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Course content

Our 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.

You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme.

Why choose us?

We are one of just 1% of business schools in the world that holds triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

We boast an excellent reputation for student satisfaction, teaching quality and research. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has presented us with its highest accolade – a Gold Award, for consistently outstanding outcomes. Whilst we’ve been ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK and top 50 in the world for international outlook.

We pride ourselves on the employability of our students. 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. Our MSc Finance is the prefect platform to launch your career in the financial sector.

Course outline

This challenging and exciting programme 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.

Our 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 programme 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.

Our teaching staff are committed to delivering an educational experience of the highest standard. You’ll be taught by leading academics who benefit from industry experience and a unique understanding of how the financial world works in practice. They will bring the course to life through a variety of inspiring and practical teaching methods, with all sessions being delivered in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

During the summer term you will also have the opportunity to attend a workshop designed to helpstudents taking the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I examination.

Subject guide and modules

Core Modules

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Finance Theory
  • Trading in Securities Markets
  • Ethics in Academic Practice

Optional Modules

  • Trading Techniques
  • International Finance
  • Investment Banking

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





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