Taught course

Management and Development of International Financial Systems

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or an equivalent international qualification may also be acceptable.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The MSc Management and Development of International Financial Systems is designed to equip any student intending to work in the financial sector of developing and emerging countries with the concepts and tools to cope successfully in the rapidly changing world of financial instruments and markets. Without a knowledge and understanding of international banking theory, practice and procedure, finance managers cannot take the strategic steps required to restructure financial systems in order to operate effectively and efficiently in this new and evolving environment.

The course combines academic rigour with a policy orientation. The varied backgrounds of the teaching team and their range of research and consultancy activities ensure an appropriate blend of academic and practical perspectives. The programme also invites input from practitioners of major financial institutions with national and international roles.

You will normally study six modules at Stage 1, three double modules at Stage 2, followed by the dissertation at Stage 3.

Stage One
- Research Methods in Acc. & Finance (20 Credits)
- Strategic Accounting for Decision Making (10 Credits)
- Corporate Finance (10 Credits)
- Corporate Environment (10 Credits)
- Marketing Systems and Structures (10 Credits)

Stage Two (includes 20 credit modules)
- Comparative Study of Financial Systems in Developing Countries
- Multinational Operations in Finance and Banking

Stage Two Option Modules
- Islamic Banking and Finance
- Economic Development
- International Financial Services Regulations
- Corporate Governance
- Issues in International Management
- Strategic Management

Stage Three (60credits)
- Dissertation

A range of educational methods is used, such as lectures, group discussions, case study workshops, individual investigative projects and a variety of audio and visual methods. Separate induction and dissertation preparation sessions will also be held.This course offers facilities and a supportive environment in which Accounting and Finance students can flourish. From a fully equipped learning resource centre and a state-of-the-art trading room powered by leading industry software from Thomson Reuters to interactive teaching spaces.

From finance directors to investment bankers, our recent graduates have attained positions within a variety of local, national and international organisations.

Other possible career options include:

- Fund Manager
- Development banker
- Private client relationship manager
- Project finance analyst
- Risk Management in banking
- Regulatory bodies and consultancy.

Fees and funding

For full information, please visit www.southwales.ac.uk/money

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
08455 194 787