Entry requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and each application is considered on its individual merit. Usually candidates must hold either a:

  • first or a second class UK honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
  • international degree - equivalent of UK qualifications.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they have a professional qualification (e.g. CIMA, ACA, ACCA) together with 5 years' relevant work experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Investment management, also known as asset management or fund management, is about managing money by investing it in a variety of asset classes including equities and bonds.

The Investment Management MSc will provide you with advanced knowledge of the various functional dimensions of the complex world of investment management. It is distinctive in covering the principles, tools and techniques of both investment and management, as well as how to apply them in real work situations globally.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of financial and management accounting, economics, international financial markets, statistical analysis, financial modelling, investment and portfolio management and derivatives and financial risk management.

The course content covers much of the syllabus of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification, giving you the opportunity to work towards an additional professional qualification while you are studying with us through the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. If you choose this option, you will receive revision support from our faculty ahead of sitting the first examination in term three of your course. You can then sit parts two and three of the qualification after completing your course.

Why this course?

Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in international business rankings. We are top 10 in the UK and 34th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business School 2021 Rankings.

The course is distinctive in covering the principles, tools and techniques of both investment and management, as well as how to apply them in real work situations.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of financial and management accounting, economics, international financial markets, statistical analysis, financial modelling, investment and portfolio management and derivatives and financial risk management.

Modules focus on real-world challenges, and include a combination of case studies, participative exercises, interactive lectures and group projects.

You may also have the opportunity to take part in activities, including the CFA Institute UK Research Challenge.

You will be taught by faculty with experience of the real world of finance and business, as well as having the opportunity to listen to guest speakers.

You will have access to highly effective infrastructure including Bloomberg live financial data via our Bloomberg Suite.

Who is it for?

Graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in investment management before seeking their first professional role.

Professionals with work experience in the investment industry who are seeking to take their career to the next level.

Individuals who want to be taught by faculty who have experience of business and industry and can bring their knowledge to the programme.

Fees and funding

Cranfield School of Management is offering all successful UK applicants for our full-time master’s courses, starting in September 2022, a scholarship to cover 20% of their course tuition fee Cranfield School of Management UK Scholarships.

To help you find and secure appropriate funding we have collated details of a range of scholarships and bursaries available which contribute towards fees and/or living costs for graduates applying for full-time Master’s courses in business and management.
View all funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Office
Email
studysom@cranfield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1234 758081