The course equips students with the background knowledge of risk management tools and strategies utilised by leading financial firms in the world.
Pre'study online modules: accounting primer; career and professional development; introduction to finance; introduction to maths; plagiarism awareness; study skills. Foundation modules: application of MATLAB to finance; financial modelling; mathematical finance; markets and securities; the finance industry. Core modules: empirical finance methods and applications; financial statistics; financial engineering; investments and portfolio management; risk management and valuation; stochastic calculus; visual basic for applications; ethics and professional standards in finance (online module). Elective modules: advanced corporate finance; advanced financial statistics; advanced investments; advanced options theory; computational finance with C++; credit risk; enterprise risk management; financial crises (regulation and ethics); fixed'income securities; international finance; international elective (macro and finance for practitioners); insurance; numerical finance; private equity and venture capital; structured credit and equity products; wealth management and alternative investments; real estate investment; topics in corporate finance.
Course Additional Entry
A 2.1 Honours degree (or above); or international equivalent; in a highly quantitative discipline such as mathematics; engineering; science or economics; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 24 in the speaking section.
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