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Investment Banking and Finance

This programme focuses on the key areas of banking and financial investment. You will develop an enhanced understanding of how financial markets operate, particularly in relation to the aims and operations of banking organisations and institutions.

**Academic contact: business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

Investment Banking & Finance will provide you with an excellent understanding of:
- how to correctly value financial products such as equities and derivatives using theoretical models of assets

- the role of risk in portfolio choice

- how international financial markets function

- the role of adverse selection and moral hazard problems on the informational irregularities within financial markets.

You will gain the necessary skills to help you manage portfolios according to customer requirements.

You will have access to dedicated computer labs that will enable you to put theory into practice and develop real-life portfolio management skills.

**Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited**
**www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/**

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You will take five core courses, one optional course and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

**Core courses**
- Basic econometrics

- Corporate finance and investment

- Financial markets, securities and derivatives

- Modern theory of banking and finance

- Portfolio analysis and investment.

**Optional courses may include**
- Advanced portfolio analysis

- Economic fundamentals and financial markets

- Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)

- Foreign direct investment and development

- International finance and money

- Investment, finance and asset prices

- Mathematical finance

- Monetary policy and the role of central banks

- The law and economics of sovereign debt regulations.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
You will have potential future career opportunities with various financial institutions including investment banks, hedge funds, financial consultancies and asset management firms. Graduates of this programme have been employed in various international organisations such as Bloomberg, HSBC, Bank of China and PricewaterhouseCoopers; and are working in roles such as equity portfolio manager, business planning analyst, and accounting and reporting senior analyst. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, or a related discipline, with at least four courses in economics/finance.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
overall score 6.5
two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
Reading: 20
Listening: 19
Speaking: 19
Writing: 23
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

You will take five core courses, one optional course and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses:
Basic econometrics
Corporate finance and investment
Financial markets, securities and derivatives
Modern theory of banking and finance
Portfolio analysis and investment.

Optional courses may include:
Advanced portfolio analysis
Economic fundamentals and financial markets
Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
Foreign direct investment and development
International finance and money
Investment, finance and asset prices
Mathematical finance
Monetary policy and the role of central banks
The law and economics of sovereign debt regulations.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 24,000 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months

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