Course information

MSc in Global Finance

Entry requirements

Next start date

5 September 2022 (you can also start in January or May)


MSc - £24,000
PG Dip - £16,000
PG Cert - £8,000


MSc - 24 months
PG Dip - 18 months
PG Cert - 12 months

Career opportunities in global finance

Whether your goal is to develop your career in finance, advance further within your current organisation or refresh your knowledge as a part of your continuous professional development earning our MSc in Global Finance can unlock a number of new opportunities for you professionally.

This part time course is designed to develop both your theoretical knowledge and develop your real-world financial skills. It also provides you with an opportunity to apply your learning to your workplace as you progress ensuring that your studies can make a difference to your career right away.

Following graduation, you’ll be equipped to navigate the finance industry confidently whether this be in your career or in your own personal financial planning.

Of course, you’ll have our support throughout your studies and beyond. The Business School offers a variety of career services to help you make the most of your degree. 

Our students' careers

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 Bayes Business School (formerly Cass):

Nikita Kozachenko, oil and gas professional

Graduate Nikita was seeking to move from the energy sector into finance and chose our MSc to help him achieve this:

With an MSc in Global Finance, I can get a job connected to the financial sector. Nikita Kozachenko

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:

Increasing your qualifications allows you to grow within your company. Valeria Radchenko

Thomas Bratner, risk management professional

Having previously studied at master's level, Thomas was looking to deepen his knowledge of financial theories:

Acquiring more knowledge makes you even more curious to learn. Thomas Bratner

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:

This course has boosted my confidence to deal with the evolving financial world. Neetish Rampersand

Career-focused skills development

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 in 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.

Discover how the MSc can you help you develop career-enhancing skills:


Hear from Course Director Alex Moss on how the MSc can help you achieve your professional ambitions:


One-to-one advice and online coaching

With our 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 Bayes Business School online (formerly Cass), 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. 

Bayes Careers Online

Bayes Careers Online offers our MSc in 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 how to customise your CV to a particular country, or about the different expectations of interviewees across sectors. 

Of course, Bayes Careers Online 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 

Global finance job roles

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 Adviser 

Investment advisers 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.  

Investment Banker 

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 Capitalist  

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

These positions are the most senior within a company, typically reporting to the board of directors. They oversee operations of the entire company, setting strategy and priorities.