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MSc Financial Risk Management

Course Description

The MSc Financial Risk Management is designed to provide a strong theoretical background and the analytical and technical skills for analysing financial risks, pricing and hedging of financial instruments and portfolio management. It builds competency in using various risk-metrics and examines how risk should be priced for effective management.

Practical skills are acquired in applying relevant analytical tools and portfolio management strategies using Bloomberg Professional Services Platform. Students will gain increased confidence in the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of financial decision-making problems under risk and their solutions. Consequently, employability is improved through enhanced professional and practical skills.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must hold at least a good Second-Class Honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) or overseas equivalent in finance, economics or other business-related subject area demonstrating quantitative content, or in an alternative quantitative subject. Students who have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience may also be considered. Outstanding students (2.1 and above or overseas equivalent) with backgrounds outside of these areas may also be considered and are encouraged to contact the course director.

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