Wolverhampton Business School

International Banking and Finance - Extended

MSc Full-time 1 year

This course enables entry onto the MSc International Banking and Finance if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent).

This course enables entry onto the MSc International Banking and Finance if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent).

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  • Start Date(s) 6 January 2020, 7 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This course enables entry onto the MSc International Banking and Finance if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses, whilst also providing English support if you need help in this area

The recent financial crisis has brought to the fore a significant rise in concerns regarding the substantial increase in financial integration that has taken place over the last few decades. The MSc International Banking and Finance is aimed at providing you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills to solve complex problems in the international banking and finance environment.

The course addresses the key contemporary topics in the modern dynamic banking environment and will support you to develop the necessary broad base of underpinning knowledge. The topics covered include money, banking and the financial system; international finance; global financial regulations and banking risk management; international investment and modern portfolio theory; global corporate governance; and financial econometrics.

The course will equip you with a diverse range of skills relevant to a range of future employment areas including Banking, International Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange, Government and Public Sector, Multinational Enterprises, and Financial Media.

 

What happens on the course?

September start (full time)

Semester 1

7BE011 Masters Learning

7FC009 Empirical Finance

7FC002 International Finance

7FC010 Corporate Governance

7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)

Semester 2

7FC008 Money Banking & the Financial System

7FC005 Global Financial Regulations and Banking Risk Management

7FC006 International Investment and Portfolio Management

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Compare and contrast different theories of banking, corporate governance and finance and their application to investors, business and financial institutions.
  • Apply a range of empirical techniques to the testing of banking, corporate governance and finance theories.
  • Access a range of career options including, but not limited to the broad banking and financial sector
  • Synthesise contemporary academic debate that will enable you to progress to doctoral study.
  • Develop a range of inter-personal skills that are appropriate for the international workplace Critically assess how the international economic environment affects businesses
  • Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £11556 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £14745 per year 2019-20

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • Any undergraduate degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.  Whilst the undergraduate honours degree can be in a non-cognate discipline, a good quantitative background would be helpful.
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
  • Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning
  • Please check our minimum language entry requirements before submitting your application.
  •  We offer a range programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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