Finance MSc

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  • Really a great university with good vibes / community feel. There's a lot of opportunity to meet new people through clubs and societies. The union is really great in planning nightouts etc.The standard of lectures are good but some modules are better than others. The placements at Loughborough really sets it apart from other universities. Sports at loughborough is really commendable.
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  • Loughborough University is just an amazing blend of great people and the lovely societies which gave me a feeling that I am with my family.
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  • I am having the best time at Loughborough.A minor issue is that internet goes down more often here.
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Master

In Loughborough

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Description

  • Typology

    Master

  • Location

    Loughborough

Description

Overview
Our MSc Finance programme is an applied, broad-based master’s degree that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of finance roles.
Finance MSc is best suited to students who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the whole field of finance before choosing their preferred area of specialisation. You will learn both how to evaluate financial issues and to improve the practice of finance.
Our Finance MSc programme will give you an understanding of corporate finance topics such as cost of capital and dividend policy, as well as investment topics such as asset pricing and portfolio selection. You can also gain an understanding of international finance by selecting optional modules in international financial management, global financial markets and/or global investment analysis.
You will be taught by internationally renowned academics who are able to bring fresh insights into their teaching; both from their research, and their advisory roles on government policy and in industry. Research strengths include Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Accounting and Investments. Teaching is academically rigorous and strong emphasis is placed on practical relevance.
Finance MSc shares a common taught first semester with MSc Corporate Finance and MSc Finance & Investment. It provides flexibility in semesters two and three to choose from a wide range of options including those in Corporate Finance, Investment and International Finance.
MSc Finance is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the world's largest body of management accountants. It offers at least 6 exemptions from CIMA's professional examinations. This is strong recognition of the professional relevance of this programme for students wishing to work in the Finance function of a business or multinational organisation.

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Location

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Loughborough (Leicestershire)
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Loughborough University, LE11 3TU

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5.0
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  • Really a great university with good vibes / community feel. There's a lot of opportunity to meet new people through clubs and societies. The union is really great in planning nightouts etc.The standard of lectures are good but some modules are better than others. The placements at Loughborough really sets it apart from other universities. Sports at loughborough is really commendable.
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  • Loughborough University is just an amazing blend of great people and the lovely societies which gave me a feeling that I am with my family.
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  • I am having the best time at Loughborough.A minor issue is that internet goes down more often here.
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5.0
12/06/2018
What I would highlight: Really a great university with good vibes / community feel. There's a lot of opportunity to meet new people through clubs and societies. The union is really great in planning nightouts etc.The standard of lectures are good but some modules are better than others. The placements at Loughborough really sets it apart from other universities. Sports at loughborough is really commendable.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
20/05/2018
What I would highlight: Loughborough University is just an amazing blend of great people and the lovely societies which gave me a feeling that I am with my family.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
08/05/2018
What I would highlight: I am having the best time at Loughborough.A minor issue is that internet goes down more often here.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
08/05/2018
What I would highlight: I am having the best time at Loughborough.A minor issue is that internet goes down more often here.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
18/04/2018
What I would highlight: The university is located amazingly for every possible need is around you. It has got amazing courses on offer along with great students and their unions, library, sports facilities and much more. I highly recommend this university to all.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
19/02/2018
What I would highlight: Wouldn't have any desire to be anyplace else due to fantastic facilities, staff & union
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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2019
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The average rating is higher than 3.7

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Subjects

  • Communication Training
  • IT risk
  • Industry
  • Project
  • Global
  • International
  • Options
  • Market
  • Trading
  • Cost of Capital
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Financial Reporting
  • Risk
  • Financial Management
  • Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment
  • IT
  • English
  • Finance
  • Financial
  • University
  • Financial Training
  • IT Management

Course programme

What you'll study

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Summer

Principles of Finance

Principles of Finance

Develop a broad understanding of the core issues in finance including both investments (such as asset pricing and efficient markets hypothesis) and corporate finance (such as capital budgeting and weighted average cost of capital).

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Markets and Institutions

Acquire an overview of the financial system, get a grasp of how the financial markets operate, the economic problems that face financial institutions and the impact that technology and regulation has had on the industry.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Financial Reporting and Company Performance

Financial Reporting and Company Performance

Analyse the nature of financial reporting in theory and practice. Develop a broad grasp of financial reporting and develop an ability to interpret corporate financial performance.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Methods for Financial Data Analysis

Methods for Financial Data Analysis

Gain a solid foundation in mathematical, statistical and econometric techniques which will be useful both in later modules and in the financial industry.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam.

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Evaluate key issues in corporate finance in depth and assess the financing decisions of companies. Investigate when capital structure can affect firm value, whether there is an optimal corporate payout policy, does M&A activity ever create value for the bidder and how you can best manage corporate cash holdings.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam.

Portfolio Management

Portfolio Management

Apply knowledge and understanding to complex issues in portfolio management such as how to reduce risk of bond portfolios, how to assess portfolio performance and which strategies should equity portfolio managers follow.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam.

Business Communication for Finance

Business Communication for Finance

Develop an understanding of the financial professional’s role in managing company performance and improve communication and personal skills which are valuable in the business world. This module is usually taught across semesters 1 and 2 while usually being assessed in semester 2.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Optional modules (choose two)

International Financial Management

International Financial Management

This module gives students and overview of international financial environment including the foreign exchange theory and the management of foreign exchange exposure and political risk. Students would also benefit from learning applying financing, cost of capital and capital structure decision in the international business context.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam.

Financial Statements and Business Valuation

Financial Statements and Business Valuation

Deepen your understanding of financial reporting and financial management through real life examples. Advance your skills of analysis for firms’ financial reports and valuations.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam.

Derivatives and Risk Management

Derivatives and Risk Management

Familiarise yourself with the rapidly growing derivative markets and the derivative instruments (e.g. options, swaps, futures) which can be used for risk management.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam.

Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis

Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis

This module will equip you with the skills to analyse the causes and responses to the recent global financial crisis.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam.

Business Economics

Business Economics

Gain an Understanding of Economic Concepts and Models for Business Decision Making.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 25% coursework / 75% exam.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

This module introduces students to a range of issues affecting small and medium-sized enterprises. Students would benefit from developing skills to analyse the competitive position and critical success factors of a business, including the effects of government policy and availability of funding.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam.

Choose three

Advanced Corporate Finance

Advanced Corporate Finance

Analyse complex issues relating to corporate finance and treasury management including internal capital markets and corporate investment using real options.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam.

Corporate Financial Analysis

Corporate Financial Analysis

Building upon prior modules students will study detailed case studies related to corporate finance which could include for example company valuation, firm liquidity or capital structure.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Financial Trading

Financial Trading

Become familiar with the application of tools of financial analysis to trading operations in foreign exchange, security and derivative markets. Includes trading strategies, valuation of trading positions and managing market risk.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam.

Global Investment Analysis

Global Investment Analysis

Analyse and critically evaluate global investment phenomenon including international portfolio diversification, market integration and global investment strategies.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 50% coursework / 50% exam. Students will also be able to choose at least one optional module during their programme.

Corporate Governance and Responsibility

Corporate Governance and Responsibility

Explore different mechanisms of governance and topical issues relating to ownership, control, executive compensation and accountability.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% exam.

Financial Market Project

Financial Market Project

An opportunity for original investigation on an aspect of financial markets. Develop research skills which can be applied either in industry or in further study. The project could be a critical literature review, a focused empirical project or an essay on a topical issue.

Assessment: Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework.

Finance MSc

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