The course is designed to provide you with expertise in international finance and enable you to pursue a career in the finance profession. As well as the strong disciplinary base in international finance, you will draw on other cognate disciplines including accounting, quantitative methods and economics, and so be able to work with specialists in other areas and present findings and analysis to non-specialists. The course is open to people with no detailed prior knowledge of international finance, although this is desirable.
During your studies, you will have access to a significant resource in the Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg computer system to monitor real-time financial market movements and trends. It’s a resource available to very few UK universities, and one which provides a modern and progressive teaching environment combining finance theory with practice. In addition, as a student on this course, you will receive a student membership to Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and access to the CMI professional network, opportunity to attend events and get the latest news from the sector of leadership and management.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Behavioural Finance This is a relatively new and increasingly popular field which provides explanations for people's economic decisions by combining behavioural and cognitive psychology theory with conventional economics and finance. Data Analysis Through this module you will cover a range of data analysis methods and concepts. Financial Markets and Institutions This module offers detailed coverage and analysis of global financial markets and institutions. Global Financial Markets This module is concerned with both practical and theoretical issues related to international financial markets. International Risk Management This module provides the fundamental ideas and tools for thinking about international risk management. Modern Finance You will gain an overview of fundamental topics in the field of finance, including capital structure, corporate value, cost of capital, dividend policy, financial instruments, investment, and modern portfolio theory. Project An 8,000-10,000-word dissertation in the area of international finance. Research Methods in Finance and Accounting This module aims to develop your knowledge and competence of the research process, and the application of research methods in the area of international finance. Option modules Choose one from the following: Corporate Governance and Business Ethics You will examine the theoretical and practical issues involved in the direction and control of companies operating in the UK and internationally. Fixed Income Analysis and Trading This module provides the fundamental ideas and tools for thinking about traditionally fixed income securities. Forecasting Markets and Risk Modelling This module provides advanced ideas and applications of econometrics in finance and forecasting financial markets. International Aspects of Business Law You will gain a greater understanding of different aspects of international law, and be able to apply them to business and management problems arising in a global economy. International Financial Reporting This module will develop your systematic understanding of the principles underlying, and policy issues inherent in, the study of international financial reporting, with particular reference to multinational groups. Managerial Accounting The module explores the role of accounting in the management of organisations and the development and application of managerial accounting concepts and techniques. The emphasis is on practical applications, critical appraisal, contemporary approaches and international perspectives. Modern Portfolio Management Develop your understanding of contemporary portfolio theory and investment management principles in order to actively manage a range of investment funds used by professional institutional investors and the private wealth management industry.
All students on our full-time business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module. This is an 8 week unpaid accredited internship, which can be taken in addition to option modules and will help students to gain invaluable work experience. The internships, which are with London-based organisations, take place during the summer period. To apply, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV to the Business Experience Team; the team then shortlist from the applications and conduct group meetings with the applicants. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.
Our international courses will develop your knowledge and management skills to enable you to pursue a career in multinational companies, overseas trade and any international organisation in general management, in relevant aspects of the economics of international business, or as international finance specialists. Many graduates return to their countries of origin and are employed in developing international business opportunities, or government institutions, while other graduates develop their careers with international charities and other non-governmental organisations.
Online postgraduate information sessions
Our online postgraduate information sessions are a great way to find out more about our Postgraduate courses without having to attend an event on site.
Delivered by our course leaders, these short online sessions cover specific course content, the application process and a live question-and-answer session, where you can ask any questions you might have.
The interactive format means you can ask specific questions. These sessions are a convenient way to find out more about our range of postgraduate courses.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated February 1, 2018