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Established in 1973, the MSc Finance and Investment was the very first Master’s degree in finance in the UK. Over the past 40 years, the programme has gained an international reputation for providing excellent training for graduates who are interested in following a career in investment analysis or portfolio management. The programme provides a broad knowledge in finance, combined with practical application, to help graduates develop the confidence and ability for a challenging career in finance.

The programme has been accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) since 2008 and has been awarded CISI Centre of Excellence status. Students on this programme have the opportunity to pursue a professional qualification from the CISI alongside their Masters degree, with the full support of the Business School.

You can study the MSc Finance and Investment programme over either nine months or 12 months.

The 9-month programme comprises 12 taught modules, five of which are compulsory modules that are taken in term one, and seven of which are selected from optional modules, and are taken during terms two and three.

The 12-month programme comprises nine taught modules, six of which are compulsory modules that are taken during terms one and two, and three of which are selected from 11 optional modules, and are taken during terms two and three. Students also undertake a dissertation in term three.

In addition, you will be provided with the opportunity to attend non-assessed intensive training courses covering financial databases such as Bloomberg, ThomsonOne, FAME, EIKON, Datastream, etc.

QTEM Programme

The QTEM Programme aims to prepare students with excellent quantitative and analytical skills to support their future careers as decision makers leading the global business environment. Students accepted onto the QTEM Programme will spend an additional semester studying at one of the prestigious academic partners in the QTEM Network. This additional semester is combined with a 2 month internship. Upon completion of these elements, students will be awarded a QTEM Certificate, which demonstrates their skills in analytical and quantitative techniques to support decision-making in an international context.

For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/study/pgstudyabroad/

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/study/pgstudyabroad/

Programme structure

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation in the 12 month variant) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/ .

Compulsory modules

Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows;

  • Financial Instruments;
  • Financial Modelling;
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management;
  • Investment Analysis;
  • Investment Research Methods.

Optional modules

Some recent examples are as follows;

  • Advanced Corporate Finance;
  • Banking and Financial Services;
  • Derivatives Pricing;
  • Domestic and International Portfolio Management;
  • International Financial Management;
  • Topics in Financial Economics ;
  • Corporate Finance and Governance;
  • Mergers, Management Buyouts and Other Corporate Reorganizations;
  • Alternative Investments.

Visit the MSc Finance and Investment page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

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