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MSc Finance and Investment

Course Description

Designed in consultation with industry practitioners and professional bodies, this course prepares you for a career in financial services. As well as completing a masters you also develop the technical and practical skills and knowledge needed to pass the ACT CertITM, an internationally recognised industry qualification.

The course aims to develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the key products, investment strategies and risks present in financial markets. It is ideal for individuals wishing to work in financial markets and investment and wanting to progress their career rapidly. We have consulted industry practitioners and professional bodies to ensure that it prepares you for a career in financial services. The financial services industry is a fast paced and dynamic area to work in with a strong and identifiable career path.
The dissertation allows you to focus upon a subject that interests you, contributing to career development.

Sheffield Business School has a diverse mix of cultures with students from the UK, Asia, India, Pakistan, Africa, the EU and North and Central America. This multicultural environment provides a great opportunity for developing mutual activities and improving cross-cultural understanding among students.

This course is linked with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). During the course you study the ACT Certificate in International Treasury Management (CertITM) as part of the international treasury management module. The CertITM provides a fundamental understanding of the core elements of treasury and financial risk management. It combines the technical and practical skills necessary for professionals working in international finance. If you successfully complete the CertITM and this course, you are eligible for direct entry onto the MCT advanced diploma, subject to work experience.

You can take professional exams whilst you are in the UK. However costs vary and fees would be on top of your normal course fees.

See website for further details: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-finance-and-investment

Course structure

September start – typically 12 months
January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months
Typical modules may include
Semester One
-Methods of enquiry
-Banking and financial markets
-Financial risk management

Semester Two
-Financial regulation and supervision
-Fund management
-Advanced portfolio management

Option modules
One from a selection including: corporate finance, financial analysis, Islamic banking, global business strategy, consultancy project 1, international treasury management*

*If you choose the international treasury management module there is an ACT registration fee, which you are charged separately for. This is in addition to the course fees.

Semester Three
-Research methods

-Assessment methods include examinations, phase tests, individual assignments, group work tasks

Other admission requirements

-We consider applicants without these academic qualifications dependant on personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications.
-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. 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 Finance and Investment page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2.2 honours degree 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. See course description for further admission details.

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