MSc Investment Analysis

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:

Key benefits
Enhance your career prospects by studying a degree ranked 53rd in the world by the Financial Times Masters in Finance in 2016. Undertake a financial analyst evaluation of a live company Practise your skills in a dedicated Reuters dealing room facility, to achieve Reuters Certification, and gain hands-on experience of ThomsonOne (Thomson Reuters database) Have the opportunity of attending preparation and revision classes for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst®) Level one programme.   

Important information

Requirements: MSc Investment Analysis provides you with the knowledge, understanding and the skills required for a career in the financial sector,  banking or investment management. There is a strong focus throughout  on the practical application of finance within a trading or corporate  setting. Your studies will culminate in a financial analyst evaluation of a  UK listed company for your final project. You will study equity, debt and derivative markets in domestic and  international sectors, discovering how to undertake security valuation  and portfolio management as well as learning...


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Financial Training
IT Development
Skills and Training

Course programme

Core Modules :

  • Valuation of Investments (A)
  • Valuation of Investments (B)
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Trading Techniques
  • Security Analysis
  • Investment Management
  • Business Finance
  • International Finance
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Ethics in Academic Practice

The programme then concludes with a dissertation project

In addition to your Aston degree, you will have the opportunity to participate in our international study exchange programme. Studying with one of our partner institutions, the programme will enhance your international experience and communication skills, preparing you for a career in the international business environment.

Professional Development Programme Module

Business skills for life: the essential Aston Professional Development Programme

The Aston Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integral module that forms part of your MSc taught course from day one.This compulsory module runs throughout the academic year. We have designed it around knowledge through practice - to enhance your employability as you customise the PDP experience to suit your own learning goals and skills development needs.

We take a multidimensional, qualitative and individually tailored approach. Using reflective models, we integrate a competency-based framework into our existing academic programmes.  You will engage with different kinds of experiential learning, such as skills workshops, work-based experience, study abroad and develop your own unique skillset.  

This pathway between theory and the world of work brings together Aston’s faculty, careers practitioners and business and academic partnerships teams to help you step into your future careers as culturally aware, global professionals.

The taught modules are assessed predominantly through examinations complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the valuation project.

Course director

Dr Antonios Kassanis
BA, MSc, PhD 
Antonios joined Aston Business School in September 2012, having previously taught at the University of Birmingham for a number of years. His teaching experience within the Finance curriculum includes courses in International Finance, Foreign Exchange Markets, International Investments and Econometrics with Financial Applications. His research interests currently lie in the fields of Financial Economics and International Finance.