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Finance and Banking - MSc

Degree title: Master of Science in Finance and Banking.
The title is awarded directly by the University of Sheffield.
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Mode of delivery: Classes take place on weekday evenings
Language of instruction: English

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Why choose this course?

  • Degree from one of the world’s top 100 universities, the University of Sheffield.
     
  • Opportunities for placements and internships, in companies and organizations within the sector of banking and finance, assisting students to embark their career while studying.
     
  • Use of on-line trading simulators helping students to put theory into practice.
     
  • Students are exposed to different types of financial assets, markets and institutions and appreciate various schools of analysis.
     
  • Expert teaching team, comprised of seasoned academics and industry experts with experience in banking and finance.
     
  • Graduates may pursue careers in corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, investment consulting, private banking and many more.
     
  • Specialised programme of studies focusing on latest theory and practical applications of the finance industry.
     
  • A pathway to a successful career in Europe and abroad.

More reasons why:

 

Recognition of degress Accreditation and recognition The Department International Faculty

The programme is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the financial services sector. In recent years, the financial services industry has seen rapid worldwide development and change. Within this environment, there is an increasing demand for financial specialists capable of understanding the rules and complexities of the modern financial system.The MSc in Finance & Banking enables students to develop both theoretical and applied perspectives as well as a range of specialist skills. It will develop practical skills in banking and finance as well as analytical skills in relation to financial institutions and markets, portfolio management, instruments, and other critical areas.

 

Entry requirements

View the application and admission requirements of the programme.

 

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this programme you may view details of the application process.

 

Tuition Fees

Below you may find information about the tuition fees for this programme offered by CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield for the academic year 2019/20.

Programme title Tuition fees
MSc in Finance and Banking €6,800 (full fees, FT/PT)
  • All scholarships are incorporated in the above advertised tuition fees.
  • Candidates who wish to be informed about additional early-bird, company and other types of fee reductions and scholarships are encouraged to contact us directly.

For any questions about fees, please contact us at: acadreg@citycollege.sheffield.eu

 

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about this programme, contact our Admissions Team at
admissions@citycollege.sheffield.eu

 

*This programme may be subject to minor changes.

 

 

Econometrics for Finance
This unit is highly technical in nature, as it predominantly attempts to expose the quantitative aspects that people in the business and finance profession must be acquainted with should they want to perform everyday tasks effectively. Topics such as decision analysis, inferential statistics, regression and correlation analysis, model specification, econometric problems, time series, and forecasting, provide the platform on which an insightful and vigorous analysis will be conducted. Back to top

Investments and Security Analysis
This unit aims to help students acquire a thorough understanding of the areas of portfolio management and security valuation and analysis. It will provide them with the investment background and recent developments in investment theory, capital markets and asset pricing. Furthermore, it will familiarise them with modern quantitative methods of security and portfolio valuation. Security analysis will focus on fixed income and equity. Important empirical and theoretical evidence will be examined along with practical implementation of tools and methodologies. Back to top

Corporate Finance and Valuations
The unit focuses on the principles of corporate finance such as investing in projects that yield a return greater than the minimum acceptable hurdle rate, choosing a financing mix that minimizes the hurdle rate and matches the assets being financed. Furthermore, it deals with CAPM, capital structure and dividend policy decisions. It also takes a practical approach to valuations of entities. Back to top

Financial Reporting and Analysis
Companies’ financial statements and annual reports are critical instruments in presenting a corporation's financial position, the result of its operations and its cash flows to external and internal users. The main objective of this unit is to give students a critical understanding of financial information; how this information is prepared and; how it can be analysed so as to draw useful conclusions for decision making purposes. The unit examines some of the major aspects of the financial reporting process, its analysis and interpretation. It thereby encourages a critical rather than automatic acceptance of the underlying assumptions behind accounting linking theory with practical examples. Back to top

Bank Regulation and Financial Stability
Financial stability has become an explicit objective of central banks around the world in the past ten years, following the financial crisis. The unit will start with an overview of the functions and regulation of banks, exchanges, over-the-counter markets, broker-dealers, institutional investors, and mutual and hedge funds. Following that the unit will provide an advanced analysis of how bank regulations affect bank risk management practices. This is put in perspective with recent market developments and innovations. Examples and cases will be drawn from the international financial system while the idiosyncratic character of the Greek financial system will be stressed. Back to top

Commercial and Investment Banking
This unit attempts to provide a broad overview of commercial and investment banking, their role in the economy and the forces that are continuing to change them worldwide. The unit examines in detail issues such as consumer and commercial credit analysis, asset and liability management, risk management, foreign exchange rates, loan policy and money management services. Furthermore, topics covered include investment banking activities, such as raising capital, advising on mergers and acquisitions, brokerage/dealership activities, asset management and proprietary trading and investing. Back to top

Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
This unit is based on the analytics of financial derivatives and risk management. Specifically, the unit examines the pricing and use of financial derivatives, including options, forwards, and futures, and swaps, as well as hedging and Value-at-risk in risk management. The course focuses extensively on the analytical aspects of derivative products and the practical applications of risk management tools in various contexts. Back to top

Research Methods for Finance
In the first semester this unit provides essential information on academic presentation, referencing, research and writing skills, different approaches to research and proposal preparation. In the second semester the unit provides students with a sound understanding and the skills needed to apply the methodologies used in quantitative time series analysis.
This is done by familiarising them with the tools that are used in contemporary financial econometrics. At the end of the unit, students are able to critically evaluate the existing literature on the field and to conduct modern research design and execution. The ultimate goal of the unit is to enable students to produce a well thought out dissertation proposal and research project. Back to top

 

 

 

The Business Administration & Economics Department (BAED) of the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College aims at providing all students with an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment that allows them to acquire important skills and competencies for their professional and personal life.

Business matters at BAED. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in management related disciplines are designed to challenge students’ thinking and inspire them to develop the advanced knowledge and analytical skills they will need to succeed in business.

Our academics continually work with international, national and regional businesses as part of their research and use their experiences to make their teaching relevant and up-to-date.
More about the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

Research at the Business Administration & Economics Department

The academic staff of the Business Administration & Economics Department

Contact the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

Graduates of the MSc in Finance and Banking programme may pursue careers in corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, money management, private banking, retail banking, business consulting, investment consulting and more.

Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre

The Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre, focuses on helping students to set attainable career goals. It offers advice on CVs and cover letters, and on how to effectively handle job interviews. Through career fairs, and different internship programmes, the department aims at constantly bringing students in contact with prospective employers. 

Every spring we organize the Annual Career Fair presenting with an opportunity to get a first feel of job seeking. During the event students and alumni have interview opportunities with corporate recruiters and present their skills and abilities to potential employers. Large companies, organisations and multinationals from different industries across S.E. Europe participate every year in our Career Fair and offer employment and internship opportunities to our students and graduates.
More about our Career Services.

Contact the Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre at careers@citycollege.sheffield.eu

 

Ms Fani Gratsonidou“I decided to pursue financial studies at the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College hoping that this would be the path to succeed in my professional goals. After graduating, I started my career in the banking sector where I evolved during the years. My studies have helped me succeed and move fast as a professional. As a graduate, I wish to stay in touch with my college and that’s why I am actively involved in alumni activities and events.”

Fani Gratsonidou, Greece
Banking Operations Development
Piraeus Bank

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