Cardiff Metropolitan University - Banking & Finance - MSc/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Banking & Finance - MSc/PgD/PgC

Worldwide growth in the global banking sector and the increasingly complex financial markets has furthered the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies such as thorough understanding of the principles and techniques in global financial markets, and an appreciation of the role of risk management in complex financial institutions.

This innovative postgraduate programme is specifically designed to equip graduates looking to pursue careers in corporate finance in large financial and non-financial institutions, corporate financial services, financial regulatory agencies, wealth management and investment. The compulsory and optional modules of this exciting programme cover a very wide range of specialised areas from which you will gain a thorough and in-depth knowledge of the most current developments in the global financial markets and institutions, investment and wealth management. The module syllabuses are designed to develop your quantitative analysis skills, enabling you to critically analyse financial investment proposals and empirical applications of corporate finance. These skills are deemed crucial for a successful career in the banking and finance sector.

All the Finance based Masters programmes within the School of Management have full access to the Financial Times on-line.

Entry Requirements

  • possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Banking, Economics, or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the field of finance
  • Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances, those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the Programme Director.
  • Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard

Career Prospects

The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is now more global than ever before. No longer are London and New York the only homes for large multi-national international financial businesses and institutions. These potential employers are now additionally located in the Middle and Far-East and a postgraduate student is almost as likely to find their first job in Dubai, Bahrain or Shanghai as in the traditional centres.

This demand has been instrumental in designing this challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is the module "Current Issues in Accounting, Banking & Finance".

The programmes seek to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher-level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens".

Career opportunities after completing Banking & Finance - MSc/PgD/PgC

  • Investment banker.
  • Information technology auditor.
  • Compliance analyst.
  • Financial advisor.
  • Insurance advisor.
  • Financial analyst.
  • Senior accountant.
  • Hedge fund manager.

Course Details

The programme comprises of a taught element, worth 140 credits and a final compulsory non-taught Dissertation worth 40 credits. The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of the 180 credits.

The taught element of the programme is delivered over two semesters, where each taught module is worth 20 credits. The taught modules to be completed are:

Compulsory Taught Modules:

Current Issues in Accounting, Banking & Finance (20 credits)
Global Financial Institutions (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
Wealth Management (20 credits)

Optional Taught Modules (choice of two):

Capital Markets And Derivatives) (20 credits)
Corporate Finance And Risk (20 credits)
Innovation and Risk Management (20 credits)
International Political Economy (20 credits)
Islamic Investment Banking (20 credits)
Management of Finance (20 credits)
Professional Work Experience (20 credits)
Quantitative Finance (20 credits)

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