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Discover how to undertake security valuation and portfolio management by studying equity, debt andderivative markets in domestic and international sectors, and learn about the key techniques used by financial traders. This course has a strong focus on the practical application of finance within a trading or corporate setting. Your studies will culminate in a financial analyst evaluation of a UK listed company for your final project. During the summer term you will also have the opportunity to attend a workshop designed to help students taking the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I examination. CFA® is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.
You will practice your skills with a dedicated on-campus Bloomberg trading room facility, to get experience of real-term investment
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One of the following:
A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) or equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. Applicants must have studied finance, economics or other quantitative modules at undergraduate level to demonstrate quantitative and analytical skills.
For International students:
An official academic transcript, with official English translation, of your university grades to date, students whose native language is not English also need to satisfy our English language requirements.
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Our students develop an entrepreneurial mind-set, enabling them to start their own companies, join fast growing SMEs and innovate within multinational organisations. Our graduates are highly sought after, because of their practical skills and ability to apply knowledge. They are supported by inspirational teachers with real world, industry experience.Read more
"The exemptions from professional qualifications were a focal point for selecting my course. The practical orientation of the teaching modules was very essential to me. One of the things that I was looking at when selecting my university was the campus and its location. Aston has a unique position: to be in walk distance from the city center of the second largest city in the UK and at the same time a close campus where you can get from student residences to lecture halls in less than 5 minutes. This meant for me that I will be able focus on my studies without wasting time on commuting. Further, I firmly believe that if I was not in Birmingham, I would not be able to visit so many different places across Britain. And still London is just in about an hour on the train. The amount of funds invested in the renovation of the campus to make it a nice, welcoming and green place for students impressed me too. The opportunity to become part of well consolidated small community and the student halls were very appealing too. Another reason for choosing Aston was that I could not find another university which supports its students in everything: from finance and housing advice to personal tutors and careers planning help. I believe it is not necessary to mention the outstanding performance in different reputable university rankings which as well influenced my choice."
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