Accredited by the CFA UK Institute and CII, our Investment Management MSc is designed as a specialist programme for those who wish to either embark on or advance their career within the expanding financial services sector.
Growth and innovation within the world’s financial markets has heightened the demand for highly skilled professionals in areas such as investment management, investment banking, pension funds, insurance companies, securities, stock broking and trading in equities, bonds and derivatives.
The course aims to provide a solid grounding in the main components and theoretical foundations that underpin modern investment and risk management techniques. We aim to deepen your understanding of the impact of the changing global environment and the context within which investment managers and organisations operate.
Why choose this course?
With a focus on your future international business career, our professionally accredited course provides practical knowledge and experience of the skills and tools used by financial service professionals in the City of London and other leading financial centres.
We cover traditional areas of study, such as portfolio fund management, stock picking and bond market analysis. You can also apply for a company internship (subject to availability), which has seen past students undertake workplace projects for National Bank Financial Markets, Canada.
International experience opportunities
The programme has a strong international focus not only in its teaching content but also in its multi-cultural student and staff body. As well as students from the UK and the EU, we attract international students from China, South East Asia and Africa.
The very nature of the subject requires students to adopt international perspectives in all aspects of their learning. This is encouraged through the inclusion of international case studies, the analysis of contemporary financial events of various countries and use of financial, economic, demographic and other data from diverse countries and regions in quantitative analysis.
The wealth of international expertise amongst staff – ranging from teaching overseas, working with overseas partner institutions in a range of pedagogic activities, and cross-border research collaborations – all helps further support the internationalisation agenda. Both staff and students, who come from all over the world, will share perspectives and views based on their own heritage and cultural experiences.