Aimed at individuals engaged or intending to pursue a career in Accounting in which knowledge and competence in international finance is required. This course provides analytical and business-led tools that combine academic study with a pragmatic and well structured finance content for decision making (including the use of databases such as Bloomberg and Thomson One-Banker).
The course focuses on financial markets, the analysis and management of financial intermediaries and their interaction with financial instruments, investment and risk management.
As a specific goal, the MSc intends to link theory and practice in international financial matters through intensive, selective and expert oriented units with a clearly defined business outlook.
In consequence, there is an important emphasis on specialisation with a global markets perspective. Students take part in a residential weekend focused on personal development and subject learning activity.
Understand the core of international finance in the modern global marketplace
Be provided with the theoretical basis for understanding the nature of international financial operations and their complexity.
Have a better understanding of the employment of theoretical principles to deal with practical situations faced by investors, business and financial institutions
To gain in depth knowledge in order to specialise and develop research problems/questions in the area of investment, banking and finance.
This course compromises of four compulsory and two elective modules plus circa 16,000 word dissertation.
Corporate Financing and Investment
Global Financial Markets
International Financial Management
Research Design and Methods
International Banking and Bank Performance
Bank Lending and Credit Risk Management
Bank Governance and Regulation
Employability and academic progression
Graduates from this programme are expected to obtain positions in major international companies, financial institutions, and financial consultant firms in the UK and overseas.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
mentoring and work shadowing schemes.
Professional and industry links
Previous guest lecturers and events have included:
Dr Waltraud Scheckle, London School of Economics
Professor Gregory Waymire of Goizueta Business School
Dr Adrian Durrant, from E-hedge
Professor Robin Jarvis, Financing Small Business
Detlev Schlichter, author of "Paper Money Collapse"
Sir Paul Judge, Chairman - Schroder Income Growth Fund
Visitors from Landsbanki, Iceland Banking
Visit to HSBC Headquarters
Visit to State Street Bank
Simon Osborne, Chief Executive ICSA
Applicants are normally students who have completed: a 1st class honour s degree in ANY subject from the UK or recognised UK equivalent institution.
OR a 2.1 honours degree in RELEVANT subject area (economics, finance, business studies, accountancy, maths or similar).
Students with a non-relevant degree such as engineering, statistics, accounting and information systems, law, etc.) but with at least a 2.2. honours standard and at least 2 years of work experience in financial services will be considered by the course admissions tutor
Required English language skills to undertake this programme IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 or equivalent.
This course is run by the department of Accounting and Finance, more information about the department and faculty can be found online at Business.
Please note, this course is currently under review; subsequently the course title may change.
If you have a specific question about the course please use our "ask a question" form to send off your enquiry to staff within the Faculty who will get back to you with the answer as soon as possible.
Last Updated on - Mon 29th April 2013 at 15:17:30
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