The banking and financial industry is highly competitive and evolves rapidly. As a result of increasing financial integration worldwide, the industry has gone through a number of remarkable structural changes in the last five years. The general trend towards greater integration has been bolstered by the increasing harmonisation of the regulatory framework and the increasing integration of the underlying financial infrastructure. Against this background, our MSc provides you with essential knowledge and understanding of the banking and finance industry.
Within our School, a strong team of academics from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds is devoted to research in banking and finance at the forefront of the contemporary research agenda and has a strong publication record in leading economics and finance journals. This experience makes our MSc stand out from courses offered elsewhere. We offer modules in line with the most recent developments in the industry, delivered from an international and multicultural perspective, and specialist modules in the recent financial crises and Islamic banking.
The MSc gives you a comprehensive understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in banking and finance. In addition, it offers you comprehensive training in banking management and accounting as well as in-depth appreciation of the finance industry, giving you a wide range of opportunities to specialise in advanced topics in banking and finance. You:
get professional training in banking, accounting, risk management, investment analysis, corporate finance, derivatives, financial microstructure and taxation
- review modern theoretical and real-world practical developments relating to banking and finance
- look at the diverse nature of the banking industry in geographical areas such as Europe, America, Asia and the Arabic peninsula
- gain technical skills through a scheme of quantitative analysis
- look at advanced practical applications of financial techniques in a real-world setting
- examine the underlying theories of the banking firm
- study the structure, performance and efficiency of banking and financial markets
- learn about bank regulation and risk management in light of the recent credit crunch
- focus on the measurement of risks undertaken by banks
- look at futures, options, derivatives and swaps as used by banks to manage their balance-sheet and off-balance-sheet risks.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
Autumn term: you take Accounting for Decision- Makers • Bank Financial Management • Corporate Finance • Quantitative Methods for Finance.
Spring term: you take Banking and Financial Institutions • Financial Derivatives • Research Methods • Risk Management. You choose two options from Corporate Governance • Financial and Time Series Econometrics • Financial Crises and Bank Regulation • Islamic Banking • Monetary Theory and Policy • Multinational Financial Management.
Summer term: you conduct a Research Method Project in Banking and Finance.
Assessment methods vary and include unseen examinations and dissertation/projects.
The University of Sussex
aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/