MSc in Finance
Title of the Final Award
- Masters in Finance,Financial Analysis –Designed using the CFA Program Candidate Body Of Knowledge (CBOK)
- Masters in Finance,Management Studies
The MSc programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete and excel in today’s complex and evolving investment industry. Whether a candidate is an aspiring or a practicing investment professional the programme is designed to cover the fundamentals of investment tools, company valuation and portfolio management. The programme is delivered using a variety of delivery methods including taught modules, practical workshops, careers support and applied business project. Participants have the option of selecting between a number of pathways that serve key areas of specialisations to enrich their degree experiences.
Programme Learning Outcomes
- Critically understand and apply Ethical and Professional standards in the investment field
- knowledge and comprehension of investment tools
- Advanced investment analysis and portfolio management skills
- knowledge and comprehension of assets valuation concepts and methods
- Critically understand relevant concepts and theories of different management functions in an ever-changing environment
- Critical thinking and problem solving for decision making
Who is it for?
- Graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in finance and management before seeking their first professional role
- Professionals with work experience in the area of finance or management who are seeking to take their career to the next level
- Individuals who want to be taught by faculty who have experience of business and industry and can bring their knowledge to the programme
Usually, applicants must hold either a:
Minimum of a “Good” undergraduate degree from an Omani institution in a relevant discipline, OR
Minimum of a second-class UK honours degree or its equivalant, OR
A degree below good or second-class Honours can be considered with minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.
A 2 year Diploma holder can be considered with minimum of 6 years relevant work experience subjust to approval from Ministry of Higher Education Research and Innovation
A student whose first language is not English will need to provide a certificate of one of the following English language tests:
IELTS : Academic test – minimum overall score of 6.0 (Please note that only tests taken within 2 years of the course start date are acceptable.)
TOEFL: Internet-based test – minimum score of 78.
Post Graduate Diploma (120 credits): 90 core credits, in addition to either: 30 credits for PGDip in Finance Analysis or Management Studies
MSc Degree (180 Credits) : 90 credits of core modules + 90 credits of pathway-specific modules
- Ethical and Professional Standards
- Equity Investments and Valuation
- Corporate Issuers
- Fixed Income
Financial Analysis Modules
- Portfolio Management
- Quantitative Methods
- Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Alternative Investments
Management Studies Modules
- Human Resources Management
- Operations Management
- Global Strategy
- International Business Management
Disclaimer: Keeping programmes up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules offered reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.