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Finance and Investment MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Investment Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MSc Finance and Investment programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to pursue a career in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations. Studying investments raises some interesting issues, such as; why do companies trade so much? Is the best investment strategy to simply track the stock market index? How should risk be measured? How should assets be priced? Our MSc Finance and Investment programme will provide you with tools to evaluate issues facing financial market participants and to improve the practice of investment and risk management. It focuses on both the trading and portfolio management sides of finance and has a substantial focus on investment within core modules, including portfolio management, financial trading and global investment analysis. These draw on the cutting edge research expertise of our School staff. MSc Finance and Investment is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the world's largest body of management accountants. It offers at least 6 exemptions from CIMA's professional examinations. This is strong recognition of the professional relevance of this programme for students wishing to work in the Finance function of a business or multinational organisation.

Many graduates begin their careers as an Analyst, Associate or Management Trainee, with the best reaching Senior Manager, Assistant Vice President or Director level positions within 10 years. Expected destinations for MSc Finance graduates include Investment Banking and Asset Management. Example initial job titles include: Portfolio Analyst, Investment Banker, Financial Market Trader, Equity Researcher, Financial Risk Analyst and Private Client Wealth Manager. on successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: Appraise the core theories of finance and assess the empirical evidence on these; Critically evaluate arguments and evidence related to investment practice; Critically discuss the financing arrangements and governance structures of business entities; Evaluate the factors influencing investment behaviour; Demonstrate a critical awareness of how financial markets operate in different setting; Debate the role of finance in society and the wider economy.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module comes under semester 1. It acquire an overview of the financial system, get a grasp of how the financial markets operate, the economic problems that face financial institutions and the impact that technology and regulation has had on the industry.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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