Designed for students who want to work in banking and investment, the Finance MSc can show you how finance impacts business globally.
This course aims to provide you with specialist financial skills and knowledge – everything from derivatives, portfolio theory to risk management, financial modelling and ethical finance. It is designed for people pursuing finance related positions, who want to be able to evaluate the financial impact on businesses in a complex, global environment.
Rated ‘excellent’ by Eduniversal, Coventry Business School offers industry-standard facilities, including our trading floor. Using a range of market-leading software and data packages, such as Bloomberg, Datastream, Fitch-Connect and Thompson Reuters Eikon, you will have the opportunity to practice financial, statistical and econometric analysis, and learn to interpret, evaluate and communicate financial information in real-life business situations.
This course is recognised by the UK’s leading professional financial organisations, including the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) UK, offering recognition towards the IMC Advantage Programme, and The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), with recognition towards Advanced Diploma level in either the Insurance or Financial Services qualifications framework.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The emphasis of this career-focused and topical degree is on interpreting, evaluating and communicating financial information for strategic and managerial purposes.
Content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments and the requirements of the profession, needs of industry and government policy.
We will aim to help you develop a critical awareness and understanding of contemporary financial issues and theories relating to corporate finance, financial strategy, emerging markets and behavioural finance. For example, we’ll explore the use of derivatives as hedging/speculative tools and the problems they can cause for companies.
Enhancing your technical, analytical and mathematical skills, you’ll be exposed to the real financial practices and techniques you will encounter working in the finance industry – through investment software and databases like Bloomberg and Datastream. You should learn to value financial assets such as shares, bonds and derivatives as well develop econometric skills to analyse cross-sectional and time series data.
We strive to provide you with an international perspective on the world of finance as a range of modules have an international focus – covering risk management, emerging markets and corporate finance.
This Masters course can help lead to careers in the financial services, corporate finance, treasury or banking sectors.
Typical roles may include financial planners and controllers, treasurers, stock brokers, commodities traders, cash and fund managers, insurance adjusters and other positions in banking and finance. Recent graduates have gone on to work for the likes of HSBC, Boeing and S&P, whilst many others have decided to continue their academic studies in the form of a PhD.
We strongly advise you to take advantage of internship opportunities and work closely with companies across the UK. Lasting between 8 and 12 weeks, this provides an opportunity to gain valuable work experience within the workplace. Students have worked on a range of interesting financial projects for organisations including Tarmac, TNT and National Express in the commercial sector and Islamic Relief, Citizen’s Advice and Garden Organic in the charitable sector.
If you wish to follow the internship option in Semester 3, there is a competitive selection process where students are required to attend employability workshops delivered by the Faculty's PG Employment Personal Tutor, and then attend an internal panel interview here at the University. If successful, you have the opportunity to apply for internship projects that are sourced by the FBL PG Employer Engagement Manager. It is then the internship provider who decides whether they wish to interview the student, and if they want to make an offer of internship. There is no additional cost to the student.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Recent graduates have gone on to work in varied roles, such as a Financial Planning Analyst for City Bank Indonesia, Senior Finance Officer for Royal Jordanian Airlines and Financial Administrator for Bank of China.
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