Finance at Queen’s
The Finance group at Queen’s Management School is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the UK by The Times’ Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide. Students have also ranked the undergraduate finance programme first among Russell Group Finance degrees in the National Student Survey 2020.
Teaching and research is aided by staff and students having access to Bloomberg terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room, a market leader of financial news, data and analytics. This is also supported with access to S&P Global, DataStream Advance, Thomson One Analytics, and the Financial Times Online.
The Finance Subject Group also runs the Queen’s Student Managed Fund (QSMF) which manages a real-money investment portfolio of about £35,000.
Our Research Areas
Academic staff in the Finance Subject Group work in three main research areas:
- Financial markets and institutions over the long run;
- Not-for-profit financial institutions, particularly credit unions; and
- The microstructure of financial markets
Finance academic staff have been involved in a diverse range of projects such as adaptiveness in stock markets, derivative pricing, investor sentiment, economic and financial history, credit unions, corporate finance, crises and contagion, commodity markets, sustainable finance, and household finance.
Meet Our Academic Staff
There are at present 25 academic members within the Finance and Actuarial Science Subject Group (3 Professors, 1 Professor of Practice, 1 Reader, 2 Senior Lecturers, 12 Lecturers, 3 Senior Lecturers in Education, 3 Lecturers in Education. The Finance Subject Group has responsibility for 2 undergraduate degrees (BSc Finance and BSc Actuarial Science and Risk Management) and for 3 postgraduate degrees (MSc Finance, MSc Risk and Investment Management and MSc Quantitative Finance). All finance programmes are accredited or professionally recognised.
Key Academic Contacts
Queen’s Management School hosts an active community of doctoral students in Finance and related disciplines. Each student is supervised by at least two members of academic staff.
Prospective students who do not yet have the requisite background in Finance to pursue PhD research directly are encouraged to apply for our MSc programme, which embeds core research training skills throughout the degree.
Students have been successful in gaining scholarships to fund their tuition fees and living expenses from various studentship schemes, including the ESRC-funded Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership.