Newcastle University: Finance

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Department Newcastle University Business School
Study type Taught


Our Finance MSc teaches you advanced knowledge and skills in financial markets and institutions. You'll learn how they function and interact with the real economy.

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance.

Our course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services. It features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy. It also includes optional modules on financial markets, financial institutions and applied empirical methods in finance. It is closely related to our Banking and Finance MSc.

This course will suit you if you are motivated to pursue a career in:
•investment banking
•financial research
•financial trading.

What you'll learn:

Your studies will include financial markets and institutions and the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. We'll teach you how to analyse their roles within the international financial system.

The course will develop your understanding of the key financial principles and theories. You'll also improve your existing IT and research skills, which employers value in this competitive sector.

You'll understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and the strategies of investors. We'll encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on important issues related to the operation of financial markets and institutions. You will learn about the types and function of financial markets such as stock, bond, foreign exchange and derivative markets.

Advanced software:

Where possible you will have access to advanced statistical software including:

You will also have access to a number of financial databases including:
•Thompson Financial's DataStream

You'll use these for your empirical projects in applied econometrics as well as your final dissertation.

Your development:

On completion of the course you will be able to:
•apply appropriate econometric and computational techniques in the area of finance
•show advanced capability with some econometric and computational techniques
•critically analyse the results generated by these techniques
•synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
•apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within the finance and related industries.

Course recognition by professional bodies:

CFA Institute's University Recognition Program
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
‌Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

Throughout your time here, you will have one-to-one support from our award-winning Careers Service. They can help you make the most of your skills and to find the best opportunities.

Delivery :
The course is modular, with taught modules from October to May and a final dissertation project from June to September.

Guest lectures
Events and networking opportunities.

Research led teaching:

This course builds on our established research strengths in finance and economics:
•Applied Econometrics
•Behavioural Research in Finance
•Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications.


Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
•Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
•European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
•Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
•a high quality teaching environment
•innovative programming
•active engagement with industry.


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities.


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