Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree specialises in the theory and practice of business finance, 1 of the most popular sectors in financial services. The programme will provide you with the knowledge to successfully navigate the rapidly changing global landscape of business finance and is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in the financial sector, including investment banking, securities sales and trading, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private banking, credit products, financial and credit risk management and consultancy.

Course Modules

Pre'sessional modules: Mathematics; statistics. Compulsory modules: Business finance; investment management; commercial and investment banking; quantitative methods in finance; eviews; quantitative methods in finance; data analysis; dissertation. Elective modules include: Financial derivatives; international finance; empirical finance; risk management for banking; asset management; principles of accounting; applied risk management; applied futures and options; banking regulations; topics in applied finance; topics in financial econometrics; bond market strategies; alternative investments; valuation and private equity; topics in actuarial finance and insurance; credit rating; mergers and acquisitions; Islamic finance in practice; strategic asset allocation; portfolio construction theory.

Course Additional Entry

At least a good 2nd Class Honours degree (high 2.2) or overseas equivalent in a subject with some quantitative elements. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements (which have at least 1 mathematics or statistics based module) including mathematics, science, engineering, economics, finance, accounting, business and management.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,550  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £16,000  Academic year. First year home fees