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If you’re interested in a career in finance then this course will equip you with the analytical and managerial skills to succeed within the sector, after any undergraduate degree with a quantitative element.

We have developed the programme in response to market demand for graduates with strong financial awareness plus the essential skills to function as effective managers, both within the financial sector and across a range of multinational organisations.

The course is regularly refreshed to keep pace with advances in the financial sector, and is benchmarked against the syllabus of the CFA Institute. Current study themes include financial econometrics and forecasting, investment and risk management, sustainable strategic decision making, corporate financial management and international financial markets.

Facilities include a trading suite equipped with Bloomberg Terminals, which are used by financial traders and investment banks globally. The suite provides you with access to the live financial and economic data, portfolio construction and optimisation tools, information and analytics to support your studies. The facility is also equipped with state-or-art econometric packages such E-views 10.0 which is used on Financial Econometrics and Forecasting module to estimate and interpret various econometric models for the purpose of designing trading strategies.

You will also undertake a number of professional development modules to give you a competitive advantage in the jobs market, in terms of self-development and leadership.

In the second semester of year 2 of this programme you will choose to complete either a Master’s Internship or Master’s Study Abroad module. If you choose the internship option, we will work with you to secure an internship opportunity relevant to the industry sector you are most interested in. If you choose the study abroad option, we have an extensive network of high ranking academic institutions for you to choose from to complete the Study Abroad module.

**SUBJECT TO VALIDATION**

If you’re interested in a career in finance then this course will equip you with the analytical and managerial skills to succeed within the sector, after any undergraduate degree with a quantitative element.

We have developed the programme in response to market demand for graduates with strong financial awareness plus the essential skills to function as effective managers, both within the financial sector and across a range of multinational organisations.

The course is regularly refreshed to keep pace with advances in the financial sector, and is benchmarked against the syllabus of the CFA Institute. Current study themes include financial econometrics and forecasting, investment and risk management, sustainable strategic decision making, corporate financial management and international financial markets.

Facilities include a trading suite equipped with Bloomberg Terminals, which are used by financial traders and investment banks globally. The suite provides you with access to the live financial and economic data, portfolio construction and optimisation tools, information and analytics to support your studies. The facility is also equipped with state-or-art econometric packages such E-views 10.0 which is used on Financial Econometrics and Forecasting module to estimate and interpret various econometric models for the purpose of designing trading strategies.

You will also undertake a number of professional development modules to give you a competitive advantage in the jobs market, in terms of self-development and leadership.

In the second semester of year 2 of this programme you will choose to complete either a Master’s Internship or Master’s Study Abroad module. If you choose the internship option, we will work with you to secure an internship opportunity relevant to the industry sector you are most interested in. If you choose the study abroad option, we have an extensive network of high ranking academic institutions for you to choose from to complete the Study Abroad module.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
2 Years Full Time (with advanced practice in second year)
1 other options available

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Newcastle Business School / Accreditations

Our courses are endorsed by multiple professional bodies. Discover more about our double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB international), and our role as PRME Champions.

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This flexible MSc takes an applied approach to learning. In addition to the six taught modules in investment, econometrics and finance, you will choose between a dissertation and a Masters’ Consultancy Project working on a business problem faced by a real organisation.

You will be part of a global cohort of dedicated students. You will benefit from the experience of staff who have taught research-informed and cutting-edge topics to international students for many years, in a positive multicultural learning environment.

The course is delivered via lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one sessions. From the outset you will apply academic knowledge to real life business issues via tutorial-based activities, case discussion and group-work sessions. We also hold a number of guest lectures where you have the opportunity to engage with industry.

To complement the formal modules we focus on developing your key capability skills. This includes a residential weekend, in the first semester, which is aimed at strengthening skills in self-reflection, independent learning and critical thinking.

You will be assessed through a combination of personal development planning, group and peer assessments, constructing and managing financial portfolios and reflective reports as well as traditional exams and essays. This will help you to become an independent, reflective and critical thinker who is culturally and ethically aware, with strong leadership and financial management capabilities.

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When you join Newcastle Business School you will become part of a business school with a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management courses in the UK.

We hold double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – an international hallmark of excellence – in large part due to the exceptional quality of our staff.

The academic team have extensive experience in both research and industry, with specialisms including investment, risk and derivatives, professional banking, credit analyst and consortium finance. We incorporate our professional experience and ongoing research into the syllabus, to ensure you are up-to-date with current developments in a fast changing subject field.

Teaching Staff / Finance

Here are just a few of the world-leading academics who will be sharing their knowledge with you on this course. Click through to 'All staff profiles' to explore the full list.

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From the postgraduate suite to seminar rooms, lecture theatres to social spaces, Newcastle Business School offers first-class teaching in a world-class environment.

As a finance student you will have access to the cutting-edge trading room which features the Bloomberg Terminals that are used by top traders throughout the world. This hands-on experience gives you access to real-time data as well as historical financial news and information. We are one of only a handful of universities with this facility.

Technology is woven into the course via statistical software such as Excel, Bloomberg, E-views, SPSS, Matlab and Stata to increase your skill set and enhance the experiential learning elements of the course.

Facilities / Finance

Explore some of the outstanding facilities available at Newcastle Business School.

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Newcastle Business School is a vibrant and research-rich school with research expertise in the areas of financial reporting, auditing and taxation, risk management, corporate governance, performance measurement and money laundering.

The course draws heavily on the high-impact research of staff and modules are informed by their own findings as well as from the wider field of research.

Our strong history of applied research is closely linked to local industry as well as the public and voluntary sectors. This business relevant approach to teaching and learning has been developed to maximise your leadership, management and employability potential.

This course is also the ideal stepping stone if you’re interested in a career in academic research, and successful graduates may be eligible for advanced entry onto our PhD or DBA programmes.

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As an increasing number of businesses look to a global marketplace, there is a growing need for financial experts with practical, legal and cultural understanding of international finance.

That the skills and knowledge you will gain will help you to achieve aspirations within the field of quantitative finance, portfolio management, and financial analysts.

The personal development skills acquired in modules such as Developing Global Management Competencies will also help you to stand out. This module includes a residential weekend to build your understanding of individual and group behaviour.

To further improve your practical skills you have opportunity to undertake a project in place of the dissertation. This involves working on behalf of an external organisation that is looking for answers to a current business problem or question. You will work in a small group – participating in group and individual activities to identify solutions – giving you valuable experiences to boost your CV.

Our graduates have moved into a range of careers in the financial sector and beyond, including:

• Analyst at a stock broker

• Investment and security departments of large commercial and investment banks

• Trainee manager within the treasury of an international company

• Recruitment consultant specialising in finance personnel

• University lecturer

A Masters course that takes two years, instead of just one, will carry particular weight with employers. They’ll understand that you’ll have a deeper understanding of topics as well as more experience - either in the workplace via an internship or from another cultural perspective via study abroad.

Book an Open Day / Experience Finance

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Finance at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation. It is recommended that your previous studies have included quantitative elements.

International qualifications:
If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language requirements:
 
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £10,995

Full EU Fee: £10,995

Full International Fee: £18,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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