Postgraduate MSc

Finance, Investment and Risk (Dual Award)

Are you looking to kickstart a lucrative financial career and learn about the finance industry from a two-country perspective?

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Finance managers invest, manage or protect a business’s money. Employers are increasingly selective in their search for those with rich cognitive skills to get the job done.

This dual award course gives students the opportunity to attain not one but two Master’s degrees and travel as they do so – studying one with Kent Business School and the other in the financial hub of Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Reasons to study MSc Finance (Dual Award) at Kent

  • Kent Business School is a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school placing us in the top 1% of business schools globally to be accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB
  • You’ll be part of a supportive community at our Medway campus, 40 minutes from London
  • You’ll learn from our expert teaching staff, many of which appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide
  • You can increase your career prospects through an Industrial Placement or In-Company Student Consultancy Project, or even transform your idea into a business through the Business Start-Up Journey with ASPIRE
  • You’ll gain access to employability support from enrolment up to 3 years after graduation at the historic Rochester Cathedral
  • Study your summer term at Hong Kong Baptist University (MSc Mathematical Finance)

What you’ll learn

During your study at Kent Business School, you build expertise in theory surrounding risk and crisis management, investments and portfolio management and detailed learning of things such as derivatives and fixed income markets.

By using our dedicated Finance simulator space – the Bloomberg Lab – you have access to real and live data to engage with and apply your newfound knowledge to.

Further details in relation to the second Master's award – MSc Mathematical Finance, can be found on Hong Kong Baptist University website.

Your future

Embedded employability: Developing career-enhancing skills

From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace. You could go on our Business Start-up Journey and transform your idea into a business through ASPIRE. Our qualified careers practitioners provide support for up to three years after graduation.

Our careers and employability support at Kent Business School is designed to make sure you are ready to hit the ground running when you graduate, when you study with us you can expect:

  • 1-2-1 personalised Career Coaching with qualified and experienced coaches.
  • Pre-arrival guidance for international students to support navigating the UK labour market
  • Mentoring opportunities through professional bodies, business leaders and Kent alumni
  • Workshops and events designed to support your career planning, finding and securing work and work experience, and professional development, including insights from industry.
  • Access to careers fairs, live projects/competitions with employers and networking opportunities
  • Plus access to extracurricular professional development and skills courses run by industry professionals

Additionally, the Postgraduate Employability Edge programme, available to postgraduate students at Kent Business School takes place from Welcome Week until the end of your studies and is designed to enhance your career prospects further.

Successful KBS graduates: graduate destinations

Our Finance graduates find work in public and private sector management and consultancy both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:

  • Dolfin Group Wealth Management
  • NatWest
  • Huawei
  • US Bank
  • Caterpillar
  • Eurex

Many of our students also stay local and find job opportunities regionally in small and medium firms or even set-up their own businesses as well-equipped entrepreneurs.

Professional recognition

The MSc Finance programme is accredited by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals)CFA Institute and PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers Internal Association)

Kent Business School works closely with all three bodies to ensure that our Finance MSc is to the highest of standards. 

Career support
Whether you want to get ahead in your current career, change lanes, or kickstart a new one – we are here to help you realise your ambition.

Fees and funding

Please contact Hong Kong Baptist University regarding the tuition fee payable for this dual award. The tuition fee will be payable to Hong Kong Baptist University and can be found here.

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs

Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 

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Next steps

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Learn more about the application process or begin your application by clicking on a link below.

You will be able to choose your preferred year of entry once you have started your application. You can also save and return to your application at any time.

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