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MSc Investment Management

Course Description

Our MSc Investment Management programme aims to provide key investment knowledge with an industry focus.

The programme includes a specialised course that sees senior investment practitioners come in each week to give guest lectures which not only provide insight into the investment industry, but allow you gain real world understanding of the knowledge and theories you are studying.

If you are looking to for a career in investment management, or to work at management level with an investment focus, then our Investment Management programme can offer you the knowledge and skills you need to get ahead.


Semester 1

Capital Markets
Portfolio Management

plus one from:
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate Governance

and one from:
• Financial Analysis
• International Accounting Standards

Semester 2

Current Topics in Investment Management
Research Methods

and two from:
• Comparative Financial Reporting
• Derivatives
• Emerging Financial Markets
• Modern Portfolio Theory
• Research in Finance

Successful completion of the two taught semesters will allow you to progress to the MSc dissertation which is started in May and is submitted by the end of August.

Visit the MSc Investment Management page on the Heriot-Watt University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a good (first or second class) Honours degree or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university. No investment management experience is required but some prior knowledge of finance and/or accounting would be an advantage.

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