What will I learn?

Course summary

Attitudes to money management have changed since the credit crisis, the emphasis now is on understanding enterprise and broader risks and managing these appropriately. With its practical focus, our MSc responds to the increased global demand for talent in both investment and risk management. You’ll develop a strong sense of market awareness from weekly updates on current market conditions drawn from the same commercial research used by several investment banks and hedge funds.

The course provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the key aspects of investment and risk finance, developing sound analytical, numerical and technological skills. Suitable for experienced financial management practitioners who wish to advance their knowledge and those seeking front or middle office careers, the highly practical nature of the course, together with the unique access to professional insight and input, are key strengths.

In our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Suite (FMS), you will apply your knowledge to real-world problems facing the international financial services industry and the corporate financial management community. Using Bloomberg terminals, a leading source of economics and capital markets information available to the global professional financial community, this virtual trading floor allows you to monitor and analyse real-time financial market movements, company performance and financial data. You’ll learn how to use financial products to solve investment management problems or to mitigate financial risks.

Which department am I in?

Westminster Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,330) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Marylebone Campus

35 Marylebone Road,

LONDON,

CAMDEN,

NW1 5LS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Four-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8+ from an accredited institution. Students applying for postgraduate courses requiring a UK Second Class Upper degree will need a GPA of 3.0 and those applying for a course requiring a UK First Class degree will need a GPA of 3.5. Students are not required to take GRE or GMAT exams. Postgraduate degrees – 6.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component (some schools require a minimum of 6.0 in each).

For international students

You need a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Relevant degree disciplines include: business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing. Applicants are required to submit one reference. TOEFL (IBT) 88 overall with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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