Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission into the Master’s Programme applicants MUST enter through one of the following routes:

Academic Entry

Hold a first degree in Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics or a related field with honours from a recognized University / ACCA or other professional qualification in Finance and a minimum of two (2) years working experience in Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field

or

Mature Entry

Professional qualification in Finance, Insurance or Banking as well as a minimum of five (5) years professional working experience in a senior managerial position, in a finance-related field.

English Proficiency and computer literacy

Applicants whose first language is not English would be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting official test scores from TOEFL or from the FHR TOEFL Equivalent Test. Additionally, applicants are required to be computer literate (i.e. Microsoft Proficient and Internet Savvy).

Applicants would also be required to take the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business entry assessment and are required to submit the following mandatory documents in order to complete the application process:

  1. An updated resume detailing educational and employment records
  2. copies of certificates and academic transcripts
  3. original certificates and academic transcripts
  4. Copy of national identification card or national passport
  5. Copy of birth certificate
  6. Two (2) referee forms (form will be provided)
  7. Programme specific information (form will be provided)

All documents must be in English or accompanied by an English translation.

Objectives, Structure and Title

Objectives of the MBA in International Finance Programme

The MSc IF Programme aims to train and develop a cadre of individuals who will be competent in financial management tools and techniques within the context of local, regional and international business operations.

The programme, while geared towards offering a unique and exciting approach to the teaching of finance and international business topics, was created to provide local finance professionals with useful knowledge and skills to operate in financial environments, analyzing  global financial situations from a local perspective.

Program Structure

The MSc IF Programme is a two-year intense part time programme, with classes on evenings and weekends.

The programme consists of:

  • 2 workshops
  • 16 examinable courses
  • Capstone Project

Title upon completion

Master of Sciense in International Finance (MSc IF) granted by the University of the West Indies.

Letter of completion by the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

Programme delivery

The MSc IF programme is offered to regional and international students through our Live Online stream, which gives students the ability to log into classes anywhere and participate as though they were physically present. Our METS Support Team assists students with the technology while using this platform to ensure that learning is achieved.

Students experience a practical approach to real-life business problems through the Lok Jack GSB’s authentic learning approach to education. This instructional approach together with traditional teaching allows students to participate, explore, discuss, and meaningfully construct  concepts and relationships that are applicable to real life problems. This is done through case studies, project and problem-based learning, simulations and role play.

Benefits and Learning outcomes

The MSc IF Programme will provide you with the tools and capabilities required to:

  • Understand finance and international business with a unique and exiting approach;
  • Provide local financial professionals with useful knowledge and skills to operate in financial environments;
  • Analyze global financial situations from a local perspective;
  • Access to global internship and good job opportunities;

Program Curriculum

COURSES DESCRIPTION
Economics For Financial Markets This course will cover the foundations of micro and macroeconomics as it relates to an understanding of the workings of the domestic economy.
Quantitative Foundations This course provides the foundations of quantitative techniques that are essential in almost any type of financial analysis.
Principles of Finance This course will cover the foundations of moders financial theory where uncertainty and its modeling are central.

 

 Workshops

(a) Preparation for Authentic Learning

(b) Presentation Skills

COURSES DESCRIPTION
Financial Statement Analysis This course will cover general principles of the financial reporting system, underscoring the critical role of the analysis of financial reports in investment decision making.
Corporate Finance This course conducts capital budgeting analysis, focusing on the applications of concepts in the corporate finance decision-making process.
Caribbean Capital Market and Financial Institutions This course provides an in-depth view of how well-functioning securities market is organized
COURSES DESCRIPTION
Fixed Income Analysis This course covers valuation and portfolio management techniques for fixed income securities.
Equity Analysis This course explores equity valuation through the use of fundamental analysis, including industry analysis and intrinsic value modeling.
International Finance This course analyses how diverse economic environments impacts a firm’s performance.
COURSES DESCRIPTION
Risk Management The aim is to provide a framework for risk management, focusing on the concepts and tools for measuring and managing market risk and credit risk.
Derivatives This course is an introduction to financial derivatives, i.e. financial instruments that offer a return based on the return of some underlying asset.
Business Law, Corporate Governance and Ethics This course will provide a broad overview of the laws and legal issues which regulate businesses in their local and international arena. It will also focus on why it is necessary to implement corporate governance systems to direct and control companies / organizations. The course will also make the critical link between business law, corporate governance, corporate responsibility, and sustainable competitiveness.
COURSES DESCRIPTION
International Trade This course is focused on getting financial analysts to view the international trade and finance environment from a global perspective.
Global Strategy This course provides students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand and work effectively in today’s interconnected world by developing strategic perspectives that link this changing environment, the state of the global industry, and capabilities and position of the firm.
COURSES DESCRIPTION
Portfolio Management This course studies how stocks, bonds and derivatives can be used for the creation and management of investment products.
Cases in Finance and International Business The cases to be studied are mainly international ones that help to integrate material presented in different courses and provide an environment for active class participation and group learning. Cases selected will specifically tackle issues that are pertinent to firms interacting with Caribbean, Latin American and selected global markets