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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Investment Management Finance / Accounting (General) Business Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Investment & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in areas such as security analysis, portfolio analysis and investment management.

The course provides you with a comprehensive education in the theory of finance. It also covers the various techniques and analytical tools used by investment professionals in practical decision-taking.

The course will provide you with

  • an understanding of financial theory and analysis
  • an appreciation of the nature of financial markets and institutions
  • a working knowledge of accounting principles and financial statement analysis
  • an understanding of the techniques and concepts employed in the valuation of bonds and equities
  • an ability to develop portfolios and investment strategies to meet risk-return objectives
  • an understanding of derivatives – options, futures, swaps
  • an understanding of the quantitative analysis and techniques employed in finance.

Assessment

Every class will either have a class test or assignment during semesters 1 and 2. Exams will take place at the end of each semester in December and April/May.

Modules

The aims of this class are to provide a strong grounding in derivatives that may be used to manage the financial risks faced by individuals, financial institutions and business corporations. The class places an emphasis on corporate treasury management and the role of derivatives in managing treasury risk. You will study this module in semester 2.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£14,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£25,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need second-class Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject with a strong quantitative component. Applications are also considered from students with appropriate professional qualifications and relevant practical experience.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is transforming its learning environment to offer its growing student population a first-class institution experience in which to develop, learn and socialise. Welcoming students from across the globe, the university offers a diverse range of courses. The university is committed to offering students the best possible education. The past few years have seen substantial investment in upgrading and creating new...more

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