Queen Mary - University of London
School of Economics and Finance
Master in Science
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. Course Structure Semester A Business Finance Investment Management Commercial and Investment Banking Quantitative Methods in Finance Semester B 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 Assessment 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. Entry requirements 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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