The global banking industry is currently undergoing a major restructuring and future managers will have to be aware of the importance of the banking industry to the economy, key risk management techniques and the links between banks and the more broadly defined finance industry. Of critical importance is that future bank managers have a holistic knowledge of bank operations - including the credit, liquidity and market risk departments. As a result, the MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme aims to arm graduates with the skills to understand and manage across an array of main bank operations.
What You'll Learn
The programme forms part of our MSc Financial Services suite. It is intended for graduates who want to pursue a career in banking and finance and those with relevant industry experience who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise. The programme is based upon banking and risk management and allows students from an accountancy, economics, finance and business background to tailor their expertise in these areas. In contrast to the MSc Financial Services, Risk and Operations programme, this programme allows you to study finance in more depth.
Students have the option of starting in September or January. Full or Part-time study is available.
The programme has a broad range of assessment techniques including: continuous assessment; case study; written coursework; group presentation and final examination.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
UK Honours degree 2:2 or equivalent in banking, actuarial studies, economics, finance, accounting or investment.
Recognition of Prior Learning
The university will also consider admission to the programme on the basis of prior learning and/or prior experiential learning.
Such learning may be certificated or un-certificated and could include considerable industrial experience in the sector at a management level.
Applicants in this situation are advised to consult with the Programme Leader at an early stage in the application process.
Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5.
No work experience is required.
Our MSc is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, The Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and we are the first and only MSc in the UK to receive this triple accreditation.
Graduates of our programme are entitled to become members of the Chartered Banker Institute and use the title Chartered Banker.
Chartered Banker gives you a world class qualification that helps students achieve and maintain the standards of excellence and professionalism expected by clients and employers and is recognised and supported by major financial services organisations across the globe. Chartered Banker will soon have a presence on our GCU London campus.
Study at the only Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Centre of Excellence specialising in financial services, operations and risk.
CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres round the world. The university joins an elite group selected by the Institute for our demonstration of leadership in academic education, focusing on financial markets.
Designation as a Centre of Excellence means that after sitting an online module in Integrity and Ethics, our graduates are eligible to be awarded the CISIs Diploma in Operational Risk. In addition, our students can compete for the CISI's annual Stephen Cooke Award, as well as the institute's other CISI scholarships.
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