Programme objective  

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.


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;


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Target population

Persons working in finance (Banking, Insurance, Auditors, Financial Advisors, Economists, Accountants, Engineers, Project Managers, Computer scientist and Financial Analysts).

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.

Programme 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.

Trimester 1

(a) Professional Development and Team Building
(b) Technology Support
(c) Market Research

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

Trimester 4

Trimester 5

Trimester 6

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
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
Applications whose first language is not English would be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting official test score from the TOEFL or from the FHR TOEFL equivalent Test.
Additionally, applicants are required to be the 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 update 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 providing).
All documents must be in English or accompanied by an English translation.

Program tuition Fee

The cost of the MSC IF Programme is US$4,500* per year. This fee includes tuition, examinations and re-sits (if necessary). Please note that the cost of books is not included.

Additional costs are as follows:

Admission and Registration Fees: US$400 (payable at the beginning of the Admissions process)

*Cost of Master Science in International Finance (MSC IF) Programme is subject to change.

*The above mentioned fees may be converted to Surinamese dollars based on the Centrale Bank Exchange sales rate on the day of payment.