The Masters degree in Investment and Finance is designed for for those who intend to develop careers in areas such as security analysis, portfolio analysis and investment management.
The course is widely regarded as vocationally relevant and intellectually challenging - it will provide you with a rigorous grounding in the theory of finance but also covers the various techniques and analytical tools widely employed by investment professionals in practical decision-taking.
The syllabus has been developed with the requirements of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA Institute - the primary professional body) in mind and the course provides a good starting point if you are seeking CFA qualification.
The course will provide participants with:
The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for twelve weeks. The examinations for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in which they are offered, in January and June respectively.
The distribution of the classes across the two taught semesters is given below. The research component of the course will take up the third (summer) semester. A core class implies that this is compulsory for the programme. All four courses follow a common first semester and each course follows a different second semester introducing the specialisation. All three courses follow a common third semester.
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.
There are three international accrediting bodies for business schools. These are :
To achieve accreditation by one of these bodies is an achievement in itself. To achieve accreditation by all three bodies is a truly outstanding accomplishment and one to be proud of.