Whether you want to change the direction of your career or you already have related qualifications or experience, this postgraduate program (MSc Banking and Finance) at the University of Stirling will provide you with the skills you need to achieve success in this field.
Students will be able to develop an understanding of the concepts and methodologies of banking practice, along with an appreciation of the value and limitations of research. The program will also create a critical awareness of the current and potential problems facing the industry. In addition, you will improve your ability to understand and compile economic reports, company accounts and financial forecasts.
Students in this program at Stirling, will also be asked to reflect on the benefits of a more ethical approach to banking and finance. The program instills an awareness of the importance of sustainability in financial decision making, and in particular how social and environmental risk factors affect financial performance.
Student Managed Investment Fund
Other key learning tools include a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), which runs along with the support of academics from the Accounting and Finance Division. This allows you to gain practical experience of managing investments with real money.
Amplify Trading Boot Camp
The course also includes an innovative week-long global financial trading and training boot camp run by our partner Amplify. By letting you trade in real time, but with virtual money, the boot camp bridges the gap between an academic understanding of financial markets and how they function in practice.
Find out more about the Amplify Trading Boot Camp.