Finance and Investment Management PG Dip

A career in Finance and Investment Management is both thrilling and rewarding. Master the art and science behind financial markets and develop a deep understanding of the wider financial world, with this fully online programme.  

Developed by leading academics in the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School, the MSc Finance and Investment Management programme will equip you with the intellectual, learning, and professional skills you will need to make an outstanding contribution in your organisation.  

The content of this programme is aligned with the body of knowledge of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA©) qualification and will equip you with the skills and competencies you will need to undertake formal CFA© Level 1 examinations. This means that you will have not only developed excellence in academic skills from a world class university but will also be competent in the practical skills that future employers in the profession demand.   

The University of Liverpool is an Affiliated University of the CFA Institute and, in recognition of the programme’s alignment to the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), the online MSc Finance and Investment Management has been awarded affiliated status. The CFA Institute is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence, and affiliated status is greatly recognised and regarded around the world. Recognition demonstrates the robustness with which this programme has been developed and the application of the content to professional practice will strengthen your career potential.

Upon completion of the programme, you will have a good understanding of contemporary principles of finance and investment management and how these are applied to financial intermediation, savings, and investment. You will also gain an understanding of the practices of financial markets including the use of ‘state-of-the-art’ industry analytics. 

Please note – CFA affiliated status only applies to the MSc award due to the number of study hours required of a programme by the CFA © to achieve this status. Students who enrol on a PG Certificate or PG Diploma and successfully complete their award will be eligible to progress towards the full MSc.

Is this the right course for you?  

This programme will equip you with the intellectual, learning, and professional skills you will need to make an outstanding contribution in your organisation. The content of this programme is aligned with the body of knowledge of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA©) qualification and will equip you with the skills and competencies you will need to undertake formal CFA© Level 1 examinations. This means that you will have not only developed excellence in academic skills from a world class university but will also be competent in the practical skills that future employers in the profession demand.  

Through this programme, you will:    

  • Learn from the triple accredited University of Liverpool Management School - The programme has been developed in partnership with the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS accredited management school. 
  • Learn in a cross-cultural environment - You will learn amongst a globally diverse student body, benefiting from cross-cultural learning and networking opportunities. 
  • Collaborate with other students - You will work both individually and collaboratively with peers, which facilitates an important goal of knowledge sharing based on each other’s experiences. 
  • Apply theory to practice and look at real-world issues - You will undertake authentic assessments, encouraging you to apply theory to practice and look at real-world issues, cultivating curiosity and creativity as well as a range of management skills. 

Download a prospectus or visit our website for more details on this programme, including module information. 

Learn from industry experts

This online programme is run by the Management School at the historic University of Liverpool, established in 1881 and one of the founding Russell Group members. We have offered online management degrees since 2001 and are part of an elite group of worldwide institutes to be triple-accredited, holding AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA status. Our vision is to be a globally connected Management School, with our transformative research and teaching placing us at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership. 

Enhance your career opportunities

The MSc Finance and Investment Management is designed to equip current finance professionals and those seeking a career in the area with the intellectual, learning, and professional skills they will need to make an outstanding contribution in their organisations. Graduates will not only develop the technical skills necessary to operate effectively in the field of finance but will be able to able to practically apply these skills and understand the range of impacts that finance has on different business activities. 

Download a prospectus for more details on the career support you will receive as a University of Liverpool student. 

Learn online anytime, anywhere

Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.  

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.  

Love what you've read so far? 

Download a prospectus or visit our website for more information on this programme. Alternatively, you can contact one of our admission advisers to get your questions answered. 

One of the best ways to see if the programme is right for you is to join one of our regular virtual events where you will be introduced to our range of online programmes, our online learning facilities, and Q&A’s with staff to help you make the best decision about the future of your education. 

PG Dip, MSc, PG Cert Award
October Start
Part-time, Online Study Mode
30 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via LiveChat.

Applicants should possess either:

  • A minimum of a 2:2 class degree in any subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or
  • Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

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