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Finance - MSc

Master’s Degree
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  • IELTS Overall Band: 6.5
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Finance is the study and analysis of financial markets, financial trends, banking, assets and liabilities as well as investments. Those who work in finance analyze the data and then make long-term financial plans, presenting recommendations based on their results. Its goal is to help governments, companies and the public make better financial decisions. Finance teaches you about money, banking and financial activities, insurance, management of real estate companies and government agencies. During the course, you will also develop your planning, synthesis and problem solving skills. You will uncover all the secrets of the balance sheet and you will be acquainted with different types of finance. Public Finance, Corporate Finance or Personal Finance.

The program combines the basics and techniques of international finance. It develops students' knowledge and understanding of academic finance and finance, including theory, empirical research and practical issues. It is designed for those who want to build a professional career that calls for contact with the financial world. The program is also designed to provide the analytical and research skills required for doctoral studies in the science base and finance. Many graduates pursue careers in the financial sector, some in Edinburgh, the headquarters for fund management and home to two of the world's largest banks. 

This program allows students to understand the main principles and concepts in finance; Understand and use a category analytical methods, for example the analysis of a company's financial statements or the application of models to the value of financial assets; Empirical research and evaluation of empirical outcome methods; Develop a practical knowledge of financial markets and financial decisions in organizations and institutions; Doing actual research through an article; And develop transferable skills, especially in analytical methods, communication and teamwork, related to employment in the financial field or academic research. Students with a degree in finance pursue a career in: Financial Analyst, Commercial or Investment Banker, Stock, Insurance or Real Estate Broker, Economist, Tax Advisor, Financial Manager and others.

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September 2021

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