International Financial Analysis, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    21000
    Tuition (Year)
    10200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The International Financial Analysis programme from University of Glasgow is designed to assist students to obtain a professional financial qualification and equip graduates with knowledge essential for a successful career in financial analysis, investment management and allied financial services.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Why the International Financial Analysis programme from University of Glasgow?
  • This programme is designed to smooth the way to obtaining the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute Charter and a professional career in financial services and covers the first-level syllabus of the CFA Institute.
  • It offers an excellent grounding in topics that will be of importance to students who want to become financial analysts, fund managers and investment bankers.
  • You will benefit from expert teaching, using the latest materials across a carefully chosen range of courses, informed by cutting-edge research in the area of international financial analysis.
  • Our staff have close connections to the accounting and finance profession, for example, serving on the Accounting Standards Board, as Advisor to the House of Lords, as well as on various committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Our staff also act as advisors to the Economic & Social Sciences Research Council, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
  • By the end of the programme, you will be able to explain the treasury function of multinational companies; analyse the way in which businesses respond to issues of financing and investment; explain and analyse the functioning of the principal capital markets, and the features of the main products traded on these markets; analyse the accounts of major multinational corporations.

Career prospects

This programme provides a good starting point for aspiring finance professionals who intend to pursue their career in providing financial services to a wide range of corporate and non-corporate clients. It is particularly suitable if you wish to pursue a professional career in areas including equity research, sell-side analysis and fund management.

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.

Programme Structure

Core courses

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

Optional courses

  • International financial management
  • Financial management in banking
  • Financial risk management
  • Risk management and derivative securities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject, with at least 1 credit credit-bearing course in Introductory Finance or Economics, at least 1 credit-bearing course in Introductory Accounting and school level Mathematics or at least 1 credit bearing module in University level Mathematics.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 21000 International
  • GBP 10200 EU/EEA

Funding

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