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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Finance

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.
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  • Last Updated

    02 August 2019

Our Finance MSc teaches you advanced knowledge and skills in financial markets and institutions. You'll learn how they function and interact with the real economy.

About this course

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance.

Our course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services. It features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy. It also includes optional modules on financial markets, financial institutions and applied empirical methods in finance. It is closely related to our Banking and Finance MSc.

What you'll learn

Your studies will include financial markets and institutions and the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. We'll teach you how to analyse their roles within the international financial system.

The course will develop your understanding of the key financial principles and theories. You'll also improve your existing IT and research skills, which employers value in this competitive sector.

You'll understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and the strategies of investors. We'll encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on important issues related to the operation of financial markets and institutions. You will learn about the types and function of financial markets such as stock, bond, foreign exchange and derivative markets.

Advanced software

Where possible you will have access to advanced statistical software including:

  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab

You will also have access to a number of financial databases including:

  • Bloomberg
  • Thompson Financial's DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana.

You'll use these for your empirical projects in applied econometrics as well as your final dissertation.

Your development

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • apply appropriate econometric and computational techniques in the area of finance
  • show advanced capability with some econometric and computational techniques
  • critically analyse the results generated by these techniques
  • synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within the finance and related industries.

Recognition by professional bodies

Recognition by professional bodies

CFA Institute's University Recognition Program

Get ahead with your studies towards the CFA examinations. We are part of the CFA Institute's University Affiliation Program, which means that our courses incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK).As a student on this course, you might be eligible for a CFA scholarship. This would entitle you to reduced CFA exam fees, including accompanying relevant materials.

Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI)

You have an opportunity to become a 

CISI member free of charge. Our partner status make sure you will be well prepared to sit the CISI Level 6 Financial Markets exam, as well as for your future career in investment and wealth management.‌You will also benefit from our status as a Chartered CISI Partner University. The CISI is a leading international professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning. You will 

Chartered Banker Institute

Benefit from our Chartered Banker Institute  Centre of Excellence status. This course has a Chartered Banker pathway so you can achieve the Associated or full Member status of the Chartered Banker Institute. ‌

‌Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Students who pass the exam in our module NBS8340: Introduction to Financial Reporting will be exempted from the CIMA examination in BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (part of CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting). 

‌Professional recognitions and accreditations are subject to revision.

Accreditation

Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

  • a high quality teaching environment
  • innovative programming
  • active engagement with industry

Professional recognitions and accreditations are subject to revision.

Our staff

This course builds on our established research strengths in finance and economics.

Delivery

The course is modular, with taught modules from October to May and a final dissertation project from June to September. 

Guest lectures

Guest lectures by practitioners and policy makers on this course complement the study of theoretical frameworks. These lectures analyse the most recent trends in financial markets and banking industries. They also provide an overview of the available opportunities within the financial sector.

You can view the profiles of some of our previous guest lecturers to get an idea of what we offer.

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:

  • regional, national and international thought leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professions

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café.

View some of the Business School facilities.


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

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