Master in Finance and Investments
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UNINETTUNO's - Scientific Committee
- Prof. Marco De Marco (Organizational Dynamics and Behaviour, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
- Prof. Francesca Maschio (Private Law, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
- Prof. Alberto Romolini (Business Economics, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
- Prof. Paolo Agnese (Banking and Finance, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
- Prof. Silvia Massi (Corporate Criminal Law, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
- Dr. Manuela Rinaldi (Labour Law, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO)
Description of the course
The MA in Finance and Investment Management programme offers a unique perspective on finance and investment management and has been developed in conjunction with our corporate partners.
The MA in Finance and Investment Management closely reflects the real-world finance and investment environment, and focuses on the applied skills that modern employers are looking for. The programme structure provides comprehensive analyses of corporate and international finance and in term two, concentrates on advanced financial management, focussing on both theoretical concepts and applications of these concepts.
The MA in Finance and Investment Management programme incorporates the following pathways:
- MA in Accounting and Financial Management
- MA in Investment Banking and Capital Markets
- MA in Retail Banking and Money Markets
- MA in Finance and Risk Management
- MA in Islamic Finance and Banking
- MA in Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity
The MA in Finance and Investment is designed for students with some business experience whose career ambitions are based on achieving top-level finance positions with major international companies. Like all LSBF postgraduate degree, the MSc in Finance delivers a blend of academic excellence and professional, practical skills helping students to build a skill set that will be highly valued by modern employers.
This MA in Finance and Investment Management programme is aimed at not only producing high quality job candidates, but also at producing high quality finance researchers. It builds a strong foundation in the theory and practice of financial decision making, so it is ideal for students aiming to pursue any career in finance or banking, an academic career and is an excellent base for any management position where finance is a part of the role.
Students applying for the MA in Finance and Investment can boost their existing careers in the financial sector, in such areas as investment, financial services, asset management and corporate finance.
The MA in Finance and Investment is designed for students who want to undertake the academic career in finance area and for professionals working in banking and other financial institutions, governments and corporations wanting to boost their knowledge in Finance and Investment.
Students and professionals will experience major theoretical and practical issues in the areas such as investment analysis, analysis of financial statement, corporate finance, and financial econometrics and advanced asset pricing.
On completion of the programme students are expected to have deep understanding of the fundamentals of the finance theory and practice, particularly, how organisations and financial institutions take decisions about the optimal investment and financing policy in advanced and transitional economies; how corporations analyse financial statements and price assets. Moreover, students will be equipped with advanced statistical and mathematical tools for high quality research in Finance Management.
Demands for such researchers and professionals is high both in a financial based system as the UK or in fast developing transitional economies such as Hong Kong and China and within emerging markets
A. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF:
- MA1. Financial markets and corporate finance
- MA2. The Financial system of advanced and transitional economies
- MA3. The state of the current academic debate in Finance
- MA4. A deep understanding of techniques applicable to the postgraduate finance research
- MA5. A critical awareness of current debates in chosen applied areas of study in the area of finance
B. INTELLECTUAL SKILLS - ABLE TO:
- MB1. Make significant theoretical advances into the areas of financial asset pricing and corporate finance
- MB2. Apply statistical and mathematical methods in Finance
- MB3. Critically evaluate the value of the ethical behaviour when working in such a delicate and important area
- MB4. Analyse and discuss financial information in a business context, identifying the most relevant data to inform decision making
- MB5. Evaluate theoretical frameworks and complex academic arguments both systematically and creatively
C. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS - ABLE TO:
- MC1. Work as part of a team to undertake the completion of projects involving complex financial analysis
- MC2. Undertake complex financial quantitative analysis using state-of-the-art financial econometrics
- MC3. Work to tight deadlines in the process of carrying out projects involving complex financial analysis
- MC4. Communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- MC5. Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding in finance
- MC6. Carry out independent research in traditional and behavioural finance
D. PRACTICAL SKILLS - ABLE TO:
- MD1. Practice, conforming to expectations from the professions who oversee finance and banking
- MD2. Evaluate and contribute to key debates about financial issues
- MD3. Act autonomously in planning and implementing financial tasks
- MD4. Understand and demonstrate the pricing and payoffs of financial instruments
- MD5. Test financial theories and undertake quantitative investment management.
- MD6. Critically evaluate the accounts and financing of a corporation
- MD7. Gain practical skills of independent research in traditional and behavioural finance
Learning and Teaching strategy
The learning and teaching strategy is underpinned by current research as well as the requirements of professional practice and reflects the learning outcomes of the programme. The learning and teaching strategy relates to, and is tested by the assessment requirements. It provides the students with a learning environment that will incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods such as:
- dissemination of information and facilitation of learning via lectures, seminars and internet,
- debate and discussion in seminars / plenary sessions/ on-line discussion boards,
- analysis and synthesis of case studies to expose students to the complexities and intricacies of business related problems,
- directed reading through the use of texts / articles / hand-outs,
- individual and / or group presentations
- development of a research proposal culminating in the completion of a project.
Emphasis is placed on participative and interactive activities designed to encourage original, creative and reflective thought from each student as well as an emphasis on the students’ responsibility for their learning. This creates the need to divide the study sessions into two main categories to match the learning and teaching strategy.
Proof of English
IELTS 5.5; or
University or High School Education in English; or
Internal Test or skype interview for professional using English as main language
Bachelors degree 2.2 or mimum 2 years managerial work experience in an English-speaking environment / company