Master Investment Fund Management

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  • Objectives
    The general aim of the course is to provide up-to-date, advanced instruction and knowledge in the management of investment funds. The course also aims to provide you with the tools to undertake analysis and research into financial market instruments and other assets classes, and the role they play in risk diversification. To this end, Bloomberg is integrated into several of the course core modules. You should graduate from this course with an insight into the different fund management styles, the ability to value complex derivative and hybrid instruments using Bloomberg and you should also be able to engineer portfolio structures designed to meet investor criteria. The department's location in the heart of the city is of great benefit to students - the department has close links and substantial contacts with city practitioners and professionals who provide advice on course provision and contribute to the delivery of the curriculum.
  • Entry requirements
    The minimum entry requirement for this course is a lower second-class Honours degree or equivalent in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, accountancy, business studies, science, engineering or similar subjects with a high quantitative/ statistical content. Credit transfer is possible if there is evidence that the material covered in any module has been satisfactorily assessed to Masters level.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Investment Fund Management
  • Course description
    Course structure

    The core modules are:

    -Quantitative Research Methods for Finance
    -Financial Markets and Portfolio Analysis
    -Risk Hedging and Financial Instruments Investment Fund Management

    Optional modules include:

    -Ethical Investment
    -Exotic Options
    -Technical Analysis and Trading Rules
    -Structured Equity Products
    -Structured Fixed Income Products
    -Bank Capital Management
    -Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments

    You will also need to undertake a 15,000-word dissertation as part of the course.

    Assessment
    A variety of assessment methods are used including traditional unseen examinations, open book computer workshops, essays, written reports, in-class tests and case study presentations.

    Career opportunities
    There are many career opportunities in banks and financial institutions requiring knowledge of financial markets, financial instruments, investment strategies and information/analytic databases. Although the course is designed primarily for those seeking a career in fund management, there are other numerous exciting opportunities, ranging from back office operations to front office support in areas such as research and analysis, financial instrument development, risk hedging, and internal audit.

    Attendance & duration
    -Full-time: one year
    -Part-time (day & eve): two years

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