Why this course?
The MSc in International Banking & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in financial management within the international banking sector. For those of you already working in finance or banking, the course will enhance your effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field.
You’ll develop the concepts and skills required by financial managers and financial analysts working in the international banking sector. You’ll also gain an understanding of contemporary financial problems and issues facing international business and banks.
The programme will provide you with:
- a good understanding of financial theory and analysis
- an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions
- a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis
- an ability to apply the analysis developed in the course
The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester.
Core subjects include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective subjects include Topics in Corporate Finance and Financial Management for Banks.
Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only)
You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme.
You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer.
The Department of Accounting & Finance has been ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide for 2013 and the Sunday Times Guide.
Strathclyde’s Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students.
The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.
- Principles of Finance
- Accounting & Financial Analysis
- Quantitative Methods for Finance
- International Financial Markets & Banking
- Topics in Corporate Finance
- Financial Management for Banks
- Derivatives & Treasury Management
- Risk Management for Banks
Choose one from the following:
- Security Analysis
- Portfolio Theory & Management
- Empirical Methods in Finance
- Management Accounting
- Behavioural Finance
- Empirical Research Projects
Learning & teaching
The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. At MSc level the research project stage of the course is taken during the summer semester.
Every class will either have a class test or assignment during Semester 1 and 2. The exams for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in January and June.
- an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance or banking
- for students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here
- you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2015
Pre-Masters Preparation Course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
Fees & funding
How much will my course cost?
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
2015/16 - £10,000
- Rest of UK
2015/16 - £10,000
2015/16 - £16,000
This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as:
- corporate finance
- security analysis
- portfolio management
- options and futures
- treasury management
- the functioning of financial institutions and markets
- financial decision-taking in the public sector
This school offers programs in:
Last updated November 8, 2015