Designed for aspiring finance professionals who want to gain specialist knowledge, this course will equip you with the skills required for seeking employment in the increasingly complex and demanding financial services sector.
You will explore the theories and current practice in the finance industry from both a national and international perspective. The course blends theory with practice to provide you with the applied vocational skills that potential employers require.
You'll study in the heart of Leeds, which is the largest hub of financial services in the UK outside London. Leeds is home to many leading financial organisations and large professional services firms. You'll be taught by a range of highly experienced tutors with industrial, professional and academic knowledge.
We include a strong international dimension in the course content and attract students from as far and wide as China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam.
January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods.
- Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
This course has a proven track record of graduates gaining employment in the financial services sector, such as banking or insurance. Others have entered into their family business, taking on a variety of management level roles. A small number have remained in the education sector to study a PhD and have entered into the teaching profession.
- Financial Analyst - Financial Advisor - Director of Finance - Chief Financial Officer
Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.
Our MSc Finance is delivered in the heart of Leeds, which is the largest hub of financial services in the UK outside London and which is home to many leading financial organisations and large professional services firms.
The course is delivered by a range of highly experienced tutors with industrial, professional and academic experience. The course emphasises blending theory with practice and thus provides students with the applied vocational skills that potential employers require. It is international both in terms of content and the student mix which provides a multicultural learning environment.
At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here (http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/guestspeakers).
Corporate Finance Evaluate the fundamental concepts and theories of modern finance, identifying how these can be effectively applied in both national and multinational organisations.
Financial Decision Analysis Cover topics on decision theory (decision trees and tables), linear programming, regression, time series, portfolio optimisation, discounted cash flow and finance.
Financial Economics Gain a comprehensive economic analysis of the operation, efficiency and dependencies between financial markets and their associated institutions. You will also assess the impact upon the world economy of any failure of the financial sector.
Managing Financial Resources Gain a critical understanding of contemporary accounting and financing principles which support business decision-making and financial resourcing in both the private and public sectors.
Understanding the Economy Develop knowledge and a critical understanding of the workings of a major economy which is subject to a constantly changing global environment, de-regulated financial systems, modern mass communication and international monetary flows.
Dissertation You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.
Forensic Accounting Discover the need for and role of corporate governance in the business environment, the role of IT in forensic accounting and fraud detection and the types and incidences of fraud.
Investment Fund Management You will identify, understand, evaluate and compare types of investment for the private investor, including tools, methods and strategies.
Management of International Finance Gain a comprehensive understanding of the economics of the operation and organisation of national and international financial systems.
"We are proud of the success of our national and international graduates." - Professor Christopher Prince Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law
- Library Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.
- The Rose Bowl The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.