The MSc in Finance and Investment has been developed to produce practical and proactive finance specialists able to meet the demand of the financial sector both locally and abroad with emphasis on their roles in and duties towards the financial community.
It is a rigorous and advanced intellectual training in the area of finance and investment based on the most current and modern academic thinking and industry best practice. The programme is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the financial sector. It offers a well-focused education in the theories and methodologies that are utilised today for valuation using financial tools from both the investors and institutional perspective. It also examines the complexities behind the decision making processes required at all levels.
The programme is designed for students who have recently acquired their bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, investment and banking related fields and wish to enhance their knowledge of managing and working in organisations within an array of competing economic, social, political and cultural conditions. For completion students will be required to successfully complete 8 core modules, an optional module plus a written dissertation.
Teaching across our postgraduate programmes is through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. Our lectures aim to encourage healthy dialogue between faculty and students, and between students themselves, while our small tutorial groups ensure that students can engage even more closely with their teachers. Members of the Business School faculty also make a point of being available to students outside the scheduled teaching sessions – something which our postgraduate students find particularly valuable.
We frequently use case studies to examine business decisions taken in real situations, and business simulations and games give you first-hand experience of decision making in the world of work. Role-play and group problem-solving exercises help you to apply some of the theoretical concepts delivered in lectures and you will have the opportunity to undertake individual or group projects with local companies on topical business issues.
An opportunity for you, in agreement with your academic supervisor, to produce a substantial and creative research dissertation – which will impress prospective employers! This research must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.
"Two good degrees in three years and the opportunity to serve my colleagues as undergraduate and postgraduate student representative on senate and council were the highlights of my success story at the University. I am now a proud alumnus of the University and I won't trade that for anything in the world. The teaching, support and attention I got from my tutors at the Business School was amazing. The University was definitely a good value for my money during my time."
Yvonne Wangechi Migwi
"When I reflect on my one year in the MSC Management in a Global Service Economy programme I must say I have matured intellectually and socially which has prepared me even more in unpredictable ways for my career. First and foremost, the learning environment that the University of Buckingham offered was very conducive. I found myself enjoying the peaceful neighbourhood and welcoming community that gave me a sense of belonging which was ideal especially being an international student. Working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds was insightful and listening to their different outlooks communicated across the multi-cultural teams was revealing and at the same time enjoyable. My highlight of the programme was the quality of the content delivered by the lecturers who have extensive professional and academic experience. The practical case studies carried out in groups covered the missing gaps and linked the different business topics together, leading me to have a macro view on todays globalized realm essential for the continuation of my professional career. In addition, carrying out a self –independent six month research was at first challenging but with the supportive administration and encouragement from my peers, the journey proved to be informative and enlightening. I can honestly say, the programme has really helped me look at things differently with more perspective on one hand and a distinction on the other hand!!"
The minimum entry level required for this course is a first or second-class honours degree in accounting, business, finance, investment or banking related subjects from a recognised university. Alternatively, applicants may have a recognised professional finance qualification with relevant work experience
Recipient: University of Buckingham
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