Why is this subject for you?
- You have an interest in financial markets, institutions and financial decision-making.
- You want a career in the financial services sector or in academia.
- You want to be taught and supervised by leading academics.
You will explore how company managers and investors make financial decisions, how they manage their risk and how financial markets function. Your background may not necessarily be in finance, so this is a great opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of financial markets and financial decision-making.
- Entry requirements
- 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and Engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component.
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £19,900 / ¥181,071
- Asset Pricing (15)
- Corporate Finance (15)
- Market Microstructure (15)
- Research Methods in Finance (15)
- Derivatives (15)
- International Finance (15)
- Time-Series Financial Econometrics (15)
- Money and Banking (15)
- Dissertation (60 CAT points)
- Applied Research Project (60 CAT points)
Assessment is by a variety of methods, including individual coursework, group work, presentations, simulations, case studies, class tests, examinations and dissertation or applied research project.
- 1 year
Certain classes are held in the Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions.
Students will use and have access to software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab, and databases such as Thomson one banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
The programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program showing that the programme aligns with the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) – the core knowledge, skills, and abilities that are generally accepted and applied by investment professionals throughout the world.
Students have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who regularly deliver guest lectures. Students have the opportunity to network afterwards.
Student Managed Fund (SMF)
Students are invited to join the Student Managed Fund where they will have a unique opportunity to manage a real money investment portfolio of £30,000. Queen’s Management School is one of only a handful of universities in the UK and Ireland to offer this experience which is a game changer when it comes to graduate employability.
Queen’s Management School is committed to the continuous improvement and enhancement of all of its degree programmes. New modules may be developed and included to replace or enhance those which are mentioned here.
Successful students will have the necessary skills to launch careers in finance, including investment banking, commercial banking, investment management, or other financial intermediaries. For recent examples of where our alumni have secured employment, please see the School website.
“The MSc Finance programme is academically demanding and intellectually challenging. It places strong emphasis on both theory and practical application. The lecturers are not only the best in their field but constantly inspiring. I gained in-depth knowledge on asset pricing, corporate finance, econometrics, and Bloomberg workstation. I also made some life-long friends and I highly recommend this programme to anyone considering a career in finance and investment.” Tong Chen, MSc Finance