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University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences MSc Investment and Financial Management
University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences

MSc Investment and Financial Management

Norwich, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

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The MSc in Investment and Financial Management (MIFM) prepares you to launch a successful career and make a difference in the global corporate and financial sector as a manager, business analyst, trader, broker, investment advisor, consultant, credit controller, treasurer, banker, market specialist or accountant. The MIFM is applied in nature and a proud member of the prestigious CFA Institute University Recognition programme.

Course details

This course has four unique characteristics:

Professional relevance and employability: It develops in an academically rigorous manner the general and specialist knowledge, skills and competencies required today by employers internationally. The course structure and resources give the opportunity and support to students to train and obtain during their studies, at no additional cost, valuable professional qualifications by Thomson Reuters (on Eikon, Datastream and Investment Banking) and Bloomberg (BAT test). Learning in applied subject areas is lab and coursework-based using software, tools and real data.

Broad input - Global output: The course requires no prior knowledge of business or finance and begins by building a solid understanding of basic business concepts, functions, roles and decisions which cuts through disciplines. The material, perspective and student body is truly international.

Exposure to state-of-the-art knowledge: The course introduces you to the latest research findings, professional experiences and expertise of the members of the dynamic Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) research group. AFG aims at producing and disseminating world class academic research with high application impact. You are taught by leading academics and professionals that are at the forefront of research, practice and policy in corporate and investment finance.

NBS 2x3 Learning Method: This systematic approach orchestrates student learning around three main pillars which involve: asking interesting questions, challenging incorrect assumptions/conventional wisdom and better exploiting technology. These are supported from clear teaching objectives and evaluation criteria, early feedback from formative assessment and feed-forward provision prior to exams.

Graduates of the programme have wide and exciting career prospects across a variety of jobs and organisations internationally. In the financial sector they can work as employees or independent professionals for institutions such as investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, hedge, mutual and pension funds, brokers, rating agencies, venture capitalists and regulatory bodies. Relevant job titles include traders, financial analysts and personal financial advisors, financial managers, loan counsellors and officers, securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents, marketing specialists and risk managers. In corporations, graduates are well prepared for working in the financial department as financial managers, analysts, treasurers, capital budget analysts, credit managers and investor relations specialists. Consulting firms are also major employers of graduates with finance and investment expertise and use them as data analysts, advisors or system developers. In the information and technology sector graduates of the program can be employed by firms developing specialised financial software, data, news and analytics.

Benefits and opportunities

CFA® Institute University Recognition: Through participation in this program, the MSc in Investment and Financial Management will offer to its students up to three scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

Thomson Reuters Certificates: Support and access to online training for certification in Eikon, Datastream and Investment Banking.

Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT): This is offered completely free of charge on campus for students on the MSc in Investment and Financial Management. Through BAT, our students can gain additional access to great financial companies including Hedge Funds, Trading Firms, and Consultancy Firm for roles that are otherwise challenging to obtain.

Harvard Business Publishing online courses: students will complete and be evaluated as part of their studies three online courses in Finance, Financial Accounting and Spreadsheet Modelling. Cash prize and scholarships: £1,000 will be awarded to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School.

Entry Requirements

  • Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context)
  • Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

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