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International Banking and Finance

This programme provides you with an in depth understanding of the theory surrounding international financial systems and how they operate in practice. It is ideally suited for recent business graduates who want to pursue a career in banking or finance.

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

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

International Banking & Finance will provide you with an excellent understanding of
- the Binomial and Black, Scholes and Merton models, computing Greeks for a variety of derivatives securities, pricing forward contracts, trading options and portfolio management using options and futures

- corporate finance, the functions of the securities markets and the optimal investment strategy

- how the three main elements of the financial systems operate: banks, the bond market, and the stock market

- how monetary policy is implemented, a review of the instruments available to central banks and the monetary transmission mechanism.

We have dedicated Bloomberg terminals, prestigious financial databases and MATLAB for our postgraduate students. This will enable you to gain practical experience in order to analyse problems and assess the relevance of finance in real-life situations.

You will develop the essential concepts, analytical skills and critical thinking you require to start or enhance your career in the banking and financial sector worldwide.

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

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You will take four core and two optional courses and write a dissertation, which is a substantial independent piece of work.

**Core courses**
- Corporate finance

- Financial markets, securities and derivatives

- Monetary policy and the role of central banks

- Modern theory of banking and finance.

**Optional courses may include**
- Basic econometrics

- Financial analysis and equity valuation

- Financial institutions and markets in developing countries

- Foreign direct investment and development

- International banking and financial markets

- International capital markets

- International financial accounting for multinational corporations

- International financial management

- International macroeconomics and policy

- International trade

- Project planning, appraisal and implementation

- Public finance

- The IMF, The World Bank and economic growth

- The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Optional courses are also offered in Accounting & Finance and Economic & Social History to give you a wider perspective of how the economy operates.

**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**
Our graduates have gone on to work in roles such as accounting analyst, performance analyst, and project accountant. Recent employers include KPMG, HSBC and Barclays. 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, or a related discipline such as finance, accounting or management, with at least three courses in economics or 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 four core and two optional courses and write a dissertation, which is a substantial independent piece of work.

Core courses
?Corporate finance
?Financial markets, securities and derivatives
?Monetary policy and the role of central banks
?Modern theory of banking and finance.

Optional courses may include
?Basic econometrics
?Financial analysis and equity valuation
?Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
?Foreign direct investment and development
?International banking and financial markets
?International capital markets
?International financial accounting for multinational corporations
?International financial management
?International macroeconomics and policy
?International trade
?Project planning, appraisal and implementation
?Public finance
?The IMF, The World Bank and economic growth
?The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Optional courses are also offered in Accounting & Finance and Economic & Social History to give you a wider perspective of how the economy operates.

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 24,000 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months

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