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.
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.