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Online Global MBA (Investment Banking)

This specialisation, delivered 100% online through LSBF's online learning platform, will help you build a career in investment banking, beginning with this comprehensive overview of the modern finance world. This online degree will consolidate and build upon your existing knowledge of corporate finance, paying particular attention to mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.

Investment Banking

Key Facts

  • Duration: 18 - 36 months
  • Start dates: January / April / July / October
  • Campus: Online
  • Fees: £9,000 (Student Payment Plan available)

Learning to identify and evaluate challenges in finance, you will develop your analytical and decision-making skills. You will even apply these skills to real-life organisations, using techniques such as risk management and proposing solutions to issues faced by these companies.

Employing a global viewpoint, this online degree takes into account international business theories and the latest developments in the business world.

Investment Banking

Stage I

Marketing and Business Environment 
Accounting and Managerial Finance 
Systems and Operations Management 
Research Methods

Stage II

Strategic Management and Leadership
Advanced Corporate Finance 
M&A and Private Equity 
Research Methods

Stage III

Online Dissertation and Research Methods 

Specialisation Modules

This module will teach you to evaluate the nature of advanced accounting challenges in a global context. As a result, you will develop invaluable problem-solving skills and the analytical mindset required for effective financial decision-making.

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Analyse advanced principles and trends in corporate finance.
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of discounted cash flow and cash flow evaluation methods in financial management.
  • Show an in-depth knowledge of corporate finance.
  • Critically evaluate the relative economic and strategic benefits of treasury risk management and enhancing value.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills and an analytical approach to managing risk in corporate finance.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

You will already have been exposed to the analysis of financial statements and data, using both hypothetical and real-life case studies.

This module will crystallise such formative learning using a more advanced level of analysis, focusing on companies in a mergers and acquisitions scenario.

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the relative importance of different drivers of M&A and private equity.
  • Identify value creation and assess the effectiveness of M&A transactions and private equity.
  • Review the current M&A and private equity strategies of a selected global organisation, making suggestions for improvement.
  • Examine the relative importance of key elements in successful M&A and private equity transactions.
  • Perform critical analysis of comparative issues in M&A and private equity.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Core Modules

Detailed information about the core modules can be found on the:

Career Direction

This degree will give you an in-depth understanding of finance, placing you in great demand with employers.
It will lead you to rewarding, lucrative roles such as:

  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Manager
  • Actuary

  • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent – any subject area
  • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands) or equivalent*
  • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

*Don’t have the IELTS required? Get the IELTS preparation you need with The Language Gallery.

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