MSc Finance

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  • Objectives
    This programme is suitable for graduates looking to move into a career in finance. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of: -Financial markets -Corporate finance -Financial intermediation -Strategic decision-making -Mathematical and statistical methods -Financial accounting and other financial information -Risk management -Macroeconomics of finance The course is designed to be a practical, comprehensive and academically rigorous grounding in finance. As well as learning about current practice in the fields of financial markets and corporate finance you will be equipped with specialist skills, knowledge and a toolbox of finance techniques you will be able to apply in your work from day one. You will also develop problem-solving and decision-making skills and judgement in the context of key investment decisions in financial markets and key strategic decisions in corporate finance.
  • Entry requirements
    You'll need a good honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a business, business-related or quantitative discipline from a recognised Higher Education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Finance
  • Course description

    Core modules

    -Fundamentals of Financial Management
    -Financial Instruments
    -Financial Statement Analysis
    -Fund Management
    -Risk Management
    -Corporate Financial Strategy

    Option module

    Choose one from:

    -Corporate Financial Reporting
    -Financial Context and Contemporary Issues
    -Financial Econometrics
    -Principles of Financial Intermediation

    Dissertation and Research Methods

    Your dissertation will give you the opportunity to research a finance area of particular interest to you and of relevance to your career or organisation.

    Teaching and learning
    Traditional lectures are only one part of the course. You'll also learn through syndicate work, group and individual presentations and discussion, student led seminar groups and analysis and application of case studies. These modern methods create an environment that is enjoyable, varied and hugely effective.

    Assessment is a mix of examinations, presentation and written coursework.

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