The MSc in Management and Investment Strategy (a route of the full-time MSc Management) has been designed for future managers who want to develop their interest in business finance while strengthening their understanding of wider business areas and concepts critical to the success of 21st century organisations. The Investment Strategy route considers the creation and management of wealth. The focus is therefore on adding value for the corporation and developing financial and analytical skills.
The course is primarily designed for those holding a good first degree, but with little direct experience in business.
The framework for all of our full-time MSc in Management courses, enables us to keep up to date with a range of dynamic modules relevant to the aspirations and needs of a new generation of global leaders. Our curriculum is reviewed and developed through consultation with our students, employers and alumni. Central to our course design is engagement with external businesses and organisations, leading to direct experience of consultancy work.
As a student on MSc Management and Investment Strategy you will be entitled to a free iPad to enhance your learning experience. Students will be provided with an iPad when they are fully enrolled on the course which will enable them to access their on-line learning materials.
Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.
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Course length: One year full-time
Study location: City site
Fees and funding:
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Candidates applying from visa national countries are required to submit an advance payment, which will then be deducted from the full fee. Please note that fees are subject to annual review.
Investment strategy considers the assessment and management of value or wealth. Like all the management programmes, you will initially develop a sound understanding of the fundamental business management theories and practice, including accounting, finance and economics. The course then develops these ideas further by focusing on adding value for the organisation and the individual. The specialist route modules consider financial and investment theories, and how these apply to practice.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of the current issues concerning companies' investment strategies and the management of individuals' investment portfolios.
- Managing People
- Information and Knowledge
- Accounting, Finance and Economics
- Strategy in the International Environment
- Marketing and Operations
- Research Methods
- Applied / Consultancy Project.
- Corporate Finance and Valuations
- Investment and Portfolio Management.
We provide a comprehensive induction phase, which includes a mandatory residential course. This is an important part of the course and is the starting point for a personal development programme to support students throughout their studies. The induction needs to be completed before module teaching starts.
Study and support
A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed including, lectures, seminars, case studies, interactive workshops, discussions, business simulations and group activities.
In order to make your assessment relevant to the skills and knowledge needed as a manager a variety of methods are used throughout the course, including presentations, group work, management reports, and examinations.
In-sessional English language support
For those students whose first language is not English, we provide in-sessional support for academic writing specific to the assessment requirements of the course.
For further information about Nottingham Business School, our resources and facilities please visit the School website.
Over the last 13 years graduate destinations from this course have included:
- senior managers
- financial analysts
- credit management specialists
- project managers around the world.
A sizeable proportion of students join graduate management trainee programmes and students have also been offered jobs with the SME company for whom they have completed a consultancy project as part of the course.
As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.
Although this course does not currently offer a placement, the Applied Consultancy Project provides the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained from the previous modules within a real life UK business setting. The Consultancy Project enables you to develop your consultancy skills and gain a detailed understanding of the management and operation of a modern business.
The Consultancy Project
Designed to integrate and operationalise theory, the Consultancy Project provides teams of course members with the opportunity to put theory into practice in a real life UK business setting. The module aims to develop the capacity to work as part of a management team through active participation in a live consultancy project, and to enhance the ability to communicate clearly; argue rationally; and apply strategic concepts to produce real business solutions - given time constraints and conditions of uncertainty.
All of our courses are vocationally-oriented, providing the skills and experience that are relevant to and valued by employers. The real-world consultancy project, carried out in collaboration with local organisations, continues to be a key factor in the success of our courses and provides you with work-based experience that is of genuine value to your future career.
You will need a degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above). One academic or vocational reference is required.
English language requirements
English language entry requirements for courses at Nottingham Business School and a full list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University are available on our website.
How to apply Applications should be made using the apply online button at the top of the page.