Taught course

Finance and Investment

Institution
University of Essex · Essex Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree containing core modules relating to Economics or Finance or Banking or Investment (see key modules) and (ideally) at any stage of study Mathematics (calculus), quantitative finance/methods or Econometrics (probability, statistics).

Key modules

Actuarial Science/ Insurance, Asset valuation/pricing, Banking/Investment banking, Business, Corporate Finance, Derivative instruments / Futures / Options, E-Commerce, Econometrics, Economics, Exchange rates and FX markets, Finance (NOT Financial Reporting), Financial Econometrics, Financial Modelling, Hedging/Risk Management, International Trade / Finance, Investment and securities, Operational Research, Statistics.

Months of entry

October

Course content

How should financial professionals react to increasing regulatory and technological change? What tools and skills must you possess for a successful career in finance and investment?

This professionally recognised course provides advanced knowledge of finance and investment.

We develop your analytical skills and use of quantitative tools through industry-standard Bloomberg software. You tackle real-world investment decisions in our virtual trading floor, designed with input from a practicing Hedge Funder Manager. Our trading floor replicates the professional setting you might find in the City, allowing you to develop the skills needed in industry and gain an advantage in the graduate recruitment market.

You embark on a broad educational programme, preparing you to face the challenges of managing and working in organisations operating in varying and complex economic, social, political and cultural conditions. Upon graduation, you may be suitable for employment in a host of finance and investment posts.

You develop knowledge and skills in:

  • portfolio theory
  • fixed-income securities
  • behavioural finance
  • corporate finance.

MSc Finance and Investment is taught at Essex Business School. We’re ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014) and we embed the latest academic thinking in our teaching to ensure you experience the cutting-edge of contemporary finance. We’re an internationally diverse school, with our Masters students joining us from more than 40 countries.

The University of Essex is a member of the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program and our MSc Finance and Investment covers more than 70% of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. Upon completing this course, you are well positioned to sit for the CFA exams, which are among the most widely-recognised and established qualifications in the UK.

This course is also available to study part time and the University of Essex offers scholarships and discounts that you may be able to take advantage of. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk