The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in Finance and Investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity - equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets.
Participants in the MSc Finance and Investment programme can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a Finance and Investment topic according to individual interests and career requirements.
The MSc Finance and Investment degree is intended to enable students to:
- Develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in specific areas of Finance - Examine and assess different aspects of the financial environment and provide insights into the operation of Finance and financial services - Be capable of a critical evaluation of the core business / finance disciplines - Have a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in Finance and Investment to meet their specific interests and career aspirations - Have opportunities in a variety of careers such as accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy and trading - Enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.
Applicants for this MSc must have a first degree in business/economics, containing substantial components of finance. Students with an outstanding first degree in a quantitative subjects will be considered.
The MSc in Finance and Investment programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of calendar year commencing late September, and a part-time degree can be studied over a period of between 2 and 4 years. In each case participants take taught modules and prepare a dissertation. Students without the relevant English proficiency are required to do a Summer pre-sessional programme before gaining entry onto the postgraduate programme.
Classes are in the form of either two or three hour teaching/learning sessions, including some small group teaching, during normal semesters.
The structure of the MSc in Finance and Investment programme is modular, with individual modules each having weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. The MSc degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which are taught modules, and 60 credits a finance related dissertation.
All students undertake core modules relating to finance. The remaining modules offer a choice of electives that allow the student to focus upon advanced finance and management modules that are most closely associated with his/her career aspirations.
Semester 1 modules:
Corporate Finance Capital Market Analysis Introduction to Research Methods Further Quantitative Research Methods
Semester 2 modules:
Derivative Investment Fixed Interest Investment
and either 1 or two modules from the list below
Financial Reporting Corporate Strategy International Finance Financial Markets in China
If only one module is chosen from the list above then students must also complete one module from the list below
Strategic Human Resource Management Managing International Business in China Entrepreneurial Management Launching New Ventures E-Business Social Entrepreneurship Project Management Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility Management for China
Finance and Investment Dissertation
Career options for this degree
This degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers in Accountancy,Auditing, Business Development, Financial Advice, InvestmentManagement, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Procurement, Research,Risk Assurance, Tax Consultancy and Trading.
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