About the course
This programme aims to:
- provide students with an intellectually challenging programme of study leading to an awareness of issues, themes and applications within the field of finance and investment management and associated subject fields, such as economics/international economics
- provide students with a programme of study which develops the academic skills and theoretical and empirical underpinnings appropriate to the study of finance, economics and investment management at Masters level;
- provide students with the knowledge and skills to identify suitable tools for the investigation of issues in areas such as investment analysis, fund/asset management, economics analysis and financial reporting;
- provide students with the necessary IT analytical skills which reinforce the theoretical and empirical underpinning of the programme. The students will learn quantitative methodology, to carry out quantitative analyses of relevant financial and economic problems
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See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/finance-and-investment-management
Why choose this course?
- Enhance your career prospects with this unique Master's which will develop the analytical and evaluative skills essential for success within the field of finance and investment management.
- The programme provides a coherent and intellectual learning experience, and supports the development of your critical understanding of the subject, allowing you to employ the tools of analysis used within that subject area.
- Future career paths could include financial analyst, investment manager, securities’ analyst and portfolio manager. Alternatively, this programme offers a sound platform and preparation for doctoral research in the areas of accounting, finance and economics.
Additionally the programme echoes the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA®) examinations, level one and level two, providing students with the opportunity to sit that body’s examinations on completion.
- A First Class Honours (1st) or Second Class Honours, upper division (2:1) from a UK university in the field of economics, finance, accountancy or business with an applied quantitative element, or
- The equivalent of the above from a recognized university overseas, or
- An honours degree equivalent professional qualification (including ACCA, CIMA CIPFA, CFA, ICAEW, ICS, ICI rel, or
- A postgraduate qualification from a UK university or its equivalent from a recognized overseas university, in the field of economics, finance, accountancy or business with an applied quantitative element
- A Second Class Honours (2:2) will be considered depending on the nature of the degree and labour market experience at an appropriate level (for normally a minimum of two years),
The programme will not only appeal to those who wish to pursue a professional qualification relevant to corporate analysis and financial intermediation, but also those wishing to enter the field of accounting, banking, economics and finance and corporate regulation.
Specific careers that may be appropriate include those of financial analyst, investment manager, securities’ analyst and portfolio manager.
It also facilitates the transition to a doctoral degree.
Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/finance-and-investment-management#how-to-apply
Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate
A First Class Honours (1st) or Second Class Honours, upper division (2:1) from a UK university in the field of economics, finance, accountancy or business with an applied quantitative element
UK/EU Students: Full time £11,980, Part time £1,010 per module; International Students: Full time £13,150