University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

International Financial Analysis

This programme is designed to assist students to obtain a professional financial qualification and equip graduates with knowledge essential for a career in financial analysis, investment management and allied financial services. Also aimed at smoothing the way to obtaining the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute Charter and a professional career in financial services. The programme covers the 1st-level syllabus of the CFA Institute; it offers a grounding in topics that is of importance to budding financial professionals. Programme objectives: explain the treasury function of multinational companies; analyse the way in which businesses respond to issues of financing and investment; explain and analyse the functioning of the principal capital markets, and the features of the main products traded on these markets; analyse the accounts of major multinational corporations.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (for example, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject, with at least 1 credit credit-bearing course in introductory finance or economics, at least 1 credit-bearing course in introductory accounting and school level mathematics or at least 1 credit bearing module in university level mathematics.

Course modules

5 core courses, 3 optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation of around 12,000 words. Core courses: international capital markets; international corporate finance; statistics for business research; financial analysis and equity valuation; financial reporting and interpretation. Optional courses: international financial management; financial management in banking; risk management and derivative securities.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

Business School
Telephone number: 
0141 330 5061