University of Nottingham Malaysia

Finance and Investment MSc


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Qualification: MSc
Fees: Malaysian – RM46,000 per programme, Non-Malaysian – RM55,200 per programme
Mode: 1 year full-time, 2-4 years part-time
Intake: February (part-time), September (full-time and part-time), November (part-time)
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

The MSc Finance and Investment degree provides a structured programme for those seeking positions in finance and investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity: derivative markets, equity markets and fixed interest markets. It will allow you to focus upon advanced developments in finance and investment to meet your interests and career aspirations. The course will increase your knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines 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.

The MSc Finance and Investment degree is also accredited by the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) and is admitted to the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme.

Career prospects

This course is ideal for those wanting a career in accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy and trading.

Course structure

You must complete a total of seven 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.

Class locations

Classes will take place at our Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre on weekday evenings (6:30pm - 9:30pm) and weekends (9:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 5:00pm).

There will be occasional travel to the Semenyih campus for academic and non-academic workshops.


  • February (part-time)
  • September (full-time and part-time)

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard. 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)

MUET: Band 4

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.


Typical core modules

  • Capital Market Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Investment
  • Fixed Interest Investment
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Finance and Accounting

Typical optional modules*

  • Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
  • International Finance
  • The Economics of Strategy and Market Structure

*Not all optional modules will necessarily run each session.


Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.


Nottingham University Business School Malaysia
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

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