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MScInvestment Analysis

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
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Tuition fee for a Postgraduate course at the University of Stirling can range from £20,845 – £22,825. Please refer to the university webpage for further information.

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The University of Stirling MSc Investment Analysis has a world-class reputation and is the UK’s longest-established postgraduate course in the field. It is also one of very few masters degrees in the UK to be recognised under the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program. This acknowledges that the course covers at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and places emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The course positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world.

Investment Analysis students have successfully competed in the prestigious CFA Institute Research Challenge, winning a place in the UK Final in ten out of twelve years. The competition is considered the “investment Olympics” for university students, and requires participants to assume the role of investment analysts and produce a report on a publicly traded company with a buy, hold or sell recommendation. The opportunity to be a part of our CFA Institute Research Challenge team gives you a unique opportunity to test your knowledge in a ‘real-world’ scenario.

Programme structure

On this Masters course you’ll:

study the use of qualitative and quantitative techniques to value investments
develop and evaluate portfolio management strategies
cultivate the ability to extract essential information from financial reports
understand risk management tools
assess macroeconomic and market trends
analyse financial data relating to investments
learn about the techniques used to value investments and to develop and evaluate investment portfolios
analyse investment regulations and ethics.

Career opportunities

The University of Stirling Management School has a dedicated Employability Manager. From the very beginning of the course your career is their focus, and you’ll take part in an innovative week-long global financial trading boot camp run by Amplify

Many graduates hold senior positions in the investment profession. Others have developed successful careers in related fields, such as banking, financial media and business consultancy.

You will have career opportunities in both the ‘buy side’ and the ‘sell side’ of the investment industry, including with insurance firms, hedge funds, broking firms and investment banks.

Graduates work around the world for organisations including:

Aberdeen Asset Management
Baillie Gifford
Horwarth Capital China
Investec Securities
JP Morgan
Standard Chartered Bank

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States