Global Banking School has developed a special 4 in 1 programme:

  • Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Program Exam preparation
  • Investment Banking Training
  • ATHE LEVEL 7 Diploma in Strategic Management
  • Work Placement Assistance

Global Banking School (GBS) has developed a unique combined programme that will accelerate your career path and raise your earning potential all within a year. Studying a CFA qualification alongside your Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management will equip you with highly sought after Strategic and commercial skills and a globally recognised qualification. The specialist and unique Investment Banking Training Programme, designed and written by Dr Rana a former International Investment Banker, will give you real life exposure and practical hands on experience of global transactions, making you even more attractive to international employers. This specialist combined programme from GBS has been created to provide a blend of academic excellence with professional skills, offering more than just a qualification but to strengthen your profile at an international level.

While the ATHE level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management has been designed to develop graduates with critical and strategic thinking skills and to provide a holistic overview of management with a specialist knowledge of Management and the CFA and Investment Banking Programme will give you the practical and hands-on-skills that are vital to get you noticed by global organisations in the finance and banking industry.

1. Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst Program Exam preparation
The CFA® Programme sets the global benchmark for investment, knowledge, standards and ethics. It is the ‘gold standard qualification’ for the investment industry. As of 2012 CFA® Institute includes over 110,000 members in more than 130 countries.
Passing the CFA® program examination can aid in career advancement and it highlights to clients, employers and colleagues that the charter holder has mastered a broad range of investment topics and is committed to the highest ethical standards in the profession.

2. Investment Banking Programme
This programme gives you an exciting opportunity to gain experience of real world transactions and working knowledge for Investment Banking, Private Equity and Hedge Fund careers. This programme will give you the practical and hands-on-skills that are vital to get you noticed by global organisations in the finance and banking industry.

3. ATHE LEVEL 7 Diploma in Strategic Management
Diploma in Strategic Management has been designed to develop graduates with critical and strategic thinking skills and to provide a holistic overview of management. You will develop strategic management skills that will enable you to manage and develop organisations’ strategy effectively and successfully in in different cultural environments. It will enable you to fast track on to a Master's degree (MBA or MSc).

4. Work Placement Assistance
We will make use of our global corporate alumni to find the most suitable work placement for you. You will have access to our 4000+ alumni who work around the world with renowned financial institutions. The Work Placement with an international company will allow you to put the theory learned into practice enabling you to manage your interviews with confidence.

Modules and their Learning Outcomes
1. Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst Program Exam preparation
Topic Area (%) Level 1
Ethical and Professional Standards (total) 15
Investment Tools (total) 50
Corporate Finance 8
Economics 10
Financial Reporting and Analysis 20
Quantitative Methods 12
Asset Classes (total) 30
Alternative Investments 3
Derivatives 5
Equity Investments 10
Fixed Income 12
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning (total) 5
Total 100

2. Global Investment Banking Programme
  • Analysis of London Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange listed companies
  • Preparation of buy and sell side transaction pitches, teasers, and writing confidential investment memo
  • Excel Financial modelling and valuation of public listed companies by using "Comparable comps" method
  • Excel Financial modelling and valuation of public listed companies by using "Discounted cash flow" method
  • Excel Financial modelling and determination of the premium paid by buyer of the business by using "Transaction comps" method
  • Excel Financial modelling and leveraged buyout of the company by a Private Equity sponsor
  • Preparation of M&A transaction-ready model with Accretion/Dilution analysis of the deal
  • Board Presentation and closing of investment banking transactions

3. ATHE LEVEL 7 Diploma in Strategic Management

Finance for Strategic Managers
  • Understand the role of financial information in business strategy
  • Be able to analyse published financial statements for strategic decision making purposes
  • Understand how businesses assess and finance non-current assets, investments and working capital
  • Understand different ownership structures and how they influence and measure financial performance

Economics for Business
  • Understand the micro-economic business environment
  • Understand the macro-economic environment in the domestic context
  • Understand the implications of operating in the international economic environment on business organisations

Organisational Behaviour
  • Understand effective leadership behaviour theory and practice
  • Understand how organisational structures and culture impact on the effectiveness of the organisation
  • Understand how the organisation can improve employee effectiveness to respond to business opportunities
  • Understand organisational decision making

Global Business Strategy
  • Be able to analyse the international business environment
  • Understand the impact of globalisation on business organisations
  • Understand the importance and nature of Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategic Resource Management
  • Understand the role of human resource management in supporting business strategy
  • Know how to develop human resources in organisations
  • Understand the role of physical resource management in supporting business strategy
  • Understand the role of marketing in supporting business strategy
  • Understand the role of information systems management in supporting business strategy

Research for Senior Managers
  • Be able to develop an appropriate research question for a business research project
  • Be able to develop a research proposal and undertake a literature review
  • Be able to use data and information collection and analysis techniques
  • Be able to present research with conclusions and make recommendations based on research carried out

Strategic Marketing
  • Understand the principles of strategic marketing
  • Understand how to carry out strategic marketing analysis
  • Analyse strategic marketing decisions and choices
  • Understand how a range of marketing strategies can be implemented to contribute to competitive advantage

Personal Leadership and Management Development
  • Be able to analyse personal leadership and management skills to support achievement of organisational objectives
  • Be able to manage development of personal leadership and management skills to support achievement of organisational objectives
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of personal development plans to develop management and leadership skills

4. Work Placement Assistance
  • International experience with a well-established International field trip - travelling and accommodation costs are included in the fees.
  • We will assist you to find international work placements so you can put theory into practice, the commercial and finance skills that you have acquired on the programme
  • We will make use of our global corporate alumni to find the most suitable work placement for you.

  • English proficiency (CEFR - B2)

Why should you choose the Global Banking School?
  • Industry experienced with excellent education/professional qualification lecturers
  • Business case studies
  • Simplified learning
  • Personal attention to all learners
  • Small classes
  • Free career development mentoring programme
  • Connect with our very successful Finance and Banking alumni

  • Intakes: Every month
  • Duration: 1 year full-time or weekend
  • Location: London or Remote/Web Video Conferencing - How it works ?
  • Fees: Click here

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