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Investment Management

**Why choose this course**
This course will teach you a systematic approach to decision making in investment management. You'll learn from experienced investment managers and academics, and develop the skills you need to succeed in investment management or investment analysis roles within the finance industry.

This course is ideal if you're looking to start a career in investment management, investment banking, pension funds, insurance, or alternative investment partnerships.

You'll learn how to use market-leading tools such as Bloomberg, with Bloomberg Market Concepts certification included in the course. You'll also have the opportunity to prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 exam.

**What you will study**
The course combines thorough training in investment theory with the practical tools you'll need to solve real-life investment problems. You'll learn the analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, risk mitigation and technical skills you need to thrive in an increasingly complex global financial environment.

Our compulsory modules will give you an understanding of core investment concepts, while our optional modules allow you to tailor your learning to your own interests or your planned career path.

By the time you graduate, you'll understand the investment management process and be able to make informed decisions at every stage.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Finance, Accountancy, Banking, Economics, Financial Services (including Insurance and Investment Management), Business Administration or Management where Accountancy, Banking or Finance represents 25 per cent of modules by weighting, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider a dual-discipline if Accountancy, Banking or Finance makes up at least 25 per cent of your modules by weighting. We'll also consider significant relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

FULL-TIME

Year 1 (full-time)

EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS - Compulsory
FIXED INCOME INVESTMENT - Compulsory
FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE: FINANCE & INVESTMENTS - Compulsory
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING - Compulsory
CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE - Compulsory
CORPORATE FINANCE - Optional
DERIVATIVES SECURITIES - Optional
ETHICS IN FINANCE - Compulsory
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - Optional
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE - Optional
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE PROJECT - Compulsory
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT - Compulsory
RISK MANAGEMENT - Compulsory

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose 2 from 4 in Semester 2

PART-TIME

Year 1 (part-time)

EQUITY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS - Compulsory
FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE: FINANCE & INVESTMENTS - Compulsory
ETHICS IN FINANCE - Compulsory
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT - Compulsory
RISK MANAGEMENT - Compulsory

Year 2 (part-time)

FIXED INCOME INVESTMENT - Compulsory
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING - Compulsory
CASES IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE - Compulsory
CORPORATE FINANCE - Optional
DERIVATIVES SECURITIES - Optional
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - Optional
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE - Optional
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE PROJECT - Compulsory

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose 2 from 4 in Semester 2

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 24 Months

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