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International Financial Analysis

International Financial Analysis aims to develop your awareness and understanding of international finance and financial analysis, preparing you for some of the most competitive financial analysis and investment positions in the global marketplace.

**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**

This programme is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. It has been acknowledged for incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). The knowledge acquired on the programme should position you well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world.

The curriculum is industry driven aiming to solidify and expand your knowledge of financial markets and a range of financial products traded therein. It will equip you with analytical tools used in financial analysis so you will be proficient at analysing and interpreting financial information in order to make optimal decisions.

You will have an opportunity to apply for one of the five CFA scholarships each year- you can take the CFA exam either during the academic year or after you graduate.

The Adam Smith Business School has 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.

**Core courses**
- Financial analysis and equity valuation

- Financial reporting and interpretation

- International capital markets

- International corporate finance

- Statistics for business research.

**Optional courses may include**
- Alternative investments

- Financial management in banking

- Financial risk management

- International financial management

- Risk management and derivative 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**
Graduates have gone on to be senior investment managers, business analysts, and budgeting and reporting HR managers. Employers include Volkswagen Finance, Standard Chartered Bank, Deloitte and Johnson & Johnson. 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 introductory accounting 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.

Core courses
Financial analysis and equity valuation
Financial reporting and interpretation
International capital markets
International corporate finance
Statistics for business research.

Optional courses may include
Financial management in banking
Financial risk management
International financial management
Risk management and derivative 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
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,500 (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) Wales 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) Scotland 12 Months

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