Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation qualifications

Programme structure

Built with the industry professional in mind and delivered by academics from WBS alongside policy experts from the Bank of England, the Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation qualifications have been designed to introduce you to the latest evidence led and practice informed financial regulation and monetary policy.

Due to its modular nature, there are four qualification levels, allowing you to choose a level best suited to your needs. You may wish to initially commit to a single module and later complete further modules in order to build up to a higher qualification level. You may also choose to begin your studies in either October, February, or June each year.

Postgraduate Award

  • To achieve a Postgraduate Award, you can choose a single module to study and gain advanced insight and knowledge in 17-weeks.
  • As a guide, you can expect to spend approximately 11 hours studying per week. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, guest speaker sessions, video interviews, live webinar sessions and written documents.
  • This option is perfect for those seeking to build their professional development in a specific area and over a short period of time.

Postgraduate Certificate

  • To achieve a Postgraduate Certificate you will need to complete three out of the seven online modules.

Postgraduate Diploma

  • For a Postgraduate Diploma you need to complete six of out the seven online modules. 

MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation

  • To gain an MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation you will need to complete six modules and the Research Methods and Dissertation module.
  • This option is perfect for you if you are looking to develop a holistic understanding of central banking and the wider financial environment and develop your career.
Comparative Central Banking

Starting October 2022.

Discover why central banks have different mandates, objectives, governance and operating procedures.

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Behavioural Finance and Big Data

Starting October 2022.

Develop an understanding of key deviations from rationality that have been documented in behavioural science and recent advances in data science and the basics in big data analytics.

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Financial Conduct, Leadership and Ethics

Starting February 2023.

Learn how to build an ethical leadership capacity in critical areas of banking, and in particular financial conduct.

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Money, Banks and Macroeconomics

Starting February 2023.

Explore the fragilities in fractional reserve banking, the role of the central bank, and the weaknesses caused by the shadow banking sector.

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Financial Markets and Financial Risk Management

Starting February 2023.

Explore the fundamental concepts of international finance, emphasizing the operation of the spot and derivative securities in international markets. 

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Monetary Policy and Monetary Analysis

Starting June 2023.

Investigate the analytical and empirical tools available from macroeconomics and econometrics to understand the role of monetary policy and how it is implemented.

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Financial Regulation and Supervision

Starting June 2023.

Study the rationale behind financial regulation and supervision: what are the market failures regulators are addressing, and through the use of which tools.

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Research Methods and Dissertation

This module aims to allow you to synthesise, apply and extend the knowledge that you have gained through your previous modules.

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Your online platform, my.wbs

Our MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation is delivered on the same bespoke online platform, my.wbs, as our Distance Learning MBA, which the Financial Times ranked as 1st in the world in its Online MBA Ranking 2021.

Each module has a dedicated welcome page, providing you with an overview of which topics will be covered, and will feature a variety of teaching methods including lectures, guest speaker sessions, video interviews, live webinar sessions and written documents.

Additionally, where modules have required reading, you will be provided with direct links through the module materials, allowing you immediate access. my.wbs is built to be compatible with any type of device, all you will need is an internet connection and an up-to-date browser to access learning materials. It is recommended that you use headphones, a microphone and a webcam to contribute to webinars.

If you intend to access the programme from a workplace you should ensure that you will not have access restricted by organisational firewalls or policies.

Programme details

This programme is suitable for those looking to evidence their knowledge, gain insight or develop their career in central banking or financial regulation and seeks to spread the best thought leadership in financial regulation to central bankers, financial regulators and all finance professionals in the global financial industry.  

It is 100% online and delivered on the same bespoke platform, my.wbs, as our Distance Learning MBA which the Financial Times ranked as 1st in the world in its Online MBA Ranking 2022. 

In addition to the programme material you will also benefit from access to a range of optional online careers resources including an online Career Management module and resources covering topics such as Pay Negotiation and Interview Simulation. Please contact us for more information.