International Business and Finance

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


Our MSc in International Finance is a challenging programme, designed for students who are already confident with numbers and are looking to gain an understanding of the theory and practice of finance with an international perspective. The programme has a strong basis in economics and international trade and will provide students with an understanding of the key elements of the operation of global financial and economic systems. Students will develop the ability to evaluate and manage the risks involved in international business in order to understand investment decisions relevant for multinational businesses, governments and international organisations in both developed and emerging markets.

Over the year, students will develop skills in the analysis of a range of issues in international trade and the international monetary and financial systems, including foreign direct investment, balance of payments, sovereign debt, international currency and commodity markets. This will involve drawing on relevant elements of international macroeconomics, trade theory, the theory of option pricing, futures, the economics of international financial markets and other key elements of international finance.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Aberdeen Business School


Business School

SCQF Level