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Global Finance & Banking MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

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The 100% online MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Global Finance & Banking from King’s Business School allows you to explore advanced financial and banking principles, such as investment analysis, analysis of financial statements, models of asset returns, optimal investment & risk and portfolio management. King’s Business School is the new hub in London for engaging with business, finance and government; where game-changing research informs a contemporary approach to business education, creating socially responsible leaders of the future. Learn from leading academics and active senior finance professionals who will give you the right knowledge and tools to effectively tackle business challenges and support your career aspirations. There will be a strong focus on practical skills, giving you the right knowledge and tools to effectively tackle challenges in the global finance and banking sectors, and support your career aspirations. Fit your studies around your work and life commitments without taking a career break, and start to grow the essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills that you will need to succeed in your future finance career.

Key benefits

  • The MSc in Global Finance & Banking offers specialised, practical and theoretical education in an environment of academic excellence. It is designed for students who aim to pursue or progress their careers in banking and finance, including roles in financial regulation, finance and risk management and actuarial science.

• Gain strong practical skills in areas such as investment analysis, optimal investments and portfolio management. • Explore optional Masterclasses, pushing your areas of interest further. • Join a degree developed in collaboration with practitioners from leading financial institutions. • Taught from King’s Business School, ranked 6th in the UK for Business & Management Studies (The Complete University Guide 2022). • Six intakes a year for maximum flexibility (Jan, Mar, May, June, Sept, Oct). • Study 100% online, from wherever you are in the world. • Course content recognised by the CFA Institute.

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Teaching methods - what to expect

This course has been designed specifically for a 100% online audience. It uses a range of interactive activities to support learning, including discussion forums, online readings, interactive lectures, videos and online tutorials.

Time commitment: Whilst your academic background and familiarity with the topic of each module will have a bearing on your total study time, you should expect to commit roughly 21-25 hours a week to your studies. 

Assessment

    Students are assessed through a combination of written coursework and online examinations. The assessment methods may vary between modules, but each module will include one or more of these methods. 

    The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the programme modules change.

    Structure

    Required modules

    PG Cert You are required to take:

    Quantitative Methods for Finance (15 credits)
    Investments (15 credits)
    Financial Statements (15 credits)

    You must also take one of the following:

    Commercial & Investment Finance (15 credits)
    Introduction to Statistical Programming (15 credits)

    PG Dip You are required to take:

    Quantitative Methods for Finance (15 credits)
    Investments (15 credits)
    Financial Statements (15 credits)

    You must also take five of the following:

    Commercial & Investment Finance (15 credits)
    Introduction to Statistical Programming (15 credits)
    Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
    Corporate Finance (15 credits)
    Applied Risk Management for Banking (15 credits)
    Asset Pricing (15 credits)
    Computational Finance (15 credits)
    Financial Econometrics (15 credits)
    Wealth Management (15 credits)
    Behavioural Finance (15 credits)
    Global Tactical Asset Allocation (15 Credits)

    MSc You are required to take:

    Quantitative Methods for Finance (15 credits)
    Investments (15 credits)
    Financial Statements (15 credits)
    Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
    Corporate Finance (15 credits)
    Applied Risk Management for Banking (15 credits)
    Financial Econometrics (15 credits)
    Wealth Management (15 credits)

    You must also take four of the following (Research Project is an optional module. If you would like to take it, you must study Introduction to Statistical Programming and Computational Finance first):

    Commercial & Investment Finance (15 credits)
    Introduction to Statistical Programming (15 credits)
    Asset Pricing (15 credits)
    Computational Finance (15 credits)
    Behavioural Finance (15 credits)
    Global Tactical Asset Allocation (15 Credits)
    Research Project (30 credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    King’s is ranked seventh in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2021).

    Studying the MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert 100% flexible distance learning Global Finance and Banking course at King’s Business School is suitable for:

    • Finance and Banking sector professionals looking for career progression

    • Professionals looking to specialise in global finance and banking sectors

    • Professionals looking to change career

    • Finance and banking professionals wanting to work in academia

    • Graduates seeking further education

    Tuition Fees

    Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. From September 2022 onwards, modules will be charged at £1,970 per module.

    The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

    Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules (£7,880)

    Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules (£15,760)

    Master of Science: 12 modules (£23,640)

    Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 

    Additional Fees Information

    When you receive an offer for this course, you will be required to pay for your first module upfront, as a non-refundable deposit, to secure your place. This payment will be credited towards your total fee payment. Please note that a standard 14 day cooling off period will apply from the point of initial payment for your first module. Any subsequent payments are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

    The deposit cost for this course is the cost of one module (£1,970) plus a non-refundable application fee of £75.

    Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed three weeks prior to the first day of teaching, with the due date being two weeks later (one week before teaching). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies up until one week prior to the module starting. If payment has been made, the money will remain on your account as credit until you return.

    If you have registered for a PG Dip or PG Cert qualification but decide you wish to upgrade to a higher award, you will need to speak to your enrolment advisor. If you choose to upgrade your programme, you will enter a new cooling off period from the date of payment for your next module on the upgraded award. Any subsequent payments following this next module payment are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

    Additional Requirements & Costs

    Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, a desktop computer may be necessary for some parts of the course.

    We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge; full functionality cannot be guaranteed in older or less commonly used browsers.

    Students will require access to a high-speed internet connection (4Mbps minimum).

    We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible available online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

    This is an online course and you are not expected to go to campus, should you wish to do so, there are some additional fees to pay for:

    • Books, ebooks or articles (if you choose to buy your own copies)
    • King’s campus Library fees and fines

    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    • Gain strong practical skills in areas such as investment analysis, optimal investments and portfolio management. • Explore optional Masterclasses, pushing your areas of interest further. • Join a degree developed in collaboration with practitioners from leading financial institutions. • Taught from King’s Business School, ranked 6th in the UK for Business & Management Studies (The Complete University Guide 2022). • Six intakes a year for maximum flexibility (Jan, Mar, May, June, Sept, Oct). • Study 100% online, from wherever you are in the world. • Course content recognised by the CFA Institute.

    Partners

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    This course has been designed specifically for a 100% online audience. It uses a range of interactive activities to support learning, including discussion forums, online readings, interactive lectures, videos and online tutorials.

    Time commitment: Whilst your academic background and familiarity with the topic of each module will have a bearing on your total study time, you should expect to commit roughly 21-25 hours a week to your studies. 

    Assessment

      Students are assessed through a combination of written coursework and online examinations. The assessment methods may vary between modules, but each module will include one or more of these methods. 

      The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the programme modules change.

      Structure

      Required modules

      PG Cert You are required to take:

      Quantitative Methods for Finance (15 credits)
      Investments (15 credits)
      Financial Statements (15 credits)

      You must also take one of the following:

      Commercial & Investment Finance (15 credits)
      Introduction to Statistical Programming (15 credits)

      PG Dip You are required to take:

      Quantitative Methods for Finance (15 credits)
      Investments (15 credits)
      Financial Statements (15 credits)

      You must also take five of the following:

      Commercial & Investment Finance (15 credits)
      Introduction to Statistical Programming (15 credits)
      Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
      Corporate Finance (15 credits)
      Applied Risk Management for Banking (15 credits)
      Asset Pricing (15 credits)
      Computational Finance (15 credits)
      Financial Econometrics (15 credits)
      Wealth Management (15 credits)
      Behavioural Finance (15 credits)
      Global Tactical Asset Allocation (15 Credits)

      MSc You are required to take:

      Quantitative Methods for Finance (15 credits)
      Investments (15 credits)
      Financial Statements (15 credits)
      Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
      Corporate Finance (15 credits)
      Applied Risk Management for Banking (15 credits)
      Financial Econometrics (15 credits)
      Wealth Management (15 credits)

      You must also take four of the following (Research Project is an optional module. If you would like to take it, you must study Introduction to Statistical Programming and Computational Finance first):

      Commercial & Investment Finance (15 credits)
      Introduction to Statistical Programming (15 credits)
      Asset Pricing (15 credits)
      Computational Finance (15 credits)
      Behavioural Finance (15 credits)
      Global Tactical Asset Allocation (15 Credits)
      Research Project (30 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      King’s is ranked seventh in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2021).

      Studying the MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert 100% flexible distance learning Global Finance and Banking course at King’s Business School is suitable for:

      • Finance and Banking sector professionals looking for career progression

      • Professionals looking to specialise in global finance and banking sectors

      • Professionals looking to change career

      • Finance and banking professionals wanting to work in academia

      • Graduates seeking further education

      Tuition Fees

      Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. From September 2022 onwards, modules will be charged at £1,970 per module.

      The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

      Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules (£7,880)

      Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules (£15,760)

      Master of Science: 12 modules (£23,640)

      Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 

      Additional Fees Information

      When you receive an offer for this course, you will be required to pay for your first module upfront, as a non-refundable deposit, to secure your place. This payment will be credited towards your total fee payment. Please note that a standard 14 day cooling off period will apply from the point of initial payment for your first module. Any subsequent payments are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

      The deposit cost for this course is the cost of one module (£1,970) plus a non-refundable application fee of £75.

      Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed three weeks prior to the first day of teaching, with the due date being two weeks later (one week before teaching). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies up until one week prior to the module starting. If payment has been made, the money will remain on your account as credit until you return.

      If you have registered for a PG Dip or PG Cert qualification but decide you wish to upgrade to a higher award, you will need to speak to your enrolment advisor. If you choose to upgrade your programme, you will enter a new cooling off period from the date of payment for your next module on the upgraded award. Any subsequent payments following this next module payment are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

      Additional Requirements & Costs

      Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, a desktop computer may be necessary for some parts of the course.

      We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge; full functionality cannot be guaranteed in older or less commonly used browsers.

      Students will require access to a high-speed internet connection (4Mbps minimum).

      We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible available online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

      This is an online course and you are not expected to go to campus, should you wish to do so, there are some additional fees to pay for:

      • Books, ebooks or articles (if you choose to buy your own copies)
      • King’s campus Library fees and fines

      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

      • Graduation costs

      Funding

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