City University London

Investment Management


The International Office, Northampton Square

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Investment management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Investment Management is founded on three principles: academic rigour, relevant knowledge and an international orientation. You will acquire a sound knowledge of the theoretical foundations that underpin modern investment and risk management techniques. These principles are applied in practice via case studies and the use of online databases such as Bloomberg and simulators. The practical aspect is delivered with extensive input from City of London institutions. Many leading practitioners teach on the course, providing a vital link between theory and practice. The MSc in Investment Management is a demanding course. Over a 12-month period you will cover the traditional syllabus of a general Masters degree in finance and develop extensive expertise in a range of specialised areas such as the management of equity and bond portfolios; trading techniques; asset-liability management; risk management; alternative investments; venture capital and management of foreign exchange. An advisory panel of senior practitioners ensures that the course remains at the forefront of developments within financial markets and reflects topical and technical developments in the marketplace. Course characteristics On a typical intake of around 100 students a year, a minimum of 35 nationalities will normally be represented. The international dimension of the course is further developed through the backgrounds of the resident and visiting academic faculty. The international learning experience adds range and depth to the student experience, while generating worldwide networking opportunities after graduation. Course Content We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice. Therefore, there may be some change to the detailed content of the modules and occasionally to module titles. To satisfy the requirements of the degree programme students must complete: eight core courses and five electives or one elective and a Business Research Project Induction Weeks The MSc in Finance course starts with two compulsory induction weeks, including: An introduction to the Cass Careers offering with a focus on key skills and attributes that employers are looking for. The annual MSc Careers Fair at this time also provides the opportunity to meet over 60 companies who are recruiting across many sectors including finance, energy, insurance, real estate, shipping, strategic management and internal auditing. A refresher course of basic financial mathematics, statistics, computing and electronic databases


CFA programme partner CISI Centre of Excellence Member of CAIA Academic Partnership Programme

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 22500 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 22500 GBP

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