The Masters degree in Investment and Finance is designed for for those who intend to develop careers in areas such as security analysis, portfolio analysis and investment management.
The course is widely regarded as vocationally relevant and intellectually challenging - it will provide you with a rigorous grounding in the theory of finance but also covers the various techniques and analytical tools widely employed by investment professionals in practical decision-taking.
Excellent first degree or other qualification equivalent to Honours degree from a UK university in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative basis.
Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis. Further information can be found at Strathclyde Equivalence
You must also be able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2013.
The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for twelve weeks. The examinations for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in which they are offered, in January and June respectively. The distribution of the classes across the two taught semesters is given below. The research component of the course will take up the third (summer) semester. A core class implies that this is compulsory for the programme. All four courses follow a common first semester and each course follows a different second semester introducing the specialisation. All three courses follow a common third semester.
|Semester 1, Weeks 1-12, October - December 2012|
|AG910 - Principles of Finance||Core||20||36|
|AG911 - Accounting and Financial Analysis||Core||20||36|
|AG909 - Quantitative Methods for Finance||Core||20||36|
|AG912 - International Financial Markets and Banking||Core||20||36|
|January 2013 - First Semester Examinations|
|Semester 2, Weeks 1-12, January - May 2013|
|AG917 - Topics in Corporate Finance (Wks 1-6)||Core||10||18|
|AG925 - Derivatives and Treasury Management (Wks 1-12)||Core||20||36|
|AG918 - Security Analysis (Wks 1-6)||Core||10||18|
|AG924 - Portfolio Theory and Management (Wks 1-6)||Core||10||18|
| ...plus one class from the following Options:
|AG923 - Empirical Methods in Finance (Wks 1-6)||Option||10||18|
|AG916 - Behavioural Finance (Wks 6-12)||Option||10||18|
|It is anticipated that all the optional classes will be offered, but for a class to run it has to have at least six participants|
|May-June - Second Semester Examinations|
|Semester 3 - June-September 2013|
|AG913 - Empirical Research Projects / Dissertation||Core||40|
|This is not required for the completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Finance. All of the taught component (including resits) has to be completed at the required standard for the M.Sc. degree prior to commencing the research projects stage of the course.|
Please note: There is no need to make an application for all taught postgraduate courses from the Department of Accounting and Finance. It is feasible to transfer to one of the departments other programmes should you wish to do so after commencement of your studies. You should therefore choose one course for application purposes.
Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.