Financial systems and financial services firms’ strategies are now involved in a fundamental, far reaching process of realignment and change. The strategic priority of banks and other financial institutions has shifted away from growth and size alone towards a greater emphasis on profitability, performance and shareholder value creation. The growing economic importance of financial sectors has also re-emphasised that bankers, fund managers, multinational companies, securities firms, regulators and financial advisers must have a clear understanding of the theory and practice relating to banking and finance.
The main aim of this program in International Banking and Finance ( IBF ) is to develop participants’ academic and managerial skills in these areas, that is, to introduce a much stronger practical emphasis focusing on the strategies and financial management of financial firms. given throughout the programme to:
• Provide rigorous, critical analysis of issues in banking and financial markets.
• Provide an understanding of the interaction of finance with international financial services, international business and financial economics in the public and private sectors.