MSc in Investment Management


The programme is designed to build a rigorous understanding of core finance and investment theories together with solid training in quantitative analysis. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make extensive use of industry-standard software like STATA and other data sources, such as Bloomberg Professional Services Platforms and DataStream.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the nature of the modern firm and the critical differences in the capital structure between modern firms and banks, as well as the complex challenges facing the global investment management industry. We’ll also consider how to manage some of the ethical dilemmas facing the fund management industry, such as conflicts of interests, professionalism, duty to clients and employers.

While completing your MSc, you will be encouraged to prepare for and take level one of the CFA exams, so that by the time you graduate, you have the potential to achieve not only MSc, but also one-third of the training to become a qualified CFA analyst.

Key Facts

  • Keele is ranked 3rd in the UK for business by the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES 2019).
  • Curriculum has been designed to match over two-thirds of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) syllabus and on successful completion you can sit the Level 1 exam.
  • Access to our Bloomberg Suite with all its economic, financial and business real-time data, world news, analyses and reports from the world’s biggest financial organisations.
  • Option to complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certificate free of charge.
  • Large choice of optional modules allows you to tailor your studies to match your interests.
  • Gain substantial practical experience through a consultancy project or work placement.*
  • Get paid to work alongside an academic expert on a ‘live’ research project to help local SMEs bring innovative products and services to market quicker through Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme (KRISP).

DURATION: 1-year full-time

SUBJECT AREAS: Business Management

FEES (2021/22 ACADEMIC YEAR): £18,000

SCHOLARSHIPS: £1,000 to £10,000