Spotlight on Finance and Investment Management MSc

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from AACSBAMBA and EQUIS. The MSc Finance and Investment Management programme here at the University of Liverpool will provide you with a solid understanding of the interaction of finance, financial markets and securities and investment analysis.

The syllabus for this management course draws extensively from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme and this provides an attractive option to pursue professional Level 1 examinations alongside your MSc programme studies. The CFA qualification is globally recognised and provides candidates with a strong foundation of investment analysis and portfolio management skills, as well as all the practical knowledge that is required in the modern finance and investment industry.  

Who is a master’s in Finance and Investment Management for?

The entry requirements for studying the MSc in Finance and Investment Management typically include holding a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) at a minimum 2:1 level in an appropriate field of study, such as Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Mathematics, Engineering etc. This postgraduate degree is open to students across the globe, so candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside people with various backgrounds and unique experiences to learn from.

The master’s degree in Finance and Investment Management is ideal for those that are interested in advancing their professional career in the finance and investment industry and are keen to expand their knowledge and practical skills in topics such as international investment, financial modelling, corporate finance, wealth management, security investment analysis and much more.

Graduates successfully completing the programme will leave with a practical understanding of how essential financial theory is applied in practice and will learn from highly qualified academics with a wealth of research and financial expertise.

Why should I study a master’s in Finance and Investment?

Studying and successfully completing the programme means graduates will leave with an MSc qualification from a Russell Group institution. Additionally, you could also aim to pass the external Level 1 CFA examination. This is a globally recognised and renowned qualification that will be sure to help candidates land their dream job in a field of their choice.

Successful graduates of the Finance and Investment Management course will have a wide range of exciting and honourable career prospects to choose from when the time comes to take their next steps in the industry they have chosen to go into, whether that is accounting or wealth management.

Graduates of the master’s in Finance and Investment Management programme will leave with many career opportunities and the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the competitive world of finance.

What are the educational aims of this MSc?

The aim of the master’s in Finance and Investment is to provide all candidates with a solid understanding of the interaction of finance and financial markets, securities and investment analysis, and much more. Successful candidates will leave this programme with knowledge and understanding of contemporary financial principles and will know how to apply these in practice to financial intermediation, savings and investment.

Modules for this MSc include covering topics such as financial reporting and analysis, quantitative methods and economics, equity and fixed income markets, financial regulation and ethics, derivatives and alternative investments, corporate finance, portfolio managements, research skills and much more.

The programme places a rigorous focus on both theory and application and you will gain a wealth of desirable skills in finance and investment, enabling you to go into your respective careers after graduation well equipped with everything you need to succeed and make the best business decisions in the finance world.

What are the benefits of studying for an MSc?

Studying for an MSc in Finance and Investment Management is highly beneficial and the knowledge, skills and expertise gained by graduates is highly sought after by employers within the industry. You will be learning from highly qualified academics and also benefit from our strong connections and relationships within the finance and investment market.

Graduates of the master’s in Finance and Investment Management programme will leave with highly desirable professional and financial skills that will open the doors to a wide range of career prospects and opportunities for them. They will also benefit from a curriculum that is informed by the latest knowledge and critical thinking relevant in the finance world.

The University of Liverpool is a Russell Group University and is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide, with a national rank of 14th. Overall, the University is ranked in the top 0.7% of global universities in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).

To find out more about our Finance and Investment Management MSc Course including modules fees and entry requirements, visit our programme page. For comprehensive information, including module learning outcomes, download a programme booklet.

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