Taught course

Finance and Investment

Institution
University of Greenwich · Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A good relevant/numerate first degree (usually 2.2 or an equivalent qualification) from a recognised university or higher education institute. • Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Based at our Greenwich Campus and situated within minutes of the financial centre of Canary Wharf, this programme provides rigorous coverage of finance and investment.

You should consider this programme if you are either working in or targeting a career in the finance industry. The programme is particularly suitable if you wish to undertake both an academic and professional qualification and have a business, economics or numerate background.

The degree will help you to prepare for chartered financial analyst examinations. The prestigious CFA qualification is becoming increasingly popular in key financial centres such as London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

The syllabus covers all key theoretical areas of finance and investment analysis. It also focuses strongly on developing analytical skills needed by the finance industry. The dissertation, which focuses on data analysis of financial markets, provides a key practical underpinning for the large body of theory covered.

You will be taught by academic staff with recent practitioner experience as well as strong research interests in finance.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable you to become a competent and thoughtful practitioner in the field of finance and accounting
  • To develop your reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and judgement. You will be exposed to contemporary issues in the field through teaching that is strongly supported by research and professional practice
  • To provide you with an intellectually demanding academic programme of study which will develop your ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate key theoretical concepts and practical applications in finance and investment. A subsidiary aim is to prepare you to sit Level 1 and 2 examinations of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

Content:

  • Financial Management (30 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Risk (30 credits)
  • Investment Management (30 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Scholarship (15 credits)
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)

Information for international students

• Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk
Phone
020 8331 9000