University of Portsmouth: Economics, Finance and Banking

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Business and Law
Web https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 2991
Study type Taught

Summary

**Overview**
If you're looking for a Master's that'll sharpen your knowledge of economics and finance and give you a deep insight into the financial services sector, this is the postgraduate course for you.

On this MSc Economics, Finance and Banking degree course, you'll focus on business decision-making and strategy. You'll learn to interpret trends, identify market risks and assess public policy, while developing the forecasting techniques that'll make you a real asset to the financial services and banking sectors.

When you graduate, your Master's degree can open doors to ambitious roles in the finance and banking sectors, business and commerce, industry, and private and public sectors.

**Recognised by:**
The University of Portsmouth is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). That means your degree carries a seal of approval for future employers, that the teaching you receive is top-class and relevant.

When you graduate from this course you'll be also be awarded the Bloomberg Market Concepts training. This demonstrates you know your way around the Bloomberg Suite – the technology used to access the same data, analytics and software used by city traders.

**What you'll experience**
On this course you'll:

Evaluate economic theories, principles and strategy
Learn how to interpret trends and identify market risks
Assess public policy arguments
Develop financial forecasting techniques
Study themes including financial markets, econometrics, regulation and international banking
Use our Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data movements and trades
Receive support and mentoring from staff, both face-to-face and via social media
Complete an independent research project, based on economic research in a topic of your choice
Tap in to our library’s array of electronic resources, including ejournals and newspapers
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you find a job that puts your Master's degree to work, wherever your career aspirations lead you. Our Careers and Employability service is on hand to help you identify positions that match your skills and interests, and can help you put your best foot forward when you leave University.

You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

**Careers and opportunities**
This course will provide you with the analytical skills needed to work in financial markets. You’ll be in a strong position to enjoy a successful career in the finance and banking sectors, business and commerce, industry, and private and public sectors.

**Career opportunities include:**
Account manager
Financial analyst
Trader in financial assets
Purchasing and acquisitions officer
Econometrics
Business professional
Commercial, industrial or public sector manager
Professional accreditations
The University of Portsmouth is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). That means your degree carries a seal of approval for future employers, that the teaching you receive is top-class and relevant.

When you graduate from this course you'll be also be awarded the Bloomberg Certificate. This demonstrates you know your way around the Bloomberg Suite – the technology used to access the same data, analytics and software used by city traders.

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University of Portsmouth

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