Alliance Manchester Business School
MSc in Finance
From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting finance careers at an international level.
Investing in our MSc Finance can be the start of a great career and you gain valuable quantitative skills that are in high demand by employers.
A dissertation, focusing on empirical research, allows you to explore a research area of interest in detail, supported throughout by our high-calibre staff.
Recent graduates have accepted positions in the City, with the ‘Big 4’ global financial services firms, major world banks and financial institutions.
The course meets ESRC guidelines for Masters degrees and has ESRC recognition as a postgraduate training year in preparation for a PhD.
It also holds the award of partnership status from the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals.
Recent recruiters include:
Apple Inc, Bangkok Bank plc, Bloomberg, Central Bank of Chile, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Statoil ASA
(all taught course units are 15 credits)
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Summer research period
Research dissertation (60 credits)
The dissertation is an integral part of the course.
It gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course.
It normally consists of a piece of empirical work, involving qualitative research methods or traditional statistical methods.
Examples of recent dissertation project
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|Academic Requirements||Academic background in business or economics|
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Rolling admission - please apply as early as possible.
Please note: there is a non-refundable application fee of £60.
First or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in finance, economics or maths.
We’re delighted that you are considering applying for one of our postgraduate courses. Please view the most up-to-date admission information on the MBS website and follow the How to Apply guide to submit an online application. Our guide is designed to make the application process as straightforward as possible for you, and to ensure that your application is correct and submitted in plenty of time. All courses start on 21 September 2015.
English Language requirements
If English is not your first language, you are required to take an English language test to prove your level of proficiency.