We are delighted to offer this new advanced programme which focuses on areas of finance that have a major practical and theoretical significance in all aspects of business finance such as investment analysis, valuation and corporate finance. We expect graduates from this advanced postgraduate programme to move into financial sector careers including investment banking, securities sales and trading, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private banking, credit products, financial and credit risk management and consultancy. Additionally, in order to reflect the practical and applied side of this programme the School organises a number of extra optional modules that aim to provide further practical training to students, whose subject matter changes from year to year. Although these optional modules are not assessed as part of the course, they do out students to maximise their learning potential.
Commercial and Investment Banking
Quantitative Methods in Finance
Risk Management for Banking
Cases In Business Finance
Two option modules
Option Modules include:
ECOM026 Financial Derivatives
ECOM035 International Finance
ECOM038 Behavioural Finance
ECOM042 Empirical Finance
ECOM057 Asset Management
ECOM058 Principles of Accounting
ECOM059 Applied Risk Management
ECOM064 Applied Futures and Options
ECOM069 Banking Regulations
ECOM071 Topics in Applied Finance
ECOM073 Topics in Financial Econometrics
A written examination is taken in May for each course unit. Some units may also include assessed coursework. You will also produce a 10,000-word dissertation over the summer, which includes both theoretical banking content and applied results.
You should have at least a good second class honours degree, or equivalent. This doesn't have to be in Economics, though it is preferable and some background in quantitative subjects is necessary. Students are expected to attend intensive pre-sessional statistics and mathematics modules in September.