MSc in Finance and Investment

Overview
Courses
Careers & Outcomes
Eligibility
Accreditation
Overview

Program Length

18 Months

24 Months (120 ECTS) Upgrade Available

Total ECTS Credits

90

Tuition Fee (Full Program)

9000 EUR


Format

Online

Program OverviewMSc Finance and Investment

There is no denying that financial management is a critical business area when it comes to decision-making. Generating funds, managing cash flow, strategizing funding, and sustaining unpleasant economic conditions need excellence in financial management. Simultaneously, you can run an organization more effectively by engaging with investors, generating funds, and investing in profitable businesses. Moreover, the financial industry is evolving fast; Stripe, Conibase, and other non-traditional ways did not exist a decade ago. Cryptocurrencies and non-traditional payment options have revolutionized the finance industry, requiring you to gain an in-depth understanding of the system to become an innovative problem solver. 

 

Rushford’s MSc in Finance and Investment is an all-inclusive program that will provide you with a robust understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of the domain. You will develop several skills to identify and address challenges in financial business aspects. The program minutely accommodates the requirements of contemporary industries and develops your skills in financial technology, debt management, advanced financial analysis, and risk-based supervision.

 

You will also gain an extensive understanding of business ethics, leadership, economics, and managerial skills. It will provide you with an agile mindset to embrace changes in business situations. You will have better chances of becoming a future business leader on the global stage because of the unique skill-set provided by this program. The practical knowledge will significantly enhance your employability and boost your career.

 

Educational Objectives

After completing the course, learners are able to:

  • Understand nuances of financial business aspects and their relationship with other business areas. 
  • Analyze business conditions holistically to make practical decisions.
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical-thinking capabilities to identify and develop new business opportunities by addressing complexities in national and international business contours.
  • Understand and connect qualitative and quantitative data to make critical investment decisions.
  • Show ethical reasoning to understand business’ impact on society and the environment; add value to the community by balancing social goals with organizational objectives.
  • Apply advanced financial theories, tools, and approaches to assess financial risks.
Courses

Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits

90

Max. Number of Transfer Credits:

60

Courses Overview

  1. Rushford’s MSc in Finance and Investment comprises 35 courses – 15 Core Courses and 20 Electives. To be qualified for the degree, you must progress successfully through a total of 25 courses and a capstone thesis. The courses comprise 15 core courses and a choice of 10 out of 20 electives. 
  2. The courses include at least 15 subject-specific courses with intended specialization deliverables prepared by our expert faculty and practitioners to prepare our learners to master all technical aspects related to the field.  

Exit Award

  1. MSc in Finance and Investment also allows exit award for partial completion of the program or to accelerate it by seeking exemptions via our recognition of prior learning policy. The Master’s in Science degree is a two-year program; however, an exit Certificate award is possible after 40 ECTS, or a Master’s award is possible after completing 90 ECTS. 
  2. If you have already studied some courses, you may apply for the recognition of prior learning, which can reduce the overall tenure of your Master’s in Science Program. 

Who is the Program for:

  1. Graduates aspiring to join banking, accounting, stock exchange, and investment firms.
  2. Professionals seeking to specialize in financial management for better career options.
  3. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or expand businesses
  4. Professionals looking forward to gaining expertise in financial aspects to enhance business processes and profitability
  5. Professionals seeking to explore London and New York’s financial districts and join high-end businesses.

What you will study:

Foundation - Core Management MSc-FI-001
20 ECTS Credits | Approx. 16 weeks

Managerial Skills
Managerial Economics
Marketing Management
Accounting for Financial Reporting
Human Resource Management

Foundation – Finance and Investment MSc-FI-002
20 ECTS Credits | Approx. 16 weeks

Accounting for Financial Reporting
Accounting for Managerial Decisions
Financial Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Investments

Electives - Management,Strategic & Operational Level MSc-FI-003
60 Credits | Approx. 48 weeks

Management Level:

Advanced Corporate Finance
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Financial Technology
International Finance
Upcoming Research Methodologies for Application in Business

Strategic Level:

Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise
Leadership 20/40
Project Management
Advanced Financial Analysis
Leadership and Managing Human Capital
Introduction to Financial Institutions
Effective Risk-Based Supervision
International Banking
Risk Management for Sovereign Institutions
Government Debt Management
Effective Oversight of Payment and Settlement Systems
Practical Pricing and Revenue Management
Financial Services Marketing
Quantitative Financial Risk Management
Practical Pricing and Revenue Management

Operational Level

Business Statistics
Business Analytics
Operations Management: Productivity and Quality
Business Law
Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and Law

Students can exit with a 90 ECTS Master’s Degree by completing Electives equaling 40 ECTS  and an additional 10 ECTS Master Dissertation. (Total 50 ECTS)

Capstone MSc-FI-004
20 Credits | Approx. 16 weeks

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth

25%

Outcomes and Careers:

$97,412 is the average salary of an Investment Banker – Data from PayScale

 

Two of the most rewarding career options are portfolio manager and investment banker. These profiles need an in-depth understanding of financial aspects, economic expertise, and creative thinking abilities to make the right decisions at the right time. Our webinars and workshops will also equip you with excellent problem-solving skills that will help you master business processes and executive functioning.

 

The program is extensive enough to prepare you for the challenging dynamics of the financial world. You will work with state-of-the-art faculty and conduct independent research under the guidance of our specialists. 

 

You can have a rewarding career in multinationals such as Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Vanguard Asset, etc. Some of the befitting profiles are:

 

  • Investment Banker
  • Research Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Bank Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Corporate Banker
  • Financial Advisor
  • Risk Manager
  • Hedge-fund Manager
  • Portfolio Manager

 

Eligibility

Eligibility

Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MSc programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline

 

Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). For MSc in Finance and Investment program,  Rushford utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in the area of business, finance, or investment-related fields in a significant role for waiver of a Bachelor’s Degree. This option can be selected while applying for the program and the application will be reviewed for eligibility.

 

Proficiency in English:

Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+ , OR

PTE 50+ , OR

TOEFL 550+, OR

Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years

 

English Proficiency Waiver:

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, OR;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;

At least 2 years of work experience in a business setting in which English is the primary language of communication

 

Accreditation
  • EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

    Rushford Business School is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)

  • ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS (ACBSP)

    Rushford Business School is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a global accrediting body which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.

  • INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION (IACBE)

    Rushford Business School is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.

  • UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (PRME)

    Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.

  • Swiss Higher Educational Institution

    Rushford Business School is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland under the UID CH-170.4.018.974-7.

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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