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  • Entry requirements
    We designed this course for the personal and professional development of graduates in banking, insurance and finance. It is also suitable for other qualified professionals wishing to work in financial services, financial consultants and those interested in a career in financial regulation, supervision and compliance. It is also suitable for international students as English is the international language of banking and finance.
  • Academic Title
    MA Banking and Finance
  • Course description
    The distinctive feature of the course is its focus on present-day national and global developments. These include issues involving practice as well as theory in banking and financial markets.

    We introduce and build on current research, developments and issues in the financial area. This academic award has vocational relevance and provides immediate value in the eyes of present or potential employers.

    Associated careers

    We aim this course at

    • recent graduates in business, management, accounting law, economics, finance, and the natural sciences, wishing to differentiate themselves in the job market

    • those already employed in the field who wish to strengthen their career prospects

    • those who wish to follow a career in research and education

    • those employed or seeking a career in financial regulation, supervision and compliance

    • those employed or seeking a career in financial journalism

    It is also suitable for international students as English is the international language of banking and finance.

    Previous graduates have gained employment in companies and organisations such as • SKNA National Bank • Emiko SA • Chinatrust Commercial Bank • HSBC • Barclays

    Course content

    Semester one – postgraduate certificate
    • research methods • total risk management • financebanking and financial markets

    Semester two – postgraduate diploma
    Core modules
    • risk management in financial institutions • financial regulation and supervision

    Two from • derivatives • treasury management • fund management • corporate governance • financial analysis • international finance • management of information • strategic management of information systems • insurance • corporate governance

    Options available are subject to demand.

    Semester three – MA
    • research methods • dissertation

    Entry requirements

    You typically need

    • a good honours degree (2.1) in accounting, banking, business, IT and computing, economics, finance or law
    • a recognised postgraduate qualification
    • an equivalent recognised professional qualification in a relevant subject field.

    Relevant subjects include • business management • finance • accounting • economics • banking • law • the natural sciences • IT and computing.

    We consider applicants without these relevant academic qualifications based on their personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications.

    Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. A TOEFL test minimum mark, paper-based 550, computer-based 213, internet-based 79 or an IELTS score of 6.0, is the standard for non-native speakers of English.

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