Banking and Finance
This innovative postgraduate programme is specifically designed to equip graduates looking to pursue careers in corporate finance in large financial and non-financial institutions, corporate financial services, financial regulatory agencies, wealth management and investment. The core, elective and optional modules of this exciting programme cover a very wide range of specialised areas from which you will gain a thorough and in-depth knowledge of the most current developments in the global financial markets and institutions, investment and wealth management. The module syllabuses are designed to develop your quantitative analysis skills, enabling you to critically analyse financial investment proposals and empirical applications of corporate finance. These skills are deemed crucial for a successful career in the banking and finance sector.
Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Economics or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the field of finance; Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. International Students: Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard.
Corporate Finance and Risk (Compulsory - 20 credits); Current Issues in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Compulsory - 20 credits); Professional Development and Practice in Business and Management (Compulsory - 10 credits); Quantitative Finance (Compulsory - 20 credits); Research Methods (Compulsory - 10 credits); Dissertation (Compulsory - 40 credits); Global Financial Institutions (Elective - 20 credits); Islamic Investment Banking (Optional - 20 credits); Wealth Management (Optional - 20 credits); Behavioural Finance (Optional - 20 credits); Capital Markets and Derivatives (Optional - 20 credits); International Political Economy (Optional - 20 credits); Management of Finance (Optional - 20 credits); Professional Work Experience (Optional - 20 credits)
The professional world our successful graduates are aiming to enter are seeking students that are able to conduct useful research, think critically about that research and apply to complex problems - this ,inter alia, necessitates effective use of modern ICT and the ability to utilise knowledge effectively. Particularly within this field graduates will be expected to show excellent quantitative skills. These students will be assumed to process effective two-way communication skills and be comfortable and effective in self-managed and team environments. The formative and summative assessments necessary to develop, hone and showcase these abilities are, of necessity many and varied and these programmes will expose the students to individual coursework, and presentations, group tasks, reflective logs, role-playing as well as traditional closed book examinations.
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