MSc in Global Finance (online)


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Program Description

Our online MSc in Global Finance is a world-class master’s programme, offered through one of the world’s top ‘triple-crown’-accredited business schools.

With its flexible online format, this course is designed to suit your needs if you’re:

  • Looking to further your career in finance, without having to put your work commitments on hold or commit to on-campus studies
  • Based anywhere around the world and looking to study a world-class MSc in Global Finance without having to move to the UK or relocate elsewhere
  • New to the finance industry, experienced but looking to move to a different sector, or just looking to expand and deepen your global finance knowledge.

Apply now – applications are now open for intakes in January, May, and September.


Some of the benefits of our online MSc in Global Finance include:

  • The opportunity to gain a master’s degree in global finance from a world-leading business school
  • No relocation costs or visa requirements to consider
  • Study flexibly on your own terms – from wherever and whenever suits you and without disruption to your work or personal commitments
  • Gain global insights as well as expert knowledge and practical skills
  • Learn from industry-leading academics
  • Access ongoing academic and practical support
  • Connect to a global community of like-minded professionals
  • Join the Cass community and become part of a global alumni network spanning over 160 countries and offering you lifelong career opportunities
  • Gain access to the same high-quality standard of education and be awarded the same world-class qualification as a Cass on-campus student


The course is structured to fit around your work and personal commitments so that you can effectively manage your workload.

The course’s key features include:

  • 12 modules to complete within 24 months
  • The ability to study one module at a time – each with a 7-week duration
  • Study breaks every 2 modules so that the course is manageable alongside your other commitments
  • A focus on giving you in-depth knowledge of the key areas of global finance with each module

The first 2 modules of the course are designed to introduce you to today’s world of global finance. The following 6 modules will build on your foundation of knowledge, and the final 4 modules will provide you with specialist knowledge about global finance within the context of various key industries.


Core modules:

  • Foundations of Finance
  • Bond and Equity Analysis
  • Investment Strategy
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Alternative Investments
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Banking
  • Asset Management
  • The Insurance Industry

How you’ll study online

At Cass, our interactive, collaborative and global approach to online learning means you’ll never feel isolated. As a Cass online student, you’re as much a part of the Cass community as our on-campus students, and you’ll be supported through each step of your learning journey.

To give you an idea of how you’ll study:

  • Each course module is conveniently broken down into weekly topics
  • Each module will feature an interactive, collaborative mix of video lectures, online readings and materials, class activities and discussions, and webinars – allowing you the opportunity to test and apply your knowledge, ask questions, and gain valuable feedback from your lecturers and peers
  • All modules are taught by Cass faculty staff who are industry leaders in their respective fields and will be on-hand throughout your studies to provide you with guidance and feedback
  • You’ll learn, interact and collaborate online with like-minded professionals from around the world
  • All assessments are submitted and received online, so you don’t need to travel for assessments or exams
  • Your online learning will be supported by our intuitive, easy-to-use online learning platform which can be accessed from anywhere – even while you’re on the move
  • A dedicated Course Officer will be on-hand to help you throughout your studies with practical support
  • Your learnings will also be supported by core readings and further resources available through our comprehensive online library portal
  • You’ll have access to all Cass and City, University of London facilities in London

Career pathways

Offering a wealth of career opportunities in a dynamic industry, global finance is an attractive career choice for many globally-minded business leaders. It’s an industry that’s continuously in high demand for business-savvy, adaptable and agile employees.

Our MSc in Global Finance will equip you with both the interpersonal and analytical skills as well as the in-depth knowledge you need to open up global career opportunities and enjoy a successful career in today’s ever-changing world of global finance.

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree or higher
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, with an IELTS score of 7.0 (including a minimum of 6.5 in writing) if English isn’t your first language
  • Copies of your university transcripts and confirmation of your professional qualifications
  • Proficient levels of financial literacy and numeracy, with a basic knowledge of the finance industry

GMAT requirements

There are no GMAT requirements for entry into this course.

Last updated Mar 2020

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One of City, University of London’s five specialist schools, Cass Business School is among Europe's leading business schools. Holding the prestigious gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation, it’s a ... Read More

One of City, University of London’s five specialist schools, Cass Business School is among Europe's leading business schools. Holding the prestigious gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation, it’s also one of the world’s top business schools. Read less