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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Finance

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    12 months FT

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Visit website for details

  • Last Updated

    24 September 2018

Course content

Aston’s MSc Finance will equip you with the financial knowledge and technical skills to kick-start a successful and rewarding career in the financial sector.

You’ll develop your understanding of corporate finance, asset valuation, investment management and risk management techniques. We will enhance your analytical and quantitative skills and you’ll gain valuable experience using industry-leading software in our state-of-the-art trading room.

This challenging and exciting course will advance your knowledge and understanding of finance, whilst helping you to develop a wide range of analytical and technical skills, which are in strong demand from employers in the finance and banking sector. By the end of your studies, you’ll be well-equipped to fulfil a variety of financial roles, both in private and public sector organisations.

MSc Finance covers a broad range of stimulating topics, including financial derivatives, investment management, asset valuation, financial econometrics and corporate finance. You’ll learn to appreciate the complex environment organisations operate within as well as how this can impact businesses financially. We’ll help you to develop a critical awareness and understanding of contemporary issues and theories relating to investments, financial instruments and corporate finance.

This course has a strong practical element. You’ll gain hands-on experience working with real-time financial, accounting and economic data, thanks to our dedicated trading room facility and industry leading software. Your exposure to these practical tools and techniques will give you the confidence and technical capability to gain a competitive advantage over other graduates in the job market.

You’ll enhance your quantitative skills throughout the course. We teach you how to apply appropriate mathematical and statistical tools to aid financial decision-making. You’ll also develop a wide range of transferable skills which will help to further enhance your employability. Thanks to the diverse background of our students, you’ll work alongside people from across the world. This will develop your communication, teamwork, organisation and management skills in a multicultural context. These are highly regarded competences for graduate employers.

Recent graduates have secured sought-after graduate positions at world-renowned organisations, such as Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas, fulfilling a variety of finance roles, such as Financial Analyst, Investment Risk Officer and Trading Risk Analyst. This course is the prefect platform to launch your career in the financial sector.

Core Modules

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Finance Theory
  • Trading in Securities Markets
  • Dissertation Project 

Optional Modules

  • Trading Techniques
  • International Finance
  • Investment Banking

The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout the course and focuses on your professional development and employability, giving you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills, build a portfolio of professional business skills, or study abroad at one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK, or overseas, or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.

This course offers a double degree option - achieve two degrees for the price of one as well as study abroad at one of our partner institutions.


Visit the Finance MSc page on the Aston University website for more details!

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