Designed in consultation with industry practitioners and professional bodies, this course prepares you for a career in financial services. As well as completing a masters you also develop the technical and practical skills and knowledge needed to pass the ACT CertITM, an internationally recognised industry qualification.
The course aims to develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the key products, investment strategies and risks present in financial markets. It is ideal for individuals wishing to work in financial markets and investment and wanting to progress their career rapidly.
We have consulted industry practitioners and professional bodies to ensure that it prepares you for a career in financial services. The financial services industry is a fast paced and dynamic area to work in with a strong and identifiable career path.
The dissertation allows you to focus upon a subject that interests you, contributing to career development.
Sheffield Business School has a diverse mix of cultures with students from the UK, Asia, India, Pakistan, Africa, the EU and North and Central America. This multicultural environment provides a great opportunity for developing mutual activities and improving cross-cultural understanding among students.
This course is linked with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). During the course you study the ACT Certificate in International Treasury Management (CertITM) as part of the international treasury management module.
The CertITM provides a fundamental understanding of the core elements of treasury and financial risk management. It combines the technical and practical skills necessary for professionals working in international finance. If you successfully complete the CertITM and this course, you are eligible for direct entry onto the MCT advanced diploma, subject to work experience.
You can take professional exams whilst you are in the UK. However costs vary and fees would be on top of your normal course fees.
Successfully completing the international treasury management module gives you an additional professional qualification awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).
2017 entry requirements
You typically need one of the following
• 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject
• recognised professional qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject
Relevant subjects include • business management • finance • accounting • economics • banking • law • the natural sciences • IT and computing.
We consider applicants without these academic qualifications dependant on personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English, such as an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English.
If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.
International and European entry qualifications
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
September start – typically 12 months
January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months
Typical modules may include
Methods of enquiry
Banking and financial markets
Financial risk management
Financial regulation and supervision
Advanced portfolio management
* If you choose the international treasury management module there is an ACT registration fee, which you are charged separately for. This is in addition to the course fees.
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This course prepares you for employment in a wide range of industries, such as stockbroking, fund management, investment management or banking.
Previous graduates are working for companies such as • JP Morgan • HSBC • Royal Bank of Scotland • Fidelity • Deloitte.
Home / EU student
Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
2016/17 academic year
Typically £6,300 for the course
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £6,400 for the course
2016/17 academic year
Typically £12,800 for the course, plus an additional fee of £660 if you choose to study the optional module international treasury management
2017/18 academic year
Typically £13,250 for the course
Additional course costs
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