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Finance and Investment Management (with or without CFA 1) MSc Econ

University of Aberdeen · Graduate Business School

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Course content


The programme splits into two deliveries to provide you with an up-to-date high level of understanding of both theoretical and numerical material. Finance and Investment management is in major growth worldwide due to globalisation and political uncertainty. Graduates in this field can have huge earning potential with the basics being a solid education in the subject area to gain practical skills required for the Stock Exchange. This is a conversion programme so if FInance and Investment Management is of interest enquire now.

Finance and Investment Management (with level 1 CFA examination)

  • Courses include: Portfolio Analysis, Empirical Methods in Financial Research, Financial Analysis and Markets, Studies in Finance, and your Dissertation.
    The CFA included course is designed to maximise your chances of being successful in the CFA exam.
  • Six weeks of the programme are dedicated the CFA examination
  • You are supported by professional finance trainers, who work for many of the leading finance companies in London and around the world.
  • Many students also take CFA exams whilst studying which puts them ahead of others competing for jobs in the finance industry.

Finance and Investment Management (without) CFA examination

  • Courses include: Quantitative Methods, Issues in Corporate Finance, Accounting, Economic Analysis, Portfolio Analysis, Empirical Analysis of Markets, Studies in Finance, and your Dissertation.
  • Those students who do not wish to take the CFA exam have an alternative research-based programme whilst their colleagues are working on the CFA material.
  • The university offers you the market-leading financial databases (the Thomson-Reuters Eikon suite) to support teaching and individual study and gain certification during the course of the programme.

You have a choice of which programme you take:

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Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You complete this as a full conversion programme in a single year and you do not need Finance at Undergraduate level
  • You are taught by a mix of professionals based in the city, active in consulancy and academics at Aberdeen. You get employer led skills sessions from global finance brands like Deloitte, KMPG, PwC and Ernst and Young

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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