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Course summary

Learn the knowledge and professional skills to develop a career in investment banking, portfolio management, corporate finance or risk management. Explore the environment of the finance sector, helping you to build the skills you need to work strategically within it. Our Global Finance MSc addresses the needs of individuals looking to pursue a career in global finance or to further their knowledge of global financial markets.

  • Deepen your knowledge, understanding and application in ethics, quantitative and research methods, economics, financial reports and reporting, global financial markets, valuation of financial securities, and portfolio management.
  • Explore the core business, financial disciplines and methods of working in the financial sector, and learn how to apply these in practical contexts.
  • Develop powers of analysis, strategic approaches and communication skills to meet various analytical and decision-making challenges of the rapidly changing financial services industry.
  • Apply to study our Global Finance MSc with Extended Professional Practice route, an 18-month option aimed at individuals who are looking to attain a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way. This is great opportunity for students to spend twenty-two weeks at one (or more) work setting(s) in the form of an internship* with a host organisation.

Assessment method

Your performance will be assessed continually throughout the course. This helps to ensure that both you and your tutors understand your particular talents while recognising where you might need extra support. Your assessments will be highly applied and practical, reflecting the kind of work you will undertake in the workplace. Further help is provided for students preparing their assignments during the Assessment and Feedback hours. All modules have two assessment points, namely, mid-semester and end of semester assessments. The scheduling of first assessments has been carefully planned so that students should not experience conflict in the assessment schedule across their modules and the nature of the second assessment has also been considered to ensure that students experience a balanced assessment diet. You’ll have opportunities to work on business case studies, country/company reports, software simulations, consultancy projects, group projects and debates, presentations and pitches, business reporting and analysis, and even work-experience placements*. Some assessments will include the use of Excel and its many data analysis tools and integration interfaces or other statistical packages. The practical nature of these assessments means you will develop increasingly critical awareness of your own performance, and that of others – a vital career skill. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.


Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a business related subject or equivalent. Other applications, where the entry requirements have not been met but professional qualifications (equivalent to level 6) can be evidenced, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Finance related work experience in private, public or third sectors (a minimum of two years would be desirable) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2024/25 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Global Finance at Coventry University - UCAS