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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Finance

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    16 September 2019

The programme focuses on the key elements of corporate finance, investment management and applied quantitative finance. The aim is to produce specialists who have a strong financial perspective on corporate activity, pension fund behaviour, the economy and international financial markets. 

The Master’s Finance and Investment places an emphasis on specialist areas within finance including undertaking financial investments, financial modelling, mathematical finance and financial management roles within mainstream financial firms. There will be particular focus on providing students with the conceptual understanding, knowledge and technical skills that are required to implement advanced financial models in a practical way. 

The Master’s programme in Finance and Investment is built on a foundation of general Finance and Financial Management, Econometrics and Investment modules.

The Master’s in Finance and Investment is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in finance and investment subjects to enhance their operational effectiveness in this particular area, or to serve as preparation for further study or an academic career.

Professional accreditation

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.

What you will study

The MSc in Finance and Investment focuses on the key elements of corporate finance, investment management and applied quantitative finance. The aim is to produce specialists who have a strong financial perspective on corporate activity, pension fund behaviour, the economy and international financial markets. 

Core Modules

Option Modules

Learning and assessment

This full-time 12 month programme will help you to develop technical, analytical and interpersonal skills that will be highly relevant to your career in finance, banking or investment & asset management.

You'll study 10 compulsory modules to provide a firm foundation of core skills; in finance, accounting & investment management. You have the opportunity to select two elective modules of your choice to help you specialise in an area of personal interest.

We place particular emphasis on computer-based methods of learning finance. As a Master's in Finance student at Bradford, you learn to apply to real market data the financial-software packages used most widely in practice.

You will also have the opportunity to use interactive trading simulated software packages (i.e. Market-Class simulator package) to enhance your understanding of investment analysis and portfolio management.

Facilities

The Bradford Trading Room enables our students to gain experience in real life financial and economic markets using software such as Bloomberg Professional.

Bloomberg Professional is an industry standard market information software package that is used by a majority of organisations engaged in finance, banking and macroeconomic analysis. It offers a feature rich environment with a wide range of data classes, giving access to data used in decision making in areas such as macroeconomic policy making and central banking, portfolio management, equities, insurance, and risk analysis.

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme routinely secure jobs in top firms in the City of London and internationally.

Recent examples include:

  • Price Waterhouse Coopers, Frankfurt
  • Standard Chartered Bank, UK and Pakistan
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Alpha Bank
  • Capita Consulting
  • Guarantee Trust Bank, Nigeria
  • Asia Commercial Bank, Vietnam
  • KPDP Consulting, France

The mix of technical, presentational, analytical and research skills that are developed by this programme are highly attractive to specialist firms, and our students are highly sought after by leading international firms.

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career booster

During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme (PDF, 2.8 MB)offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

  • The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) - the benchmark for digital literacy
  • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
  • Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
  • Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

Study abroad

As part of our exchange agreement with Toulouse Business School (France), students have the opportunity to study a module in ‘Financial Risk Management in European Banking’ in Toulouse each year.

This is a very popular option, allowing participants to broaden their knowledge and experience a different business culture.


Visit the Finance and Investment - MSc page on the University of Bradford website for more details!

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