Queen Mary - University of London
School of Economics and Finance
Masters of Science
In today’s competitive and unpredictable environment, banks and other financial institutions are increasingly focusing on sound practices and tight risk management, while ensuring the continuing ability to operate profitably. On this programme, you will acquire the necessary theoretical and practical tools to operate in this environment. This programme has a particular focus on banking regulation, which is becoming increasingly crucial in the post-credit crunch environment. Its main strengths, however, are investment analysis and corporate finance issues such as optimal capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation. Graduates of this programme are expected to pursue careers in retail and investment banking as well as elsewhere in the private sector in positions such as Banking Analyst and Corporate Banking Manager.
Commercial and Investment Banking
Quantitative Methods in Finance
Applied Risk Management for Banking
Two Option Modules
Option Modules Include: ECOM026 Financial Derivatives ECOM035 International Finance ECOM038 Behavioural Finance ECOM042 Empirical Finance ECOM055 Risk Management for Banking ECOM057 Asset Management ECOM064 Applied Futures and Options ECOM070 Cases in Business Finance 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.
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