Kingston University London - Banking and Finance MSc

Kingston University London

Banking and Finance MSc

This course is ideal if you aspire to a career in the banking sector, within roles of asset management, financial risk management and corporate banking.

The course has been developed in consultation with professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank.

The core modules on this course will show you how to manage assets, liquidity and risk; and how to analyse credit, interest, statements and rates. As well as learning about corporate finance and industry regulation.

You will cover much of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential, helping prepare you for its professional examination.

You may also apply for Bloomberg certification, which can be a huge advantage in the job market.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston Business School is one of only 5% of the world's business schools to be accredited by AACSB International.
  • This course is accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) and offers exemptions from its professional exams.
  • Kingston is one of the few UK universities with a Bloomberg trading room. It also has specialist databases such as Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Fame.
  • This course is taught by research-active staff and provides cutting-edge knowledge regarding the latest developments in the accounting and finance sector.
  • Free car parking at the Kingston Hill campus is available for students of this course. The campus can also be easily accessed by public transport. Halls accommodation is just a walk away from the classrooms.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

  • ELTS of 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0.

Career Prospects

This professional placement year is optional. It takes place after the full time year. It allows students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The work placement is an assessed part of the course and is therefore covered by a Student Route visa.

Career opportunities after completing Banking and Finance MSc

  • Investment banker.

  • Information technology auditor.

  • Compliance analyst.

  • Financial advisor.

  • Insurance advisor.

  • Financial analyst.

  • Senior accountant.

  • Hedge fund manager.

Course Details

This course is designed to demonstrate the links between theory and practice. Taught sessions use real life examples and case studies, while the assessments also expose you to real-life problems and solutions. Year 1 is made up of seven core modules, one optional module and a research project. Year 2, the Professional Placement Year, is optional and offers a full year of work experience.

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

Core Modules:
Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Modelling and Research Methods
Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking
Bank Operations and Strategy
Bank Financial Risk Management
Financial Services Regulation and Compliance

Optional Modules:
Financial Engineering
International Money and Finance

Research Project:
Research Project

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