MSc Investment and Financial Risk Management

Kingston University London

Program Description

MSc Investment and Financial Risk Management

Kingston University London

Choose Kingston's Investment and Financial Risk Management MSc

Investment and financial risk is a highly competitive sector – and this course will give you the IT and research skills employers demand. This rigorous and intensive masters course is designed to produce high-calibre, analytical graduates with practical skills who are ready to slot into a specialised role. As a graduate, you will be ready to work in investment, trading, financial analysis, fund management, banking, financial services, finance and financial consultancy.

  • An extremely practical programme using real examples, the latest research and theories, and live data.
  • Kingston Business School is one of only a handful of UK universities that offer a Bloomberg trading room, giving you the opportunity to develop the hands-on skills employers want.
  • Get additional qualifications while you study: you can apply for Bloomberg certification. You can also prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential since you will cover so many aspects of it in your coursework.
  • Programme developed with advice from finance professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank.
  • Lectures by sector experts, as well as Kingston Business School's own teaching staff, who have been awarded an 'excellent' rating for the quality of their teaching.
  • Suitable for students who have not studied economics, finance or accountancy at the bachelors level, as well as those with previous qualifications and experience.
  • Meet and work with students from a wide variety of countries and cultures, who add international insight to class discussions and working groups, giving you a global alumni network.
  • Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 percent of the world's business schools.

"Like for like, this is one of the top programmes in the UK ... it was created and is taught by academics who have worked at leading international business schools as well as top global financial institutions." – Dr Mohammed Nurullah, course director

What will you study?

When you arrive, we will introduce you to the Business School and its expectations and ethos, alongside a personal development programme, then you will start work on individual modules. Each module is designed to develop the skills valued by employers, such as presentation, teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills.

We teach an extremely practical programme using real-life examples, live data and the latest research and theories. Students get the opportunity to create and manage investment portfolios and present the results, learn to use a Bloomberg trading room and industry standard databases, and undertake a research project.

You will examine the key issues in investment banking and trading. You will also learn to apply various different techniques in practice. We will show you how to analyse and explore a number of different topics using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Assessment

You will be assessed through assignments, case studies, formal examination and a dissertation. Our assessment methods mirror real-life practices - for example, students are asked to construct and manage investment portfolios and present the results.

Course structure

This programme is delivered on a full-time basis over one year. The taught modules for this course are delivered in two 15-week semesters, with the third semester given over to the research project.

This course requires you to accumulate 180 credits. There are seven taught modules worth either 15 or 30 credits each, plus a research project (including a dissertation) worth 30 credits.

Please note that this programme is subject to confirmation, and might change.

September to December
You will be taken through an induction and personal development programme, followed by five core modules.

  • Bank Financial Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Risk Financing (15 credits)
  • Financial Modelling and Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis (30 credits)
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking (30 credits)

January to May
You will continue to study the 30 credit modules and add two new 15 credit modules.

  • Financial Modelling and Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis (30 credits)
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking (30 credits)
  • Fixed Income Analysis (15 credits)
  • Financial Engineering (15 credits)

June to September
You will work on your research project (30 credits).

Available modules

  • Bank Financial Risk Management
  • Risk Financing
  • Financial Modelling and Research Methods
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Financial Engineering
  • Research Project

Learn a language

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Cost & Fees

Home and European Union: £10,000

Overseas (not EU): £14,500

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
10,000 GBP
Home and European Union: £10,000 / Overseas (not EU): £14,500
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - Kingston upon Thames, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Kingston upon Thames, England
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