Taught course

International Finance

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MFin

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject, with school level mathematics or at least one course 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

September

Course content

This programme will give you an understanding of the financing and investment issues facing international organisations. You will also learn about the treasury function of multinational companies.

Why Glasgow

  • You will learn how to analyse the functioning of principal capital markets and the features of the main products traded on these markets, and to identify and use appropriate statistical techniques to analyse financial data.
  • You will learn how to critically appraise models, theories and issues relevant to the finance function of international organisations, and apply information for financial decision-making.
  • The programme has been granted a measure of accreditation from the Diploma of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
  • By the end of the programme you will be able to identify and use appropriate statistical techniques, and explain and analyse the functioning of the principal capital markets and the features of the main products traded on these markets. You will be able to critically appraise models, theories and issues relevant to the finance function of international organisations, and apply information for financial decision-making.

Programme Structure

You will take three core and three optional courses and undertake a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a finance-related theme.

Core courses

  • International capital markets
  • International corporate finance
  • Statistics for business research.

Optional courses may include

  • Behavioural finance
  • Financial analysis and equity valuation
  • Financial regulation and ethics
  • Financial risk management
  • Governing risk and uncertainty
  • International banking and financial markets
  • International financial management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Responsible banking and development finance
  • Risk management and derivatives securities.

Career prospects

The central role of accounting and finance in today’s society makes our postgraduate degrees a sound basis for many stimulating and prestigious career opportunities and our graduates are in demand. The programme will prepare you for a career in finance or to pursue research studies in finance. You will develop the background to work in a variety of financial functions, and for a variety of businesses such as banks, insurance companies, financial service companies. Working in mainstream industries and commercial services firms is also a possibility. Recent graduates of the programme have gone on to roles such as Property Credit Analyst, Client Operation Manager, Finance Manager.

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£10200
International students
£21000

Qualification and course duration

MFin

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Adam Smith Business School
Email
business-accounting-finance@glasgow.ac.uk