In this role, all employers will require a specialised honours or postgraduate diploma; whereas many higher level positions are filled by Master’s candidates.
The qualification allows students to develop an understanding of the ethical and risk environments in which they will operate. They will also build on their prior economics knowledge and learn how economic scenarios are modelled and forecasted and then used to predict prices of financial instruments or market indices.
The heart of the Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management is acquiring profound theoretical and practical knowledge on equities, fixed income, derivatives, other alternative instruments and portfolio management, as well as financial analysis, reporting and corporate finance. Finally, students will deepen their skills with an investment project.
The investment management sector has evolved into an industry that employs highly skilled individuals. Solid knowledge in investment management concepts and how these firms operate as businesses is required as a minimum. Apart from this, specialised knowledge of different areas of investment management and analytical/research skills are expected from candidates applying for jobs in more senior roles.
- Advanced Ethics and Risk Management in the Investment Industry
- Economics and Statistics
- Financial Reporting and Analysis and Corporate Finance*
- Equities and Fixed Income*
- Alternative Investments and Derivatives and Portfolio Management*
- Investment Project**
*These are full‐year modules, which means students will do formative and summative assessments spread over semesters
1 and 2 in 2018. There will also be live online sessions for selected concepts. These will be delivered through a virtual
**Please note that students cannot register for this module as their first module.