MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management

Glasgow Caledonian University

Program Description

MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management

Glasgow Caledonian University

Programme Description



The global banking industry is currently undergoing a major restructuring and future managers will have to be aware of the importance of the banking industry to the economy, key risk management techniques and the links between banks and the more broadly defined finance industry. Of critical importance is that future bank managers have a holistic knowledge of bank operations – including the credit, liquidity and market risk departments. As a result, the MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme aims to arm graduates with the skills to understand and manage across an array of main bank operations.



What You’ll Learn:


* the fundamental and advanced aspects of domestic and international bank operations;
* essential financial and operational risk measurement and management techniques;
* key insights into investment banking and how these banks manage their global operations;
* how to utilise financial techniques and their uses within the banking firm;
* to apply analytical techniques to analyse operational problems arising within banks;
* evaluate theory through critical appraisal of current research in the area of banks;


The programme forms part of the MSc Financial Services suite operated by the Division of Accounting, Finance and Risk. It is intended for graduates who want to pursue a career in banking and finance and those with relevant industry experience who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise. The programme is based upon banking and risk management and allows students from an accountancy, economics, finance and business background to tailor their expertise in these areas. In contrast to the MSc Financial Services, Risk and Operations Programme the MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management Programme allows you to study finance in more depth.



This programme is offered full-time and part-time. You have the opportunity to start your studies either in September or in January.

Why Choose This Programme



The Programme offers a unique opportunity to attain vocational training underpinned by academic theory and rigour. As with the MSc Financial Services, Risk and Operations, the teaching team has a broad range of industry experience and excellence in academic research and experience which is integrated throughout the programme. In addition, the programme has excellent links with the financial services industry - who contribute to the programme on a regular basis.

Full-time structure – September start

SEMESTER A:


* Investment Banking and Global Operations
* Operations and Strategy of Financial Institutions
* Managing Operational Risks in Financial Institutions
* Financial Market and Product Risk

SEMESTER B:


* Bank Financial Risk
* Measurement and Management
* Financial Services Regulation
* Research Methods
* OPTION: One from: Financial Services Regulation; Global Perspectives on Risk; Security Analysis; European and International Financial Institutions (Global Finance) and Insurance and Risk Management

SEMESTER C:


* Dissertation

Full-time structure – January start

SEMESTER B:


* Bank Financial Risk
* Measurement and Management
* Financial Services Regulation
* Research Methods
* OPTION: One from: Financial Services Regulation; Global Perspectives on Risk; Security Analysis; European and International Financial Institutions (Global Finance) and Insurance and Risk Management

SEMESTER C:


* Dissertation

SEMESTER A:


* Investment Banking and Global Operations
* Operations and Strategy of Financial Institutions
* Managing Operational Risks in Financial Institutions
* Financial Market and Product Risk
* Continuation of Dissertation

Assessment



The programme has a broad range of assessment techniques including: continuous assessment; case study; written coursework; group presentation and final examination.

Career Opportunities


The MSc is an ideal stepping stone to gain employment in the rapidly growing area of bank risk management while also developing key finance skills. Job opportunities in the sector include areas such as credit, market, interest rate and operational risk management as well as opportunities with major financial consultancy companies. Alternately, graduates from the programme may wish to undertake further study to MPhil or PhD level.

Entry Requirements (Minimum Requirements)



Equivalent of a UK ordinary degree in banking, actuarial studies, economics, finance, accounting or investment.

Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an IELTS test score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
Jan. 2017
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1 - 2 years
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