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Global Finance & Banking MSc

Gain the research and critical thinking skills to support your career aspirations in global finance and banking.

Key information

Study mode:

100% online


2 years, part time

Applications open:

14 March 2024

Application deadline:

6 August 2024

Next start date:

3 September 2024


January, April and September

Tuition fees:

£26,076 *

These tuition fees may be subject to increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

(funding options and instalments are available)

* Depending on your country of residence, you may also have to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) in addition to your tuition fees. You can find further information on the King's Goods and Services tax page.

Course overview

As today’s global financial landscape evolves more rapidly than ever, it’s vital to stay ahead of the curve. Our expert academics have specially designed this course to help you achieve this and so much more. From future-proof risk management to financial data interpretation, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in international finance.  

Rooted in academic excellence and delivered by the triple-accredited King’s Business School, this programme offers a unique blend of theoretical methodologies grounded in real-world practice. As a graduate, you’ll unlock exciting new leadership positions, from asset management and finance consultancy to derivatives analyst and compliance officer roles. 

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Join our course and take your career to the next level. 

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Why choose this online MSc?

Versatile skills

Develop highly transferable skills that prepare you for a wide range of specialisms, from financial technologies to risk management.

Global perspectives

By connecting with an international cohort of like-minded learners, you’ll gain the breadth of insight required to navigate today’s intrinsically global financial landscape.

New career paths

Your understanding of global finance, including markets, banking, and regulatory frameworks, will prepare you for roles in multinational corporations and investment banks.

What you'll study

This course is grounded in practice and focuses on applying cutting-edge theory to contemporary industry. 

As an MSc student, you’ll: 

  • Delve into the logic behind finance theory, and use it to improve the way people do business.  
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of portfolio management, risk management, and econometrics. 
  • Learn how new and emerging tools and methods can solve real business problems. 
  • Develop the acumen required to predict risks and decision-making outcomes effectively. 

How you'll learn

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Module overview

This online Global Finance & Banking MSc course is comprised of eight core modules, and seven optional modules. Each module counts as 15 credits, apart from the Research Project, which is a 30-credit module. You’ll need to take a total of 180 credits to complete the course.  

The optional modules have been specifically designed to be studied in a non-linear order. The order in which you’ll study the modules will depend on when you begin the course. 

Important: Students opting to take the Research Project module must study Introduction to Statistical Programming and Computational Finance first.  

All core modules on the course are compulsory and you must pass all your chosen modules to complete the award. 

Core modules

The following modules are compulsory for MSc students:

Optional modules

The following modules are optional. You must select four of them, and they must total up to 60 credits. Please note that if you would like to take the Research Project, you must study Introduction to Statistical Programming and Computational Finance first.

Meet your Programme Director

Dr Fotis Papailias

Dr Fotis Papailias 

Programme Director, Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance 

Dr Fotis Papailias specialises in time series econometrics. His research focuses on analysing and forecasting financial and macroeconomic series, dependent data resampling procedures, portfolio selection, and technical trading.

His work has been published in reputable academic journals and has practical applications in investment strategies. 

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How you’re assessed 

Assessments are designed to test your knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the topics discussed during the course. We’ll also look at your ability to analyse and apply specialist knowledge to practice. While these may vary between modules, they are likely to include one or more of the following:


Group presentations

Written coursework

(including essays, dissertations and a research project)

Entry requirements

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Career options in Global Finance & Banking

Our MSc in Global Finance & Banking will propel you towards a vast range of career prospects by providing specialised education in international finance. You’ll be equipped with a sought-after skill set in areas such as financial technologies and risk management, profound theoretical knowledge, and informed decision-making.

You’ll also stand out to employers due to your understanding of global finance – including markets, banking, and regulatory frameworks. This knowledge is crucial for roles in multinational corporations and investment banks. You'll also foster versatile soft skills such as critical thinking, analytical skills, and a global mindset, which will position you for success in leadership roles.

Here are just a few examples of the career opportunities you’ll be able to pursue as a graduate of this course:

  • Investment Banking Analyst 
  • Financial Risk Manager 
  • International Corporate Treasurer 
  • Portfolio Manager 
  • Financial Consultant 
  • Asset Manager 
  • Treasury Analyst 
  • Compliance Officer 
  • Global Financial Analyst 
  • Commercial Banker 
  • Hedge Fund Manager 
  • Private Equity Associate 

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