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MSc International Finance & Banking

Course Description

Course Summary

This inter-disciplinary course blends economic, mathematical and financial theory with a range of analytical approaches to solve complex problems and implement successful solutions.

On graduation, you will be ready to use your expertise and knowledge in the international finance and banking industries, and contribute to business, society and the global economy.

Choose International Finance and Banking MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study the changing contexts in which international finance companies and banks operate, learn to appreciate the integrated nature of the subject, and discover how to relate hard and soft issues to problem solving
- Explore the subject’s inter-relationship with other disciplines, such as investment and accounting
- Develop the ability to apply your knowledge of finance and banking to highly complex issues and the changing external context in which they operate
- Gain mastery of complex and specialised knowledge, and boost your career prospects and earning potential
- Benefit from an enhancement in your lifelong learning skills and personal development, take the opportunity to work with self-direction and originality, and make a major contribution to business, wider society and the global economy.

Why choose this course?

This MSc course is ideal for you if you already have a strong grounding in relevant subject (accounting, finance, banking, economics). It provides you with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets that is particularly relevant for the aspects of international banking, alongside providing you with the ICT and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive banking sector. It is specially designed for those seeking a career in the international banking system, international corporations or in capital markets.

Career Management Skills

Communication -

To help with the development of this you will:

Engage in seminar activities and interact with your peers to increase your level of communication and awareness within finance and analysis; participate in the communication of clear solutions to problems presented.

Information Literacy -

To help with the development of this you will:

Be expected to gain insights into the areas of study through independent reading and research, heightening your awareness of the theoretical materials and case journal papers. Make full use of the resources provided to increase and widen your perspectives and views

Research and Evaluation -

To help with the development of this you will:

Present your findings both in group form and individually. You will research appropriate, relevant material both in lectures and seminars through the resources provided and independently

Creativity and Critical Thinking -

To help with the development of this you will:

Discuss and challenge both the practicality of investment decision analysis and the underlying principles of financial theory, bringing your own perspectives to the unit studied.

Career/Further study opportunities


Students who complete this course find career opportunities in international banking and financial services industry:

Financial services institution (banking, insurance)
Investment banking, Venture capital, Mutual fund
Risk management
Financial regulation and supervision agency

Further study:

Students which complete this course are well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Visit the MSc International Finance & Banking page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should have a good first degree in a relevant subject, for example, accounting, finance, banking and economics, or closely related disciplines at Honours level, or equivalent.English language requirements are described at:View Website

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