MSc in Financial Economics

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  • Objectives
    The course offers a comprehensive training in the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. This course provides a foundation for professional activities as economic or financial analyst in business, government, or a major international organisation. This degree has approval by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute This certifies that the MSc in Financial Economics Curriculum covers more than 70% of the CFA® Candidate Body of Knowledge and the choice of the CFA® Track electives provides an excellent preparation for Levels I and II of the CFA® exams
  • Entry requirements
    Students should have a good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university, preferably with economic, business or accounting analysis and some mathematical or statistical content.
  • Academic title
    MSc in Financial Economics
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Principles of Finance
    -Corporate Finance
    -Investment Management
    -Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
    -Financial Statement Analysis
    -Financial Derivatives

    Option modules (two from the following):

    -International Money and Finance
    -Financial Econometrics
    -Behavioural Finance
    -Financial Systems and Economic performance
    -Fixed Income Securities
    -Financial Risk Management
    -Game Theory

    Teaching and assessment methods

    Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation. The percentage of the final mark awarded for the
    continuously assessed component varies across modules. There are eight taught modules examined in January and June followed by a 15,000 word dissertation written over the period July to September

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