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.
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:
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. Please note irrespective of whether you are a full-time or part-time student your hours of study may vary from term to term and can be spread throughout the week.
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.>
Commercial Bank Management (Core)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
Independent Study for Banking Finance and Economics (Core)
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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)
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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.
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.
Student Managed Investment Fund
The Lincoln International Business School has a new opportunity for our students across our finance and banking programmes. The business school has set up an investment fund for students to experience purchasing shares to create a portfolio, with the aim of achieving positive results through stock market analysis.
Students will be managing real money with the with objective of positive returns whilst managing risk. Industry veteran and long-time lecturer Hao Quach will help support the students throughout, with many years of experience in all aspects of investment banking and 20 years teaching in multiple countries, Hao will use his experience to ensure the stability of the fund and provide guidance. Find out more:
|2017/18 Entry*||2018/19 Entry*|
(including Alumni Scholarship** reduction)
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
|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
As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.
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.
Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:
- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum
- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year
- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners
Exceptionally tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.
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/].
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.
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.
Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.
Dr Hao Quach
Dr Hao Quach is currently programme leader for MFin and BSc Banking and Finance, and MSc International Investment Banking. He teaches and is a module leader for Corporate Finance, Commercial Bank Management and Investment Banking. His research interests are in the field of capital markets, with a recent focus on areas such as small business financing, crowdfunding, asset pricing and capital structure. Hao was previously a senior investment banker.
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At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our students. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure you have access to the specialist equipment and resources you need to develop the skills you may need in their future career
Students can study and research in the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides more than 250,000 printed books and approximately 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.
This course is taught in the award-winning David Chiddick Building, which is situated in the centre of the city of Lincoln on the Brayford campus. It provides dedicated teaching and learning spaces and comprises lecture theatres, workshop rooms, IT laboratories and a café. Software including SAGE is available for you to use, as well as SPSS, Datastream (the source of financial and economic data), and FT.com.