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MSc Finance and Wealth Management

Develop the technical, quantitative, and analytical skills needed to pursue a career in finance and wealth management professions.

Apply now to start in June or October 2024

Duration

1 year

Study mode

Full-time, Lectures, seminars and workshops 3 days per week

Start date

Apply now to start in June or October 2024

Awarding Body

Wrexham University

Fees

Home: £12,000
International: £16,500

Location

Taught at our Central London campus

UCAS Institution code

L73

Entry Requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification, in accounting, finance, banking, economics, engineering, mathematics, statistics, sciences or any business-related subject with quantitative skills.

Course details

Course Modules

The following three, 30-credit modules, along with the dissertation module (60 credits), are mandatory.

Strategic Wealth Management & Financial Planning

This module provides the tools for you to be able to confidently manage your own wealth, as well as that of others. Whether you’re interested in becoming a financial advisor or want to take control of your own finances, this module covers the theoretical and practical aspects of portfolio management, from formulating an investment policy statement to portfolio construction.

You will explore the ins and outs of portfolio management, from developing an investment policy statement to constructing a portfolio that meets your clients’ needs. We’ll examine the regulatory environment, uncovering key financial regulatory regimes and the wealth management process, as well as teaching you how to assess clients’ needs and manage relationships.

Wealth management products and services, client risk profiles, tax management, and financial planning are also covered in this module. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of expected utility, dividend policy, growth, and the valuation of shares, building a strong foundation in portfolio theory and capital market assumptions.

Assessment

In-class test 40%
Examination 60%
Investment Analysis and Financial Econometrics

This module is designed to develop students’ understanding of investment theory and practice. Covering the investment environment, portfolio and capital market theories, the module aims to enable students to understand and apply modern econometric techniques, emphasising financial econometrics and focusing on statistical models, financial econometrics and understanding data.

On successful completion of this module, students will demonstrate a good understanding of the investment environment; have a deep insight into the techniques used in investment analysis and valuation, and how they can be applied in real-world situations; and be able to interpret and make investment decisions based upon an informed and critical approach. Students will also be conversant with the empirical analysis of financial data, and ARCH and GARCH models as well as be able to use statistical software for econometric analysis.

Assessment

Examination 40%
Portfolio 60%
Corporate Finance and Business Strategy

Finance managers require skills in leadership and management, project management, investment, financing, and dividend policy in order to make informed decisions. This module offers students the background knowledge required in order to understand firms’ financial management, long-term investment, and working capital management, which will help students to understand financial decision-making in enterprises.

This module will enable students to appreciate types of leadership and management styles and their impact on the performance and relationships in organisations. They will also learn concepts and phases of project management, project management techniques and management and leadership of projects. Students will also be guided through how they can apply corporate financial theory, project management techniques and leadership and management styles in real-life scenarios encountered by entrepreneurs and decision-makers in the corporate world.

On the successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of capital budgeting techniques, sources of short and long-term finance and dividend policy that assist public companies in achieving shareholder wealth maximisation objectives. They should also understand the impact of leadership and management styles on firm performance and the project management techniques to lead and manage projects successfully.

Assessment

Individual portfolio 50%
Examination 50%
Dissertation

Your MSc dissertation is an independent piece of research. You will be graded on your ability to identify a topic relevant to the programme, design and execute research and present it as a dissertation. The core integrative element of the MSc Finance and Wealth Management programme, your dissertation is the final stage of the master’s degree and provides an opportunity to demonstrate that you have gained the necessary knowledge, understanding, conceptual awareness and skills required to organise and conduct academic research.

Assessment

Research proposal 20%
Dissertation 80%
Assessments

We use oral assessments, presentations, simulations, group, and individual, projects in addition to traditional assessment methods (examinations and coursework) so that you can explore and express your abilities in different ways. Assessments are not just a way of assessing whether something has been learned, but an opportunity to develop skills that will equip you in your future life and career.

Personal Tutoring

Our Personal Tutoring (PT) scheme provides additional guidance and support for postgraduate students. Students have the opportunity to regularly meet with their peers and staff members in a less formal atmosphere than in the classroom. PT includes a combination of group and one-to-one sessions in which students discuss their course, and their experiences at Bloomsbury Institute, raise issues, ask questions and receive pastoral support.

CIMA accreditation

Our Finance and Wealth Management degree has been awarded a significant 11 exemptions from CIMA examinations for those students who wish to acquire Chartered Management Accountant status.

Employability

An MSc Accounting and Finance degree can provide an array of employment opportunities in various sectors such as accounting, banking, investment management, insurance, and consulting.

Our Careers Hub is also here to help students launch their careers and take part in paid and voluntary positions.

Applicants require:
  • At least a second-class honours degree in either Accounting, Finance, Banking,  Economics, Engineering, Mathematics or another Business-related subject with  quantitative skills.
  • You may also be required to pass an academic interview.

Don’t meet these entry requirements?

You will need to have studied a quantitative subject at a Bachelor’s level before you can study your MSc Finance and Wealth Management.

How the application process works

Section description goes here. It can be as long or short as you need.

Step 1

Complete the application form to let us know which course you would like to study and your existing qualifications.

Step 2

Apply for Student Finance as soon as you have submitted your application to avoid delays.

Step 3

You will be offered a place if you meet the entry requirements, or, invited to an Admissions Assessment.

Step 4

International applicants are issued a CAS or may take a Pre-CAS Interview in order to gain a Student visa.

Step 5

Welcome to Bloomsbury Institute! Enrolment and Induction take place the week before your studies begin.

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Support and development

We pride ourselves on supporting each and every student on an individual basis. Disabilities, long-term medical conditions, or specific learning difficulties are never barriers to success at Bloomsbury Institute.

Professional body accreditations

This course is being considered for CIMA accreditation. Accreditations and body memberships increase the value of your degree and in turn your employment prospects.

Student Guild

Our Student Guild is here to support you, enhance your experience and represent your views. The Guild is student-led so get involved and help improve the Bloomsbury experience for you and fellow students.

Travel bursaries

Don’t let the cost of travel prevent you from success in your studies. Travel Bursaries (covering Transport for London’s Zones 1 – 6) are available to all students funded through the Student Loans Company.

Home students £12,000
International students £16,500
Alumni £9,000

Home student fees apply to students who do not require a Student Visa to study in the UK (e.g. UK and Irish citizens; EU citizens with settled or pre-settled status). International fees are applicable to students who do require a Student Visa. The Alumni fee is a 25% discount applicable to Bloomsbury Institute graduates who do not require a Student visa.

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The Bloomsbury Institute difference

Work experience on course

Students build up their hours on course, for example via Bloomsbury Law Clinic.

International scholarships

Upon graduation, all of our International Graduates receive £1,000. We also offer a £1,500 Entry Scholarship to our new MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Finance and Wealth Management international students for the June and October 2024 intakes.

Based in Central London

In the heart of London’s education quarter, with access to Birkbeck’s vast library and resources.

 

Support to find work

As soon as international students are issued their CAS, they will have access to Student Circus, providing a wealth of vacancies, support, employability courses and resources.

International Student visa

The Student visa entitles students to work 20 hours per week, full-time during vacation,  and on graduation they receive a further two-year Graduate visa.

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