Entry requirements

Undergraduate Degree – Minimum 2:1 or the equivalent from an overseas institution*

Degree Discipline – Any degree discipline, but must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy

GMAT – We may ask you to submit a GMAT score if we think it appropriate in your individual case. For example, if you have been out of education for more than a few years or have little evidence of any numerical ability. For information on the GMAT and the location of test centres worldwide, please visit www.mba.com

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Learn the theory behind investment management and apply this knowledge in practice by managing a live portfolio of assets
  • The degree incorporates the parallel study of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program; level 1
  • Graduates are qualified to work in a variety of investment functions including research and portfolio management

About the Department

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre is Europe’s first active collaboration between the capital markets industry and a university finance department. Our mission is to deliver the highest standard of teaching and research in finance and to contribute actively to policy debate.

At the heart of our practice-centred approach are our three state-of-the-art dealing rooms, housing over 100 terminals and utilising the latest trading simulation software. The dealing rooms offer access to Thomson Reuters Eikon and Bloomberg terminals, offering you a realistic glimpse into the software and systems used by professionals in the industry and enhancing your financial analysis skills. Our learning approach also includes hands-on sessions, case studies and programming sessions, equipping you with unique skills to boost your employability.

We are part of Henley Business School, one of the largest and most prestigious business schools in Europe, which further enhances our reputation and standing with industry around the world.

Our reputation, our collaborative links with industry, and our network of alumni demonstrate our ability to meet your objectives.

Choose from a range of specialised master’s programmes in finance, ranked in the UK top 10 by the Financial Times (2017), including the longest established master’s programme in securities markets in Europe.

Benefit from being part of Henley Business School, which holds triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB), putting it among the world’s leading business schools. Become part of its 72,000-strong alumni network that spans over 150 countries.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

IELTS (British Council International English Language Test): Score of 6.5 overall with no component less than 6 when attending the 6-week pre-sessional English course offered by the University of Reading. Entry to this pre-sessional course with a score of 6.5 fulfils your English language requirement.

Fees and funding

UK students
£17,900
International students
£2,300

Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships for EU/UK and international applicants with excellent academic performance as well as for international applicants with work experience, covering from £5,000 to 60% of the cost of the programme. For further information please see http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/study/scholarships-and-prizes/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    9-12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk