Coventry University London

Global Financial Services MBA

From the heart of London’s exciting financial district, get ready to take your place in the increasingly fast-moving, complex and exciting world of international financial services.

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, fundamental and far-reaching changes have required leaders in this sector to think and behave in a new way. Wide-ranging political, regulatory and technological responses to these changes, as well as new business opportunities and challenges, form part of the new landscape. This MBA explores the implications of all these changes, preparing graduates to lead the financial services organisations of the future.

This programme will equip you for a high-flying career in financial services, whether you’ve just completed your undergraduate studies or have been working for some time, and whether you need an MBA to accelerate your career progression or want to move into this sector for the first time. It offers the flexibility of start dates in October and January plus options for full- or part-time study.

In addition to gaining academic skills and knowledge, MBA students have the opportunity to undertake a professional development programme designed to develop career plans, improve professional skills, and increase employability.

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.


English as a Foreign Language: an IELTS of 6.5 overall is required for this course.

Career Prospects

In the UK alone, banking and finance employs almost 3 million people, making it one of the UK’s biggest employers and contributors to GDP. This is reflected around the world.

Successful graduates of this Global Financial Services MBA programme should have well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. You will also have a globalised perspective on all aspects of financial management and leadership. These skills are very much in demand from employers in private, public and third-sector organisations around the world.

Where our graduates work

Many career options will be open to you when you graduate from this MBA programme. You might choose to put your skills to use within the financial services sector; for example, retail or investment banking, insurance, or the markets. Alternatively, your skills would be equally suited to managing the finance function of any organisation, anywhere, including business, the public sector and the third sector (charities and humanitarian organisations).

You could also choose to go into consultancy, whether on your own or as part of a leading global consulting firm. You might start your own company, or you might go into a related field such as IT, publishing, journalism, or the regulation of a financial sector.

Course Details

Studying in the City of London means you’ll be exposed to one of the world’s busiest and most successful financial centres on a daily basis. Your tutors will take every opportunity to connect you with the world of financial services, both within and beyond the classroom – and you’ll have opportunities for overseas field trips.

Responding to recent upheavals in the global financial markets, this MBA programme will ask you to question conventional wisdom and replace it with new perspectives and patterns of thinking, and to explore ways in which managerial paradigms can be re-thought and implemented.

Our applied approach to learning means you’ll rapidly become fluent in real working practice, and you’ll have many opportunities to mix with the world of business and finance. You’ll focus on industry-standard financial software and trading platforms, business simulations, real client projects and entrepreneurship while exploring corporate finance, the markets and banking.

By passing 2 specific modules, you could also achieve the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Certificate Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership.

You’ll begin this programme with a range of modules offering classic, non-industry-specific MBA leadership skills in business, marketing and managerial finance. Then you’ll move on to modules exploring banking, corporate finance and the markets. The curriculum is both internationalised and applied, with many opportunities for personal and professional development. Your final major project offers a range of practical, work-related options or the more traditional dissertation

Strategic Management*
Marketing in a Global Age*
Managerial Finance
Leading in a Changing World
Banking Regulation and Risk
Global Financial Markets
Valuation of Securities and Equity Trading
Corporate Finance
Optional Modules

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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