Degree Subject All subjects* (excluding UK degrees in a business-related subject, for which our Academic & Professional Courses are more suitable).
Degree Classification Good 2.2 or equivalent
*Degrees in dance, drama, music, sport, art, and art and design will be considered on a case by case basis and are reviewed closely for their academic content.
Months of entry
The MSc in Investment and Financial Management will prepare you to launch a successful career in the global corporate and financial sector as an analyst, consultant, treasurer, trader or investment manager. This course has three unique characteristics:
First, it requires no prior knowledge of business or finance and begins by building a solid understanding of basic business concepts, functions, roles and decisions. This enables you to combine and leverage your previous studies in a different subject area to achieve a deeper understanding of finance and a valuable competitive advantage.
Second, the course develops in an academically rigorous manner the general and specialist knowledge, skills and competencies required today by employers internationally. Learning in applied subject areas is lab and coursework-based using on software, tools and data (eg., Microsoft Excel and add-ons, trading simulations, Thomson Reuters Eco Win, Fame, etc) that are routinely used by major corporations and financial institutions. The specialist components of the modules and teaching material are in line with the syllabus of professional bodies such as the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Third, the course allows you to gain an additional competitive edge from the distinctive expertise of NBS faculty. You will be taught by leading academics and professionals that are at the forefront of research, practice and policy in traditional and new areas which include International Corporate Governance, Financial Modelling and Quantitative Finance and Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment.
Indicative faculty achievements include authorship of authoritative textbooks which are taught at the best universities worldwide, publication of several influential academic papers, participation in leading policy fora and leadership of major corporations and consulting projects.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Fees and funding
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0)1603 591515