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Global Finance (online), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The MSc in Global Finance (online) is a top quality Cass master's programme at City, University of London, taught entirely online.


The MSc in Global Finance (online) at City, University of London is designed to meet your needs if you:

  • want to further your career in finance, without having to take a career break, relocate to London, or come to campus
  • are based in the UK or anywhere in the world (no UK visa needed)
  • are new to the industry, are experienced but wish to move to a different sector or just broaden your understanding of global finance.


The course is designed to deliver the following benefits:

  • Earn a master's degree from a leading global business school
  • No relocation costs or visa requirements
  • No need for a career break: continue working while you study at home, at work or on the move anywhere in the world
  • Develop career-enhancing knowledge and practical skills
  • Designed by top Cass faculty who are leaders in their fields
  • High levels of academic and practical support
  • Learn with other professionals from all over the globe
  • All students are full members of the Cass community; on completing the degree you will be invited to graduation in London and will join our extensive Alumni network with a professional network in over 160 countries and lifelong benefits
  • The academic standards, quality and resultant credential are exactly the same as our campus-based programmes.
Career pathways

The world of international finance, with its many career opportunities and continuous demand for sharper, brighter and more adaptable employees, is an attractive choice for many top-calibre candidates.

The Cass MSc in Global Finance has the potential to open up global career opportunities for you in a rapidly changing and ever more complex business environment, equipping you with a combination of high-level interpersonal skills, in-depth knowledge and analytical skills.


Cass Business School is among the global elite of business schools that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). 

Programme Structure

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 
  • Global Real Estate 

Key features of the course include:

  • 12 modules completed within 24 months
  • Study one module at a time with each module running for seven weeks
  • Breaks from study are taken every two modules to ensure the course is manageable around other commitments you might have
  • Each module is designed to give you in-depth knowledge of the key areas of global finance today.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area equivalent to a UK 2.1 or higher
  • Strong communication skills including a well-balanced IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in writing for applicants whose first language is not English
  • University transcript and confirmation of professional qualifications
  • Good levels of financial literacy and numeracy are essential, and some knowledge of the finance industry will be beneficial to your application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. 


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