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

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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:

  • Fundamentals of Senior Management (40 Credits)
  • The Strategic Manager (20 Credits)
  • Professional Management and Research Skills (20 Credits)

Students undertaking the Banking and Finance Pathway will complete the following modules:

  • Corporate Finance (20 Credits)
  • Money, Banking and the Financial System (20 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 Leadership

  • Strategic Business Project (60 credits)


  • 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 – Aula 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: 48 hours
  • Independent study: 152 hours


  • Coursework assessment 100%

Assessment methods will include:

  • Portfolios
  • Presentations
  • Essays
  • Case studies

Delivery methods for a 20 credit module

  • Lectures 1.5 hours
  • Tutorials 2 hours

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).

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"Studying at UWS Campus provides me with a great opportunity to learn from one of the best institutes in the UK and it is providing me with a lot of resources."

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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

Our facilities

Our modern London Campus is located in London Docklands, a one minute walk from East India DLR station. The campus is well connected and only a few stops away from the exciting city centre.

Our technology-rich campus with light and airy study spaces is the optimal place for learning, making international friends, and taking one closer step to your future career.

Learn more about our London Campus, the history behind it and what areas are nearby for you to explore as a student at UWS London.

Course leader profile

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Dr Melissa Kerr
Programme Leader: Master of Business Administration (with pathways)

Dr Melissa Kerr is the Programme Leader of the Masters of Business Administration (with pathways) within the School of Business and Creative Industries. She has worked as a lecturer in Higher Education on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK and Australia. Her areas of research and teaching include Change Management, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Management and Labour History. Her research examined the impact of public employment services on labour market outcomes. Melissa completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2012.

Further information

To study a post graduate programme with UWS London, applicants are expected to hold at least an ordinary degree from a UK institution, or an equivalent qualification if the applicant has studied outside of the UK.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not meet the academic requirements for each programme but can demonstrate significant professional experience in a relevant field.

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

For further details, please contact one of our Admissions Officers.

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 UWSInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Test Minimum Requirement IELTS (International English Language Testing System)IELTS Indicator Overall score of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 for each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)Grade C
Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Int’lOverall score 170 with no element below 163
Cambridge AS and A LevelsGrade C or above
Trinity College London ISEIIReading: Pass; Listening: Pass
ibTOEFL78; no sub-test less than 17: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17
Pearson Test of English (Academic)PTE Overall score of 59 with no element less than 59
Password English Language testGrades equivalent to CEFR B2 for entry at L9 entry and above. Password scores of 6.0 or higher
LanguageCert International ESOLB2 Communicator pass/Communicator High Pass (postgraduate applicants at 6.0)
Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6.
Skills for English (SELT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6

UWS London provides a comprehensive range of student services dedicated to supporting you at every stage of your academic journey, ensuring your success and well-being throughout your studies.

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MBA with Banking and Finance

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