Aims and philosophy

The MSc in Money, Banking and Finance is designed to enable students with a background in economics and good quantitative skills to acquire analytical and problem-solving skills in the context of the banking and financial sectors.

The main objective of the programme is to introduce you to key issues in banking, foreign investment and financial markets, and to give you the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a successful career in banking and finance.

In particular the programme is designed to enable its students to develop:

  • knowledge and understanding of the institutional framework surrounding banking and finance, nationally and internationally
  • understanding of the issues and problems facing those sectors
  • a strong grasp of theoretical models of money, banking and finance at the microeconomic and macroeconomic levels
  • the ability to apply theoretical concepts in economics to the analysis of policy issues
  • an appreciation of the appropriate methods to apply in the analysis of data

‌Through the process of knowledge acquisition and assessment, you will also be building important cognitive and practical skills in various areas:

  • robust critical thinking and analytical skills, eg problem solving
  • quantitative skills required for effective analysis of issues/problems
  • knowledge of leading industry software packages
  • the ability to organise and manage a demanding workload
  • communications and language skills, both oral and written
  • proficiency in the use of statistical techniques and written presentations