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MSc Wealth Management

Course Description

Prepare for an exciting career in the growing area of wealth management on a course designed with professionals working in this area. High wealth individuals are looking for quality advice and support from individuals qualified in the area of wealth management.

The course is suitable for individuals who want to begin work or rapidly progress their career in financial markets, investment banking, fund management or wealth management.

It develops your knowledge of appropriate investment strategies and financial products, together with your understanding of the risks associated with these products and financial markets. You address issues of risk management, regulation, wealth management and fund management, focussing on both individuals and organisations.

We have consulted both industry practitioners and professional bodies to ensure the course prepares you for a career in a variety of roles within the financial services industry. You are taught by University staff with extensive work experience in the banking and finance industry, who regularly complete consultancy work with banks and banking organisations. The financial services industry is a fast paced and dynamic area to work in, with a strong and identifiable career path.

This course is linked with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and during the course you benefit from student membership. The CII works with regulators, educational and trade bodies together with major corporate organisations across the globe to help raise professional standards. You are encouraged to take professional exams during your time on the course in order to maximise your potential for progression within your chosen career path. The cost of sitting professional exams is in addition to your normal course fees.

Sheffield Business School has a diverse mix of cultures which includes students from the UK, Asia, India, Pakistan, Africa, the EU and North and Central America. This multicultural environment provides the opportunity for networking and developing a group of future international business contacts. A major element of the course is the dissertation. This allows you to focus on a subject that interests you, which is valuable in contributing to career development and helping you build a strong CV to impress potential employers.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-wealth-management

Course structure

Full time – typically 12 months, typically 15 months for January starts, but can be completed in 12.
Starts September and January

Semester One
-Methods of enquiry
-Banking and financial markets
-Financial risk management

Semester Two
-Wealth management and investing
-Financial regulation and supervision
-Advanced portfolio management
-Option modules (one from a selection: corporate governance & ethics, financial analysis, fund management, consultancy project 1)

Semester Three
-Research methods

Assessment: examinations, phase tests, individual assignments, group tasks.

Other admission requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English, such as an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English standard. If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

Visit the MSc Wealth Management page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You typically need one of the following: 2.2 honours degree or above in a relevant subject, recognised professional qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include: business management, finance, accounting, economics, banking, law, the natural sciences, IT and computing. We will consider applicants without these academic qualifications dependant on personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications. See course description for further admission details.

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