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MBA with Banking and Finance

2021

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MBA

Duration

1 year full-time

School

School of Business & Creative Industries

Start date

January, May, September

Why study for an MBA with Banking and Finance at UWS London?

A specialist MBA with Banking and Finance will develop your personal capabilities, skills and knowledge to prepare you for an advanced career in banking. You’ll study the workings of banks, investment firms and other financial institutions, learning to apply strategic thinking to real-world scenarios.

An MBA equips graduates with a 360-degree view of the banking and finance industry. This level of insight is highly valuable to firms looking to recruit leaders with a deep understanding of the business.

MBA graduates have proven management expertise, so will tend to enter institutions at a higher level, on higher salaries and with greater responsibility.

The MBA Pathways program has a number of core modules, which will enable students to lead from within through innovation and creative thinking, shaping them into a leader for the ever changing context of Business. The modules are interdisciplinary in nature enabling students to critically demonstrate and understand the integration of key business functions enhancing their ability to design and deliver effective organisation wide strategies across sectors.

Students are required to complete the following three core modules:

  • Leading and Managing Business (30 Credits)
  • Professional Management Skills (30 Credits)
  • Creating Business Advantage (30 Credits)

Plus two Banking and Finance specialised modules:

  • Financing Business (15 credits)
  • Financial Risk Management (15 Credits)

At the dissertation stage there is an option of either the Strategic Business project or the Developing Professional Practice module which will enable students to work with an employer on a project related to Banking and Finance.

  • Strategic Business Project (60 credits)

or

  • Developing Professional Practice (60 credits)

A recognised innovative feature of our MBA programme is the fact it is supported by its own virtual learning environment – Moodle which provides access to MBA core materials and allows students to study and interact online with their peers.

You will be taught through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical workshops

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 16%
  • Independent study: 84%

Assessment

  • Coursework assessment 100%

Assessment methods will include:

  • Oral presentation
  • Written reports
  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Posters
  • Portfolios

Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

Coming soon.

What is an MBA with Banking and Finance all about?

This one-year full time programme will give you the executive training required to kickstart your banking and finance sector career. Our MBA in Banking and Finance produces high calibre graduates able to progress and thrive in a globally competitive business environment.

An MBA with Banking and Finance will equip you with the skills you need to move into key positions in the banking and finance sector. You’ll study a mix of theoretical and practical elements covering contemporary developments in the banking and finance field and how to tackle practical managerial issues specific to the industry. As well as gaining knowledge, you’ll also develop the personal capabilities required to succeed in this challenging and highly rewarding field.

This MBA has been developed in consultation with industry, employers, and professional associations to meet the demands of the world of modern banking —a landscape that is constantly changing. You’ll learn from industry experts and our highly skilled teaching team, who will give you everything you need to progress in this exciting industry at management level. As part of this specialized MBA, financial markets and financial instruments (a broad understanding of financial systems including banking, insurance and financial intermediation) will be extensively examined.

Where will this course take me?

This qualification opens the door to a range of positions in the banking and financial services sector, giving you the knowledge and skills to enter the industry at a higher level.

MBA with Banking and Finance graduates can be found in some of the worlds’ leading financial institutions, in roles such as accounting managers, financial analysts, finance officers, loan officers, investment banking associates, investment bankers, chief financial officers and many more.

MBA graduates who specialise in banking usually work with government and private banks, mortgage companies, savings and loan unions and credit establishments.

The banking and finance sector continually attracts some of the brightest graduates thanks to its dynamic pace, development opportunities and great pay and benefits. This industry provides reliable, interesting career paths and global opportunities.

Student experience and outcomes are at the heart of everything we do. Our students score us 90% for overall student satisfaction (2018 International Student Barometer/Student Barometer Graduate survey).

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if…

  • You’re a graduate contemplating a career in the banking and finance industry
  • You’re a graduate with relevant professional experience in the financial sector and are looking to enhance your specialist knowledge and skills
  • You’re a manager employed in the banking industry
  • You’re a manager or accountant looking to develop your banking management skills

Why study for an MBA with Banking and Finance?

A specialist MBA with Banking and Finance will develop your personal capabilities, skills and knowledge to prepare you for an advanced career in banking. You’ll study the workings of banks, investment firms and other financial institutions, learning to apply strategic thinking to real-world scenarios.

An MBA equips graduates with a 360-degree view of the banking and finance industry. This level of insight is highly valuable to firms looking to recruit leaders with a deep understanding of the business.

MBA graduates have proven management expertise, so will tend to enter institutions at a higher level, on higher salaries and with greater responsibility.

Topics you may cover include:

  • Business analytics and big data
  • Global management
  • Financial management
  • Operations management
  • Strategic management
  • Finance and ethics
  • Enterprise and innovation

Further Information

You should hold an honours degree or equivalent (minimum 2:2 classification) or a bachelor’s degree with significant and relevant work experience. You will normally be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A degree awarded by an appropriate institution
  • A postgraduate award (passed at an appropriate level)
  • An appropriate professional qualification such as those from ACCA or CIMA
  • Passed a Pre Master’s programme at relevant level
  • Relevant work or professional experience

Where candidates do not meet the standard entry requirement, they must demonstrate that they have sufficient relevant professional or practice-based experience to undertake their chosen programme of study. They may be admitted to the programme at the discretion of the programme Admissions Officer/Programme Leader.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • Overall score 6.0
  • No sub-test less than 5.5

Common equivalent English language qualifications

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

  • 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
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
  • PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 54 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 61 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0)

For further information on English Language qualifications accepted click here.

For applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements above, there is an option to apply for the pre-sessional English language programme combined with chosen degree programme. Find out more here.

1 Year – Full-time

Intakes in January, May and September

UK/EU students
£13,325

International (Non-EU)
£13,325

Find out how you can pay for your course fees

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Apply now through our online application system. Before applying, you should check that you meet our entry requirements, and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

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Most courses don’t have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively, if you would like further information or guidance, enquire with us to speak with one of our admissions advisers.

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