Taught course


Anglia Ruskin University · Ashcroft International Business School

Entry requirements

You’ll normally need a 2:2 or equivalent in your first degree as well as a minimum of GCSE Maths (or equivalent) at grade C or above. We’ll also consider your application if you have significant experience in the financial sector, or can demonstrate evidence of relevant experience in a post with managerial or financial responsibility. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5, or equivalent. If you have other awards, including those from non-UK universities, we may be able to accept these. Please email admissions@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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.

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.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
28 months

Course contact details

Dr Hassaan Khan
+44 (0)1245 686868