London South Bank University

London South Bank University

International Finance

MSc International Finance is for those working or hoping to work in finance or accounting. You'll gain an academic qualification in domestic and international financial operations and you'll address current challenges and issues facing the world's international financial institutions and markets. The course links theory and practice in international financial matters through intensive, selective and expert orientated modules with a clearly defined business outlook. One of the main attractions of this course is that it provides a wide range of modules to suit your specific interests. The content focuses on financial markets, the analysis and management of financial intermediaries and their interaction with financial instruments, investment and risk management. This will see you studying a broad range of related topics such as asset fund management, portfolio theory and investment analysis, credit risk, and financial institutions main operations and performance within an international context. This course provides analytical and business-led tools, including the use of databases such as Bloomberg and Thompson One-Banker. The course also includes training in specialist software (SPSS and N-Vivo) and broad data facilities for research and analysis. On this course you'll also take part in a residential weekend focused on personal development and in-depth learning. You'll exchange experiences and discuss current events and specific problems affecting the financial markets and institutions, with academics and a visitor practitioner.

Entry requirements

2.1 honours degree in any subject from the UK or Bachelors degree equivalent to UK second Class Upper Division; or 2.2 honours degree in relevant subject area; or students with a non-relevant degree but with at least a 2.2. Honours and relevant work experience in financial services will be considered on an individual basis; or the Fundamental Level (Knowledge and Skills) of the ACCA professional examinations; or completion of the Operational and Management levels of CIMA examinations; or other relevant professional qualifications including from overseas. Required English language skills to undertake this programme IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5. Accreditation of Prior Learning: applicants who have passed ACCA Fundamentals Paper F 9 (Financial Management) may be eligible to claim exemption from the Corporate Financial Management module. Applicants may be required to attend for interview by the Course Director or Admissions Tutor.

Course modules

Modules include: Corporate financial management; International financial markets; empirical finance; research design and methods. Optional modules: banking, investment, law, corporate governance and strategic management

Assessment methods

Assessmen is by a mix of coursework, individual and group presentations and written examinations.

Sponsorship information

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/scholarships

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 15 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 30 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 - 15 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 30 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 15 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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Key information

Contact: 
International Enquiries
Telephone number: 
020 7815 6189