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Finance and Investment Management

MSc

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)

In Brief:

  • This programme makes extensive use of the Bloomberg Trading suite
  • Taught by subject area experts
  • Covers modern finance theory and investment strategy to an advanced level
  • Part-time study option
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

The course covers modern finance theory and investment strategy to an advanced level with a particular emphasis on empirical analysis of finance and investment modules.  This programme makes extensive use of the Bloomberg Trading machines to train students to be traders and highly trained analysts.  You will also learn the importance of Big Data in Finance.

Course Details

Modules include topics such as:

Corporate and Quantitative Finance, Equity Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis, Fixed Income and Derivative Securities Analysis, Risk, Portfolio and Investment Analysis.

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.  A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted.  We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).  

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. Please search for English in Course Finder.

Suitable For

Any graduate who wishes to specialise in modern finance, banking, risk management and investment.

Employability

Students on completing this course will be able to work as analysts, investment manager, risk managers, fund managers in a wide range of financial industries.

Links with Industry

Our course team maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.

Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.

Further Study

Find out more information about research opportunities here.

Facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus.

Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.

All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities.  MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors.  It is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study.

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