M.Sc. Finance & Investment Management

University of Aberdeen | Aberdeen, United Kingdom
This established programme has enabled many students to achieve their finance career or PhD ambitions over the years. It has now been revised for 2013/14 to give students the opportunity to take the leading professional qualification, CFA level1.

Description of Finance & Investment Management

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Many students of the course in the past have finished the MSc and then had to take CFA exams as soon as they commenced employment. Attaining this qualification whilst doing the MSc will put graduates of the programme ahead of others competing for jobs in the finance industry and mean they have less professional exams to take once they are working.

The course is designed to maximise students’ chances of being successful in the CFA exam – with six weeks of the programme dedicated to this and supported by professional finance trainers, who work for many of the leading finance companies in London and around the world. Those students who do not wish to take the CFA exam have an alternative research-based programme whilst their colleagues are working on the CFA material.

The academic programme is up-to-date and provides a high level of understanding of both theoretical and numerical material. The university has market-leading financial databases (the Thomson-Reuters Eikon suite) to support both the teaching and the individual study of students. Online product certification using this database can be achieved during the course of the programme which will put any student in an advantageous position with potential employers, as they are already trained and certified.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

The Tuition fees provided above are for 2009/2010. There will be a slight increment each year. The fees as shown in Euros are liable to change with the exchange rate. In GBP the costs are £3400 inside EEA and £9250 outside EEA.

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Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 6 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Semester One

  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods

Semester Two

  • Financial Analysis and Markets
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Portfolio Analysis and Management
  • Professional Finance (CFA study and exam) or Studies in Finance (academic-led research skills course).

Summer Term

  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Finance & Investment Management

The minimum requirement is a good first degree (equivalent to a British second-class Honours degree) or above in any discipline. References are not required in order for applicants to submit an application. They are not usually required in order for a decision to be made but in certain cases applicants may be asked to provide a single academic reference at the request of the academic selector.

Work Experience for Finance & Investment Management

No work experience is required.

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