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MSc - Master of Science
Banking Finance / Accounting (General) Investment Management Financial Analysis
About the course
The course offers a coherent and intellectual learning experience, providing you with a critical understanding of the subject and enabling you to employ the tools of analysis used by a wide range of finance and investment banking professionals. You can now combine this specialist Master's with a year long placement. The work placement opportunity gives you a practical perspective to your academic studies and enables you to increase greatly your skill set for a wide range of finance and investment banking careers. The programme also echoes the esteemed Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA®) level 1 and 2 examinations. Specific careers that may be appropriate include a range of investment banking roles (e.g. financial analyst, investment manager, securities’ analyst and portfolio manager) as well as roles within financial departments of corporations/organisations (e.g. treasury, financial control, risk analysis etc.). Furthermore, the programme offers a sound platform and preparation for doctoral research in the areas of finance, accounting and economics.
Why choose this course?
Provide students with an intellectually challenging programme of study leading to an awareness of issues, themes and applications within the field of finance and investment banking and associated subject fields Provide students with an opportunity to undertake an one-year work placement of full time work experience Provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to identify suitable tools for the investigation of issues in areas such as investment analysis, fund/asset management, economics analysis and financial reporting; Provide students with the necessary IT analytical skills which reinforce the theoretical and empirical underpinning of the programme. The students will learn quantitative methodology, to carry out quantitative analyses of relevant financial and economic problems
What will I study?
We offer a varied programme of teaching and learning that includes small group seminars, statistical software packages, lectures and access to specialist web-based resources. The teaching material of programme is based on the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA®) curriculum level 1 and 2. You will be assessed through a variety of coursework and exams including written reports of various lengths, presentations, and practical assignments. You will also be able to complete a research dissertation, in conjunction with your supervisor, for the research component of your programme.
Every aspect of this Master’s is designed to give you the necessary skills for a successful career in a wide range of finance and investment banking roles. You’ll benefit from our academic team’s expertise and experience, as well as the School’s excellent business links and student employability record. Specific careers that may be appropriate include a range of investment banking roles (e.g. financial analyst, investment manager, securities’ analyst and portfolio manager) as well as roles within financial departments of corporations/organisations (e.g. treasury, financial control, risk analysis etc.). Furthermore, the programme offers a sound platform and preparation for doctoral research in the areas of finance, accounting and economics. As part of our MSc Finance and Investment Banking, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a one-year placement. This will develop your practical understanding of Finance or investment banking roles and allow you to take academic theory and combine it with practical skills. Students are helped by the UH Careers and Employment Service when looking for work placements.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
The normal entry requirements for the programme are: An honours degree (at least 2:2 or equivalent) in the field of economics, finance, banking, accounting, business studies, science, engineering, mathematics, or A suitable professional qualification (including ACCA, CIMA CIPFA, CFA, ICAEW, ICS), or Other appropriate qualifications/experience to be assessed by the Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor.
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