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International Banking & Finance MSc

Course Description

This degree covers the themes of international banking, finance, risk management investment analysis to reflect the changing nature of international banking in the 21st century.

Course content

The course is designed to complement the range of knowledge and skills that participants will have acquired in the course of earlier studies and their work experience. It will provide students with theoretical and practical frameworks as well as analytical techniques and key transferable skills. In addition it will develop the ability to apply relevant knowledge and skills and to exercise professional judgement for those seeking a role in international financial regulation; banking, insurance, strategic decision making, corporate governance, and the management of risk within an organisation.

The course covers international banking, finance and risk management via a mixture of relevant modules. Students are required to study six modules and a dissertation.

Course modules (16/17)

-Accounting and Finance for Business
-Operational Risk Management
-Global Financial Strategy
-International Banking and Financial Markets
-Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance
-Investment Analysis
-Dissertation and Research Methods
-Islamic Banking and Finance


A variety of assessment methods are used including reports, essays, presentations, student led seminars, workshops, ‘e’ based assessments and examinations.


The MSc in International Banking and Finance is designed to prepare students for a career in international banking and the global financial services industry.

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

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in finance, banking, accounting or a related discipline. Students who hold professional qualifications may be eligible to enter this course. Professional qualifications considered would include ACA, AIA, ACCA, CIMA, AIB, IFA, IFS, ACII etc if they are obtained by examination.

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