ICMA Centre (University of Reading)

ICMA Centre (University of Reading)

International Business and Finance

This programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships between areas of finance and the global economy. The course examines key issues from both a business and economic perspective, including how financial markets can be leveraged by multinational corporations seeking to exploit international business opportunities, the management challenges presented, and the relevance of these to financial and capital markets. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the international business environment, in terms of the competitive and investment climate, which is largely determined by the policies and regulations established by governments and supranational institutions. Studentsl utilise frameworks and methodologies to make sense of the interaction between firm strategies, economic policies and the changing international environment.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree, or the equivalent in 1 of the following areas of study: business and finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, statistics, sciences or engineering. Students whose 1st language is not English require and IELTS score of 7.0 overall with at least 6.5 in each individual component.

Course modules

Modules include: international strategic management; study and research skills: sources, methods and practice; international business environment; multi-national enterprise strategy and performance; securities, futures and options; financial markets; fixed income and equity investments; introducing quantitative methods for finance for IBF. Optional modules include: Designing organisatins; comparative and inter cultural management; global entrepreneurial management; culture and competition; research project; topics in the history of finance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on individual and group projects, exams and an applied project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 21,250 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
MSc Full-time £ 21,250 per Whole course (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
ICMA Centre Reading RG6 6BA South East

Key information

ICMA Centre
Telephone number: 
0118 378 8239