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Taught by professionals with extensive industry experience and high academic qualifications, the MSc Finance with Specialisations will prepare you for work in multicultural, globalised financial and banking organisations.

The programme offers three specialisations:

  • Trading
  • Risk Management
  • Banking

You will gain a thorough understanding of the various fields that make up the finance industry, as well as learning practical skills for your future career.

We simulate the real-life experience of working in finance through training on the Thomson-Reuters platform, and guest lectures from industry specialists. We also use case studies of current live companies of interest, and you will participate in a case study competition, where your final valuation is presented to a panel of experts.

You will look at how the theory and research you study applies to today’s reality, by discussing topical issues, such the eurozone crisis, considering a range of different perspectives, its causes, and potential solutions.

Why should I choose this programme?

Finance plays a decisive role in the lives of both organisations and individuals.

This programme will enable you to offer flexible solutions to complex problems, with repercussions beyond the finance industry, such as the recent banking crisis.

Regent’s became the first University Chapter of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) in 2010. Students benefit from presentations by key risk specialists and networking opportunities with academics and practitioners from the field.

The programme is complemented by practical extra-curricular activities, helping you to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to the financial market.

This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), providing you with access to CMI resources during your studies, and enabling you to gain CMI membership upon degree completion.

Key skills, aims and objectives

This programme will equip you with both an academic and practical understanding of the finance industry.

Our emphasis on working within teams will develop your collaborative skills.

You will gain the essential skills and techniques to tackle problems in the complex world of global finance and banking.

Future opportunities

This programme is ideal for students interested in a career in investment banking, corporate finance or the financial services industry in general.

It provides the rigorous academic and practical training, plus the business and intercultural skills you need to succeed.

Examples of where graduates from 2012 are working:

  • Bloomberg – Mutual Funds Analyst – UK
  • HSBC – Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Global Banking – Hong Kong

Examples of where graduates from 2011 are working:

  • Barclays Wealth – Analyst – UK
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity – Analyst – UK
  • Nomura Securities – Financial Services, Equity Research Sales – Germany

CMI membership provides access to a wealth of resources that foster employability, including Continued Professional Development (CPD) and access to dedicated job postings.

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