Taught course

Financial Forecasting and Investment

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Physics, or another highly mathematical discipline. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers training in the key areas of financial analysis, forecasting and financial investment. It will provide you with an understanding of the underlying forces driving financial markets and the relevant analytical tools.

Why Glasgow

  • You will develop the skills required to manage portfolios to optimise clients' objectives, exploit available information to forecast future behaviour of stocks, interest and exchange rates, and provide analysis of financial investment.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures with business leaders and opinion formers, such as the Vice President of Morgan Stanley.
  • The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.

Programme Structure

You will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Teaching is provided by lectures. Technical subjects are supported by weekly or fortnightly tutorials, which provide opportunities for you to engage with issues and questions in a group format. Some courses also involve lab sessions using specialised software.

Core Courses

  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial markets, securities and derivatives
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets
  • Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite course for Advanced portfolio analysis)

Optional Courses

  • Advanced portfolio analysis (Portfolio analysis and investment is a co-requisite for this course)
  • Applied computational finance
  • Behavioural economics: theory and applications
  • C++ in finance (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
  • Corporate finance and investment
  • Economic fundamentals and financial markets
  • Empirical asset pricing (Basic econometrics or Portfolio analysis and investment or economic fundamentals and financial markets are co-requisites for this course)
  • Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
  • Financial market micro structure
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • Game theory with applications in economics and finance
  • Hedge fund risk management
  • International finance and money
  • International financial accounting for multinational companies (MNCs) (Accounting & Finance)
  • Investment, finance and asset prices
  • Mathematical finance (co-requisite course for Financial derivatives).

Information for international students

The University of Glasgow welcomes students from over 100 different countries. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University normally sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/ for details.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8750
International students
£18200

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/financialforecastinginvestment/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Adam Smith Business School
Email
business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk