The specialization in Investment Management prepares you for a broad set of careers in the finance industry, including portfolio management, security analysis, asset allocation, quantitative investment methods, and securities sales and trading. Investment management skills are also important for regulators and policy makers in the area of financial markets.
The goal of investment management is to ensure that the capital saved by households is deployed in the most efficient manner and yields the maximum risk-adjusted return. This, in turn, is crucial for an efficient allocation of capital and ultimately for economic growth. The specialization in Investment Management will provide you with tools for deep understanding of these issues that will be very useful in your future career. The program strucutre is built on the successful predecessor program, which has been ranked number 1 in Northern Europe by the Financial Times.
The ambition of the program is to prepare you for taking an active part in strategic corporate discussions and in the development of new products and trading practices. It will provide you with a solid academic and analytical foundation for practical decision making. The courses are designed to teach you how to apply theoretical tools to real life finance problems. This includes increasing your understanding of how the financial markets function, why different instruments and institutions exist, and the basis and consequences of corporate financial decisions.
Leading finance department
The Department of Finance at SSE is a leading finance department in Europe with about 18 faculty and over 20 PhD students. A large fraction of the faculty and PhD students has an international background. Faculty members also take an active part in the SSE undergraduate programs, the PhD program and the executive education programs. The department’s research covers the whole range of financial economics, including corporate finance and contract theory, law and finance, corporate governance, asset pricing and financial econometrics, derivatives and risk management, mathematical finance, behavioral finance, market microstructure and real estate finance.
Questions? Please contact Torbjörn Sällström,
MSc Program Coordinator for CF & IM Specializations