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International Banking, Finance and Risk Management - MSc

Course Description

Our triple accredited Masters course in International Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of domestic and international bank operations, financial risk management, and investment banking, as well as the practical skills in financial and analytical techniques and their use in banking.

Accredited by Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and combining the latest academic thinking with a focus on current industry practice, we ensure our graduates are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide. We work closely with leading financial services organisations to ensure our programme reflects current issues in the international financial market.

Our diverse teaching team has academic, industry and research experience across a wide range of disciplines in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will also benefit from our well-established links with the financial services industry, who contribute to the programme through guest lectures, masterclasses and live case studies.

Our programme is designed to enhance career prospects for both graduates pursuing a career in banking and finance and practitioners currently in the industry who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise.

This course also has starts in JANUARY 2017 and JANUARY 2018 - please see their respective web-pages for more info:
Jan 2017 - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/gsbs/study/courses/details/index.php/P02575-1FTAB-1617/International_Banking,_Finance_and_Risk_Management_(Jan)?utm_source=YYYY&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Jan 2018 - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/gsbs/study/courses/details/index.php/P02575-1FTAB-1718/International_Banking,_Finance_and_Risk_Management?utm_source=YYYY&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

[Professional Accreditations]]
CISI Centre of Excellence - GCU has been recognised as a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Centre of Excellence in finance teaching. It is the first specialising in financial services, operations and risk.

Institute of Operational Risk - Through our accreditation from the Institute of Operational Risk, you have access to a widely recognised professional institute, best practices, knowledge sharing centre and events.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) - As an accredited programme, graduates of our MSc International Banking Finance and Risk Management programme may accrue up to 60 non-specific credits at Advanced Diploma level in either the Insurance or Financial Services qualifications framework of the CII.

Visit the International Banking, Finance and Risk Management - MSc page on the Glasgow Caledonian University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Common Good Scholarship - 20+ Awards

GCU's Common Good Scholarship allows US based students to study a Masters degree in an exiting range of subjects, at one of our modern city locations in Glasgow or London. Find out more about this exciting opportunity at: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/usa/commongoodscholarship

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to $2,500 to $4,700 (Approx)


Scholarships are awarded against tuition fees when a conditional or unconditional offer is made. Applicants must have applied to one of our prestigious Common Good focused graduate programmes for intake in January or September 2017.

Application Procedure

If this applies to you, you will automatically receive the fee discount when you are offered a place on your chosen course, ahead of the time of invoicing.For personal guidance and advice regarding UK study opportunities and this scholarship, contact our New York campus (Wooster Street, Manhattan).

Further Information


Entry Requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in financial services, insurance banking, actuarial studies, business management, economics, finance, accounting, investment, mathematics or any financial services related subject.

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