The MSc Finance and Investment degree provides a structured programme for those seeking positions in finance and investment. The programme is accredited by the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), an international and independent quality assurance and accreditation body for the financial services industry supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank of Malaysia) and the Securities Commission of Malaysia. The programme has also been admitted to the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.
The MSc Finance and Investment programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity: equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets. It will allow you to focus upon advanced developments in finance and investment to meet your specific interests and career aspirations.
The course will increase your knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in specific areas of finance. It will increase your capability to undertake critical evaluation of core business and finance disciplines, developing your ability to examine and assess different aspects of the financial environment, and to provide insights into the operation of finance and financial services.
Completing this course will provide you with opportunities in a variety of careers in accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy, and trading.
You must complete a total of eight taught modules and an individual dissertation on an approved subject relevant to your field of study. By studying the MSc Finance and Investment programme you can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a finance and investment topic according to your individual interests and career requirements. The 'Modules' tab above contains further information on the modules to be taken for this course.
An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Applicants must have a first degree in business/economics/management (with a significant quantitative finance and/or econometric component).
Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test
Typical core modules
- Capital Market Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Derivative Investment
- Fixed Interest Investment
- Quantitative Techniques in Finance
- Research Methods for Finance and Investment
- Financial Reporting
- International Finance
- International Marketing
You must complete a total of eight taught modules and an individual dissertation on an approved subject relevant to your field of study. You can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a finance and investment topic according to your individual interests and career requirements.
Not all optional modules will necessarily run each session.