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5148f - Banking and Finance MSc

Banking and Finance MSc

Start in: September 2021

Develop the skills and expertise to pursue a career in the banking and financial market industries.

Overview

Our Banking and Finance degree will:

  • teach you how retail and investment banks function within financial markets
  • strengthen your understanding of the role of other financial intermediaries

We have seen worldwide growth in the financial services sector. This has increased the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. This course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries. 

This course will suit you if you're interested in the following careers:

  • banker in retail and investment banks
  • financial trader, financial analyst or risk manager
  • economist in private and government organisations

You'll study and apply theoretical frameworks in economics and finance. The course will also encourage you to engage with contemporary debates. This could include issues related to financial markets and institutions.

Throughout your study, you'll also meet experts from the financial industry. You'll gain insight into the world of finance and advice on your future career.

 

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What you'll learn

We will teach you how retail and investment banks function within financial markets. You'll also understand the role of other financial intermediaries.

You'll study and apply theoretical frameworks in economics and finance. The course will also encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on issues related to financial markets and institutions.

We will provide you with the opportunity to understand and critically analyse:

  • the role of commercial and investment banks within international financial markets
  • the functioning of financial markets
  • a wide range of investment management topics

Advanced statistical software

Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:

  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab

Financial databases

You'll also have access to a number of financial databases including:

  • Thompson Financial's DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • ORBIS (cross-border investment)
  • Bloomberg – access to Bloomberg trading terminals is available on campus only

You'll use these for your empirical projects in applied econometrics as well as your final dissertation.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Qualifications explained

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How you'll learn

Your development

You'll develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:

  • the role of retail and investment banks in modern economies
  • the operational behaviour of banks, financial markets and investors
  • contemporary debates in international financial markets
  • empirical modelling techniques in the areas of economics and finance
  • how to synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations

Professional development

You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. Through self-study, you'll complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

You'll be able to take part in a live financial trading simulation. This is delivered jointly with amplify trading and CFA annual global investment challenge.

You'll gain insights into different roles in the financial industry and boost your employability.

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

  • banker
  • fund manager
  • relationship manager
  • accountant
  • financial trader
  • auditor
  • risk manager
  • risk analyst
  • PhD candidate

Recent employers include:

  • KPMG
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • PwC
  • HSBC Bank
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Santander UK
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • China Construction Bank Corporation
  • Beijing Chenghuai Technology Co. Ltd

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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From the comfort of your sofa you'll be able to:

  • explore our beautiful campus
  • find out about our vibrant city
  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

You'll also have the opportunity to speak to academic staff and find out more about the courses you're interested in.

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Xiaojing (Linda) Song
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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