School of Finance and Management
The School of Finance and Management (SFM) is a leading centre for research in finance and management in a global context as well as specialist knowledge on Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We aim to develop policy makers who shape new developments as well as business leaders who create value for their companies and organizations. Our department is a source of game-changing ideas and opportunities for networking.
Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes are research-led and challenge-driven and they deliver teaching of the highest quality. They adopt a global perspective and enable participants to develop and enhance sound analytical thinking, personal drive and initiative, and effective communication. Master’s degree programmes are also offered through the distance learning Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS).
Our Research programmes provide opportunities for advanced students to work towards MPhil and PhD degrees. Part of our research is carried out within the Centre for Global Finance and the Centre for Trust Research. Policy makers and practitioners from the private sector, international organisations and national governments also join SFM for their continuous professional development (CPD) programmes.
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5th in UK
Guardian League Tables 2021 for graduate employability
Developing financial systems to support sustainable growth in China: Innovation, diversity and financial regulation
Developing understanding of the Chinese financial system and its crucial role in supporting the future development and continued growth of the Chinese economy.
UK-India Bilateral Trade in FinTech and FinTech-Enabled Services: Emerging trends and potential for growth
Assessing the role of fintech in the expansion of UK-India bilateral trade in goods and financial services.
The Inclusive Finance project
Identifying workable policies to help make the financial sector an effective instrument in promoting financial inclusion and sustained growth in low-income countries.
AXA Chair in Global Finance
Identifying and monitoring mega trends in global finance, allowing for dynamics of competitive conditions, which are engendered by the interplay between institutional economics and technological innovations.
Improving climate-change risk management in Shanghai and Hangzhou
Contributing to the mitigation and adaptation efforts against devastating natural hazards in the Yangtze River Delta region.
Managing climate risk and the cost of capital in climate-vulnerable countries
The first systematic analysis of the relationship between climate vulnerability and the cost of capital in developing countries