Finance and Investment

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.9k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 13.9k / Academic year(s) Deadline: May 31, 2021
StudyQA ranking:895 Duration:12 months

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Ranked among the top 35 world's best postgraduate finance programmes by the Financial Times.

The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in Finance and Investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity - equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets.

Participants in the MSc Finance and Investment programme can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a Finance and Investment topic according to individual interests and career requirements.

The MSc Finance and Investment degree is intended to enable students to:

  • develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in specific areas of Finance
  • examine and assess different aspects of the financial environment and provide insights into the operation of Finance and financial services
  • be capable of a critical evaluation of the core business / finance disciplines
  • have a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in Finance and Investment to meet their specific interests and career aspirations
  • have opportunities in a variety of careers such as accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy and trading
  • enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

Applicants for this MSc must have a first degree in business/economics, containing substantial components of finance. Students with an outstanding first degree in a quantitative subjects will be considered.

Career options for this degree

This degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers in Accountancy,Auditing, Business Development, Financial Advice, InvestmentManagement, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Procurement, Research,Risk Assurance, Tax Consultancy and Trading.

Programme structure

Students must complete 180 credits in total.

Semester 1

Code /Title /Credits

  • P14129 / Corporate Finance / 15
  • P14091 / Capital Market Analysis / 15
  • P14136 / Introduction to Research Methods / 15
  • P14122/ Further Quantitative Research Methods / 15

Semester 2

Code /Title /Credits

  • P14090 / Derivative Investment / 15
  • P14092/ Fixed Interest Investment / 15
  • Optional Modules/ Restricted / 30

Summer

Code /Title /Credits

  • P14031 / Finance and Investment Dissertation / 60

Applicants for this MSc must have previously completed some undergraduate modules in Accounting and Finance.

Scholarships

To encourage academic excellence, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is now offering a comprehensive and expanding range of scholarships to international students. Scholarships for up to 33% are available on merit.

In addition to our PhD scholarship opportunities, for 2014 entry, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is offering five types of non-competitive scholarships and two types of competitive scholarships.

Competitive scholarships

Ningbo Government International Student Scholarship for Academic Excellence*

This scholarship is awarded to approximately twelve academically talented applicants who each receive a tuition fee scholarship of 30,000 RMB.

Students who would like to apply for this scholarship should hold, or be on course to achieve a 2:1 They will need to prepare the following documents and submit to the Recruitment & Admissions Office by 31 May 2014:

  • Application form
  • A personal statement of 500 words. Students may go a maximum of 10% under, or over the word count. Students may choose to use the personal statement from their main course application, or submit a second statement.

In 2013, students from the following countries were successful in being awarded a Ningbo Governmentt Scholarship:

  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

We encourage qualified applicants from all countries to apply for this scholarship.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China High Achievers Scholarship

Each year the University rewards 25 international applicants with a 20,000 RMB scholarship towards their tuition fee. Scholarships are largely reserved for students with outstanding academic results, but consideration is also given to students with exceptional extra-curricular achievements or employment accolades.

All masters applicants are automatically assessed for the awards which are announced shortly after the course application deadline of 31 May.

In 2013, students from the following countries were successful in being awarded a High Achievers Scholarship:

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea
  • Lithuania
  • Mauritius
  • Nigeria
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • USA

President's Scholarship and Provost's Scholarship (two-year masters only)

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic results in the previous academic year. The amount of each scholarship and the ratio of winners are as follows:

Level /Amount (RMB/Year) /Ratio of Winners

  • President's Scholarship / 25,000 / 2%
  • Provost's Scholarship / 18,000 / 3%

* With the exception of the ‘Ningbo Government Scholarship for International Students’, allocation of all the listed scholarships is administered by The University of Nottingham Ningbo China and requires no additional application process.

Non-competitive scholarships

Alumni Scholarship*

In recognition of the academic ability of University of Nottingham graduates, students applying for postgraduate studies at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China and who have previously studied at undergraduate level at The University of Nottingham, UK, China or Malaysia are entitled to a 10% tuition fee scholarship.

Family Scholarship*

A 10% fee reduction for the children, brothers, sisters, husbands or wives of students who are currently registered on award bearing courses at The University of Nottingham Ningbo or who have already successfully completed award-bearing courses.

Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship

Scholarships of 10% towards tuition fees are available to students who:

  • are a graduate of a U21 partner university AND
  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
  • register on a new full-time degree programme at UNNC in September 2014

The scholarship is for the first year only and is presented once the evidence of successfully completed study at a Universitas 21 Partner University is received.

Study Abroad and International Exchange Alumni Scholarship

Scholarships of 10% towards tuition fees are available to students who:

  • have attended The University of Nottingham on a Study Abroad or International Exchange programme AND
  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
  • register on a new full-time degree programme at Nottingham in September 2014

The scholarship is for the first year only and is given once the evidence has been completed and Study Abroad or Exchange status has been confirmed by us.

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