I have often wondered if there is a degree as opposed to professional training in this area and I have now discovered the Herriott Watt University in Edinburgh offers an MSc in this area.
An MSc in Financial Management iwill privide a good background for high level decision making in the areas of corporate financial management, derivatives, risk management, mergers and acquisitions etc, and will help in accessing senior positions in investment banks, financial consultancies and government ministries.
The course has 9 modules which are:
b) Quantitative Analysis
d) Credit Risk Management
f) Financial Risk Management]
g) Mergers and Acquisitions
h) Corporate Governance Planning
i) Strategic Planning
The university offers a certificate after the first three modules are completed, a diploma after six and then the degree on completion.
In my view the degree content is balanced and will allow for a good choice of careers and will also allow for further development of such areas as Risk Management. A number of the modules are in areas which may be referred to as “of the time” and thus I would like to hear from anybody who has taekn the MSc degree os I can evaluate the options.