College for Financial Planning

Master of Science in Finance

College for Financial Planning
Online

£13,500
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Typology Master
Methodology Online
Duration 8 Weeks
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
  • Master
  • Online
  • Duration:
    8 Weeks
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
Description

The Master of Science Degree Program in Finance is an accredited MS program offered via the College’s online education platform. This program is ideal for individuals interested in a variety of careers in the world finance. These include corporate finance, financial analysis, financial management, acquisitions and corporate restructuring, private equity and investment banking.

The program will help you to elevate your knowledge and master difficult concepts in order to pursue new and expanded career opportunities.

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What I would highlight: It’s a life changer. I’ve landed a half a million dollar account because of this new knowledge.
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What you'll learn on the course

Corporate Finance
Risk
Budgeting
Portfolio Management
Forecasting
Capital Budgeting
Cost of Capital
Options
Investment
Economics
Global
Finance
Financial
Private
IT risk
Equity
Financial Training
Economic Theory
Managerial Economics
Critical Thinking

Course programme

How does the Master of Science Degree Program in Finance work?

The Master of Science program is delivered via a state-of-the-art asynchronous learning platform. This means that you can pursue your degree from anywhere in the world and study when it’s convenient for you. Your studies will revolve around real-world scenarios and cases with a focus on research and critical thinking skills.

The program consists of ten 3-hours courses. Classes are held five times per year with sessions beginning every January, March, May, August, and October. Each course is eight weeks with a two-week break between classes.

The Master of Science Degree Program in Finance will provide you with a diverse education that covers everything from financial analysis and global finance to economics and derivatives. Develop real-world critical thinking skills via case studies that you can immediately apply to your profession. No more rote memorization and multiple-choice quizzes. Our entire program is application based and geared around simulation of the decisions you will need to make in your day-to-day role. All coursework is based on an instructor-led distance education model, making the pursuit of this specialized degree ideal for working professionals.

In the competitive world of corporate finance and banking, you need to set yourself apart from the pack. Today’s employers demand expertise and skills that only an MS in Finance can provide.

Required Courses:

Choose 2 Elective Courses:

CCT510: Financial Statement Analysis

  • Accounting tools applied in fundamental investment analysis are covered in this course. Students are introduced to financial statement analysis covering cash flows, financial ratios, earnings per share, asset and liability analysis, credit analysis, and accounting disclosure. This is a case-based course in which students will select a publicly-traded company to analyze throughout the term.

FINC520: Managerial Finance

  • This course incorporates and applies the principles of risk and return, equity and debt valuation, ratio analysis, capital structure, cost of capital, and capital budgeting techniques to corporate finance. Also covered are net present value (NPV), dividend policy, and the goals of corporations.

ECON530: Managerial Economics

  • Managerial economics uses advanced economic theory to solve resource allocation problems and provide insight into strategic and tactical decisions that are made by analysts, managers, and consultants in the private, public, and not–for–profit sectors of the economy. This course develops critical thinking skills and provides students with a logical way of analyzing business decisions.

FINC540: Investment Management

  • This course is designed to familiarize students with specific investment alternatives, security valuation, portfolio management, and the regulatory environment surrounding investing for individuals and organizations.

Students receive a Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning upon completion of PFPL510 – PFPL550


Choose 2 Elective Courses:

CCT510: Financial Statement Analysis

  • Accounting tools applied in fundamental investment analysis are covered in this course. Students are introduced to financial statement analysis covering cash flows, financial ratios, earnings per share, asset and liability analysis, credit analysis, and accounting disclosure. This is a case-based course in which students will select a publicly-traded company to analyze throughout the term.

FINC520: Managerial Finance

  • This course incorporates and applies the principles of risk and return, equity and debt valuation, ratio analysis, capital structure, cost of capital, and capital budgeting techniques to corporate finance. Also covered are net present value (NPV), dividend policy, and the goals of corporations.

ECON530: Managerial Economics

  • Managerial economics uses advanced economic theory to solve resource allocation problems and provide insight into strategic and tactical decisions that are made by analysts, managers, and consultants in the private, public, and not–for–profit sectors of the economy. This course develops critical thinking skills and provides students with a logical way of analyzing business decisions.

FINC540: Investment Management

  • This course is designed to familiarize students with specific investment alternatives, security valuation, portfolio management, and the regulatory environment surrounding investing for individuals and organizations.


FINC600: Case Study in Financial Decision

  • This course analyzes one company's portfolio. Students learn and submit comprehensive assignments concerning advanced investment issues, products, and strategies of concern at the portfolio management level of that company. Topics covered include economic forecasting, psychological influences on security prices, use of options and futures to alter the risk/return profile of a portfolio, portfolio diversification using foreign stocks and alternative investments, and global performance evaluation tools and techniques. To be eligible for this course, you need to have completed all other program requirements.

FINC550: Quantitative Analysis in Finance

  • This course covers the fundamentals of quantitative concepts and techniques essential in financial analysis, including descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, time-series models, forecasting.

FINC560: Global Finance

  • This course uses advanced economic theory to explain the workings of the global economy including global monetary system, financial markets, and institutions.

FINC570: Advanced Corporate Finance

  • This course covers advanced concepts of corporate finance through exploration of topics such as corporate governance, capital budgeting, cost of capital, cash management, financial statement analysis, and mergers and acquisitions.

FINC580: Derivatives

  • Imparting knowledge of derivative markets, derivative pricing, and derivative trading and hedging strategies, this course covers derivative contracts such as forward and swaps, options, futures, and collateralized mortgage obligations. This course teaches students derivative pricing using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, the binary option pricing model, and cost-of-carry futures pricing; and derivative strategies such as covered calls, protective put, option spreads, and portfolio insurance.

FINC590: Current Issues in Finance

  • This course examines current, unique, and/or and advanced topics in finance, economics, investments, risk management, venture capital, private equity, and other topical areas. The specific topics in this course may vary by term and instructor.

Final Case Study:

FINC600: Case Study in Financial Decision

  • This course analyzes one company's portfolio. Students learn and submit comprehensive assignments concerning advanced investment issues, products, and strategies of concern at the portfolio management level of that company. Topics covered include economic forecasting, psychological influences on security prices, use of options and futures to alter the risk/return profile of a portfolio, portfolio diversification using foreign stocks and alternative investments, and global performance evaluation tools and techniques. To be eligible for this course, you need to have completed all other program requirements.

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