MFin International Finance

This intensive programme covers an intellectually sophisticated curriculum to provide you with an in depth knowledge of financial theory and practice, with a distinctive focus on the global marketplace. It will give you a thorough understanding in the area of international finance to help you develop a critical appreciation of the issues surrounding global organisations in rapidly changing economies.

Why this programme?

  • MFin in International Finance is well established at the Adam Smith Business School. The programme is ranked by the QS and Financial Times.
  • The programme fosters critical awareness to help you appraise models, theories and issues relevant to the finance functions of international organisations.
  • You will develop an impressive portfolio of skills, for example to analyse ways in which principal capital markets and institutions operate; critically understand the main and alternative products available to firms and investors; evaluate complex financial and investment decisions.
  • There is an excellent range of optional courses to give you a thorough understanding in the areas which are increasingly important for a career in finance or investment.
  • You will be taught by staff who are highly regarded nationally and internationally for their excellent research output.
  • The Adam Smith Business School has access to Bloomberg terminals, statistical software systems and a wide collection of well-known financial data sources and engines.
  • Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

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

  • Corporate finance and valuation
  • International capital markets
  • Principles of financial econometrics

Optional courses

  • Behavioural finance
  • Data science and machine learning in finance
  • Financial analysis and equity valuation
  • Financial risk management
  • Financial institutions, intermediation, and regulation
  • International financial management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Risk management and derivative securities

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

You will develop the knowledge to work in a variety of financial functions, and for a variety of firms such as banks, insurance companies and financial service companies. International Finance alumni have gone on to be finance managers, credit analysts, auditors and corporate portfolio managers around the world. Employers include Samsung, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Barclays, E&Y, Shenzhen Media Group, China Merchants Bank and Bank of China. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Fees funding

Tuition fees for 2023-24:

MFin

  1. Uk - Full-time fee: £13,650
  2. International EU - Full-time fee: £32,850

Entry requirements

2.1 honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject, with at least one quantitative course such as Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or Econometrics.

Only applications that meet or exceed our stated entry requirements will go forward for consideration. Any application that does not will be automatically rejected. Applicants will be made offers based on their relative performance compared to other applicants, taking into account both current GPA, or degree classification, and the relevance of an applicant’s academic background.

Please note, applications that meet our minimum entry requirements may still be rejected, based on its score in comparison to other applications received during the same round. Please review our stated entry requirements to ensure you meet or exceed them before submitting your application.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

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