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Quantitative Finance and Risk Management (Taught)

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
English
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Program description

Our Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc will develop your understanding of generalist finance issues. You'll also develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. This course meets this demand. It builds on the Business School’s established strengths in economics and finance.

The course advances your understanding of the:
•role of finance in a modern economy
•operation and behaviour of financial markets and investors

It will enable you to develop a career in the financial services sector. It will also suit future quantitative analysts in economics and finance.

What you'll learn:

This course will provide opportunities for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:
•the behaviour of international financial markets
•the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors
•the role of finance in a modern economy.

Advanced software:

Where possible you will have access to advanced statistical software and also a number of financial databases.

Your development:

On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate practical skills and the ability to:
•deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically
•use this analysis to make sound judgements
•deploy advanced analytical techniques in the areas of finance and risk management
•critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques
•synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
•apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the programme to complex issues within finance and related industries.

Career focus:

The course will suit those wanting to develop a career in the broad financial services sector. It is particularly relevant to a career as a quantitative analyst in the investment banking and risk management fields.

Delivery:

The course is modular. Of particular note is the practical module on MATLAB. This provides you with a detailed understanding of how this programming tool can be used for effective empirical modelling.

Guest lectures:

You can also attend guest lectures which complement the study of theoretical frameworks. These lectures analyse the most recent trends in financial markets and banking industries. They also provide an overview of the available opportunities within the financial sector.

Networking opportunities:

Throughout the academic year we hold many events on campus that you are welcome to join.

Accreditation:

Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
•Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
•European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
•Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
•a high quality teaching environment
•innovative programming
•active engagement with industry.

Facilities:

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities.

Our facilities provide:
•a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
•Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
•four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
•a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
•a contemporary café.

About this institute

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a world-class research and teaching university, ranked in the top 200 of the world’s best universities. We are proud to have been awarded Gold status by the UK government in the Teaching Excellence Framework in recognition of our provision of consistently outstanding teaching,...


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