De Montfort University

International Finance and Investment MSc

Our MSc International Finance and Investment programme will provide you with skills and expertise to appraise issues facing financial market participants and to improve the practice of investment and risk management in a sustainable and ethical manner. It focuses on trading portfolio management and corporate finance following latest developments in the finance field by offering Financial Technology (FinTech) as a core module. You will be taught by research active academics with industry experience who are able to bring fresh insights into their teaching. Research strengths include Corporate Finance, Financial Economics, International Finance, Project Finance, Accounting, Financial Markets and Corporate Governance. Teaching is academically rigorous and strong emphasis is placed on practical relevance.

This course is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in investment banking trading, asset management, portfolio investment, hedge funds, corporate finance management and financial analysis or to pursue further studies in finance.

Entry Requirements

  • a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

  • English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.


Career Prospects

Career opportunities after completing International Finance and Investment MSc

  • Financial Accountant.
  • Financial Analyst.
  • Financial Advisor.
  • Investment Banker.
  • Stockbroker.
  • Management Consultant.
  • Actuary.
  • Venture Capitalist.

Course Details

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test.

Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week. We expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Core Modules

Research Methods
International Financial Markets and Institutions
Applied Corporate Finance
Financial Econometrics
Financial Technology
Applied Trading
Portfolio Management

Optional Modules

choose one of the following:
Behavioural Finance
Sustainable Banking, Finance, and Development
Plus either:
Dissertation
Or
Executive Company Project

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