Banking and Finance is an area of business that is notoriously competitive and saturated with some of the brightest individuals. You can give yourself a competitive edge and increase your salary expectations through studying towards a specialised MBA in Banking and Finance.
About the course
This is a 1-year, full-time course with start dates in January, May and September. The course is a specialist programme. It is intended for graduates with significant prior work experience in the financial sector, who wish to further their career.
This programme combines theory and practice to deliver a deep understanding of banking and finance. This prestigious course features a close examination of the financial system, including the markets and instruments within it. It is a challenging programme that encourages students to think strategically and critically about real business issues. In this way, graduates of this degree will leave the course with a well-rounded view of banking and finance in a business context.
The MBA Pathways program has a number of core modules, which will enable students to lead from within through innovation and creative thinking, shaping them into a leader for the ever changing context of Business. The modules are interdisciplinary in nature enabling students to critically demonstrate and understand the integration of key business functions enhancing their ability to design and deliver effective organisation wide strategies across sectors.
Students are required to complete the following three core modules:
- Leading and Managing Business (30 Credits)
- Professional Management Skills (30 Credits)
- Creating Business Advantage (30 Credits)
Plus two Banking and Finance specialised modules:
- Financing Business (15 credits)
- Financial Risk Management (15 Credits)
At the dissertation stage there is an option of either the Strategic Business project or the Developing Professional Practice module which will enable students to work with an employer on a project related to Banking and Finance.
- Strategic Business Project (60 credits)
- Developing Professional Practice (60 credits)
A recognised innovative feature of our MBA programme is the fact it is supported by its own virtual learning environment – Moodle which provides access to MBA core materials and allows students to study and interact online with their peers.
You will be taught through a combination of:
- Practical workshops
Learning and teaching
- Scheduled learning: 16%
- Independent study: 84%
- Coursework assessment 100%
Assessment methods will include:
- Oral presentation
- Written reports
- Case studies
Why study an MBA with Banking and Finance?
A Masters in Business Administration with Banking and Finance allows students with prior financial experience to advance their management careers. This programme provides an opportunity for students to specialise in one area, essentially becoming experts in their chosen field. As such, it significantly enhances the career prospects and salary expectations of its graduates. Successful MBA with Banking and Finance graduates are now financial analysts, investment bankers and account managers for global financial firms.
The MBA in Banking and Finance is an industry-focused and practical learning experience. It allows students to study real industry case studies from a range of financial bodies. This approach encourages students to exercise their strategic thinking and leadership skills – necessary skills to succeed in the financial sector.
This programme is consistently rated highly by recent graduates. The opportunity to learn from industry leaders and experts in the field, as well as in London – a financial hub – ensures it is a worthwhile experience.
The minimum entry requirements for this programme are a 2:2 honours degree in a finance-related subject and substantial work experience as a financial manager. However, applications are assessed on an individual basis, so it is always best to consult the admissions contact to discuss your application.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate sufficient English Language capabilities.
Below are some of the accepted English Language qualifications:
- IELTS (gained in the last 2 years). Score: 6.0 overall and no lower than 5.5 for sub-tests.
- Cambridge certificate of advanced English (CAE) and certificate of proficiency in English (CPE). Score: 176.
- Trinity College Integrated Skills in English. Score: ISEII.
- Pearson Academic English. Score: 61.
- TOEFL IBT. Score: 78.
You may also be permitted to take a supplementary English language programme prior to the start of the programme. All applications are considered on an individual basis, so it is always worth discussing your options with an admissions officer.
The cost of this 1-year programme is £13,325 for both UK and international students. There are, however, funding options available.