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5149f - Finance MSc

Finance MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and the strategies of investors.

Overview

Understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and strategies of investors. Our Finance MSc delivers advanced knowledge and skills in financial markets and institutions.

You'll learn how they function and interact with the real economy. You'll gain knowledge in making optimal decisions in your financial career.

The financial services sector has experienced worldwide growth. This has increased the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance. This course will suit you if you are interested in the following careers:

  • investment banking
  • financial research
  • financial trading

Your studies will include:

  • financial markets and institutions
  • the management of the asset-specific company and country risk

We'll encourage you to engage with contemporary debates. This should be related to the operation of financial markets and institutions. You'll learn about the types and function of financial markets. Such as:

  • stock
  • bond
  • foreign exchange
  • derivative markets

You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. Through self-study, you'll complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

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What you'll learn

Our course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services. It features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy. It also includes optional modules on:

  • financial markets
  • financial institutions
  • applied empirical methods in finance

Access advanced statistical software and financial databases to support your empirical projects and dissertation.

Advanced statistical software

Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:

  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab

Financial databases

You'll also have access to a number of financial databases including:

  • Bloomberg
  • DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • Global Financial Database

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

  • assistant chief financial officer
  • financial analyst
  • accountant
  • financial trader
  • auditor
  • investment analyst
  • risk analyst
  • controller
  • PhD candidate

Careers

This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:

  • KPMG
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • PwC
  • Accenture
  • Santander UK
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Kingston Smith LLP
  • HongRun Shanghai Financial Leasing Co. Ltd.
  • Buss Group
  • Moore Kingston Smith LLP

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Minh Nguyen
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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