University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Global Banking and Finance

This MBA programme has been specifically designed for graduates who aspire to develop careers in global banking and finance; the programme aims to improve management and technical skills by focusing on key areas such as international banking, banking and finance regulation and supervision, risk and asset and liability management, strategic management of financial institutions, financial markets, and private equity and venture capital finance; many graduates work at senior positions in banks and financial institutions, and in the investment industry worldwide.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree plus at least 3 years of postgraduation work experience in banking or finance at a supervisory level. Equivalent professional qualifications will also be considered. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the 1-year MBA (GBF) programme have the option of applying for the 24-month route. For those with appropriate quantitative skills, it is possible to enter the 1st year of the 21-month route in January.

Course modules

Semester 1 Compulsory modules: Strategic analysis of business; human resource management; marketing concepts and practice; finance for managers; accounting for managers; managing operations and projects. Semester 2 Compulsory modules: International banking regulation and supervision; developing leadership practice. Choose 2 further compulsory modules: Capitalism, business cycles and financial crises; entrepreneurial finance; ethical finance and sustainability. Choose 2 optional modules from the list below: Global marketing leadership; the international business experience; implementing strategy and managing change; international co-operative strategy; business communications; the effective director; ethics in global business; global business development; international business finance.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time £ 21,510 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MBA Full-time £ 21,510 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MBA Full-time £ 3,210 per Academic year (home fees) 21 months
MBA Full-time £ 6,598 per Academic year (overseas fees) 21 months
MBA Full-time £ 6,420 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MBA Full-time £ 13,195 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

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