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Website: www.open.ac.uk

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Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/10/01

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Description

This qualification is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance – whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting and governance. It develops competencies in applying statistical and econometric techniques, and equips you with knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic finance and behavioural finance. You can choose to specialise either in derivatives and financial risk management, or in investment and portfolio management, and you will develop research skills and techniques relevant to higher academic qualifications by completing a dissertation on a finance topic of your choice that is relevant to your interests or chosen career development.

Key features of the course

  • Provides an up-to-date perspective on both theory and practice in national and international contexts

  • Acquire and apply the most important tools for financial, statistical and econometric analysis and decision support

  • Develops your ability to evaluate published research, use relevant theory, and apply research methods and techniques to new situations

  • Develops your skills in data collection and modelling using databases, such as DataStream and Thomson One, and statistical software such as STATA.

The MSc in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programmes incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit the exams to become CFA charterholders.

Requirements

Entry requirements

You must hold a bachelors degree awarded by a recognised UK university, or equivalent. Please contact us if you hold a qualification that you believe is an equivalent level to a UK degree, to ensure that it meets the requirements for admission.

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