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Global Finance and Investment MSc

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Overview

Reasons to study Global Finance and Investment at DMU:

Our Global Finance and Investment MSc programme provides students with an understanding of domestic and global financial systems and key principles of finance and investment management.

You will study financial institutions, the role of the non-deposit financial institutions, corporate strategic investment decisions, techniques of asset and firm valuation and the nature and use of complex financial instruments.

This course is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in investment, finance management and financial analysis or to pursue further studies in finance.

Most students will take part in a placement or internship as part of the Executive Company Project module, although the option of a traditional dissertation is available.

There are also ways for you to tailor your university experience to your interests. You will have opportunities to get involved with a #DMUglobal experience and choose a language study option.

  • Personal leadership mentoring from leading industry figures
  • World-leading academics
  • Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle
  • Regular delivery from leading business figures
  • Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group
  • Portfolio developed in partnership with business
  • Mentoring and one-to-one academic support from leading academics at the forefront of their fields
  • Excellent contact hours
  • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study

 

 

Scholarships:
At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor’s Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

 

 

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
Sept: N31073
Jan: N3074

Start dates: 
January 2018 (15 months)
September 2018 (12 months)

Location of study: Leicester Castle Business School

Fees and funding: £12,500

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Twitter: @leicscastlebs

 

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s):
Sept: N31073
Jan: N3074

Start dates: 
January 2018 (15 months)
September 2018 (12 months)

Location of study: Leicester Castle Business School

Fees and funding: £16,000

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Twitter: @leicscastlebs

 

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You should hold a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, in an accounting, finance, banking or economics-related subject, or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing.

English Language requirements

Applicants are required to have gained an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate grade B or above.

Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if an applicant has gained an undergraduate degree from a UK university, or gained their undergraduate degree from a non-UK but English language medium recognised university, or completed a UK professional body programme of study.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

  • Research Methods 
    This module introduces the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in finance, accounting and business. This module can also help to define a research topic for dissertation.
  • International Financial Markets and Institutions 
    Our module guides you through the role and function of the domestic and global financial system, non-deposit financial institutions and financial markets. This will cover interest rates, debt securities, equity markets and the foreign exchange market, as well as crises and regulation in financial sectors.
  • Econometrics 
    This module introduces the theory and practice of basic econometric modelling techniques. You will examine simple linear regressions, multiple linear regressions, specification testing and misspecification testing. There will also be a focus on special cases in MLR, error-correction models, ARCH and GARCH modelling and time series forecasting.
  • Financial Derivatives 
    The module gives a foundation on the nature and use of these complex financial instruments at an advanced level. You will learn about the derivative markets, the options market and the commodity, interest rate, currency and index futures. This module also covers using options on stock indexes, foreign currencies, equity securities and the swap market.
  • Investment Valuation 
    Our module presents various models and techniques of asset and firm valuation, measuring earnings, and estimating growth. You will also explore option pricing models, acquisitions and takeovers, valuing equities and bonds and credit analysis and modelling bankruptcy risk.
  • Behavioural Finance 
    Our module offers alternative explanations about why prices deviate from their fundamental values and why certain anomalies still persist in the marketplace. Psychological theories will be introduced to enhance your finance knowledge and develop models to improve predictability of stock prices.
  • Corporate Finance
    This module introduces key skills required for work in corporate finance. This module covers sources of funds for companies, investment needs, project appraisal and management of portfolios, risk measurement, relevance of capital structure and methods of company valuation.
  • Finance Theory
    This module explores consumption and investment decisions, state-preference theory and efficient capital markets theory. You will look at stock market anomalies, trading mechanisms and the role of derivative instruments and valuation models.

Either

Dissertation involves research informed by a critical discussion, relevant issues and evidence. You will evaluate research methods available, identify and critically review literature, analyse information and draw conclusions relevant to a critical area of accounting and finance.

Or

Executive Company Project offers an opportunity to complete a practical management project in the workplace, so you can link theory to practice and develop practical skills for leadership. You will research a management issue provided by a sponsoring organisation, supported by both academic and work-based supervisors, while engaging with the business world.

Or

Entrepreneurship Project offers students the opportunity to turn a business idea into a business plan, to conduct preliminary research on the viability of the plan and receive feedback from experts.

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Teaching and assessment

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.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers and in semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your Dissertation, Executive Company Project or Entrepreneurship Project.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

Facilities and features

Leicester Castle

The programme is based in the Great Hall of what was once Leicester Castle. Originally built in approximately 1150, and then extensively rebuilt in approximately 1523, the Great Hall has recently undergone a restoration project. Based in Leicester’s historical Castle Quarter adjacent to the university, the Great Hall will provide a prestigious and inspirational setting for students who have the passion and talent to change the business world. 

Students will also be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million. Facilities include break-out spaces for group work; quiet study zones for individual work, high-spec IT labs and a café. Learning will be supported by access to DMU’s excellent facilities.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

A Global Finance and Investment MSc will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers. 

You may choose to pursue a career in finance and accounting or a variety of other roles within the finance industry.

You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops, with personalised support via a careers coach to advise you on your options and to help develop your plans.

DMU Open Evenings

Our next postgraduate open evening takes place on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 4pm - 6.30pm. Book your place today. 

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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Open Evenings

The perfect way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of the postgraduate open evenings or events that take place all year round. If you can't visit the university in person, you can also sign up for one of our online chats. Find out more.

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Online chats

If you are unable to visit the university in person, we hold regular events where you can chat online with an adviser. Find out more.

Fees and Funding

Fees and finance

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. Find out more about fees, funding and scholarship opportunities.

Meet us in your country

Meet us in your country 

We frequently travel the world to meet talented and ambitious students where we offer guidance about your application and can often offer places straight away to suitably qualifies students. Find out more.

 
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