Business Administration (Global Banking and Finance) - MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Banking Finance - Other Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      12 months, 21 months or 24 months full-time
    • MBA Program Type
      MBA

    Course Description

    The Global Banking and Finance MBA at the University of Birmingham provides students with a comprehensive understanding of technical and management skills to become well-rounded managers in international banking and finance. The latest research trends, data, and knowledge within the global banking and finance industry are made accessible to students through this accredited business school program which also offers lifetime career coaching services.

    On the Global Banking and Finance MBA we will guide you through management and technical skills, developing you into a professional with a broad knowledge base, capable of performing at the top of the international banking and finance industry.

    Why study this course?

    Skills to further your career in banking and finance – develop a comprehensive understanding of technical and management skills to become a well-rounded manager in international banking and finance.

    Access the latest research – as a research led business school, we give our students access to the latest trends, data and knowledge within the global banking and finance industry.

    A life-time of career coaching – from the moment you join us you will have a mentor and career coach available to guide you through your career in international banking and finance.

    Accredited business school – We hold the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

    Study online

    If you are interested in studying off-campus, our Online MBA is the first and only distance learning MBA in the world to be accredited by AMBA.

    Learn more about the Online MBA

    Course overview

    Delivered by University faculty and industry practitioners, the programme caters to the current and future needs of the global financial services industry. Addressing key areas such as international banking, banking and finance regulation and supervision, risk and asset and liability management, strategic management of financial institutions, financial markets, and private equity and venture capital finance, it will equip you for a senior position in a global bank or financial institution.

    Many of our graduates are working at senior positions in banks and financial institutions, and in the investment industry worldwide. The programme is delivered by University faculty and industry practitioners to cater to the current and future needs of global financial services industry. MBA (GBF) attracts highly qualified and experienced students from a variety of cultures and nationalities and is highly rated by students wanting to specialise in banking and finance.

    Classes and seminars supplement lectures, where fuller analysis and discussion takes place and important business skills, such as analysis, argument and synthesis, can be developed. Case studies are used as a means of relating theory to practical situations and students will often work in small groups with other students on assignments designed to develop problem solving and interpersonal skills

    Cross-Cultural Management skills are developed in a variety of workshops and Issues in Global Competitiveness are the focus of a specialist series of seminars. Researching and writing a project develops skills in information gathering, analysis and report writing. A supporting programme of consultant delivered career-development workshops allow you to reflect on the impact of what you have learnt on your future career development

    Learn from business leaders

    On the International Business MBA programme we deliver a series of industrial seminars, given by outside speakers from industry and commerce which provides contemporary ‘real world’ perspectives on the business environment. Often these speakers are Birmingham MBA alumni who can lend their perspective on how the course helped them to develop their career.

    The Birmingham MBA Deloitte Consultancy Challenge

    The Birmingham MBA Deloitte Consultancy Challenge is a week-long intensive consultancy training programme delivered exclusively to Birmingham Business School by Deloitte for our MBA students. Hear from the Deloitte partners and our students, who talk about the experience.

    A high-class learning environment

    As a Birmingham MBA student, you will have exclusive access to the second floor of our award-winning £10 million postgraduate teaching space, the Alan Walters Building. This will provide you with access to facilities of the highest quality, including a Harvard-style lecture theatre, dedicated computer cluster and seminar rooms as well as breakout rooms and communal areas for studying and group work, which will look out over the University's ambitious Green Heart development, due to be completed in 2019.

    From the very start of your MBA, you receive bespoke advice from our employment consultants. Through one-to-one coaching, our industry experienced they work with you to clarify your aspirations and support you in your future career, jointly developing a winning employment strategy to take you to the next level and to open doors to a range of potential employer.

    Careers in Business

    Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills. At the start of your programme you will receive an email from our team, giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. Please get in touch to find out how our Careers in Business team can support you.


    Visit the Business Administration (Global Banking and Finance) - MBA page on the University of Birmingham web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

    Andrew Dale

    After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham, Andrew spent nine years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG in Melbourne, Australia. Having decided that he wanted to change industry, he returned to the University to undertake an MBA. He is currently a director at HSBC’s head office in London where he is responsible for advising the bank on complex financial and strategic solutions for corporate customers.

    Andrew is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/andrew-dale/


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    Entry Requirements

    - A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification

    - Minimum 3 years of professional finance-related work experience - with at least 12 months at managerial level or demonstrating professional responsibility.

    - IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 95 (with no less than 22 in any band); Pearson Academic Test of English 67 (in all four skills)

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