Finance MSc - 2019 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s)
Organisations in the financial management sector require industry professionals with specialist knowledge of financial markets and expertise in investments, financial instruments and risk management. This one-year MSc is tailored to these industry requirements, and is designed to give you the crucial skills you will need to launch a successful career in finance.
Graduates come from a wide range of disciplines, including quantitative subjects. If you meet minimum performance criteria during your first term, you will have the chance to sit the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Level 1 professional exam during this course. On successful completion of your course, you will also automatically secure Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exemptions from most of the Fundamental level exemptions from the Fundamentals levelexemptions from the Fundamentals levelexemptions from the Fundamentals levelpaper papers depending on your module choices during the second term. Once you have passed all Fundamental level papers, you could then progress on the ACCA pathway which provide a recognised level of tuition for ACCA’s Professional-level papers: P2 (Strategic Business Reporting) and P4 (Advanced Financial Management).
We will teach you about the principles of financial markets and foundation finance, using real-world data and examples. You will have the chance to explore the fascinating areas of corporate finance, advanced investment management, risk management in commercial banking and financial econometrics. Some modules also provide training in Python programming to help address the industry’s skills gap and give you a competitive edge in the jobs market.
Your dissertation is a chance to really shape your future career path. Dissertations are managed in streams and you will be invited to presentation sessions by the stream leader. You will then choose from either empirical asset pricing, accounting, CFA level 1, or corporate finance.
Throughout your course you will have access to the Management School’s dedicated career support. Advisers will help shape a one-to-one plan to play to your strengths and help your advancement. Many of our graduates have moved on to work in international accountancy firms such EY, KPMG, Bloomberg and city firms in London and beyond. A PhD is another route forward, enabling you to deepen your knowledge.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Advanced Investment Management
- Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
- Derivatives Pricing
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Fixed Income Markets
- Financial Econometrics
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Risk Management in Commercial Banking
- Behavioural Finance
- Financial Data Platforms
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Entry requirements: 2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related subject. Graduates in non-business areas with strong quantitative elements may also be considered. It is recommended that your previous studies have covered the following modules: Maths, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Quants, Calculus, Econometrics, Micro and Macro Economics, Physics, Linear Algebra.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualification here: International Qualifications
We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.
IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes:
10 week - Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
For details of eligibility see: Pre-sessional programmes
4 week - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on Fees and Funding.
Further information: MSc Finance
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