Course Overview

The financial services is arguably the global economy’s most important influential sectors with banks considered to be the life-blood of the modern economy and there is a strong demand for professionals with advanced analytical and technical skills. Taking advantage of our Bloomberg Finance Lab, our new hands-on MSc Banking and Finance focuses on the business practices, banking client relations, professional and computing skills required to succeed in banking and finance in a digital age. This course is accredited by The Chartered Banker Institute, upon completion you will receive Associate Chartered Banker status

Key facts

  • Keele is ranked 3rd in the UK for business by the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES 2019).
  • This course is accredited by The Chartered Banker Institute, upon successful completion you will receive Associate Chartered Banker status.
  • Curriculum tracks key modules of the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) syllabus required to gain the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age– and we’ll pay your CBI membership fee.
  • Opportunity to apply for Associated Chartered Banker status on successful completion of the MSc after accreditation can be sought.*
  • Access to our Bloomberg Suite with all its economic, financial and business real-time data, world news, analyses and reports from the world’s biggest financial organisations.
  • Hands on testing of theories and methods via extensive use of databases and advanced software packages.
  • Option to complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certificate free of charge.
  • Large choice of optional modules allows you to tailor your studies to match your interests.
  • Gain substantial practical experience through a consultancy project or work placement.**
  • Get paid to work alongside an academic expert on a ‘live’ research project to help local SMEs bring innovative products and services to market quicker through Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme (KRISP).

*Courses must run for at least one year (full-time) and two years (part-time) before an institution can apply for CBI accreditation.
**Please note that our students’ health and wellbeing is paramount, therefore contact and work-based activities have been adapted to include remote / virtual approaches, due to the global pandemic.

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