The MSc Banking and Finance degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Business School where we deliver high-quality teaching and research, and provide a supportive learning environment, helping students to achieve excellent academic results.
With immense power to affect organisations, economics and the day-to-day lives of everyday people, our banks and financial systems play a vital role in maintaining stability throughout the world. A career in this sector is filled with exciting and important challenges to right the wrongs of the recession and develop new innovative ways to do business.
Why Study MSc Banking and Finance at Middlesex University Dubai?
This programme features the advanced learning which is needed to embark on a stimulating career in the financial sector, with an emphasis on international systems, banking institutions and securities markets to provide a relevant and contemporary edge in today’s competitive jobs market. Students can expect to not only learn the advanced concepts behind banking and finance but the practical ways in which they can use their knowledge within their profession.
FRM Academic Partner with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
Middlesex University Dubai’s MSc Banking and Finance have been awarded the status of FRM Academic Partner with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). GARP is the world’s leading professional organisation for risk managers and sets the global standard in professional certification with the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification. The FRM programme is rigorous and well respected across the globe. By demonstrating expertise and commitment to better risk management practices, certified FRMs stand apart in their respective organisations.
Risk management is one of the most dynamic fields in financial services and by aligning the curriculum with GARP, students can undertake two GARP examinations to achieve the professional FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certification. This shows employers that the candidate is well prepared to succeed in this challenging field.
GARP’s Academic Partner institutions represent the best in financial education around the world. In addition to being recognised as an academic partner, GARP will provide six students and one faculty member with a scholarship towards the FRM Part I exam, along with many other benefits.
The Financial Modeling Institute
Middlesex University Dubai is an Academic Partner of The Financial Modeling Institute (FMI). FMI is dedicated to excellence in Financial Modeling and globally recognized certifications and conducts rigorous financial modelling exams that truly test the proficiency of a candidate’s financial modelling skills.
Students of Middlesex University Dubai can benefit from a 40% discount towards certification for Level 1: Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM). Students have the opportunity to attend networking and webinar events.
FMI certifications are a gateway to becoming a member of a global network of financial modelling leaders who have demonstrated mastery of real-world, applied financial modelling expertise. The FMI certifications are ideal for all finance, accounting, investment, insurance, and other business professionals.
In order to motivate students and facilitate retention and progression, taught modules will contain a mix of assessment components, both summative and formative. These might include in-class tests, computer-based assignments, essays, case studies, group presentations/assignments and final unseen examinations. The use of summative assessment at various stages of the programme will encourage students to consolidate their understanding.
There will be dissertation workshops on a range of research related topics, such as the structure of a Masters dissertation, identifying a topic, research tools available on the internet (sites where data and academic papers can be downloaded), developing and writing a research proposal, doing an applied econometrics project, and how to write a literature review. With guidance from their supervisor, students will be required to prepare a detailed review of the literature, proposed methodology and sourcing of data. This will be submitted to supervisors after the year-end examinations.
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