MSc in Banking and Risk

University of Edinburgh Business School

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MSc in Banking and Risk

University of Edinburgh Business School

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world.

Programme overview

The Edinburgh Masters differs from the majority in that it has a major emphasis on what decisions managers in banks should make and how to make them. Banking is an industry rather than an academic discipline and the study of the management of banks is multidisciplinary. The approach of this programme is to consider the structural, financial and risk and asset management functions of banks.

Programme structure

In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will take induction and core course. These are highly crafted and specialised, and include statistics for finance, banking, and risk management. During the second term (Jan-May) students choose optional courses, which can include investment management, data mining, risk management and derivatives. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug).

Knowledge exchange

The MSc in Banking and Risk utilises knowledge and skills gained through the research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC) in the Business School. This is a leading international research centre that specialises in research into credit risk modelling. It engages in both theoretical and highly applied research of interest to all stakeholders in the industry.

Industry links

A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including AEGON, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life Investments.

Entry requirements

Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.

Academic requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Academic background

An undergraduate degree in a quantitative subject or in finance is normally required. Acceptable quantitative subjects include economics, mathematics, statistics, operational research, informatics, computer science, physics, and engineering.

Candidates with a very good Honours degree in business or management or relevant business experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world.

Students who follow this programme will gain:

  • A detailed knowledge of the structure and role of banking in an economy.
  • An understanding of risk models that are available to assess the risk of making loans.
  • Comprehension of the exposure of a portfolio of loans.
  • Technical skills to predict the riskiness of a potential borrower.
  • Skills to value and manage a portfolio of specialised financial derivatives.
  • Techniques to manage a portfolio of assets.
  • Proficiency in computing the amount of capital a bank requires to function optimally.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 16, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
13,700 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland
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Duration 1 year
Price 13,700 GBP
(Home/EU) £21,350 (Overseas).