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MSc International Investment Banking

MSc International Investment Banking

1 year 2 years Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated 1 year 2 years Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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Highlights:

  • The programme is designed to shed light on how the economy works, how decisions are made, and how financial systems and capital markets operate.
  • Successful graduates are expected to pursue careers in finance and investment in roles including financial manager, investment portfolio manager, and private/commercial/investment banker in varied economic and political contexts.

Introduction

The MSc International Banking and Investment at Lincoln is designed for those who wish to follow a career in the investment banking sector. The demand for those with applicable knowledge of corporate finance, investment, commercial and investment banking is high in the UK, Europe, and the emerging market economies in Asia.

MSc International Investment Banking is designed to shed light on how the economy works, how decisions are made, and how financial systems and capital markets operate.

How You Study

Students will have the opportunity to study topics including economics and quantitative techniques, before progressing to examine areas such as risk management and investment banking.

Students study eight compulsory core modules:

  • Commercial Bank Management
  • Investment Banking
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Private Banking and Wealth Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance I
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance II
  • Risk Management in Banking


Students can then progress to complete an Independent Study, supported by the Research Methods module.


Contact Hours and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

If you are planning to study the degree on a part time basis, you will be studying two modules per term with 4-6 hours of contact time on a weekly basis. For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree and grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for a postgraduate degree course the option of completing a pre-master's programme at the university’s International Study Centre.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Dr Hao Quach
hquach@lincoln.ac.uk
01522 83 5546

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk

Master's Level

Commercial Bank Management (Core)

The module aims to focus on the role of financial managers managing a special type of business – the commercial banks. The module is designed to give a brief introduction to the banking and financial services industry in an opened and globalized economy context, including the organisation and structure of banking and financial services industry.

International Macroeconomics and Finance (Core)

This module is designed to equip students with an in-depth and applied-oriented understanding of theoretical and empirical problems addressed in the field known as International Finance (also known as International Macroeconomics/Open Macroeconomics) and to bring students up to the research frontier in International Finance.

Investment Banking (Core)

The module focuses on the role of investment bankers who have to deal with typical transactions in the capital markets from debt and equity capital market products to mergers and acquisitions and more structured products such as leverage buyouts.

The module also analyses typical products, the process of investment banking and how typical investment banking transactions are implemented.

Portfolio Analysis (Core)

This module aims to provide concepts and theory of portfolio analysis with a focus on equities. It explores the analytical framework of asset pricing models and introduces the concepts associated with efficient market hypothesis. It will enable the students to develop a conceptual understanding of asset pricing models and make use of DATASTREAM. Students will develop their abilities to ascertain how successful portfolios can be formulated in efficient market, and draw upon statistical concepts of mean, variance, covariance and correlation and use basic rules pertaining to these.

Private Banking and Wealth Management (Core)

The module examines the core features of a typical wealth management division including investment services, brokerage and financial planning as well as international and private banking. You will examine the various categories of client, identify and assess their needs, develop solutions and justify advice.

Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance I (Core)

This module provides students with an opportunity to develop their understanding relating to the background of statistical methods for primary research. Students will engage with statistical software, such as SPSS and Eviews, to apply quantitative analytical techniques to sets of data.

Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance II (Core)

The aim of this module is to build on the work in Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance I while focusing on specific quantitative analytical techniques. The models examined are: Dynamic, ARIMA, GARCH, VAR and ECM, among others. The EViews statistical software and the DATASTREAM data provider are essential to the learning objectives and assessment of the module.

Risk Management in Banking (Core)

This module is designed to provide students with a technical and broad overview of risk management in banking. The relationship between banking risks and financial markets is also examined. The module aims to benefit students by expanding their understanding of the strong ties between banking risks and financial markets. It will also enable the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the regulatory framework.

Level 4

Independent Study for Banking Finance and Economics (Core)

This module provides students with an opportunity to carry out a substantive research project and to demonstrate their ability to investigate and reflect critically on an aspect of the programme. Students are expected to, with the guidance from their supervisor, generate their own research topic, select a research method, obtain data and apply theory as appropriate.

By aiming to combine well-developed theoretical and methodological foundations, the Independent Study project is designed to have both a practical value as a piece of research and also be of academic value.

Research Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics (Core)

This Research Methods module prepares you for undertaking the research for their Independent Study. It reviews core principles of the research methods that you likely to utilise in your research. The chosen method should form the basis of their research design, and the structure of the of Independent Study submission.

Special Features

  • The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
  • The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
  • Students will also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Facilities

The Lincoln Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for student use.

Career and Personal Development

Careers Services

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Highlights:

  • The programme is designed to shed light on how the economy works, how decisions are made, and how financial systems and capital markets operate.
  • Successful graduates are expected to pursue careers in finance and investment in roles including financial manager, investment portfolio manager, and private/commercial/investment banker in varied economic and political contexts.

Introduction

The MSc International Banking and Investment at Lincoln is designed for those who wish to follow a career in the investment banking sector. The demand for those with applicable knowledge of corporate finance, investment, commercial and investment banking is high in the UK, Europe, and the emerging market economies in Asia.

MSc International Investment Banking is designed to shed light on how the economy works, how decisions are made, and how financial systems and capital markets operate.

How You Study

Students will have the opportunity to study topics including economics and quantitative techniques, before progressing to examine areas such as risk management and investment banking.

Students study eight compulsory core modules:

  • Commercial Bank Management
  • Investment Banking
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Private Banking and Wealth Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance I
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance II
  • Risk Management in Banking


Students can then progress to complete an Independent Study, supported by the Research Methods module.

Part-time students will complete the programme within two years. The programme structure for part-time study will be at the discretion of the programme leader.


Contact Hours and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend at least four - five hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree and grade C in GCSE Mathematics.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for a postgraduate degree course the option of completing a pre-master's programme at the university’s International Study Centre.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Dr Hao Quach
hquach@lincoln.ac.uk
01522 83 5546

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Master's Level

Commercial Bank Management (Core)

The module aims to focus on the role of financial managers managing a special type of business – the commercial banks. The module is designed to give a brief introduction to the banking and financial services industry in an opened and globalized economy context, including the organisation and structure of banking and financial services industry.

International Macroeconomics and Finance (Core)

This module equips students with an in-depth and applied-oriented understanding of theoretical and empirical problems addressed in the field known as International Finance (also known as International Macroeconomics / Open Macroeconomics) and to bring students up to the research frontier in International Finance. It draws heavily on financial modelling and financial econometrics.

Investment Banking (Core)

The module focuses on the role of investment bankers who have to deal with typical transactions in the capital markets from debt and equity capital market products to mergers and acquisitions and more structured products such as leverage buyouts.

The module also analyses typical products, the process of investment banking and how typical investment banking transactions are implemented.

Portfolio Analysis (Core)

This module aims to provide concepts and theory of portfolio analysis with a focus on equities. It explores the analytical framework of asset pricing models and introduces the concepts associated with efficient market hypothesis. It will enable the students to develop a conceptual understanding of asset pricing models and make use of DATASTREAM. Students will develop their abilities to ascertain how successful portfolios can be formulated in efficient market, and draw upon statistical concepts of mean, variance, covariance and correlation and use basic rules pertaining to these.

Private Banking and Wealth Management (Core)

The module examines the core features of a typical wealth management division including investment services, brokerage and financial planning as well as international and private banking. You will examine the various categories of client, identify and assess their needs, develop solutions and justify advice.

Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance I (Core)

This module provides students with an opportunity to develop their understanding relating to the background of statistical methods for primary research. Students will engage with statistical software, such as SPSS and Eviews, to apply quantitative analytical techniques to sets of data.

Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance II (Core)

The aim of this module is to build on the work in Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance I while focusing on specific quantitative analytical techniques. The models examined are: Dynamic, ARIMA, GARCH, VAR and ECM, among others. The EViews statistical software and the DATASTREAM data provider are essential to the learning objectives and assessment of the module.

Level 4

Independent Study for Banking Finance and Economics (Core)

This module provides students with an opportunity to carry out a substantive research project and to demonstrate their ability to investigate and reflect critically on an aspect of the programme. Students are expected to, with the guidance from their supervisor, generate their own research topic, select a research method, obtain data and apply theory as appropriate.

By aiming to combine well-developed theoretical and methodological foundations, the Independent Study project is designed to have both a practical value as a piece of research and also be of academic value.

Research Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics (Core)

This research methods module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their Independent Study. It reviews core principles of the research methods that students are likely to utilise in their research. The chosen method should form the basis of their research design, and the structure of the of Independent Study submission.

Special Features

  • The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
  • The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
  • Students will also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Facilities

The Lincoln Business School is based in the David Chiddick building. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

Sage 50, Eviews, Stata and SPSS software is available within the Business School for student use.

Career and Personal Development

Careers Services

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Tuition Fees

   2017/18 Entry* 2018/19 Entry*
Home/EU £7,600 £7,600
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** reduction)
£5,320 £5,700
International £13,000 £15,300
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
£11,000 £13,300
     
Part-time Home/EU £42 per credit point £42 per credit point
Part-time International £72 per credit point £85 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility

Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses has been introduced in the UK. Under the new scheme individuals will be able to borrow up to £10,280 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Master's qualification.

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

Guidance for Part-time Postgraduate Fees

To complete a standard Master's Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.