An MSc Finance with optional CFA qualification.

MSc Finance

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Description

  • Typology

    Postgraduate

  • Methodology

    Online

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Start

    Different dates available

  • Online campus

    Yes

  • Support service

    Yes

  • Personal tutor

    Yes

Description

The MSc Finance from the University of Aberdeen Business School provides a unique opportunity to gain a Master’s in Finance online, whilst also studying towards a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

If you choose the degree pathway suggested by Emagister, you’ll benefit from the training provided by FitchLearning, which will focus on preparing you for the examination.

As an MSc Finance student, you’ll be encouraged to engage with, and reflect on, new and recent developments in the world of finance – keeping your studies relevant and up-to-date, and with expert tutoring from leading financial experts who have strong links to industry, you’ll stay ahead of changes to financial standards and practices.

The combination of degree-level study with professional training means that you will graduate with the essential tools for achieving a successful career in Financial Management.

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Important information

Documents

  • Programme Specification.docx

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To take into account

As a student of the University of Aberdeen Business School, you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need to develop as a top performing business professional, while gaining an internationally recognised qualification and enhancing your career prospects.

The MSc Finance is designed for those who want to study towards the prestigious CFA credential alongside their MSc whilst continuing to work and manage other commitments.

The MSc Finance is open to graduates of any undergraduate degree discipline. You do not need to have a background in business, mathematics or management to apply, however it would be beneficial if you can provide evidence of numerical or quantitative skills, which could be evidenced through your professional experience. We consider all applicants on an individual basis and welcome applications from those with non-standards qualifications and from a variety of backgrounds. Applicants would normally have a British second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

MSc Finance with optional CFA qualification.

100% Online Study You can study your programme entirely online. Our state-of-the-art learning environment is fully compatible with your laptop, tablet and every mobile device. This means you can access your learning materials, submit assessment work, communicate with your tutors and fellow students, and contact our support team easily; wherever you are in the world. You do not have to attend a campus, and there are no set tutorials or lectures – you study when you want, where you want. And you will graduate with exactly the same qualification and certification as students studying on-campus at the university. The Aberdeen Event At least twice every year, the University of Aberdeen will host a special event where you can meet tutors, fellow students, and leading business practitioners in person. Attending these events is not compulsory, but if you do have the time to do so, it’s a great opportunity to meet up face to face.

A dedicated Admissions Advisor will respond to your request within 24 hours Monday to Friday, or within 48 hours at weekends, to provide the information you have requested. They will then follow up to confirm you have all the details you need and to answer any questions you may have.

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Subjects

  • Accounting for Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics for Finance
  • Quantitive Methods for Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Markets and Products
  • Professional Finance
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • IT
  • Market
  • Investment
  • Financial
  • Financial Training

Teachers and trainers (1)

Mark  Whittington

Mark Whittington

Head of the University of Aberdeen Business School

Mark is responsible for all aspects of the MSc Finance and Investment Management, the School’s largest postgraduate programme. Mark has extensive experience in the private and commercial sectors; he is a qualified accountant and has enjoyed successful careers in the steel industry and management training before becoming an academic. Previously at Warwick Business School Mark developed research interests in pensions, financial analysis and accounting education. He wrote the syllabus for the professional level strategy paper for CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Course programme

Programme Structure


The programme is divided into three blocks of approximately eight months of study. Blocks 1 and 2 consist of four 15 credit courses. Block 3 has different pathways depending on whether you choose to study the CFA 2 qualification. Please see the programme structure below.There is an online induction at the beginning of the programme which you have access to for one week prior to the start date, and a study break of at least one week between blocks. Please note, there may be additional holidays in your programme delivery schedule depending on your start date.You will have the option to study for the CFA level 1 and 2 exams. We partner with FitchLearning to provide the learning materials, and deliver this during the ‘Professional Finance’ courses within Blocks 2 and 3.If you choose to study both CFA level 1 and 2, your final project will bear 30 credits. If you choose to study just CFA level 1, your final project will bear 45 credits.

Please Note: The duration of the programme may vary slightly dependent on your chosen start date and pathway.


BLOCK 1


ACCOUNTING FOR FINANCE


You will explore financial accounting assumptions and conventions, developing your technical knowledge to enable you toappreciate the recording of business transactions and preparing financial statements.You will gain an understanding of the purpose of financial information and the influence of governments, stock exchanges and other institutions on accounts.


CORPORATE FINANCE


Corporate finance introduces core financial concepts and key areas within corporate finance. The aim of the course isto combine conceptual understanding with good analytical skills to appreciate the implications of corporate financingdecisions. This includes understanding why companies make financing choices and how this interacts with global financialmarkets.


ECONOMICS FOR FINANCE


In this course, you will cover the main elements of microeconomic theory; how this underpins the macro economy andhow this theory can be used to consider the welfare effects of price changes. Production and how the theory can be usedto identify market supply and demand from empirical data will also be explored.


QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR FINANCE


The course develops a mathematical and statistical ‘toolbox’ for the programme. These tools will be applied to finance related topics, combining the technique and the interpretation of the outcomes. The first part covers mathematicalmodels, the second develops standard data analysis methods while the final part examines shortcomings in standard models.


BLOCK 2


FINANCIAL ANALYSIS


The course combines practical and profession-driven analytical techniques with an examination of the assumptions made in any standardised approach.This course will focus on “fundamental analysis” and how this fits with efficient markets, building on your ability to analyse companies and consider financial performance for debt and equity investors.


FINANCIAL MARKETS AND PRODUCTS


The course considers in depth how financial markets work, how they have developed and why financial crises happen.You will consider specific participants in financial markets, private equity, the role of intermediaries and international issues. The course also considers the markets for equity and bonds alongside more complex financial product.


PROFESSIONAL FINANCE: CFA LEVEL 1


If you choose the CFA pathway, your studies with Fitch Learning are accessed directly through the Professional Finance course. The Fitch Learning course materials cover similar content to the MSc course materials, but approach the topics from a professional rather than an academic perspective. As part of your course assessment you are required to write an essay, reflecting is covered in the MSc courses but from a professional rather than an academic perspective. As part of your course assessment you are required to write an essay, reflecting on professional and academic approaches to finance.


FINANCE DISSERTATION (15 CREDITS)If you decide not to complete CFA 1 you will begin to work towards completing your MSc Finance dissertation. This will consist of a significant individual piece of work showing your ability to think, research, organise and analyse.


PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS


This course examines investment portfolio analysis theories. Portfolio building is key to investment strategy. Themes include: risk and return; investment motives; the application of modern portfolio theory (including the Capital Asset Pricing Model); information and market efficiency; portfolio analysis and asset pricing; bonds and equities; real estate and derivative markets.


PATHWAY 2


FINANCE DISSERTATION (15 CREDITS)


If you decide not to complete CFA 1 you will begin to work towards completing your MSc Finance dissertation. This willconsist of a significant individual piece of work showing your ability to think, research, organise and analyse.


PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS


This course examines investment portfolio analysis theories. Portfolio building is key to investment strategy. Themes include: risk and return; investment motives; the application of modern portfolio theory (including the Capital Asset Pricing Model); information and market efficiency; portfolio analysis and asset pricing; bonds and equities; real estate and derivative markets.


BLOCK 3 Pathway 1


For those who have successfully completed CFA level 1, CFA level 2 explores each area in more depth. As previously, FitchLearning will provide online support. A reflective essay on how professional finance and academic finance complement each other will complete your course assessment.


CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS


The finance industry is subject to codes of conduct defined by industry bodies. Corporate governance refers to the relationship between company directors and their shareholders. Tax is an area of potential conflict as companies juggle tax strategies with good corporate citizenship.Throughout this course, you will consider alternative academic approaches to business ethics.


FINANCE DISSERTATION (30 OR 45 CREDITS)


This Project/Dissertation will be the capstone of your MSc programme. The size and style will depend on your route through the programme, but in each case, although the result will be yours alone, you will be guided throughout your studies and will have a group of students for mutual support.


Pathway 1 30 dissertation creditsPathway 2 60* dissertation credits*including 15 credits carried over from Block 2



Additional information

Additional requirements:

English language skills will be assessed during the admissions process


*If we need further evidence of your English language proficiency, we may ask you to take one of the recognised tests such as IELTS.


FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONSThe total tuition fee for the MSc Finance is £15,900. You can choose to pay your tuition in one of three ways:
Pay per course: 12 instalments of £1,325 (one instalment every two months)3 instalments of £5,3001 instalment of £15,900Depending on where you reside, you could be eligible for loan funding or other financial help. University of Aberdeen alumni are also entitled to a discount on tuition fees.

MSc Finance

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