Investment Management MSc

Why choose this course?

You will develop the analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, risk mitigation and technical financial skills needed to succeed in the field. On graduation, you will have mastered each stage of the investment management process and be able to make informed decisions within that context. 

What you will study

You will benefit from a programme focussed on a systematic approach to the key decisions taken in investment management, equipping you with the skills and practical tools needed to thrive in multinational corporations operating in an increasingly complex and fast changing global financial environment. 

You will benefit from lectures and seminars delivered by industry practitioners from a range of roles, including investment analysts and investment managers.

The use of the Bloomberg Finance Lab is incorporated into the programme and by the end of the first semester students should have obtained a Bloomberg Market Competency Certificate.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MSc Full-time 12 months Oct 2018
Stag Hill

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Teaching and learning

You will benefit from lectures and seminars delivered by experts with track record of industry experience from a range of roles, including investment managers, investment analysts and investment strategists.

Personal development planning

Personal development planning (PDP) has recently been introduced at postgraduate level and is available through a PDP area in SurreyLearn.

We encourage you to take full advantage of the wide range of materials and courses available to help develop your personal skills portfolio, ranging from academic writing training through to CV preparation and presentation skills.

Course-specific personal development is incorporated via Bloomberg competency certification and preparation for Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

Programme leader

MASON A Dr (SBS)

Our students

  • Mojdeh Mehrganrad, PhD Management and Business

    "Studying for a PhD has been a life-changing experience. I have developed as an independent researcher and learned a lot about life in general."

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  • Konstantina Zarra, MSc International Financial Management

    "The programme is challenging and interesting, offering a range of useful modules. I really appreciate the seminars and tutorials, which allow me to get under the skin of the topics I’m studying."

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Our graduates

  • Ghaleb Touqan, MBA

    "Studying for an MBA at Surrey has been an amazing journey, it has helped me to link what I have learned throughout my experiences with business and management."

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  • Sherry Yang, MBA

    "I've learned a lot about collaborating with people in a diverse environment of diversity, which is very useful for my future work."

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Discover

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand. All modules listed are compulsory.

Timetable

Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). The course modules are delivered across two academic semesters with lectures most often on a Wednesday and/ or Thursday, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators.

Policies and regulations

Please refer to our academic regulations and student policies and regulations. These may be amended from time to time.

Learning and disability support

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can assist you in developing your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

Students are encouraged to disclose their condition and register with the service so that they can be appropriately supported during their studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also provided to students where appropriate.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2:2 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university in a related subject (including accounting, banking, economics or financial services).

Applicants with a degree in Business Administration or Management will also be considered if 25 per cent of their degree content is in Accountancy, Banking or Finance.

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English language requirements

IELTS Academic:  6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Recognition of prior learning

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Oct 2018 £12,000 £22,000

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018-19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught programmes.

Funding

Student finance

Find out about the Government's postgraduate taught student finance support and Career Development Loans.

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Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught masters programme fees.

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Surrey International Scholarship for Excellence 2018 entry

Tuition fee discounts up to £5,000 are available for high-calibre international students applying to study postgraduate taught courses starting in September 2018.

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Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Contact us

Admissions enquiries

+44 (0)1483 682 222

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

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