This part-time MSc course in Finance and Investment is highly relevant to professionals already working in the financial services sector. In particular, it will be highly attractive to those looking to either extend the scope of their current responsibilities or to make a career change into an area such as portfolio management, security analysis, risk management, M & A, or financial consultancy.
Please note this postgraduate programme is designed for candidates working full-time in the UK and we will be unable to sponsor overseas students for a student visa for this course.
The innovative structure allows students to tailor the core courses as well as the electives to their individual interests.
Students are offered the opportunity to take extra electives in the first year and complete the taught part of the degree in a shorter period. Please speak to the Admissions Officer for details.
The structure of the part-time Finance & Investment programme is specifically designed to fit around the busy working lives of professionals working in the finance sector. It meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and offers a teaching and learning environment that fully complements the demands of working life*.
The MSc course is a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) Partner Programme and is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI). Please see the Accreditations tab for more information on how you can benefit from these partnerships.
To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:
• eight core courses (15 credits each) and • five electives or • one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Finance & Investment, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.
At the end of your time at Cass, we aim to ensure that you have a highly regarded qualification - and a clear vision of where you want it to take you. Like many of our part time students, you may be using your MSc to enhance your prospects with your current employer. Or perhaps you see it as an opportunity to change your career direction. Either way, you can rest assured that our Careers Service will be there to advise and support you.
Some examples of where graduates from the MSc in Finance & Investment class of 2014 are working are:
• AIG - Quantitative Analyst • Dimension Fund Advisors - Investment Analyst • JP Morgan Asset Management - Company Secretary • OfCom - Manager, Satellite Frequency Coordination