Coventry University London

Economics, Banking and Finance MSc

Acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to pursue a career in the broader economics and finance sector.

Our Economics, Banking and Finance course offers ethics-based finance education and has been designed to equip you with the level of knowledge and skills required for positions with global employers such as commercial banks, investment banks, asset managers, and many other financial services and investment companies.

  • Explore the main theories of economics and finance and work with economic and financial data to examine how different activities and external events affect the world.
  • Evaluate policy decisions by governments or central banks and other financial institutions and analyse their impact on the financial sector and the overall economy.
  • Study on a course which provides focus on practical elements of the subjects, moving away from the traditional approach of theoretical and advanced technical analysis that requires strong mathematical background.
  • Choose the option to study our Economics, Banking and Finance MSc with Extended Professional Practice route, an 18-month option aimed at individuals who are looking to attain a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way.

Entry Requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2). 

Other applications, where the entry requirements have not been met but professional qualifications (equivalent to level 6) can be evidenced, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Economics, Finance and Banking related work experience in private, public or third sectors will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Career Prospects

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Critically assess the core issues in Economics and Finance and how these affect the decision-making process in banking and the broader finance sector.
  • Analyse and evaluate the impact of the economic, political, legal, and regulatory decisions on the economic environment, sustainability, and the financial industry.
  • Assess and synthesise models to evaluate theories, analyse financial markets operations and global issues in the banking industry, the sustainability of financial operations and provide sound solutions to current issues.
  • Apply advanced knowledge to evaluate the sources of risk in financial markets and develop strategies to mitigate those risks in investments for individuals and/or institutions.
  • Critically understand and evaluate the role of banks in the financial system and the broader economy in enhancing economic welfare and influence economic growth.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of financial activities on the world and design and propose policies that promote sustainable growth.
  • Critically analyse a range of issues with the use of quantitative and qualitative research and techniques in a systematic, creative and innovative manner to generate sound judgements and recommendations that are communicated effectively to both a specialist and non-specialist audience in the areas of Economics, Banking and Finance.
  • Develop critical and creative thinking, rigorous and reflective skills of self-management and independence in terms of planning, behaviour, motivation, and individual initiative, communicate effectively to meet the demands of the field of study in Economics and Finance while taking responsibility for personal learning and continuous professional development against clearly identified personal career-related goals.

Course Details

Your main study themes are:

  • Research enriched learning-You will study current and seminal academic research in the field of finance research and move towards greater independent learning through the use of our online platform.
  • Ethics-Ever since the recent global economic crisis, the financial services sector has had to respond to increasing levels of scrutiny and to develop and enforce stringent codes of ethics.
  • Professionalism-You will learn to adhere to the highest levels of professional conduct.
  • Technology-You’ll explore the importance of electronic decision-support tools in the financial services sector and use industry-standard software as part of your learning throughout your studies.
  • Critical thinking -You will develop your critical thinking enabling you to evaluate and use information to develop plans and actions to respond to the dynamic and constantly evolving global financial environment.

The course consists of a set of core modules and industry-specific specialist modules. Core modules help you to deepen your knowledge, understanding and application in economics, risk management, valuation of financial assets, regulations and ethics.

You will study the interactions between economics and finance and develop the necessary skills to understand and evaluate policy decisions applying the appropriate data analysis methods which will allow you to pursue a career in the broader economics and finance sector. Ethics-based finance required for positions with global employers such as commercial banks, investment banks, asset managers, and others.

Year One

• Economics for Financial Markets
• Modern Theory of Finance
• International Banking
• Contemporary Issues in Banking and Finance
• Economic Policy
• Econometrics for Finance
• Regulation, Risk and Compliance
• Green and Sustainable Finance
• Final Semester Project (for students studying MSc in Economics, Banking and Finance) - choose from one of the following:
• MSc in Economics, Banking, and Finance with Extended Professional Practice course modules

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