University of Leicester, School of Business

Introduction

The University of Leicester School of Business has an excellent reputation for postgraduate teaching. Studying here will help prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in government, business or the financial services sector, as well as for future research.

About the School

The University of Leicester School of Business was established in 2016, bringing together the outstanding expertise in Economics and Management to create a world-class business school.

Full-time MSc Degrees

MSc Banking and International Finance

This course is for you if you want to take an analytical approach to understand the methods used in modern banking and finance in the international context.

MSc Business Analysis and Finance

This course is for you if you wish to apply your understanding of economics and quantitative techniques to the analysis of problems in business regulation, organisation and finance.

MSc Finance

CFA® Program Partner of CFA Institute

This course is for you if you want to learn the mechanics of financial markets, understand the financial decisions of corporations and the nature of financial risk.

MSc Financial Economics

This course is for you if you want to deepen your knowledge of Economics or Finance and potentially go on to study a PhD or research in the area of Economics or Finance.

MSc Financial Risk Management We are an Academic Partner of GARP – The Global Association of Risk Professionals. This course is for you if you want to equip yourself with skills in risk management techniques, quantitative analysis, financial analysis and programming.

PhD

Our School of Business is research-led, committed to producing the highest quality scholarship while recognising the important relationship between excellence in research and in teaching.

PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3 to 3.5 years (full-time) or 6 to 6.5 years (part-time/distance learning).

We offer Economics PhD supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

  • Game Theory
  • Mechanism Design
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Growth Theory
  • Public Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Economics of Migration
  • Health Economics
  • Organisation Theory
  • Business Ethics
  • Marketing and Consumption
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Political Economy
  • Human Resource Management

We offer supervision for the degrees of:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Full-Time
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Full-Time
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Banking and International Finance

Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Leicester

The MSc in Banking and International Finance provides a comprehensive insight into the principles of banking and finance and is the ideal foundation for a wide range of professional roles. The course combines rigorous academic standards with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities. [+]

This course is for you if you want to take an analytical approach to understand the methods used in modern banking and finance in the international context. The MSc in Banking and International Finance provides a comprehensive insight into the principles of banking and finance and is the ideal foundation for a wide range of professional roles. The course combines rigorous academic standards with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The course will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role. To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. This MSc opens up career options as an economist in government, business and many international organisations and is good preparation if you wish to move into banking, more general financial management, the civil service or the financial sector. Entry Requirements A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. Career Opportunities At the start of the course you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, ‘Bloomberg Essentials’. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers. You will benefit from career support from our in-house Career Development Manager and the University’s Career Development Service which offers tailored postgraduate employability support. Many of our students have gone on to work in global organisations across industries including banking and finance, engineering, service industry, logistics, and technology, as well as governments, NGOs and charities, or pursued careers in academia and education. [-]

MSc Business Analysis and Finance

Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Leicester

The MSc in Business Analysis and Finance provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of economics to the analysis of business problems and finance. The course combines advanced academic learning with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities. [+]

This course is for you if you wish to apply your understanding of economics and quantitative techniques to the analysis of problems in business regulation, organisation and finance. The MSc in Business Analysis and Finance provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of economics to the analysis of business problems and finance. The course combines advanced academic learning with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities. By taking this MSc, you will gain advanced knowledge and expertise in quantitative techniques and have the opportunity to apply those skills to problem solving in the areas of business regulation, organisation and finance. The course will equip you with computer skills which can be applied to business data analysis and develop your confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role. To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. On completion of the MSc you will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in management, the civil service and international organisations. Entry Requirements A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. Career Opportunities At the start of the course you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, ‘Bloomberg Essentials’. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers. You will benefit from career support from our in-house Career Development Manager and the University’s Career Development Service which offers tailored postgraduate employability support. Many of our students have gone on to work in global organisations across industries including banking and finance, engineering, service industry, logistics, and technology, as well as governments, NGOs and charities, or pursued careers in academia and education. [-]

MSc Financial Economics

Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Leicester

Our MSc in Financial Economics provides you with a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. [+]

This course is for you if you want to deepen your knowledge of Economics or Finance and potentially go on to study a PhD or research in the area of Economics or Finance. Our MSc in Financial Economics provides you with a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role. To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. The MSc in Financial Economics opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. The course also prepares you for a PhD in Economics or Finance. Entry Requirements A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university in economics or finance. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. Career Opportunities Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education. A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career-changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role. If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level. [-]

MSc Financial Risk Management

Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Leicester

The MSc in Financial Risk Management is geared towards your professional development and will provide you with a thorough training in risk management, portfolio management, investment analysis and finance. The degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry, particularly in an analytical or risk management role. [+]

We are an Academic Partner of GARP – The Global Association of Risk Professionals. This course is for you if you want to equip yourself with skills in risk management techniques, quantitative analysis, financial analysis and programming. The MSc in Financial Risk Management is geared towards your professional development and will provide you with a thorough training in risk management, portfolio management, investment analysis and finance. The degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry, particularly in an analytical or risk management role. You will develop a range of skills in quantitative analysis, including mathematical techniques, econometrics and programming. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to conduct industry focused research, relevant to your future employment. As well as gaining a thorough insight into financial risk management, the course will equip you with a command of advanced analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem-solving and the critical evaluation of economic arguments. To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. Entry Requirements A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. Career Opportunities At the start of the course you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, ‘Bloomberg Essentials’. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers. You will benefit from career support from our in-house Career Development Manager and the University’s Career Development Service which offers tailored postgraduate employability support. Many of our students have gone on to work in global organisations across industries including banking and finance, engineering, service industry, logistics, and technology, as well as governments, NGOs and charities, or pursued careers in academia and education. [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Leicester

Our MSc in Finance is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute and provides you with a foundation for a career in the finance industry or a finance-related role more broadly such as in business, government or a major international organisation. [+]

This is for you if... you want to learn the mechanics of financial markets, understand the financial decisions of corporations and the nature of financial risk. Our MSc in Finance is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute and provides you with a foundation for a career in the finance industry or a finance-related role more broadly such as in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis along with the economic principles underlying them. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role. To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. The MSc in Finance opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. Entry Requirements A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. Career Opportunities At the start of the course you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, ‘Bloomberg Essentials’. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers. You will benefit from career support from our in-house Career Development Manager and the University’s Career Development Service which offers tailored postgraduate employability support. Many of our students have gone on to work in global organisations across industries including banking and finance, engineering, service industry, logistics, and technology, as well as governments, NGOs and charities, or pursued careers in academia and education. [-]

MSc Opportunity to Study and Work in Hong Kong

Campus Full time 18 - 21  August 2017 United Kingdom Leicester Hong Kong + 1 more

An exciting new partnership has been established between the University of Leicester and Lingnan University, Hong Kong. This will allow students from each university to study an additional Masters degree over a shorter period by studying fewer modules. [+]

What is it? A special opportunity to obtain two MSc degrees from separate leading institutions on two continents. An exciting new partnership has been established between the University of Leicester and Lingnan University, Hong Kong. This will allow students from each university to study an additional Masters degree over a shorter period by studying fewer modules. Students must be studying on the following programmes to be eligible: MSc Banking and Finance MSc Financial Economics MSc Business Analysis and Finance How does it work? Students complete a full 12-month MSc degree at either Leicester or Lingnan University before applying at the reciprocating university for a reduced study period. Leicester graduates can complete a 6-month programme with Lingnan University if they study one of the specified Masters degrees and choose specific optional modules at Leicester and Lingnan. In comparison, Lingnan graduates complete an 8-9 month programme within the specified choice of Masters degrees at Leicester. Thus, Leicester students can receive two MSc degrees after successful completion of 18 months of study whereas for Lingnan students, after successful completion of 20-21 months. The reduced module load for the additional MSc degree is in recognition of the prior learning at one of the partner institutions. Route 1: University of Leicester followed by Lingnan University During the academic year at Leicester, students will be able to apply for the MSc International Banking and Finance (MIBF) at Lingnan University by studying all the necessary modules at Leicester. Applications will be assessed by both partner institutions. Students must obtain at least 60% grade in the specified modules below and progressing satisfactorily in their studies when applying. After completing studies at Leicester, entry to Lingnan University will begin in Term 2 (January) and include studying the module IBF614: Fixed Income Securities. Route 2: Lingnan University followed by University of Leicester Students coming from Lingnan University will register for a reduced 8-9 month programme at Leicester, depending on the modules chosen, to satisfy the requirements of either the MSc Banking and Finance or the MSc Financial Economics. Lingnan students are required to complete six 15-credit modules from a set list of available modules, as well as completing a 30-credit dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Working in Hong Kong Students who complete an MSc at the University of Leicester followed by a further 6 months at Lingnan University will have the opportunity to remain in Hong Kong and search for employment, under Hong Kong’s Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates, even if they do not hold a formal job offer. Fees Route 1 - 100% fees for the MSc you choose at Leicester, followed by 50% fees for the MIBF in Lingnan Route 2 - 100% fees for the MIBF in Lingnan, followed by 60% fees for the MSc you choose at Leicester [-]

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University of Leicester, School of Business

Address University Road
LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
Website http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/business
Phone +44 116 252 5113