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Online Master in Finance and Investments (Investment Banking and Capital Markets)

 

This programme, delivered 100% online, will help you gain the skills you need to make sound financial decisions and manage risks in the high-stakes world of investments.

Given recent economic problems, major organisations in this industry are changing how they work and who they work with. This has created great opportunities to launch an exciting career in investment banking.

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Investment Banking and Capital Markets

Key Facts

  • Duration: 18 - 36 months (100% Online)
  • Start dates: January / April / July / October
  • Campus: Online
  • Fees: £8,000 (Student Payment Plan available)

You will cover major types of investments, the challenges you might face in their valuation and the role of capital markets. This includes the analysis and valuation of equity and fixed income investments as well as relevant knowledge of derivatives and alternative investments.

Investment Banking and Capital Markets

Stage I

Business and Financial Analysis 
Corporate Finance 
Quantitative Finance and Financial Markets
Research Methods

Stage II

Equity and Fixed Income Investments 
Derivatives and Alternative Investments 
M&A and Private Equity
Research Methods

Stage III

Online Dissertation and Research Methods

**All specialisations are available, subject to student demand.

Specialisation Modules

You will be introduced to the characteristics of equity and fixed income investments. It covers the analytical issues in their valuation, the commonly used models of securities valuation, as well as their applications and shortcomings.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and apply concepts and techniques to the valuation of equity and fixed income investments.
  • Identify and appraise the impact of the current global financial environment on equity valuation.
  • Perform appropriate valuation analysis of private companies.
  • Critically evaluate the issues involved in valuing private and public companies.
  • Assess the use of fixed income securities in the investment process.

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The Derivatives and Alternative Investment module is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge of derivatives (as risk management tools) and alternative investments (as assets classes). On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Value derivative and alternative investment instruments.
  • Demonstrate how investment instruments are used to create, enhance or destroy value.
  • Critically evaluate the applicable strategies in derivatives and alternative investments, while showing evidence of insights.
  • Analyse derivatives and alternative investment strategies, and offer alternative strategies considering the various pay-offs.
  • Write and present “senior management level” reports on their findings, in an advisory position.

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This module teaches you how to apply advanced analytical techniques to the valuation of companies involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). You will build on knowledge from previous modules involving the analysis of financial statements and data, in both hypothetical and real life case studies.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Analyse the relative importance of different types of M&A and private equity drivers.
  • Identify value creation and critically assess the success or otherwise of a range of M&A transactions and private equity.
  • Examine the current M&A and private equity strategies of a selected global organisation and recommend improvements for current practices.
  • Critically evaluate the relative importance of the key elements in successful M&A and private equity transactions.
  • Perform critical analyses of comparative issues in M&A and private equity.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Core Modules

Detailed information about the core modules can be found on the: 

Career Direction

Every organisation of any size needs individuals with expertise in financial management. Your knowledge and skills will enable you to achieve positions such as:

  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Planner
  • Performance Manager

  • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent – any subject area
  • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands)or equivalent*
  • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

*Don’t have the IELTS required? Get the IELTS preparation you need with The Language Gallery.

Student comments

“The programme was designed with a global approach and focused on finance in an international environment” Business School
Working at an investment bank and studying at the same time was quite tricky, but I soon learned that time management is key to making the whole process work for you. It was very rewarding to be able to combine my studies with my work, and also very useful because I was able to do research for my studies during my work hours. Business School
“I chose to study at LSBF because British qualifications are respected and recognised around the world” Business School
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