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International Finance

This intensive programme covers an intellectually sophisticated curriculum to provide you with an in depth knowledge of financial theory and practice, with a distinctive focus on the global marketplace. It will give you a thorough understanding in the area of international finance to help you develop a critical appreciation of the issues surrounding global organisations in rapidly changing economies.

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

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

MFin in International Finance is well established at the Adam Smith Business School. It is ranked 59th in world for Masters in Finance (Financial Times, 2017)

The programme fosters critical awareness to help you appraise models, theories and issues relevant to the finance functions of international organisations.

You will develop an impressive portfolio of skills, for example to analyse ways in which principal capital markets and institutions operate; critically understand the main and alternative products available to firms and investors; evaluate complex financial and investment decisions.

There is an excellent range of optional courses to give you a thorough understanding in the areas which are increasingly important for a career in finance or investment.

You will be taught by staff who are highly regarded nationally and internationally for their excellent research output.

The Adam Smith Business School has access to Bloomberg terminals, statistical software systems and a wide collection of well-known financial data sources and engines.

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

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You will take three core and three optional courses and undertake a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a finance-related theme.

**Core courses**
- International capital markets

- International corporate finance

- Statistics for business research.

**Optional courses may include**
- Alternative investments

- Behavioural finance

- Financial analysis and equity valuation

- Financial regulation and ethics

- Financial risk management

- Governing risk and uncertainty

- International banking and financial markets

- International financial management

- Mergers and acquisitions

- Responsible banking and development finance

- Risk management and derivatives securities.

**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 develop the knowledge to work in a variety of financial functions, and for a variety of firms such as banks, insurance companies and financial service companies. International Finance alumni have gone on to be finance managers, credit analysts, auditors and corporate portfolio managers around the world. Employers include Samsung, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Barclays, E&Y, Shenzhen Media Group, China Merchants Bank and Bank of China. 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

Master of Finance - MFin: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject, with school level mathematics or at least one course in university level mathematics.
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 three core and three optional courses and undertake a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a finance-related theme.

Core courses
International capital markets
International corporate finance
Statistics for business research.

Optional courses may include
Alternative investments
Behavioural finance
Financial analysis and equity valuation
Financial regulation and ethics
Financial risk management
Governing risk and uncertainty
International banking and financial markets
International financial management
Mergers and acquisitions
Responsible banking and development finance
Risk management and derivatives securities.

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
Master of Finance - MFin Full-time September 2019 24,000 (Whole course) International 12 Months
Master of Finance - MFin Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
Master of Finance - MFin Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
Master of Finance - MFin Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Whole course) England 12 Months
Master of Finance - MFin Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
Master of Finance - MFin Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months

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