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.
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.
Other optional courses may be available subject to the approval by the Programme Director.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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:
We are also members of the Association of Business Schools and of theEuropean Foundation for Management Development.