MBA with Banking and Finance

2021

This course and the modules are going through a validation process as part of UWS’s commitment to keep the courses relevant and future proof. The final list of the course modules will be available after the completion of the validation process.

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MBA

Duration

1 year full-time

Start date

May 2021, Sept 2021

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

A world-class place to study
We’re ranked as one of the top 600 universities worldwide (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).

Learn from industry experts
Our teaching team has the insight and experience to prepare you for working life in the banking and finance industry.

Gain strong employment prospects 
97% of our postgraduate students are in work or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE 2016/17).

Immerse yourself in a leading business centre
Live and study in London, one of the world’s premier financial hubs.

Areas of study will include subjects such as:

Banking and finance

  • International trade
  • Shadow banking
  • Theories of finance
  • Global finance and its application
  • Financial risk and how to mitigate them


Professional Management Skills

  • Professionalism
  • Continuing professional development
  • Research Skills
  • Culture
  • Leadership


Leading and Managing Business

  • Change Management
  • Governance
  • Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Big Data
  • Innovation


Creating Business Advantage

  • People Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Financial Markets
  • Management Theory
  • Operations
  • Risk


This course and the modules are going through a validation process as part of UWS’s commitment to keep the courses relevant and future proof. The final list of the course modules will be available after the completion of the validation process.

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.

You’ll study….

  • Professional management skills
  • Business strategy
  • Financial systems
  • Risk management
  • Strategic marketing
  • Banking and finance theory

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 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
  • A pre-Master’s, or other foundation qualification
  • Relevant work or professional experience


You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed equivalent.

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)

1 year, full-time with intakes in May and September 2021.

UK/EU students
£13,000 

International (Non-EU)
£13,000

At the time of writing, the course fees for September 2021 onwards may be subject to revision.

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This course and the modules are going through a validation process as part of UWS’s commitment to keep the courses relevant and future proof. The final list of the course modules will be available after the completion of the validation process.

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