MSc in Global Finance students come from a wide range of backgrounds and are at various stages in their careers.
Find out what motivated some of our previous and current students to study global finance with The Business School:
Nikita Kozachenko, Oil & Gas Professional
Graduate Nikita was seeking to move from the energy sector into finance and chose our MSc to help him achieve this:
Valeria Radchenko, Private Banking Professional
Valeria works in the Swiss finance sector and is applying her learnings from the MSc to improve her performance in her current role:
Thomas Bratner, Risk Management professional
Having previously studied at master's level, Thomas was looking to deepen his knowledge of financial theories:
Neetish Rampersand, Financial Regulation professional
Graduate Neetish had experience of finance products offered by the insurance market, but wanted to broaden his knowledge to other sectors:
The MSc in Global Finance will prepare you for work in the international finance sector, giving you the analytical, numerical, and interpersonal skills you need in this fast-moving world.
In the first eight modules you will learn some of the essential concepts of finance. Later on in your studies you will have these set within an international context in four key areas of specialisation crucial for today’s finance professionals – international banking, asset management, insurance, and global real estate.
Your studies on the MSc Global Finance will provide you with a solid basis on which to pursue or further develop careers within portfolio management, as well as opening doors to more specialist areas of the industry.
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With the Careers Team, you have access to expert guidance personalised to your situation. Easily request appointments with a member of the team, and they will arrange a time that works best with your schedule and time zone.
Regardless of whether you’re new to the industry or hold years of experience, your Careers Team member will be able to assist you with a wide range of needs, including:
- Career planning and identifying progression paths
- Job searching and networking
- Coaching and advice for interviews and navigating job offers
- Writing strong CVs, cover letters, and applications
With our sector-specific experts, you can be assured that the support you receive will be relevant to your field of interest.
In addition to the above, we also provide career coaching opportunities for you to develop the professional skills needed to maintain your career in the long term. This includes regular online workshops, which can cover topics from CV tailoring to personal brand building.
These sessions are often based on feedback we’ve received from our own industry connections. As such, they are specifically created to help hone the qualities that employees seek out when hiring.
As a student at The Business School, you also have access to all our on-campus career events. We’d be glad to have you attend them whenever you find yourself in London.
Cass Careers Online (CCO) offers our MSc Global Finance students and graduates an extensive collection of career-related resources.
From factsheets to mock interview settings, these online resources are available at any time, so that you can access them whenever is most convenient.
Plus, our resources are all international; you receive the full benefit of our platform regardless of where you’re based, or where you’re hoping to work. Learn about how to customise your CV to a particular country, or about the different expectations of interviewees across sectors.
Of course, CCO also connects you to organisations across the globe. Our team is constantly liaising with employers looking to expand their teams.
By utilising the platform to keep track of vacancies and collaborating with our Careers team to prepare for any opportunities, you’ll be well-positioned to find and secure your next career move.
“As an online student, you’re still going to receive the same support as your peers on campus. We’re here to help you through the entire process.”
Michelle Fairbank, Careers Officer
As companies of all sizes continue to expand across the globe, the need for employees with deep international financial knowledge and strong analytical and numerical skills continues to grow.
Here are just some of the different job roles an MSc in Global Finance could lead to:
International Financial Analyst
Individuals in this role give financial recommendations to clients or organisations to help them achieve their financial goals. It can involve analysing financial data, looking for market trends and investment opportunities and minimising financial risks.
Investment Advisors are responsible for advising individuals or organisations about investments. It can involve researching and analysing investments, strategies and market conditions to find the most appropriate option for your client.
This position involves enabling securities, stock, and bond transactions, often for large, multi-national corporations. It can also include advising corporations that are contemplating mergers and acquisitions.
Venture Capitalists raise capital to invest in early stage, high potential projects like start-up companies. It usually involves working directly with the company and then raising and investing third party funds.
Financial Management Consultant
Professionals in this role provide financial insights to help organisations make better business decisions, including helping them develop any specialist skills they are lacking. Financial Management Consultants conduct analysis, identify options, and make recommendations for change.
Senior Credit Controller or Credit Control Manager
Credit controllers manage the debts of a business. Senior Credit Controllers or Credit Control Managers take on high profile client accounts and coordinate the work of other team members.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Professionals in this role manage a company’s finances. It’s the most senior financial position within a company and involves playing an important role in strategic decision-making.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Managing Director
The CEO or Managing Director is the most senior position within a company, typically reporting to the Board of Directors. They oversee operations of the entire company, setting strategy and priorities.