Has anybody taken this degree run at Henley Business School, Reading University?
As the areas of specialisms grow this degree run at such a prestigious school has its attractions. The rules concerning investments as set up by the FSA mean that today there are two areas of knowledge you must in principal have:
a) Investment Theory
b) Legal and application knowledge
The degree provides a theoretical knowledge of portfolio management and quantitative finance, together with an applied set of courses looking at industry structure and trends. The degree seems to have good content and also benefits from guest speakers who are specialists in this field from The City, reflecting the quality of the faculty.
The faculty also runs a MSc in International Securities and Banking in which quantitative skills are developed, including the use of statistical and econometrics software, that are so much in demand in the financial sector, but are readily transferable to other business and organisational contexts.
To support both of these degrees there is an MSc Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance. This focuses on Regulation, compliance and risk management with stress on honing your decision-making skills in respect of risk and regulatory issues as well as on improving analytical skills and technical expertise. The degree prepares you for a role as a practitioner, auditor, consultant or regulator in the financial services sector.
It seems to me that Henley Business School is offering some challenging options and that the quality of the school is such that these degrees will set people out on a career path.
Is there any postgraduate who can comment on any of these options?