University of Strathclyde


This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance.

If you're already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We'll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems.

The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis; an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions; a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis; the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance; for students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde; you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Principles of finance; accounting and financial analysis; quantitative methods for finance; international financial markets and banking; advanced corporate finance and applications; derivatives and treasury management.

Elective modules: Portfolio theory and management; management accounting; security analysis; empirical methods in finance; behavioural finance.

Assessment methods

Every class will either have a class test or assignment during semesters 1 and 2. The exams for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in January and June.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 21,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 12,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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