This course is ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top Finance Masters programmes in the UK.
It has core elements based around the three main classes of capital investment activity: equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets.
The Capital Market Analysis module examines the institutional and decision making framework of equity investment from the perspective of the fund manager and the corporate financial manager. A similar perspective is adopted in the parallel modules dealing with fixed interest and derivative markets.
The modules in this degree introduce all the main techniques used by the modern investment professional. With these practical applications in mind, theoretical models including the use of Datastream and associated software, mathematical techniques, and spreadsheet models are integrated as appropriate.
A wide range of optional modules related to the core subjects are available, specialising in areas such as entrepreneurship and venture capital, risk management, or international finance which can provide you with grounding research skills required for a specialist dissertation in your chosen area.
Students on this course will particularly benefit from the access we provide to Bloomberg Terminals – the world’s most powerful platform for finance professionals who require real-time data.
I decided on the Finance & Investment MA because it provides all the core techniques used by the modern investment professional. I choose NUBS because of its strong international reputation as well as the chance to apply for scholarships. I was one of two people to be awarded a full tuition fee scholarship.
My career plans before NUBS was to secure a place on a trader development graduate scheme, although I was unsure which market appealed to me the most. The MA allows the flexibility to choose a wide range of options, which eventually helped me decide that the derivative markets were the most appealing.
NUBS supported me in securing a dissertation placement with an investment management company, focusing on commodity trading, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
The careers department ultimately helped me secure my primary goal, a graduate level job focusing on trading Energy derivatives based in Canary Wharf, London.
Ming Ming Yang
I came to Nottingham after I became an ACCA affiliate; my friends asked me whether it was worth spending the time and money on another Masters course. When I came to Nottingham, it was like a dream come true, as it was the first prestigious UK university I had ever heard of when I was in high school.
My postgraduate study experience gave me a fantastic insight into the core areas of finance: derivative markets, equity markets, and fixed interest markets. Apart from the obvious academic knowledge I gained, I was able to be engaged in various social activities, such as voluntary work with SIFE (Students in free Enterprise) and a committee role in CSSA (Chinese Students and Scholars Association), which enhanced my business and interpersonal skills as well as other soft skills such as team working and communication. As an international student, I also benefitted from the free language and study skills support from the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) at the University, not to mention the nice administrative staff and helpful career advisors.
My extraordinary experience proves that it is totally worth it. Nottingham gave me more than I expected.
Nottingham University Business School MSc Scholarships
Nottingham University Business School has a significant amount of scholarship funding available for Business School MSc students starting in September 2016. To be eligible for a 20% award, students need to have a current overall average of 65% (or overseas equivalent).Students with a current overall average of 80% (or overseas equivalent) will be automatically considered for a Nottingham University Business School ‘Elite Scholarship’ of between 75 – 100% and will be considered at the point of offer.Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Value of Scholarship(s)
20-100% of the MSc course tuition fee
Open to UK/EU/overseas candidates. Have been offered a place on the MSc programme for entry in 2016.
For more information about scholarships and how to apply, please contact Wendy Bull at [email protected]
A First or 2:1 honours degree in management, business studies, economics, finance or accounting (with a significant quantitative finance or econometric component) English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element
Please see University website for details
Recipient: University of Nottingham
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