Taught course

International Corporate Finance & Banking

University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject, with at least 1 credit-bearing module in Introductory Finance or Economics and school level Mathematics or at least 1 credit-bearing module in University level Mathematics. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is an empirically-based banking and finance degree, and is taught by specialist lecturers who are active researchers in their fields. The programme reflects the increasing importance being attached to ethics in modern-day banking.

Why Glasgow

  • You will be provided with a research-led, rigorous and comprehensive introduction to the international banking industry.
  • The programme is part-accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
  • Many of our graduates have attained various positions in the financial sector, in industry and commerce, and in the public sector.

Programme Structure

The programme starts from a study of general market-based finance and builds from there to a detailed study of banking, with supporting courses in ethics and statistics. You will be expected to analyse and evaluate some of the key recent research in this topic area.

Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

On this programme students will take six core courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, which offers you the flexibility to pursue studies in your chosen area of interest, on a theme related to financial analysis.

Core courses

  • International capital markets
  • International corporate finance
  • Statistics for business research
  • Financial management in banking
  • International banking and financial markets
  • Financial regulation and ethics.

Information for international students

The University of Glasgow welcomes students from over 100 different countries. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University normally sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/ for details.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Adam Smith Business School