University of Glasgow: Investment Banking and Finance

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Adam Smith Business School View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/business
Email business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme focuses on the key areas of banking and financial investment. You will develop an enhanced understanding of how financial markets operate, particularly in relation to the aims and operations of banking organisations and institutions.

**Academic contact: business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

Investment Banking & Finance will provide you with an excellent understanding of:
- how to correctly value financial products such as equities and derivatives using theoretical models of assets

- the role of risk in portfolio choice

- how international financial markets function

- the role of adverse selection and moral hazard problems on the informational irregularities within financial markets.

You will gain the necessary skills to help you manage portfolios according to customer requirements.

You will have access to dedicated computer labs that will enable you to put theory into practice and develop real-life portfolio management skills.

**Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited**
**www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/**

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

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

**Core courses**
- Basic econometrics

- Corporate finance and investment

- Financial markets, securities and derivatives

- Modern theory of banking and finance

- Portfolio analysis and investment.

**Optional courses may include**
- Advanced portfolio analysis

- Economic fundamentals and financial markets

- Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)

- Foreign direct investment and development

- International finance and money

- Investment, finance and asset prices

- Mathematical finance

- Monetary policy and the role of central banks

- The law and economics of sovereign debt regulations.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
You will have potential future career opportunities with various financial institutions including investment banks, hedge funds, financial consultancies and asset management firms. Graduates of this programme have been employed in various international organisations such as Bloomberg, HSBC, Bank of China and PricewaterhouseCoopers; and are working in roles such as equity portfolio manager, business planning analyst, and accounting and reporting senior analyst. 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.

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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. We are proud to continue the legacy of alumni Adam Smith, the father of economics, after whom our business school is named. Programmes focus on inspiring, challenging and developing modern thinking – with a commitment to making an impact on culture and society.

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