The Global Finance and Investment MSc degree programme will provide students with an understanding of domestic and global financial systems and bring together the major financial issues of investment and risk management. You will study how risk is manifested, the role of the non-deposit financial institutions, corporate strategic investment decisions, techniques of asset and firm valuation and the nature and use of complex financial instruments. The course is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in investment, finance and risk management, insurance or actuarial science. Most students will take part in a placement or internship as part of the Executive In-Company Project module, although the option of a traditional dissertation is available. There are also ways for you to tailor your university experience to your interests. You will have opportunities to get involved with a #DMUglobal experience and choose a language study option.
Reasons to study Global Investment and Risk MSc at Leicester Business School: • Guaranteed in-country experience with a leading international organisation • Guaranteed international experience with one of our international partner colleges • Personal leadership mentoring from leading industry figures • World leading academics • Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle • Regular delivery from leading business figures • Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group • Portfolio developed in partnership with business • Mentoring and 1-1 academic support from leading academics, at the forefront of their fields • Excellent contact hours • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and examination where appropriate. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week. We expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.
• Research Methods • Enterprise Risk Management • International Financial Markets and Institutions • Strategic Financial Management • Econometrics • Financial Derivatives • Investment Valuation • Behavioural Finance • Dissertation or Executive In-Company Project
A degree in Global Investment and Risk will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers. You may choose to pursue careers in areas such as investment, finance and risk management, insurance or actuarial science. You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops and can advise you on your options.