Financial Risk ManagementUniversidad de Glasgow
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- Glasgow (Escocia)
Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent. Normally this should be a degree in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline. English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
- You will acquire a sound understanding of financial risk (market risk, liquidity risk, counterpart risk), learn about financial instruments: how to use them in practice to achieve different goals; and how to optimise your opportunities.
- You will be encouraged to attend our annual series of practitioners' talks and annual Economics seminar series.
- The programme is offered by the Centre for Economic & Financial Studies which covers research and postgraduate teaching in economics and finance.
- Economics in the Business School at Glasgow is ranked in the top 10% worldwide in the fields of central banking, economics of strategic management, European economics, efficiency and productivity, international finance, international trade, macroeconomics, monetary economics, open macroeconomics, public economics, and transition economics; we are ranked in the top 25% of institutions worldwide in economics research.
- MSc: 12 months full-time
You will take five compulsory courses and select two optional courses from the list below. MSc candidates also write a dissertation.
- Basic econometrics (or Modelling and forecasting financial markets subject to approval from the programme director)
- Economic fundamentals and financial markets
- Financial markets, securities and derivatives
- Financial risk analysis
- Modelling and forecasting financial markets (for students who are not required to take Basic econometrics)
- Research methods and dissertation training.
- Advanced portfolio analysis
- Corporate finance and investment
- Financial derivatives
- Financial services
- International finance and money
- Mathematical finance (co-requisite for Financial derivatives)
- Modelling and forecasting financial markets (if not taken as a compulsory course)
- Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis).
Career prospectsWe expect graduates to find employment in financial institutions (including banks, investment banks and asset management firms); governmental bodies involved in financial decision-making; organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank; and other firms working in the area of financial transactions and provision of finance.