MSc Banking & Finance

Banking and Finance

Welcome to the MSc Banking and Finance pre-arrival information page. We hope you are looking forward to starting your Master’s degree at the University of Stirling Management School and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus.

Stirling Management School will be running a number of events in September to ensure that you settle in quickly and that you understand how we can support you during your studies. These events will include quantitative skills training workshops as well as other key skills development sessions and attendance will ensure that you get the most out of your studies at Stirling.

Stirling Management School Induction Lecture will be held on Monday 11th September from 1000 hours - 1200 hours (Macrobert Main House Theatre). Banking & Finance Programme Induction Lecture will be held at 12.00 in Cottrell 2A19 (updated). 

It is very important that you arrive ready to start on this date.  If you are unable to do so, please let us know by e-mail as soon as possible.  E-mail:

At the induction lecture you will get to meet your classmates and some of the academic staff who will be guiding your studies for the rest of the year.  I will explain the structure of the programme, discuss what we expect from you and take any questions about what you expect from us.

Flying Start Leadership Programme

Your academic career at Stirling begins with The Flying Start Leadership Programme. The first two weeks of your timetable are dedicated to this pioneering Programme. Attendance is compulsory for all taught postgraduate students within Stirling Management School, and will be monitored throughout the duration of the Programme. Upon satisfactory completion, you will be awarded the 'Flying Start Leadership Programme Certificate of Participation'.

The Flying Start Leadership Programme is specifically designed to facilitate your transition into your academic studies by providing opportunities for you to meet and work with staff and fellow students, challenge your perceptions of culture, explore your beliefs and values, build your confidence and self-esteem, and encourage you to share your ideas. The Flying Start Leadership Programme equips you with the skills sought by graduate employers and will help you to effectively manage your chosen future career.

Please check this important induction website again soon for further information regarding the start of semester.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please contact the Programme Administrator, Allison Butler – who will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.  E-mail:   Tel:  +44 1786 467455.


Dr Theo Diasakos, Programme Director, MSc Banking and Finance

Reading List

Your Reading List is available here B&F Reading list 2017


Your confirmed timetable for the first few weeks at Stirling will be available at the start of September.‌ We will go through this information in more detail at the Induction Lecture.

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