- Quantitative Methods for Finance
- Financial Analysis
- Equity: Cash and Derivative Instruments
- Ethical and Professional Standards in Finance
- Financial Derivatives
The MSc Investment Management programme will provide you with a solid understanding of financial markets, securities and investment management theories and strategies.
As the world’s second-largest economy, China is going through a critical period of financial deregulation and vigorous development of its financial markets. The MSc Investment Management programme aims to provide graduates with solid financial, securities and investment knowledge, enabling them to pursue careers in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.
The programme combines investment theory, professional knowledge, and skills, enabling students to analyse practical investment problems, solve portfolio management issues in practice, and help students become familiar with and use the data, tools and platforms commonly used in the investment industry. MSc Investment Management is officially accredited by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute’s College Accreditation Program and covers the main content of CFA levels 1-3.
The IBSS Refinitiv Financial Lab provides a widely-used database and platform in the financial industry, in which students can access company financial data and economic indicators and news, analytics, and productivity tools. These contents can equip students with professional knowledge and practices in the industry, such as Datastream, Workspace (previously Eikon platform), and Bloomberg. By self-studying the well-defined training modules/videos provided by Refinitiv (the previous Thomson Reuters) and Bloomberg, students have opportunities to obtain three certificates (i.e., Bloomberg, Datastream, and Workspace certificates) after successfully passing the online tests. This database training will enhance students’ macro and micro-analytical abilities based on current (real-time) as well as historical, financial, and economic data across global economies and financial markets.
The MSc Investment Management programme has been designed in accordance to the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) and has been formally recognised under the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
The MSc Investment Management programme has offered students opportunities to learn Data Analytics with Python. This course offers skills in applying machine learning algorithms and techniques to solve real-world investment problems, predictive modelling, regression analysis, and natural language processing for insights from financial news and reports. Students can utilize these skills in working with large data sets, data cleaning and manipulation, data visualization, and identifying patterns and trends. All acquired skills are critical for investment professionals, which can enhance students’ employability in the financial industry.
By the time you graduate from the MSc Investment Management programme, you will have:
The university offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Trainings, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both university and school/department levels. Additionally, IBSS programmes offer discipline- specific supplementary modules which will aid to broaden your knowledge in that specific field and enhance your skills. These would include opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Depending on the programme, field trips and company visits will be organized, and invited talks will be given by the industrial experts and professionals. All these activities will not only support you in your programme study, but also develop your personal and professional skills and enhance your overall career and employability.
After graduation, our students will not only have the skills they need to work in the financial market, but also those required to pursue doctoral studies and academic research in the future. MSc Investment Management graduates go on to work for international banks, multinational companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, and a wide range of investment management companies.