Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance, and the financial function of organisations and operations. The MSc in Finance (Financial Markets) pathway develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact with the real world of business and organisations.
At Kent Business School our MSc in Finance (Financial Markets) provides a solid background in financial principles and practices, develops skills needed by future business and financial professionals.
The programme provides a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in finance, the finance function of organisations, and operations and functions of financial institutions and markets. You develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interact with the real world of business and organisations. This programme also prepares you for research or further study in this field.
Elements of practical work will be carried out in the Kent Business School’s dedicated Bloomberg Lab. The virtual trading platform allows you to access and engage with market data through practical case studies and the use of online databases. The programme also provides you with the necessary training required for the Bloomberg Certificate.
We are currently seeking recognition for the MSc Finance programme (formerly known as MSc Financial Markets) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) as PRMIA academic partner at programme level. The MSc Financial Markets had already obtained GARP and PRMIA recognition.
The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:
- Foundations of Finance
- Quantitative Methods
- Investments and Portfolio Management
- Research Methods & Skills (Finance)
- Financial Data Modelling
- Essentials of Financial Risk Management
- Finance with Excel
- Financial Regulation and Financial Crises
- Corporate Finance
- Fixed Income Markets
- Financial Engineering
The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.
Once these are completed, you then work full time on the project and write a Dissertation based on this. This 6000-8000 word Dissertation is an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a specific problem area.
Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline.
Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Proof of English language proficiency is required. We do offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
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