MSc Investment Management


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Program Description

Why choose this course

This course will teach you a systematic approach to decision making in investment management. You’ll learn from experienced investment managers and academics, and develop the skills you need to succeed in investment management or investment analysis roles within the finance industry.

This course is ideal if you’re looking to start a career in investment management, investment banking, pension funds, insurance, or alternative investment partnerships.

You’ll learn how to use market-leading tools such as Bloomberg, with Bloomberg Market Concepts certification included in the course. You’ll also have the opportunity to prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 exam.

What you will study

This course combines a thorough training in investment theory with the practical tools you’ll need to solve real investment problems. You’ll learn the analytical, decision making, problem-solving, risk mitigation and technical skills you need to thrive in an increasingly complex global financial environment.

Our compulsory modules will give you an understanding of core investment concepts, while our optional modules allow you to tailor your learning to your own interests or your planned career path.

By the time you graduate, you’ll understand the investment management process and be able to make informed decisions at every stage.

Professional recognition

MSc - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Teaching and learning

You will benefit from lectures and seminars taught by experts with a track record of industry experience in a range of roles, including investment managers, investment analysts, investment strategists and leading academics.

Academic year structure

The taught modules, 'Cases in International Finance' and ‘Ethics in Finance’ are taught from June to July. You will work on your International Finance Project from August to September.


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Equity Investment Analysis Compulsory 1
Fixed Income Investment Compulsory 1
Foundations of Finance: Finance & Investments Compulsory 1
Principles of Accounting Compulsory 1
Cases in International Finance Compulsory 2
Corporate Finance Optional 2
Derivatives Securities Compulsory 2
Ethics in Finance Compulsory 2
International Corporate Governance Optional 2
International Finance Optional 2
International Finance Project Compulsory 2
Portfolio Management Compulsory 2
Risk Management Optional 2
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Modules MANM376, MANM377 &MANM378 is Summer Semester Modules
Choose 2 optional modules in semester 2

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Finance, Accountancy, Banking, Economics, Financial Services (including Insurance and Investment Management), Business Administration or Management where Accountancy, Banking or Finance represents 25 per cent of modules by weighting or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
  • We'll also consider a dual-discipline if Accountancy, Banking or Finance makes up at least 25 per cent of your modules by weighting.
  • We’ll also consider significant relevant work experience if you don’t meet these requirements.
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher e ... Read More

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late 19th-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London. Read less


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