socialise. We also provide several group work rooms with presentation facilities for students to come together on group projects and practice team working or presentation skills.

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduate destinations:

Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen
Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Business Analyst, Bloomberg
Commercial Graduate, Tata
Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide
Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc
Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company
Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK
Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal
Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC
Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car
Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays
Investment Banker, Julian Hodge
IT Consultant, Cap Gemini
Management Consultant, Accenture
Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer
Management Trainee, Shell UK
Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo
Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft
Share Dealer, OSTC
Trainee Accountant, Deloitte
Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Visit the International Banking and Finance MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

To apply for the International Banking and Finance MSc, students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree that has included a range of modules in accounting/finance or quantitative/statistical methods. This need not necessarily be a degree with accounting or finance in the title. Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5.

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