Start Dates
January, March, June, October
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MA in Finance and Investment (Retail Banking and Money Markets)
Duration
18 months to 36 months
Fees
£7500
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Explore core finance and investment concepts, and gain an understanding of the difficulties and risks faced by domestic and international banking institutions.
The MA in Finance and Investment (Retail Banking and Money Markets) examines core finance concepts, providing a comprehensive understanding of foreign exchange markets. The programme provides hands-on experience in assessing the profit margins of banks, value money and foreign exchange markets, as well as effective risk management techniques. You will graduate with valuable career skills in assessing bank profit margins, financial markets, and risk management.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MA in Finance and Investment (Retail Banking and Money Markets) will gain career-ready skills in:

  • Evaluating different types of banks
  • Risk management and financial instruments
  • Domestic and international financial statements
  • Money and foreign exchange markets
  • Maximising corporate value while reducing financial risks
  • You will study your programme with the online learning organisation InterActive, a leader in the provision of e-learning. Your programme modules and learning content are delivered via InterActive’s Canvas study platform, and feature the following resources:

    • Professionally produced video lectures created by leading business practitioners.
    • A designated tutor who will provide support and feedback throughout your programme.
    • Case Studies and Discussion Questions to enhance your understanding of theory in context.
    • Downloadable e-books and free library resources to aid your assignment writing and research.
    • Access to online forums where you can share and discuss new concepts with fellow students and professionals from around the world.
    • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent - any subject area
    • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands) or equivalent*
    • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

    Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience (5 years management experience minimum for mature study route)

  • The MA in Finance and Investment degree syllabus considers today's challenging business environment and the financial expertise you need to excel within it. The 3 core and 3 elective modules will equip you with a deep understanding of investments and financial statements, corporate finance, financial econometrics and advanced asset pricing. The final research project will give you hands-on experience, ensuring your competence in a financial decision-making environment. Follow this link to see the full programme syllabus

  • Based on 2015-2016 class

     

Faculty and Students

Barbara Szwarc
Working at an investment bank and studying at the same time can be tricky, time management is key the mobility of studying online is a big plus
— Barbara Szwarc
Erick Canales
I decided to study online because I work full time as an accountant, and I know it’s really difficult to study formally in a classroom every day.
— Erick Canales

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