Coventry University: Global Financial Services
|Institution||Coventry University View institution profile|
|Department||Coventry University London|
This is an intensive, highly professionalised master’s programme designed to provide a career springboard into the world of financial services.
The course has been designed in line with the Level I and II syllabuses of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the CFA Institute, which means you’ll have covered 70-80% of the knowledge required to pass their professional exams once you graduate. Your tutors will offer intensive workshops to help you prepare for those exams, and provide online access to innovative support from Wiley Finance.
You will develop high levels of proficiency with industry-standard technology for the financial services sector, particularly when working on our simulated trading floor. You’ll use Bloomberg terminals, S&P Capital IQ, STATA and TradeStation, plus financial simulation software such as Oxyor MarketTrader and Volcube for options pricing and risk management. You’ll learn to integrate these tools, and their outputs, into Excel. We are unusual in being able to offer a personal S&P Capital IQ login, which means you’ll have 24/7 access to the system from anywhere, including home.
Our campus is situated in the iconic Square Mile of the City of London, one of the most famous and busiest financial districts in the world – and we’re only a short distance from the UK’s second financial centre, soaring Canary Wharf. Your tutors will take full advantage of the many experiential opportunities in the area, including the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, but you will also be encouraged to make the most of tours, museums, conferences and exhibitions.
This programme is taught by highly qualified academics holding doctorates and/or professional
accreditation such as CFA and/or FRM. They have significant backgrounds in finance, working as chartered financial analysts, chartered accountants or financial risk managers for leading investment banks, asset-management firms, national overseas banks, private-equity firms and hedge funds. The course director is a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management.
Your learning will be very much applied, helping you to become workplace-ready when you graduate. You’ll benefit from guest lectures from high-profile figures in finance, and could participate in an international field trip to a global financial centre. You’ll have opportunities to visit leading banks, institutions, investment companies, technology firms and/or ratings agencies. Your final major project offers the chance to do an internship or a consultancy project for a business client.
Key course benefits;
+ You will receive essential preparation for either CFA or FRM certification
+ A portion of your learning will take place on our exciting simulated trading floor
+ Tutors will illustrate your learning with their career experiences in the financial services sector
+ You will study in the heart of London, in close proximity to the UK’s two leading financial districts
+ Every aspect of your studies will be set within a global context, preparing you to work internationally
+ You could choose to do a term’s work-experience internship or a live consultancy project with a real client
+ There is the opportunity to participate in an overseas field trip to a global financial centre, which might include Wall Street in New York
+ Your learning will include as many opportunities as possible for developing hands-on business skills, enabling you to be highly workplace-ready when you graduate.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant discipline.
Applicants with a degree in another discipline or with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Your main study themes are:
+ **Professionalism** – You will learn to adhere to the highest levels of professional conduct, and to pass the exams of one of the world’s leading professional associations for finance or risk management
+ **Technology** – You’ll explore the importance of electronic decision-support tools in the financial services sector, and use industry-standard software as part of your learning throughout your studies
+ **Ethics** – Ever since the recent global economic crisis, the financial services sector has had to respond to increasing levels of scrutiny and to develop and enforce stringent codes of ethics
+ **Strategy** – The course focuses on developing your strategic thinking – enabling you to make crucial decisions based on the best and latest information, and to professionally inform the decisions of others.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website
|Location||Coventry University London|
109-117 Middlesex Street
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