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MSc - Financial Analysis and Fund Management


University of Exeter The Business School

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

Taught by the triple accredited University of Exeter Business School.

For students interested in studying advanced financial theory and looking to acquire expertise in investment analysis and fund management.

You will be challenged with an academically rigorous curriculum supported by practical experiences to ensure you gain the skills demanded by global organisations.

You have the opportunity to gain your MSc in 12 months, and also work towards Levels I and II of the CFA examinations.

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.

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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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Student Profile(s)

Nazeema Derbas

I chose to study at the Business School because the MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management programme was very different to many others I saw in the field of finance. As well as studying for my MSc I also had the opportunity to work towards Levels I and II of the CFA examinations. This means in the span of 12-months I will graduate with a degree, whilst being part way through a second qualification which I feel has greatly enhanced my employability.

The teaching at Exeter has been second to none, the lectures are challenging and encompassed all the knowledge I needed for a career in the financial industry. A module I particularly enjoyed was ‘Financial Modelling’ as this gave us the opportunity to create and analyse portfolios, providing a more practical understanding of what we were studying and how to create something we would be using day-to-day in a career.

A highlight of the course has been the opportunity to partake in the Business School’s Ethics Challenge, which was sponsored by P1 Management, a local investment company, and judged by experts from the CFA institute and Business School academics. This was a great opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from my studies on ethics and analyse a case study. As part of the process I had to write a 1,500 word essay on my findings and then present my case to the panel of four judges. I am thrilled to have won the challenge, as this is something I can bring to interviews and it will enhance to my CV, in addition to my MSc.. The challenge is open to all finance students at the University and I would highly recommence you take part, it is a great experience.

I was also very lucky to be awarded the Global Excellence Scholarship in addition to a CFA exam scholarship which was a great achievement. The scholarship has been very helpful as it has not only taken an edge off financing a Masters, it has reassured me that I have worked hard to be here and that the grades I have achieved really mean something. I will always cherish making it here and being able to study abroad at an excellent establishment.

Scholarships

These will be awarded to an academically gifted candidate resident in the UK and continental Europe, who would not be able to study without this financial assistance.

This scholarship is funded by donations from a Business School alumnus.

The scholarship requires you to have an English language level of IELTS 7.0 with no section less than 6.0, or equivalent. You will need to provide evidence of funding received during your undergraduate degree.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£12,500

Eligibility

Two scholarships of £12,500 are available to students who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes for September 2021 entry.

Application Procedure

Please complete the application form here - https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/apply/step1/?award=2535

The closing date for this award is 30 June 2021.

Further Information

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees/award/?id=2535

We’ve provided the information on our website to help you get started on finding funding opportunities that are available to you: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

Value of Scholarship(s)

Over £4 million in scholarships available

Eligibility

We recommend you start looking as early as possible for funding, especially if you will need financial assistance to undertake a postgraduate course.

There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study including: scholarships, studentships, wages, bursaries, savings, inheritance, and, increasingly, alternative methods such as crowdfunding and philanthropy. The options available may depend on your fee status or other criteria.

Application Procedure

See our website for details of funding available and how to apply :https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

Further Information

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/

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