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The MSc in International Financial Services aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the dynamic, characteristics, threats and opportunities facing the financial services sector.
The financial services industry is of crucial importance to the global economy. The industry serves and connects individual investors to business, trade and commerce. It is responsible for our savings, investments and pensions and provides credit to individuals and businesses.
The Masters degree programme will provide you with an insight into the important issues facing the financial services industry whilst considering the importance of key functions within a financial services business such as marketing, compliance and corporate finance.
Teaching across the International Financial Services programmes is via a combination of formal lectures supported by tutorials and seminars. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which encourages healthy dialogue between faculty and students and between students themselves.
Topics of study in this International Financial Services MSc include:
- Business Ethics and Governance
- Corporate Finance
- Intermediaries, Investors and Products
- Management of Information Systems
- MBA Corporate Strategy
- Methods and Models
- Service Management
- Social and Ethical Manifestations of Capital
Students also have the oppportunity to produce a substantive and creative research dissertation to demonstrate their familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities.
Students wishing to study the International Financial Services Masters degree programme must meet the following criteria:
- First or Second class honours degree with significant accounting content
- IELTS of 6.5 + TOEFL of 233
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...