Taught course

Finance and Global Trading

Institution
University of Essex · Essex Business School
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in a numerate discipline such as: Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering.

Your Degree should contain at least one module relating to Economics or Finance for example: Mathematics (calculus), quantitative finance/methods or Econometrics (probability, statistics). With a score of 50% in this module.

Months of entry

October

Course content

How do traders operate in global markets that are still feeling the after-effects of the 2008 financial meltdown? With an increased focus on risk management and compliance, global traders need to be agile, analytic and adaptive in order to succeed.

There is no doubt that successful traders earn the highest wages in the already well-salaried financial sector, so traders need to be ruthless in order to prove their worth to their bank, hedge-fund or utilities employer. A detailed knowledge of global markets, an ability to negotiate risk and an eye for a trade are therefore essential skills and talents for a trader.

MSc Finance and Global Trading aims to develop future traders and prepare you for a successful career in the financial services sector. This specialist course will equip you with the skills to take on a trading floor by exposing you to financial modelling, risk management systems and big data analytics.

You will be able to put your skills into practice by simulating what you learn in the classroom on our virtual trading floor, which feeds industry standard Bloomberg financial data, allowing you to execute commands to develop your understanding of financial trades before you start to build your own trading portfolio.

You will master areas such as:

  • trading strategies
  • risk and money management
  • trader analytics
  • portfolio management and empirical methods in finance
  • equities, FX, commodities and bonds markets

MSc Finance and Global Trading is taught at Essex Business School. Our students and staff join us from all over the world and our teaching is grounded in contemporary issues and professional practice, supported by industry-standard facilities.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, for students from the UK and EU who meet the eligibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk