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Loughborough University: Finance and Investment
|Department||School of Business and Economics View department profile|
Our MSc Finance and Investment is CIMA accredited and designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds with ambitions to work in investment management, investment banking and related sectors.
Studying investments raises some interesting issues, such as: why do companies trade so much? Is the best investment strategy to simply track the stock market index? How should risk be measured? How should assets be priced? On this master's programme, you will learn about trading, portfolio management and global investment analysis, and have exposure to key financial trading software throughout.
The programme shares a common taught first semester with MSc Finance and MSc Finance and Management before specialising in finance and investment in semesters two and three. It will give you the analytical skills to critically evaluate complex investment issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve the practice of risk and investment management. You will be provided with tools to evaluate issues facing financial market participants and to improve the practice of investment and risk management. Module content focuses on both the trading and portfolio management sides of finance and has a substantial focus on investment, including portfolio management, financial trading and global investment analysis.
You will be taught by internationally renowned academics who are able to bring fresh insights into their teaching, both from their research and from their advisory roles on government policy and in industry. Research strengths include corporate finance, accounting, financial markets and corporate governance. Our teaching is academically rigorous and a strong emphasis is placed on practical relevance.
Our trading room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon financial trading software, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions, enabling you to practically apply concepts you have learned. Currently, students have access to the Trading Room in the evenings and at weekends. There is also the opportunity to work independently towards a certificate of competency in Eikon, which is awarded by Thomson-Reuters.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance. 2:1 grades are required in quantitative modules.
|England||14500 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||14500 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||14500 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||14500 GBP for Year 1|
|International||24650 GBP for Year 1|
This programme provides students with knowledge and skills to work in investment roles. It has a substantial focus on investment within core modules, including Portfolio Management, Financial Trading and Global Investment Analysis. These draw on the cutting edge research expertise of our faculty Core study areas include financial reporting and company performance, methods for financial data analysis, principles of finance, financial markets and institutions, business communication for finance, derivatives and risk management, financial statements and business valuation, portfolio management, corporate governance and responsibility, financial trading and global investment analysis.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Optional: Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis; Corporate Finance; International Financial Management; Applied Financial Econometrics; and Business Economics.
|EU||13400 GBP for Whole course|
|England||13400 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||13400 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||13400 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||13400 GBP for Whole course|
|International||21900 GBP for Whole course|
School of Business and Economics
At Loughborough, we are committed to developing well-rounded, highly sought-after business and economics graduates equipped to succeed in today’s global economy.
We aim to develop the managers, economists and business leaders of the future. All around the world our graduates help organisations and governments make better decisions and maximise performance.
As a student with us we’ll help you realise your career ambitions and challenge you to be the best you can be. Here are a few reasons to join us.
- We’re consistently rated as a Top-10 UK business school in national league tables …
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