Banking and Finance MSc

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  • Typology

    Master

  • Location

    Loughborough

Description

Overview
Our MSc Banking and Finance programme will equip you with the practical skills to understand and model banking and financial markets, using the toolkit of economics.
Banking and financial services are used worldwide every day by businesses and consumers. The performance of banking firms can shape global economies and enable businesses to grow and improve society’s welfare.
Taught by academic experts in economics, banking and finance, you will learn how the actions of governments, firms, households, and financial intermediaries affect national and global financial assets such as bond, equities and foreign exchange markets. In addition, you will be exposed to the theory and practice of bank credit and lending, as well as financial institution risk management.
MSc Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in banking, financial services, international financial management, or central banking and financial regulation.
Taught by academic experts in economics, banking and finance, you will learn how the actions of governments, firms, households, and financial intermediaries affect national and global financial assets such as bond, equities and foreign exchange markets. In addition, you will be exposed to the theory and practice of bank credit and lending, as well as financial institution risk management.
MSc Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in banking, financial services, international financial management, or central banking and financial regulation.
On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to:
Understand and explain the functions and operations of institutions, financial markets and systems, with special reference to central banks, commercial banks and other financial intermediaries
Understand and explain the core theories of financial economics with respect to risk management, asset pricing and investment, and to be able to use these theories to assist them in asset management

Facilities

Location

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Loughborough (Leicestershire)
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Loughborough University, LE11 3TU

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To take into account

Your personal and professional development Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career. As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting you with your personal and professional development, all our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge. Our masterclasses and public lectures to offer you the chance to broaden your horizons, with a wide range of business-related topics covered, with speakers from the Bank of England, Shazam, Shell and Dell just to name a few. Future career prospects Graduates will be equipped for a career in financial services, international financial management, central banking and financial regulation, or government and economics consultancies. Graduate destinations Recent graduate destinations include: Bank of China – China, Senior Manager China Everbright Bank, Client Manager China National Coal Group Corp., Settlement Analyst Government Savings Bank, Banking Officer Guosen Securities, Financial Market Trader Hangseng Bank Co., Relation Manager ICAP, Foreign Exchange Broker KPMG, Audit Associate PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Trainee Accountant Shenzhen Development Bank, Accountant VTB Bank – Armenia, Head of Large Corporate Clients Division Xianda College of Economics and Humanities, Lecturer.

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  • I consider myself lucky to be a part of the loughborough family
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  • Faced alot of problems with the university staff as they blamed me for filling the finance application incorrectly even after confirming with the student finance of it being a correct application. Student union seems to be overcrowded most of the time.
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5.0
03/11/2018
What I would highlight: I consider myself lucky to be a part of the loughborough family
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

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03/11/2018
What I would highlight: I consider myself lucky to be a part of the loughborough family
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Annonymous

5.0
20/10/2018
What I would highlight: Faced alot of problems with the university staff as they blamed me for filling the finance application incorrectly even after confirming with the student finance of it being a correct application. Student union seems to be overcrowded most of the time.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
25/09/2018
What I would highlight: I had good great hard working experience here at this place and I quite enjoyed the same. I felt the need of improvement in sections other than sports. This sports biased image may repeal some of the students from applying in.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

student

5.0
15/09/2018
What I would highlight: Learnt alot at Loughborough. From extracurricular activities and volunteering events, there are so many opportunities to improve self development. Right from sport facilities to top class facilities and coaching, the university marks its way up to develop your competitve skills. Studying social science here has given me the access to some renowned researchers in their fields, who are always available to help.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes

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07/08/2018
What I would highlight: University with lot of opporotunities
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Student

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08/07/2018
What I would highlight: It has the best SU in the country. Can't complain ever as we win everthing at WhatUni awards.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Financial Institution
  • Banking Financial Services
  • IT risk
  • Project
  • University
  • Global
  • International
  • Risk Management
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Financial Services
  • Risk
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management
  • IT
  • Economics
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Financial
  • Banking and Finance
  • Banking Finance
  • Financial Training

Course programme

What you'll study

Our modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to provide you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge of banking, finance and research methods. There is also some opportunity to choose optional modules that will enable you to specialise in the areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests. You will also be able to sharpen your applied research skills by completing a Banking and Finance project.

Modules

Banking and Finance MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Summer

Semester 1

Financial Economics (15 credits)

Financial Economics (15 credits)

This module covers the fundamental concepts of financial economics, and teaches students how to model investor behaviour under conditions of uncertainty. Students learn how to apply and interpret asset pricing models and evaluate capital market efficiency.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

The Financial System (15 credits)

The Financial System (15 credits)

The module provides an overview of the financial system, in which students develop an appreciation of the economic problems confronting financial institutions and markets. The course focuses on the organisation and operation of the major financial institutions and markets, the impact of technology and regulation on the evolution of the industry.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Economic Data Analysis (15 credits)

Economic Data Analysis (15 credits)

This module provides students with statistical and econometric techniques required to analyse economic data and test some of the most influential economic theories.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Optional modules (choose one)

Economics of Firms and Markets (15 credits)

Economics of Firms and Markets (15 credits)

This module provides an introduction to important topics in microeconomic theory that are relevant for applications such as banking, finance and business. Students are provided with a grounding in the analytical methods required to understand the topics taught in the optional modules.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets (15 credits)

Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets (15 credits)

This module teaches macroeconomic theory and models, with applications to the financial system and markets. Students learn about the role of economic policies in producing and sustaining economic growth and financial stability of an economy.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Semester 2

Applied Financial Econometrics (15 credits)

Applied Financial Econometrics (15 credits)

This module equips students with quantitative techniques and skills necessary to conduct empirical work in the area of applied finance and economics.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 40% coursework and 60% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Banking and Financial Markets (15 credits)

Banking and Financial Markets (15 credits)

This module analyses the in-depth causes, implications of, and regulatory responses to the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) where topics covered include the role of financial innovation and derivative instruments in causing the crisis, and scenarios for bank business models and financial regulation in the post-GFC era.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Research Communication for Economists (10 credits)

Research Communication for Economists (10 credits)

This module enhances students’ skills in communicating research ideas and economic arguments to academic and non-academic audiences. Students learn how to use online literature databases, formulate research proposals, review any literature by critical constructive synthesis and make oral presentations.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 100% coursework, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Optional modules (choose two)

Risk Management and Derivatives (15 credits)

Risk Management and Derivatives (15 credits)

The module teaches basic theory of options and futures pricing in order to promote an understanding of how different financial instruments can be combined into portfolios for hedging, speculation and arbitrage purposes. The module emphasises how such instruments are used in asset management.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Corporate Finance (15 credits)

Corporate Finance (15 credits)

This module focuses on modern theories of corporate finance and students are taught how such theories can be applied to understand the financing and investment decisions of companies, particularly those quoted on global stock exchanges.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

International Money and Finance (15 credits)

International Money and Finance (15 credits)

This module examines the relationships between international capital flows, macroeconomic performance, and financial markets, which allow students to understand the behaviour of international financial markets and economic performance in an increasingly globalised world.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 25% coursework (in-class test) and 75% exam, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Summer

Banking and Finance in Practice (20 credits)

Banking and Finance in Practice (20 credits)

The module enables students to develop skills in identifying and assessing complex and topical issues in banking and finance, and apply quantitative research techniques to analyse current issues confronting the banking and financial sectors.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 100% coursework (50% presentation and 50% written coursework), but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Economic Research Project (30 credits)

Economic Research Project (30 credits)

This module builds on the Banking and Finance in Practice module and allows students to gain experience in conducting independent applied research on contemporary issue relevant to banking and finance. In the process, you will improve your employment prospects by strengthening your ability to effectively communicate your knowledge, understanding and recommendations to policy makers and managers.

Assessment: The module is assessed by 100% coursework, but the university reserves the right to alter this.

Banking and Finance MSc

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