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International Corporate Finance and Banking

This Masters blends corporate finance and banking providing you with a critical awareness of evolving and controversial areas of international finance, international capital markets and banking. It is ideally suited for those who are interested in careers in international banking and financial intermediation, corporate financial management, personal financial management, wealth management, responsible banking, and securities and investment management.

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

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

You will be equipped with the essential financial knowledge and skills on international corporate finance and banking to help prepare you for challenging roles in banking and finance sectors.

Our teaching is informed by the latest research to help you gain a comprehensive theoretical understanding and enable you to think critically about a wide range of complex financial issues in international financial markets and banking.

The range of courses on offer allows you to develop an enhanced appreciation of the issues in contemporary banking and financial markets.

You will be taught by staff who are highly regarded nationally and internationally for their excellent research output in the leading academic journals.

The Adam Smith Business School has access to a wide range of statistical packages and financial data sources and engines including Bloomberg terminals, WRDS: Compustat, CRSP, Thomson Reuters Insider Data, Datastream and Thomson ONE & Deals.

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

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You will take five core courses and one optional course, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, which offers you the flexibility to pursue studies in your chosen area of interest, on a theme related to financial analysis.

**Core courses**
- Financial management in banking

- Financial regulation and ethics

- International capital markets

- International corporate finance

- Statistics for business research.

**Optional courses may include**
- Alternative investments

- Financial risk management

- International banking and financial markets

- Responsible banking and development finance.

**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**
Recent graduates have become finance managers, wealth managers, VAT managers, audit specialists, planning & business analysts and personal financial advisers, and work for companies such as KPMG and Deloitte as well as most major banks and financial institutions around the world. 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 any subject, with at least one course in introductory finance or economics and 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 five core courses and one optional course, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, which offers you the flexibility to pursue studies in your chosen area of interest, on a theme related to financial analysis.

Core courses
Financial management in banking
Financial regulation and ethics
International capital markets
International corporate finance
Statistics for business research.

Optional courses may include
Financial risk management
International banking and financial markets
Responsible banking and development finance.

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) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,500 (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) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,650 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months

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