Global Finance MSc (LONT020)


Coventry University

Global Finance MSc


This course runs from 2017/18

This programme is aimed at finance students and professionals who seek specialist knowledge on the curriculum of Financial Risk Manager (FRM) through a postgraduate degree.

The programme enables participants to build a general framework in finance which will reflect core candidate body of knowledge in professional finance exams required by global financial institutions. Students who wish to gain these qualifications must register and complete the final examinations with the relevant professional bodies.

Courses are taught by academics who have finance industry background gained through working as analyst or manager in leading investment bank and asset management firm.

Students on this programme can utilise the new trading floor on campus with professional software such as Bloomberg Terminals, S&P Capital IQ Platform, STATA and TradeStation, and specifically designed financial simulation software such as Oxyor and Volcube. This provides the programme with a distinctive and innovative edge and equips students with transferable skills. 

Why choose this course? 

There are many reasons to study at Coventry University London including:

  • our focus on employability;
  • our location in the heart of the City of London;
  • our work experience opportunities;
  • the personalised attention we dedicate to students;
  • our industry links;
  • our industry trained Teaching Fellows;
  • our top rankings.

As well as this, there are also a number of reasons to look forward to studying this programme specifically:

  • a university programme which ranks top 7th in accounting and finance (2016 Guardian University Subject League Table);
  • an opportunity to participate in exam preparation for professional qualifications
  • a programme taught by academics that have backgrounds within the finance industry having worked as analysts or managers in leading investment banks, asset management firms or hedge funds;
  • an opportunity to participate in international field trips to global financial centres and experience leading lectures from high-profile figures in finance;
  • a unique experience delivered by a top 15th UK University with strong foundations in educating business leaders.

The MSc Global Finance programme has been approved by The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) 


What will I learn? 

Modules you will be able to study include:

- Global Financial Market

- Ethics and Quantitative Methods for Finance

- Understanding Financial Reporting and Analysis

- Trading Economics

- Valuation of Equity and Fixed Income

- Portfolio Management

- Empirical Finance and Accounting Research Method

- Academic and Professional Skills

- Employability and Enterprise Skills

Electives (choose two only)

- Corporate Finance

- Risk Analysis and Financial Modelling

- Financial Risk Management

- Fixed Income, Derivatives and Alternative Investment

The final term project options include the following:

  • Internship
  • Individual Consulting Project
  • Group Consulting Project
  • Financial Simulation
  • Dissertation

How will this course be taught? 

MSc programmes are delivered over four terms of 10 weeks.

All students study core finance modules, additional skills modules and a final term project.

Students will study twelve modules and will be guided through the course in preparation for professional finance exam.  

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

Students who successfully complete this programme should emerge from this course with well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. All of which are demanded by employers in private, public, and third sector organisations around the world.


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: 

  • January 2017 start - £10,500 
  • October 2017 start - £10,750

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