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Finance and Investment Management (with CFA Level 1 Examination) MScEcon

Aberdeen is well known for its expertise in these two areas and it offers two complementary disciplines offering you the opportunity to take the leading professional finance qualification, CFA level 1, during the course. If you do not wish to take the CFA exam there is an alternative research-based programme.

Finance and investment management is a major growth area with careers and business often attracting very high salaries and bonuses. The discipline also has a very wide reach in terms of markets and industry sectors you can be involved in and international employment possibilities. The programme gives you not only the opportunity to convert from any degree discipline to a highly employable and lucrative subject discipline which is in demand internationally, it also gives you a professional qualification whilst you study so that you get a head start upon graduating.

This programme allows you to convert to Finance and Investment Management from any undergraduate degree discipline in just one year. The university offers you market-leading financial databases (the Thomson-Reuters Eikon suite) to support both the teaching and the individual study. The discipline has wide career outlets across many industry sectors and it is internationally recognised.


Designed to enable you to prosper in what is a complex and competitive and continually changing market place or to prepare for further study if that is your career aim.


More information about the CFA Institute and the CFA program.


You have many career options with this programme such as finance, becoming a junior bankers, brokers, hedge fund investment advisors, consultants, credit controllers, treasurers,, specialist accountancy and so on. The world of investment banking is changing and sales and trade desk hiring managers are looking for more technical and quantitative skills which this programme offers in abundance.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester One

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Issues in Corporate Finance
  • Accountancy
  • Economic Analysis

Semester Two

  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Empirical Methods in Financial Research
  • Financial Analysis and Markets
  • Professional Finance (CFA study and exam)

Summer Term

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • A full conversion programme which you can complete in one year
  • You do not need Accountancy, Finance or other quantitative subject to study it
  • You have access to top global recruiters at Aberdeen

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full Time
  • September start

International Student Fees

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