This course is highly practical, giving you a highly focused training that shows employers that you have the skills to succeed. You will use facilities such as the Bloomberg Trading room and Thomson Datastream Advance, gaining the knowledge and experience you will need to further your career.
Graduates from this programme can progress to high-ranking positions in banking and other financial services around the globe, or work in a related field such as the financial press or government bodies.
Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.
Course: Investment and Financial Risk Management MSc
Employer: Jonathanfry plc
"Coming from an unrelated undergraduate degree, I started my MSc Investment and Financial Risk Management course with a lower level of relevant knowledge than most. Fortunately I found the support from both the staff and my fellow students to be invaluable and readily available, helping me (in one year)to form a good knowledge base for my career. I was also offered additional opportunities to expand my experience and skills, and enjoyed being one of the members of the Kingston team for the University Investment Challenge, in which we took first place. I was fortunate enough to secure a position at a private wealth manager shortly before my exams, and was asked to start four days after their completion. While I am certain my course was instrumental to receiving this offer, I was also impressed by the ample support I was then given while writing my dissertation, allowing me to complete it during my evenings and weekends. While it was undoubtedly the most busy year of my life, my time at Kingston was also one of the most rewarding."
Some graduates choose to continue their research. Kingston Business School's academic staff are currently supervising a number of PhD/DBA students, and are willing to supervise suitably qualified doctoral candidates in all areas of:
To find out more, visit our doctoral web pages.
Kingston University supports our graduates with the new Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa. This allows non-EEA graduates who have an outstanding business idea to put into practice in the UK, and who do not have a job offer, the opportunity to stay in the UK for up to 12 months (which might be extended for an additional 12 months).
Kingston Business School joins an elite group of the top 5 per cent of institutions worldwide awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation.
The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.