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  Financial Analysis and Fund Management MSc


University of Exeter    Finance and Accounting

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Business & Management (5) Finance (14)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Financial Analysis and Fund Management MSc programme at the University of Exeter Business School. This prestigious course is tailored for aspiring professionals in investment banking and asset management, offering a comprehensive curriculum that delves into advanced financial theory, investment analysis, and fund management. With the coveted CFA® 'University Affiliation Program' status, you'll benefit from dedicated support to tackle the CFA exams and enhance your employability through a dedicated careers module and international study trips. The programme's structure spans 12 months, including a unique summer programme and a three-week CFA prep induction. Taught by world-leading faculty, you'll engage in research-led teaching, practical case studies, and workshops using cutting-edge financial databases. To qualify, a 2:1 or above in relevant disciplines is required, along with evidence of quantitative ability. Elevate your career prospects and join a vibrant research community with this esteemed MSc programme.

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Overview

  • For students interested in pursuing a career in investment banking or asset management, you’ll study advanced financial theory and acquire expertise in investment analysis and fund management within one of very few finance programmes globally to be awarded CFA® ‘University Affiliation Program’ status
  • Boost your employability with a dedicated careers module, a week-long international study trip to one or two of our global partner universities, and the option to take two levels of the CFA exams with dedicated support from the Business School.
  • You will be challenged with an academically rigorous curriculum supported by practical experiences to ensure you gain the skills demanded by global organisations
  • Enjoy access to our 24/7 finance lab hosting major databases including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters
  • Participate in the Business School Ethics Challenge analysing CFA case studies, and apply to the Global CFA Investment Research Challenge judged by CFA experts.

Course content

This programme is a 12-month full-time programme, studied over three terms, and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, with the third term, and most of the summer, either researching and writing a dissertation/project, or learning python through the coding analytic course, or study abroad through the newly introduced summer programme.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 or above with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics, Maths, Business or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative* ability is essential. The majority of our candidates will be expecting a First or 2:1 degree, however, we do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

Applicants are also required to meet the course prerequisites and meet our English language requirements. See our website for details.




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