Optional Modules in focus, Finance and Investment MSc and Economics and Finance MSc

Robert Hayward, Course Leader

Our MSc courses in Finance and Investment and Economics and Finance include a range of optional modules. This means that you can build your masters degree to match your interests, develop your skills and support your chosen career path. Robert Hayward, Course Leader, shares an insight into three of them.

Portfolio Modelling and Dealing. This module uses simulations of financial markets to teach students about the way that liquidity, multiple agents and the activity of other dealers can affect the operation of financial markets.  We use the Rotman Interactive Trader for simulations and Thomson-Reuters Eikon for access to real-time price and news so that students can apply what they learn to real events and real companies.

Financial Regulation: Principles and Institutional Frameworks is a module which enables students to learn more about theories and practice of regulation. This is increasingly important since the 2007-08 financial crisis because financial institutions are hiring people to ensure that they comply with the rules. Regulatory agencies are also being expanded across the globe.

Applied Econometrics and Financial Time Series teaches students the latest statistical techniques that will allow them to build economic and financial models and quantify the relationship between variables so that they can test the validity of economic and financial theories.’

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