MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management
A challenging and dynamic sector, the financial services industry requires graduates who can manage across an array of main bank operations, as well as understanding global finance, risk management and ethical decision making – issues essential to modern financial services companies.
The MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme offers exposure to a broad range of contemporary banking subjects such as: banking, finance, bank operations, and banking risk management, financial regulations and securities and their use in the banking firm, as well as the practical application of financial and analytical techniques so that our students are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide.
We work closely with leading financial services organisations to ensure our programme reflects current issues in the international financial market.
Our programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of domestic and international bank operations, financial risk management, and investment banking, as well as the practical skills in financial and analytical techniques and their use in banking. By combining the latest academic thinking with a focus on current industry practice, we ensure our graduates are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide.
Our diverse teaching team has academic, industry and research experience across a wide range of disciplines in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will also benefit from our well-established links with the financial services industry, who contribute to the programme through guest lectures, masterclasses and live case studies.
Our programme is designed to enhance career prospects for both graduates pursuing a career in banking and finance and practitioners currently in the industry who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise.
We work closely with industry to ensure our graduates are equipped with practical knowledge and essential skills for success in the challenging and dynamic financial services sector.
- Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Personal and Professional Development
- Bank Management
- Bank Operational Risk and Global Operations Management
- Financial Services Regulation
- Financial Securities Analysis
- Research Methods
The programme has accreditation from the following professional organisations:
- Chartered Banker Institute
Throughout the programme you will have student membership of the Institute and have access to events and specialists from the Banking Industry. Gradautes will automatically become a Chartered Banker. This is the gold standard professional qualification in the world of banking.
- Institute of Operational Risk
Through our accreditation from the Institute of Operational Risk, you have access to a widely recognised professional institute, best practices, knowledge sharing centre and events.
- UK Honours degree 2.2 or equivalent in a relevant subject.
- Students with an unrelated degree wishing to move in to this area will also be considered.
Should be the holder of a degree in financial services, insurance banking, acturial studies, business management, economics, finance, accounting, investment, maths or any financial services related subject.
Candidates degree's in other areas should demonstrate involvement in or familiarity with risk management practice i.e. employment in a relevant role.
The overriding consideration will be the Programme Leader’s assessment of the student’s ability to undertake the Programme successfully.
Entry with Advanced Standing: A minimum of 50% of credits associated with the award must be achieved at Glasgow Caledonian University through the programme.
Exception: Holders of Chartered Banker will be given 120 compensated credits and will have to undertake the module in Research Methods and Dissertation to graduate with MSc.
English language requirements
IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is required with no element below 5.5.
For international students who do not meet the minimum English language requirements for direct entry to the postgraduate programmes available at GCU London, we offer English language courses to help you improve your English language skills. View - Pre-sessional English at GCU London.