This course has four unique characteristics:
Professional relevance and employability: It develops in an academically rigorous manner the general and specialist knowledge, skills and competencies required today by employers internationally. The course structure and resources give the opportunity and support to students to train and obtain during their studies, at no additional cost, valuable professional qualifications by Thomson Reuters (on Eikon, Datastream and ThomsonONE.com Investment Banking) and Bloomberg (BAT test). Learning in applied subject areas is lab and coursework-based using software, tools and real data.
Broad input - Global output: The course requires no prior knowledge of business or finance and begins by building a solid understanding of basic business concepts, functions, roles and decisions which cuts through disciplines. The material, perspective and student body is truly international.
Exposure to state-of-the-art knowledge: The course introduces you to the latest research findings, professional experiences and expertise of the members of the dynamic Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) research group. AFG aims at producing and disseminating world class academic research with high application impact. You are taught by leading academics and professionals that are at the forefront of research, practice and policy in corporate and investment finance.
NBS 2x3 Learning Method: This systematic approach orchestrates student learning around three main pillars which involve: asking interesting questions, challenging incorrect assumptions/conventional wisdom and better exploiting technology. These are supported from clear teaching objectives and evaluation criteria, early feedback from formative assessment and feed-forward provision prior to exams.
CFA® Institute University Recognition: Through participation in this program, the MSc in Investment and Financial Management will offer to its students up to three scholarships for the CFA Program each year.