Why is this subject for you?
You have an interest in financial decision making and financial institutionsYou want a career in the financial services sector or in academiaYou want taught and supervised by leading academics
Studying finance looks at how company managers and investors make financial decisions, how they manage their risk and how financial markets function.
The programme offers graduates, whose backgrounds may not necessarily be in finance, a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive foundation and subsequent depth in the field of financial decision making and understanding financial markets. Students have access to leading academics with a broad range of research specialisms, and students have access to a wide range of software necessary for data collection and analysis.
Certain classes are held in the Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions. The Trading Room allows for an interactive and exciting learning environment which brings textbook theory to life.
Students will use and have access to software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab, and databases such as Thomson one banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
The programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program showing that the programme aligns with the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) - the core knowledge, skills, and abilities that are generally accepted and applied by investment professionals throughout the world.
Students have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who regularly deliver guest lectures. Students have the opportunity to network afterwards.
Trading and Investment Club
Students may wish to join the Trading and Investment Club, a student run organisation which aims to educate its members on trading and investing through guest speakers, competitions and educational seminars. The Student Managed Fund, which uses real money, gives students the opportunity to be part of an investment management process.