This course has been designed specifically to enhance knowledge of the banking and finance industry and improve your employability prospects.
You will learn about key challenges in the current global economic environment, consider issues from around the world, and analyse and evaluate problems to identify the best solutions to improve international banking and finance strategies and practice.
Banking continues to experience a number of problems requiring the development of new opportunities and you will find this course is relevant, innovative and challenging.You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.
The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
This course has been designed specifically to enhance knowledge of the banking and finance industry and improve your employability prospects. Specifically the course will:
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
Flexible final study options
Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of postgraduate taught programmes in the UK.
For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:
The dissertation can be undertaken within a company, a sponsoring organisation, or investigate an area which is of interest to you. Study is undertaken in the UK, or sometimes overseas – some international students may possibly return to their country to work on an industrial research project.
If you are on the part-time course, you will be able to register for individual modules as part of CPD. The following example shows how the course could be taken on a part-time basis over two years:
Year 1 - Semester 1
Accounting and Finance
Risk, Regulation and Compliance
International Financial Management
Year 2 – Semester 1
Semesters 2 and 3
Business Innovation Project
Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.
A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.
Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.
In the case of non-graduates please look at APEL.
For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For entry to level 4, 5, 6, or 7 such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
This course is suitable for graduates who have studied economics, finance, accounting, business studies, management or any other relevant disciplines. The course is also ideal if you are already working in the banking and financial services sector and want to enhance your career prospects.
You will most likely have a background in finance or economics and possess good analytical skills. You should also be able to analyse, review and interpret complex international financial issues. Ideally you will be looking for, or developing your career in banking or financial services. This course offers excellent scope for aspiring and existing managers who want to improve their career development opportunities and employability.
International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.
You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme
The course is delivered in four blocks of three day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block. Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.
Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.
Professor Ghulam Sorwar
Professor in Finance
Professor Sorwar started his working life at the Derivatives Desk of Abbey Life Investment Services. He then decided to leave industry to complete a PhD. His main area of research focuses on Derivatives Pricing, Risk Management and the Financial Crisis. He has taught across a wide range of modules including Mathematical Finance and Corporate Finance amongst others. Currently he is both the Module Leader and teaches Risk, Regulation and Compliance and Bank Management.
Recent graduates have joined the international banking and finance industries, corporate sector, and the academic community. You will gain a highly-regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.
A wide range of career directions are possible including finance director, investment banker, corporate relationship managers, private client relationship manager, regulatory compliance manager, equity analyst, structured instrument trader and project finance analyst.
This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.
Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:
“I really enjoyed my time at Salford on the degree. I found the course interesting and stimulating and believe it provided excellent preparation for my training as a chartered accountant. The course blended both the theoretical and practical elements of finance and accounting and enabled me to obtain maximum exemptions from the ICAEW. The business skills developed as part of the course, such as presentation skills, played a significant part in my successful application for a graduate placement at KPMG. Overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend the course to anyone considering a career in finance and/or accounting.”
Our course team maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.
Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.
Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.
Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.
Research in Salford Business School is coordinated by Professor Jim Yip, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation).
You can find more information and contact details here: http://www.research.salford.ac.uk
For those who wish to go further academically, a range of research PhD opportunities in all areas of finance are available, offering the opportunity to concentrate on any specialism requiring an in-depth understanding of international banking and finance.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,295 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||MSc £11,995; PgDip £8,195; PgCert £4,195|
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,250 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre.
Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.
MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, the University of Salford and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain.
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MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time, one year part-time)
96%of our Business postgraduates go on to employment and/or further study within six months of graduatingDLHE 2009 and 2010