International Business with Financial Services MSc/PgDip/PgCert

The financial services industry remains an essential and important part of the global economy. Financial Services are critical to both the UK’s future and also the future of emerging economies around the world. During the course, you will study the nature of traditional financial markets and alternative investment markets (including cooperative models and Islamic finance). In addition, you will deepen your knowledge about key aspects of the international environment and the decision that companies take in the multinational context.

The emphasis throughout the International Business with Financial Services MSc course will be upon the preparation for careers in business and financial services. An increasingly competitive employment market requires graduates with a flexible approach and this degree will encourage such an approach.

This degree will provide graduates with the practical knowledge, understanding and transferable skills which are essential in both well-established business organisations and in the rapidly changing world of international business and finance.

The emphasis throughout the course will be upon the preparation for careers in business and financial services.

Program Structure

Program Length: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

Core modules:

  • Globalisation and Financial Crises
  • Alternative and Emerging Financial Markets
  • International Business Environment
  • International Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • Research Methods and Techniques
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics


The final element of the study is a research-based dissertation. This allows you to shape your degree to your meet your own professional interests.

Teaching and Assessment


Our innovative teaching methods include extensive casework in addition to seminars, tutorials and lectures. We encourage students to be highly independent learners. Modules can be based on individual work or group work, and all teaching and assessment is grounded in real life situations or live projects. We incorporate guest speakers and the development of your professional management skills is also a priority.

Career Opportunities


Graduates from this course will be equipped to enter a wide range of businesses in the financial services sector.

Entry Requirements


You will need a good first degree in an area of business, management, marketing, accountancy or economics.

If you have appropriate professional qualifications or work experience you will be considered on an individual basis.

Program taught in:
English

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