Investment Management MSc - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Investment Management

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGCert Investment Management
PGDip Investment Management

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA)
Recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61090 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PKA61110 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

PAL Sarmistha (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

01/03/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • Provide a high-quality education that is intellectually rigorous, culturally, and environmentally aware and attuned to the current aspects of the investment and finance professions.
  • Provide students with a basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development through a combination of compulsory and optional modules that are united by a focus on dialogue between theory and practice.
  • Students will gain an insight into the cutting-edge areas of ethics, behavioural finance (understanding how investment style creates portfolio biases affecting performance), financial modelling (including textual analysis), and environmental and social issues within green finance.
  • Provide students with transferable skills such as leadership, problem-solving, communication and professionalism required to operate successfully in an investment management or investment analysis role within the finance industry or to pursue further academic study within the subject area.
  • The compulsory and optional modules provide students with a rigorous grounding in theory complemented by the applied quantitative and digital techniques necessary to undertake empirical investigations (to form balanced evaluations of practice) and specialise in frontier areas that suit their particular interest or future career needs.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Analyse and select potential investment assets for a portfolio based on appropriate valuation, risk, investment style, and sustainability assessment. KCPT PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Appraise and assess investment processes against investment objectives, peer group/benchmark performance, and environmental and social implications. KCPT PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Acquire and investigate applied portfolio management techniques, manipulate and interpret financial data for self-directed research. KCPT MSc
Analyse and evaluate corporate practices and their ethical implications within the global community. KCPT MSc
Communicate effectively and inspire peers in a collegial, culturally aware manner as part of a team. KCPT PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

12 months Full time - September start
Semester 1
MANM324 Fixed Income Investments
MANM524 Principles of Finance and Investment
MANM318 Equity Investment Analysis
MANM198 Principles of Accounting

Semester 2
MANM137 Derivative Securities
MANM325 Portfolio Management

Plus 2 out of the following optional modules:

MANM199 Corporate Finance
MANM279 Risk Management
MANM202 International Corporate Governance
MANM200 International Finance
MANM525 Financial Modelling

In addition you will complete the below modules during the Summer period:
MANM376 International Finance Project
MANM378 Ethics in Finance
MANM541 Applied Cases in International Finance


12 months Full time - February start

First semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will study these two compulsory modules
MANM325 Portfolio Management
MANM137 Derivative Securities

Plus 2 out of the following optional modules:

MANM199 Corporate Finance
MANM279 Risk Management
MANM202 International Corporate Governance
MANM200 International Finance
MANM525 Financial Modelling

In addition you will complete the below modules during the Summer period:
MANM376 International Finance Project
MANM378 Ethics in Finance
MANM541 Applied Cases in International Finance

Second semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) you will study these compulsory modules
MANM324 Fixed Income Investments
MANM524 Principles of Finance and Investment
MANM318 Equity Investment Analysis
MANM198 Principles of Accounting

For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Part time - September start
Year 1
Semester 1
MANM524 Principles of Finance and Investment
MANM198 Principles of Accounting

Semester 2
MANM325 Portfolio Management
MANM137 Derivative Securities

Summer Period
MANM378 Ethics in Finance

For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Part time - September start
Year 2
Semester 1
MANM324 Fixed Income Investments
MANM318 Equity Investment Analysis

Semester 2
2 of the optional modules below:
MANM199 Corporate Finance
MANM279 Risk Management
MANM202 International Corporate Governance
MANM200 International Finance
MANM525 Financial Modelling

Semester 2
MANM376 International Finance Project
MANM541 Applied Cases in International Finance

For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Employability: The programme includes a variety of authentic assessments which are aimed at developing transferable skills such as analytical, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal and professional skills, which are essential in a financial industry job. The programme also embeds Bloomberg as a teaching and data analysis tool and the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification. The programme is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme which embeds elements of the CFA Institute Level 1 and 2 in our curriculum, providing students with a highly competitive edge in the job market.

Global and Cultural Capabilities: The Programme is taught using an interactive and inclusive approach, encouraging discussions and a questioning attitude. The student cohort spans across diverse backgrounds and nationalities, and students develop the ability to work together applying theoretical concepts to current topical world economy and financial industry issues, broadening their perspectives and interpretations.

Digital Capabilities: Throughout the Programme students learn to navigate and utilise the Virtual Learning Environment, SurreyLearn, and other communication platforms such as Zoom, Teams, as well as a variety of data processing and programming software such as Excel, Mathematica, Matlab, Python, Stata (which are extensively used nowadays in the financial industry), and international data platforms such as Bloomberg and DataStream.

Resourcefulness & Resilience: At the beginning of the programme, students are familiarised with the programme¿s teaching format, assessment and feedback setting goals and expectations of their learning journey. Formative and summative assessments as well as reflection are designed to ¿feed forward¿ to assessments within modules and to future modules in the programme. Students are encouraged to develop their own sense of reflection, responsibility, organisation, adaptability, problem solving and decision-making abilities, as well as confidence and resilience in group work and presentations.

Sustainability: The Programme encompasses a variety of ethical and corporate governance issues embedded within a series of modules, which encourages students to develop their awareness of and accountability in appraising and selecting finance and investment options which are environmentally and socially sustainable.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.