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Finance (MSc)

Course Description

Gain the skills you need to make measured and effective financial choices. With our Masters degree you’ll be primed to make investment portfolio decisions that pay off.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/finance

Learn the theory behind finance and investment, which provides the backbone for all decisions and corporate policy you may come across in your career. While you’re studying with us, you’ll gain the technical and analytical skills needed to understand financial literature, and the ability to undertake independent research in the fields of finance and investment.

Throughout your studies you'll be exposed to industry-standard financial modelling software, and have opportunities to attend guest lectures from a variety of expert professional and academic speakers.

Our course will prepare you for a wide range of roles and investment opportunities in the financial world. You may already be working successfully in finance and want to continue your professional development, or you might be looking to move into financial management. This course could also be a step towards undertaking research at doctorate level.

Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the east of England. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/finance


Lord Ashcroft International Business School is held in high regard by employers. We’re the business school of choice for a number of world-renowned employers including Barclays, UPS, Crawfords and Harrods, whose staff study our business degrees.

This course is your opportunity to learn advanced level skills across a range of financial areas, including working with complex data and using sophisticated mathematical and simulation modelling techniques. You’ll be able to manipulate data to aid decision- and policy-making, and may work at managerial and directorial levels in a wide range of financial environments.

Modules & assessment

Core modules:
Financial Management
Global Financial Markets
Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting
Mergers and Acquisitions
Research Methods for Business and Management
Postgraduate Major Project

Optional modules:
Non-Commercial Governance


We’ll assess you in a number of ways, both individually and as part of a group, including:
- simulation-enhanced assignment
- portfolio-based assessment
- case-based examinations
- group presentations
- individual assignments
- report preparation.

- This is a 1 year programme
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

Your faculty

The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.

What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.

We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.

Visit the Finance (MSc) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first degree of 2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or a degree of 2.2 or above in any subject plus relevant experience. GCSE grade C or above in Maths. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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