This course is designed to cover the main aspects of risk management in businesses, focusing on quantitative analysis, regulation, implementation and management structure in business organisations. It covers topics such as financial portfolio theory, risk modelling, risk management and implementation within corporate structures. It also provides options in programming, probability and statistics, plus a range of management modules.
You are taught by world-class mathematicians who are established researchers and leading specialists in their fields. We emphasise the ‘doing’ of mathematics: it cannot be learned passively.
This MSc has been developed drawing on the expertise and input of experienced practitioners from the financial industry and professional bodies. These experts complement our own expertise in research and help to enrich your learning experience.
The University has a cutting-edge computing infrastructure, including high-performance computing. You have full access to computing facilities and the opportunity to receive training.
Assessment methods vary, with a mixture of unseen examinations and dissertation/projects.
Additional Entry Information
Applicants with a degree in mathematics, finance, economics, business, science, engineering or computing are ideally suited to this course but other subjects, combined with suitable experience, can also be considered.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
Autumn term: you take Financial Computing with MATLAB • Financial Mathematics • Institutions in the Global Financial Market, and an option chosen from a wide range of mathematics, management or computing modules.
Spring term: you take Banking and Financial Institutions • Financial Investment and Corporate Risk Analysis • Financial Portfolio Analysis • Topics in Financial Risk Analysis and an option chosen from a wide range of mathematics or management modules.
Summer term: MSc dissertation (usually in banking risk assessment or investment risk assessment).
Please note that these are the core modules and options (subject to availability) for students starting in the academic year 2015.
Core modules •Bank Risk Management •Dissertation (Financial Mathematics) •Financial computing with MATLAB •Financial Invest & Corp Risk Analysis •Financial Mathematics •Financial Portfolio Analysis •Institutions in the Global Financial Market •Topics in Financial Risk Analysis
Options •Bank Financial Management •Corporate and International Finance •Linear Statistical Models •Money and Banking •Monte Carlo Simulations •Multinational Financial Management •Probability Models •Random processes
A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a subject normally with a high mathematics content.Applicants with a degree in mathematics, finance, economics, business, science, engineering or computing are ideally suited to this course but other subjects, combined with suitable experience, can also be considered.Overseas entrance requirements: View Website
Recipient: University of Sussex
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