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International Banking and Finance

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Studies Finance / Accounting (General) Banking Financial Services

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in International Banking & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in financial management within the international banking sector. For those already working in finance or banking, the course will enhance your effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field.

You will develop the concepts and skills required by financial managers and financial analysts working in the international banking sector.

You will also gain an understanding of contemporary financial problems and issues facing international business and banks.
The programme will provide you with

  • a broad understanding of financial theory and analysis
  • an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions
  • a working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision- making and analysis
  • an ability to apply the analysis developed in the course.


Every class will either have a class test or assignment during semesters 1 and 2. Exams will take place at the end of each semester in December and April/May.


This class provides an introduction to the basic principles of financial decision taking and the theory of finance. It will develop the basic principles of valuation, the nature of risk and uncertainty, the relationship between risk and returns. While the analysis will be developed in the context of corporate finance, looking at companies? decisions in relation to investments in assets and how these assets will be funded, it considers the principles underlying financial reasoning that can be applied on a more general basis. You will study this module in semester 1.
Fixed Income Analysis - Optional

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need second-class Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject with a strong quantitative component. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance or banking.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more