Professional development

PG Certificate in International Business & Finance


Business & Management
  • NamePG Certificate in International Business & Finance
  • QualificationCourse
  • LevelProfessional Development, Courses
  • Study modeFull time
  • DurationSix months or One year
  • Tuition fees *
  • ScholarshipsNo *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

With access to global financial institutions and blue-chip companies, you will gain valuable real-world experience and knowledge. You will be able to build connections across the City of London, and network with financial experts from around the world on our cosmopolitan campus.

This programme is for students who have recently completed a master’s degree in business or finance and wish to gain UK experience and knowledge, as well as undertaking further study of specialist modules in international business and finance.

It will develop your ability to think critically and solve problems, and will allow you to:

  • Undertake advanced study of organisations in an international context
  • Interpret and analyse wide-ranging views of business in the context of social, political, legal, economic, technological and global change
  • Extend your quantitative and qualitative research skills, including the use of models for international finance and business

PG Certificate in International Business & Finance is a full-time programme for one semester.


Core modules

  • Strategy and Decision Making

Optional modules

  • Trading and Hedge Funds
  • Bond Markets and Credit Derivatives 
  • Oil and Gas Markets 
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Emerging Economy Enterprise  
  • Managing Complexity 
  • International Business and Economic Policy
  • Web Marketing and Analytics 


View module descriptions 

Study methods

Maximum use of advanced pedagogic processes and practices will be implemented. This means the following practical steps will be featured:

  • Interactive and engaging sessions with tutors
  • Flipped classroom
  • Workshop approaches where possible in place of one-way lectures
  • Small group research and report back work in seminars
  • Individual tutorials  Timely and constructive feedback and feed-forward
  • A range of ‘outside-in’ methods such as guest speakers, visits to key locations, exhibitions, events and co-curricular activity to support programme outcomes
  • Experiential learning events both on and off campus.

Assessment structure

The assessment methods used across the programme will be varied. The key objective is to ensure that assessment is:

  • Engaging, encourages students to interact and test their knowledge
  • Inclusive, fostering a student focused approach whereby students can make selections about the topics or formats chosen where possible
  • Authentic, based on real world or real life cases and situations. Students should see little difference between the problems and tasks set for them on the programme and the challenges they will face subsequently in the business world.

The main assessment vehicles used for both formative and summative assessment reflect current best practice in the business school environment and will feature: 

  • Reports produced after student personal research in group or individual
  • Group or individual presentations to tutor, peers or outside experts
  • Examinations
  • Events created and delivered by students
  • Essays
  • Time constrained tasks or exercises
  • Ongoing project work individual or collective
  • Case study analysis

Marks may be given for a variety of assessment methods, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Activities in class
  • Presentations
  • Essays
  • Simulation exercises
  • Fieldwork
  • Research-based projects
  • Written or oral examinations with seen or unseen questions
  • Any other form of learning with a measurable outcome 

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Academic requirements

English requirements 

As the programme will be delivered wholly in English, all candidates whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of proficiency in the language. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four IELTS (International English Language Testing System) elements and score a minimum of 6.5 overall or 575 TOEF (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) score of at least 575 and / or a pass in the University’s own English Language Proficiency Test.
Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK must also meet the specific English Language requirements of the UK Border Agency.

Direct Entry

In order to be considered for the Postgraduate Certificate in International Business and Finance, applicants should normally demonstrate achievement of at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Graduates of CUNEFF Master Degree in Finance or the equivalent from an alternative institution if an agreement to expand the provision is made subsequently.
  2. Holders of a BA Honours Degree (minimum 2.2) in a relevant subject (Law, Business Administration etc.) from a recognised (Regent’s partner) institution.
  3. Significant work experience at a senior level where personal knowledge and expertise would indicate that they would benefit from taking the programme.

English requirements
For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • A minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four IELTS (International English Language Testing System) elements and score a minimum of 6.5 overall
  • 575 TOEF (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) score of at least 575 and/or a pass in the University’s own English Language Proficiency Test
  • Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information.

September 2018

  • Apply online for September 2018

How to apply

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. 


Fees September 2017

Tuition fee: £7,500 (non-refundable)
Registration fee: £1,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees include a monetary value towards the cost of core textbooks.

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