This programme will provide students with knowledge, understanding and the skills appropriate for careers in the financial sector particularly in banking or investment management. The programme has a strong focus on practical application of finance within a trading or corporate setting. In the summer term, students have the option of attending preparation and revision classes for the CFA Level One programme.
This culminates students undertaking a financial analyst evaluation of a live company for their project. The facilities and equipment used on the programme are of the highest standard, giving MSc finance students access to the most innovative tools available. This includes a dedicated Reuters dealing room facility, asset market trading simulations and a range of databases.
Students will study equity, debt and derivative markets in domestic and international sectors. They will discover how to undertake security valuation and portfolio management as well as learning about the key techniques used by financial traders. The knowledge and skills from the taught modules will be blended together for the investment analysis projects. Students are encouraged to complete the Reuters Certification – a recognised professional qualification.