University of Edinburgh Business School

University of Edinburgh

Banking and Risk

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective Managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. Recent events demonstrate that the successful management of banks is of crucial importance to western economies. Banking is an industry rather than an academic discipline and the study of the management of banks is multidisciplinary. The approach of this programme is to consider the structural, financial and risk and asset management functions of banks. Whilst there are many masters degrees involving banking offered in the UK, the vast majority provide descriptive material about what banks actually do. The Edinburgh Masters differs from the majority in that it has a major emphasis on what decisions Managers in banks should make and how to make them. The course has been designed by asking the question 'what skills do Managers in risk functions need to be technically excellent at their job.' This approach is unique and has shaped the content of modules and the structure of the programme. The MSc in Banking and Risk utilises knowledge and skills gained through the research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC) in the Business School. This is a leading international research centre that specialises in research into credit risk modelling. A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The school has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
MSc Admissions Team (Business School)
Telephone number: 
01316509663