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University of Glasgow: Financial Risk Management

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Adam Smith Business School View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/business
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme focuses on the risk management and the quantification of several types of risk such as financial, including market risk and some elements of liquidity and counterpart risk.

  • Financial Risk Management will provide you with a thorough understanding of
    • advanced econometric analysis
    • theories of risk, including bond market interest rate determination, market risk, liquidity risk and counterpart risk
    • the role and impact of financial regulations.
  • It will equip you with up to date risk management skills for the quantification of risk and the optimal asset allocation. These skills are essential for managing and hedging market, credit and interest rate risks.
  • You will have access to statistical packages, such as MATLAB and EViews, and a dedicated computer lab that will enable you to put theory into practice.
  • We are now partners with Bloomberg Experiential Learning. The ELP program recognises and celebrates academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises into curriculum.
  • Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses

  • DISSERTATION GCEFS
  • FINANCIAL MARKETS, SECURITIES AND DERIVATIVES
  • HEDGE FUND RISK MANAGEMENT
  • MATHEMATICAL FINANCE
  • MODELLING AND FORECASTING FINANCIAL TIME SERIES

Optional courses

  • APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE
  • BASIC ECONOMETRICS
  • BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
  • CORPORATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS AND INVESTMENT
  • MACHINE LEARNING IN FINANCE WITH PYTHON (potential new course for 2022 - subject to change/approval)

As a graduate you will be qualified to work in risk management, asset management companies, hedge funds, wealth management banks and central banks. Graduates have found employment with companies such as Morgan Stanley, HSBC, KPMG, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

MSc

University of Glasgow
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The University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School has the triple crown of accreditation and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, evidence of our credibility and performance worldwide. In 2019, the School was also recognised by the Athena Swan Charter, achieving a Bronze Award for gender equality. In 2020, the Adam Smith Business School became an advanced signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). This signals our commitment to promote sustainability and responsible management in our teaching, research and practice.

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