Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Investment Management

This is a challenging and demanding programme that covers up-to-date topics in empirical finance. If you are interested in a career in investment, in financial institutions, or any other financial management-related jobs, then this degree will equip you with the required knowledge and skills. The syllabus is designed to develop your quantitative analysis skills, enabling you to critically analyse financial investment proposals and empirical applications of corporate finance. Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

Entry requirements

Usually a second-class honours degree in a subject related to finance or business studies. We also welcome students from any quantitative background. We also welcome professional or other qualifications obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

You complete 8 compulsory modules and write a 12,000-word dissertation on any area of financial management or investment.
Full-time modules:

Applied Financial Management;
Entrepreneurial Finance;
Financial Modelling;
Multinational Financial Management;
Portfolio and Market Analysis;
Principles of Financial Reporting;
Principles of Investment Management;
Valuation Analysis and Risk Management .

Part-time modules - Year 1:

Applied Financial Management;
Entrepreneurial Finance;
Financial Modelling;
Multinational Financial Management;
Valuation Analysis and Risk Management .

Part-time modules - Year 2:

Portfolio and Market Analysis;
Principles of Financial Reporting;
Principles of Investment Management .

MSc Investment Management Dissertation .

Assessment methods

A combination of examinations, coursework and a 12,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Management
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6740