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Studying International Banking and Finance

Have you set your sights on an international career in banking and finance?Then studying a course in international banking and finance might be just the course for you.

With our economies becoming increasingly globalised, more and more companies are expanding into overseas markets and a growing number of professionals are studying or working outside their countries of birth. Banks are following suit; operating and financing business and commercial development projects that transcendnational borders.

Did you know? India’s own SBI operates 190 branches and offices in 36 countries (excluding India)!

The UK is at the forefront of international banking and finance, learning and research. There are about 35 universities offering courses in this subject.

Few of the universities where you could study international business management in the UK are:

  • University of South Wales
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Bedfordshirey

Salary and Career Prospects

International banking and finance graduates in banks (HSBC, Barclays, Citi), investment banks (JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS), consultancies (PwC, Accenture), government agencies and accounts and finance departments of large companies.

Some of the potential job roles international banking and finance professionals take up are: Entry Level Analyst (Banking), International Payments Consultant, Private Banker, Corporate Relationships Manager (International Banking) and Relationships Support Manager.

Salaries vary depending on the role, experience, qualification and location.As a guide,banking and finance professionals earn around £36,000 (34 lakhs INR) a year on average.

Why Study in UK?

The UK is a world-renowned seat of learning, teaching and research with 3 universities in top 10 and 7 in top 50 in THE World Rankings 2018.

London is a major global finance, finance and stock exchange centre. In fact, there are 3 banking and finance districts—The City, Canary Wharf and Mayfair in London; each of multitude of banks and investment companies, including finance and global ones. Several reputed banks (Citi, Barclays, and HSBC) and investment banks (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Staley) operate out of London.

Britain is home to many of the world’s most leading companies. These include engineering and technology (Boeing, Jaguar, and Apple), energy and fossil fuels (Shell, BP), law firms (Linklaters, Allen &Overy) and hospitality companies (Hilton, Marriott).

It is possible for students to remain in the UK after finishing their studies, provided they meet prevailing visa requirements.

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