MSc Global Investment Banking

Take the first step towards a rewarding finance career today.

Award: MSc Global Investment Banking
Location: St Katharine Docks, London
Study mode/Duration: One year (Full-Time)
Start date: September 2024
Annual tuition fees: Home: £11,000 (FT)
International: £23,000 (FT)
Northeastern University London
Alumni Fees Discount: 20%
Scholarships: September 2024 cohort
Home: £1,500
International: £3,500
Funding: Postgraduate loan available
Timetables: TBC
Programme Specifications: TBC

A unique pathway into investment banking

Our MSc Global Investment Banking programme stands apart as a job role-focused degree for people wanting to enter investment banking, that doesn’t require any prior training or internship experience.

We are offering a unique and innovative pedagogical experience, with employability as a central tenet of your educational journey.

Why choose our Masters in Global Investment Banking?

  • Master the skills you need for a career in investment banking. Learn financial statement analysis, financial modelling, company valuation and deal structuring the Wall Street way.
  • Taught by ex-investment bankers from companies such as Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Ernst & Young, Lloyds, Standard Bank and more.
  • Get access to Felix, an all-in-one learning and data analytics platform used by thousands of investment banking analysts.
  • Understand what recruiters are looking for from applicants with Financial Edge’s unique insights and close relationships with the world’s largest investment banks.
  • Learn the technical and soft skills necessary to be a successful investment banking analyst.
  • Graduate as a desk-ready investment banker.

Build your career on Northeastern University’s state-of-the-art campus

London is a global hub for the investment banking sector. Situated just minutes from London’s Central Business District which is home to the Stock Exchange and the Bank of England, as well as the world’s international bond market, NU London is perfectly placed for Global Investment Banking graduates to secure a role in the investment banking sector.

Learn at Northeastern University’s New College of the Humanities at Devon House. Positioned in the centre of St Katharine Docks, Devon House is just a few minutes’ walk from the Tower of London, one of the UK’s most iconic heritage sites, and Tower Bridge, one of the most instantly recognisable structures in the world. The City, London’s central business district, can be reached in just a few minutes’ walk.

Learn face-to-face from the instructors trusted to train new hires at the top investment banks

Financial Edge’s trainers have worked across top finance institutions, including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, and Enst & Young, and they now train incoming analysts at the top investment banks. We have unique insight into the key abilities and attributes that recruiters are looking for in investment banking applicants.

Our training is designed to bring learning to life with real case studies and simulations, preparing participants for life on the desk. This Masters course focuses on providing students with this insider information and practical, hands-on skills needed to stand out in a competitive field.

Jonathan Rugg

  • Role of the Financial Analyst in Investment Banking
  • Accounting & Financial Investment (Investor Perspective)
    30 CREDITS
  • Financial Modelling (including Forecasting & Planning)
    30 CREDITS
  • Corporate Valuation (including Budgeting & Private Equity)
    30 CREDITS
  • Financing (including Equity Capital Markets, Debt, Private Markets)
    15 CREDITS
  • Deal Structuring (Merger & Acquisition Analysis and Private Equity & Venture Investing)
    30 CREDITS
  • Dissertation
    45 CREDITS
  • Speed-hiring event(s)

Follow a comprehensive curriculum

MSc Global Investment Banking will help you develop core skills and understanding aligned within investment banking. With a highly focused and streamlined curriculum taught by ex-investment bankers and financial practitioners, learners studying this programme will gain first-hand knowledge of investment banking from recruitment to skill demands.

Each course, typically 30 credits, is assessed by a range of activities aligned to industry norms, meaning that almost all assessments align with typical workplace activities that are expected in investment banking. The content, and consequently the learning outcomes and methods of assessment, vary between courses.

At the end of the Masters in Global Investment Banking, you will be well-prepared to enter the job market and embark on a successful career as an investment banking analyst.

Entry requirements


Offers are typically made to applicants holding an undergraduate degree with at least upper second-class honours (or equivalent) in an academic subject such as Economics, English, History, Languages, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, or Psychology.

Please note, each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis through their application, a reference, a personal statement and an interview.

Maths requirement

Please note that GCSE Maths at grade 4 or C, or equivalent is required for this degree



English language requirements

English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:

  • Official associate or bachelor’s degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or NU Global Exam scores

Frequently asked questions

How long is the programme?

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The MSc Global Investment Banking is a full-time, year-long course, starting in September of each year.

How much does the programme cost?

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Domestic (UK): £11,000
International: £23,000

Are there funding opportunities for this degree?

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Yes, funding and scholarships are available. Yes, UK-based students can apply for a £1,500 scholarship, and international students can apply for a £3,500 scholarship.

Do I need to have a finance background to apply?

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No, you don’t need to have any finance training or experience to be successful in this programme, as all of the fundamentals are taught as part of it. You need to hold an undergraduate degree to apply, and typically offers are made to applicants holding a second-class honours (or equivalent) in an academic subject such as English, History, Economics, Languages, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, or Psychology.

When is the application deadline?

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We process applications on a rolling basis until September but if students require visas we advise them to apply as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the visa application process.

Does my reference need to be academic?

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Referees should be someone who has taught or worked closely with the applicant in an academic or professional context within the past two years.