The MSc in Finance is widely regarded as one of the leading postgraduate qualifications for finance professionals. Focusing on the key elements of corporate finance, investment management and quantitative finance, the aim of the course is to produce specialists who have a strong financial perspective on corporate activity, pension fund behaviour, the economy and international financial markets.
We help you to develop the personal skills that will be most relevant to your finance career. Our Masters in Finance graduates are in demand, because the finance professions need people who
understand the business and economic environment in which they operate
know in detail the models they implement and
can skilfully apply the results in practice
Our Masters in Finance graduates are in an excellent position to compete for jobs across a wide range of financial disciplines, including corporate finance, investment banking, portfolio management, financial consultancy, fixed income and derivatives trading, risk management and financial research.
Students will also have the benefit of working in the new Trading Room, with access to real-life market trading data, and to gain the Reuters trading certificate, should they wish to.
Initially, MSc students take a number of compulsory modules to provide the foundations for an understanding of management. There is then the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist modules before embarking on a dissertation looking at a specific finance-related topic.
The syllabus for our MSc in Finance programme is highly contemporary, and driven by current best practice. While we continue to use well-established techniques that have stood the test of time, Masters in Finance students also examine in detail the most up-to-date developments in financial markets; concerning, for example, credit-risk management and derivatives, money-market behaviour and hedge-fund management. Our Finance and Investment Society, which counts many Masters in Finance students as members, regularly invites external speakers to help to maintain the topicality and relevance of our discussion.
We place particular emphasis on computer-based methods of learning finance. As a Masters in Finance student at Bradford, you learn to apply to real market data the financial-software packages used most widely in practice.
You will also have the opportunity to use interactive trading simulated software packages (i.e. Market-Class simulator package) to enhance your understanding of investment analysis and portfolio management.
We have the prestigious EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) which is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration run by the European Foundation for Management Development. All our Management MSc programmes are among the relatively small number of programmes to have received pre-experience master's in general management (PEMM) accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
International Student Requirements:
If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS test (with no sub-text less than 5.5), or a score of 94 in the internet-based TOEFL (with minimum scores of Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17), or 60 in the PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic).