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MScFinancial Decision Making with Applications

University of Essex United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £14,500.00 per year
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Develop the skills required for portfolio management, the application of stochastic calculus to the pricing of derivative securities, and the analysis of financial statements and financial reporting.

This course bridges the gap between traditional financial analysts and new traders who are taking on board cognitive psychology, teaching you how to use mathematical methods to manage risk attached to financial decision making.

You study a range of topics including:

- Mathematics
- Accounting
- Management and finance
- Psychology

Our interdisciplinary research recognises that mathematics, including what can be very abstract mathematics, is an essential part of research in many other disciplines.

Our Department of Mathematical Sciences has an international reputation in many areas including semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.

Programme structure

Year 1

Financial Decision Making
Research Methods
Behavioural Finance (optional)
Corporate Reporting and Analysis (optional)
Derivative Securities (optional)
Financial Derivatives (optional)
Nonlinear Programming (optional)
Ordinary Differential Equations (optional)
Partial Differential Equations (optional)
Portfolio Management (optional)
Statistical Methods (optional)
Stochastic Processes (optional)
Time Series Econometrics (optional)
Applied Statistics (optional)
Bank Strategy and Risk (optional)
Bayesian Computational Statistics (optional)
Asset Pricing (optional)

Career opportunities

Our graduates are highly sought after by a range of employers and find employment in financial services, scientific computation, decision making support and government, risk assessment, statistics, education and other sectors.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
May 1, 2018 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.