Northumbria University Newcastle - International Finance and Investment MSc

Northumbria University Newcastle

International Finance and Investment MSc

If you have a passion for mathematics and quantitative finance, and want to use it to build a lucrative career within financial research, then this is the ideal Masters for you.

Building on your undergraduate studies in a quantitative subject such as economics, accounting or engineering, this course provides a research-orientated approach to finance and investment. You will delve into specialist areas such as econometrics & forecasting, financial markets & institutions, and investments & risk management, and develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

You will make extensive use of our Bloomberg trading suite, where our Bloomberg terminals will give you invaluable access to live data from financial markets across the globe.  You’ll use this, combined with our advance econometric packages, to build advance econometric models for the purposes of forecasting, developing trading strategies and examining policy implications for financial markets.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

The normal entry requirement is an honours degree (normally minimum lower second class) in accounting, economics, finance, mathematics, engineering or an equivalent professional qualification- e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CISI, CFA). Candidates with a business degree with good grounding in quantitative subjects will also be considered.

Career Prospects

You will receive a wealth of employment support as part of your Master's study. Core to this process is the two-part module Developing Global Management Competencies.

This module aims to prepare you to be highly employable, enabling you to demonstrate your ability to make an immediate impact on any organisation you join after graduation.

Course Details

  • The MSc in International Finance and Investment is designed to meet the needs of students who are at the beginning of a career in the field of finance. The aim of the course is to enable you to develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of international investment and finance and thus expand your career options by combining the knowledge from previous degree with a specialised Masters qualification.
  • The course will equip you with the specialised skills required to implement finance and econometric theory in areas such as quantitative analysis, financial research, international financial markets and institutions, investment, derivatives and risk management. The course is designed to build on the transferable skills important for employment in the areas of business finance, banking, financial markets, investment and quantitative finance research.

Year One

Financial Econometrics and Forecasting I (Core,20 Credits)
Financial Econometrics and Forecasting II (Core,20 Credits)
Research Methods and Analytics for Business Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Postgraduate Business Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Leadership and Management Development (Core,20 Credits)
International Financial Markets and Institutions (Core,20 Credits)
Investments and Risk Management (Core,20 Credits)
NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 Credits)

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