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This Masters in Investment Fund Management offers training in the key areas of investment fund management with particular emphasis on hedge fund management and applications of financial engineering.
This programme, which is unique in Scotland, is offered by Economics in the Adam Smith Business School. It provides you with a comprehensive understanding of hedge fund management, alternative investment and structured products. Legal aspects related to the investment fund arena will also be covered.
- You will find this programme suitable if you wish to pursue a career in investment fund management such as asset management companies, hedge funds, wealth management banks, regulators and central banks.
- You will acquire a sound understanding of how an investment fund works, legal aspects of the assets under management and the risk related to different asset classes. In addition you will acquire employability skills by practising real case studies using the Bloomberg Trading Room available at the Adam Smith Business School.
This programme is for students wishing to pursue a career in investment fund management such as asset management companies, hedge funds, wealth management banks, regulators and central banks.
Students will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. Students will be welcome to attend Economics research seminars taking place in the Adam Smith Business School as well as practitioners talks.
Knowledge and understanding of the subjects is mainly promoted through lectures, some of which may also be accompanied by class/group discussions.
- Advanced portfolio analysis
- Financial markets, securities and derivatives
- Hedge fund risk management
- Portfolio analysis and investment.
- Applied computational finance
- Basic econometrics
- Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
- Mathematical finance
- The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.
Other optional courses may be available subject to the approval by the Programme Director.
As a commitment to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence, the University of Glasgow offers a wide range of financial support.
The University of Glasgow also offers funding opportunities to its current students wanting to carry out a project or a piece of research away from the University.
The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has accreditations by the following professional bodies:
- Accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Accredited by the Association of MBAs (for the MBA programme)
- Accreditation by professional accountancy bodies
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
We are also members of the Association of Business Schools and of theEuropean Foundation for Management Development.