Aston Business School

Aston University

Finance

This challenging and exciting programme will advance your knowledge and understanding of finance, whilst helping you to develop a wide range of analytical and technical skills, which are in strong demand from employers in the finance and banking sector. By the end of your studies, you'll be well-equipped to fulfil a variety of financial roles, both in private and public sector organisations. Our MSc Finance covers a broad range of stimulating topics, including financial derivatives, investment management, asset valuation, financial econometrics and corporate finance. You'll learn to appreciate the complex environment organisations operate within as well as how this can impact businesses financially. We'll help you to develop a critical awareness and understanding of contemporary issues and theories relating to investments, financial instruments and corporate finance. This programme has a strong practical element. You'll gain hands-on experience working with real-time financial, accounting and economic data, thanks to our dedicated trading room facility and industry leading software. Your exposure to these practical tools and techniques will give you the confidence and technical capability to gain a competitive advantage over other graduates in the job market. You'll enhance your quantitative skills throughout the course. We teach you how to apply appropriate mathematical and statistical tools to aid financial decision-making. You'll also develop a wide range of transferable skills which will help to further enhance your employability. Thanks to the diverse background of our students, you'll work alongside people from across the world. This will develop your communication, teamwork, organisation and management skills in a multicultural context. These are highly regarded competences for graduate employers. This course will develop your knowledge of finance theory with practical applications and research tools. During the summer term you will also have the opportunity to attend a workshop designed to help students taking the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I examination. You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme. The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout your course. Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills, build a portfolio of professional business skills, or study abroad at one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK, or overseas, or get involved in a global business challenge simulation. Postgraduate Live Chat Wednesday 6 February 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 30 January 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements: A good UK honours degree (2.1 minimum) or equivalent. As well as: Two professional references - at least one must be from an academic referee, an official academic transcript of your university grades to date and a completed application form. For International students: An official academic transcript, with official English translation, of your university grades to date, students whose native language is not English also need to satisfy our English language requirements.

Course modules

Core Modules: Advanced Corporate Finance Derivatives Fixed Income Securities Quantitative Methods for Finance Financial Econometrics Finance Theory Trading in Securities Markets Ethics in Academic Practice Optional Modules: Trading Techniques International Finance Investment Banking

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed by examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions (Central)
Telephone number: 
01212043200