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University of Essex: Finance and Investment

Institution University of Essex View institution profile
Department Essex Business School
Web essex.ac.uk
Email pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Telephone 01206 872719
Study type Taught

Summary

Finance and investment are two sides of the same coin for portfolio managers who need to diversify and manage their exposure to risk to accurately value their assets. You will explore how psychological factors affect the financial behaviours of investors and finance practitioners on this specialist Masters degree.

Our professionally recognised MSc Finance and Investment builds on your existing knowledge of finance, economics or business to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in portfolio management and corporate finance.

You’ll explore how corporations deal with funding sources, capital structuring and investment decisions. You’ll investigate behavioural finance, financial planning strategies and fixed income markets and instruments.

You develop knowledge and skills in:

  • portfolio theory

  • fixed-income securities

  • behavioural finance

  • corporate finance

Our aim is to give you the best foundation for a career in investment or elsewhere in the finance sector. We want to help you understand the theory and put it into practice.

You’ll learn to use our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, which gives you access to the data and analytical tools found in financial institutions across the City of London and throughout the world. This will allow you to develop the skills needed in industry and gain an advantage in the graduate recruitment market.

The University of Essex is a member of the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program and our MSc Finance and Investment covers more than 70% of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. Upon completing this course, you are well positioned to sit for the CFA exams, which are among the most widely recognised and established qualifications in the UK.

This course is taught at Essex Business School. Our students and staff join us from all over the world and our teaching is grounded in contemporary issues and professional practice

Essex has one of the largest groups of finance academics in the UK, providing a wide range of courses in banking, finance, investment, risk management and financial econometrics. This means you’ll also be able to choose from a huge range of optional modules to tailor your course to your interests and aspirations.

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