Master in Investment Management Cranfield School of Management

Our Investment Management MScat Cranfield School of Management will equip you with the knowledge and skills which you need to excel in your investment career. Studying this investment master's course offers you the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques of both investment and management, as well as how to apply them in real work situations globally.

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The  MSc in Investment Management at Cranfield School of Management is distinctive in covering the principles, tools and techniques of both investment and management, as well as how to apply them in real work situations. Throughout the course you will have access to Bloomberg live financial news and data and use real-world, international case studies to support your learning.


This course is designed for recent graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in investment management before seeking their first professional role; and professionals who already have work experience in the investment industry and are looking to take their career to the next level. The course will prepare you for roles in the investment industry such as portfolio manager, hedge-fund specialist, investment specialist, trader, fund manager, risk manager, security analyst, broker or corporate treasurer.

This course is taught by faculty experts who have extensive industry experience and who regularly work with major global financial services organisations, multinationals and government agencies around the world. You will be taught a range of innovative modules and will learn through case studies, participative exercises, interactive lectures, group projects and sessions hosted by industry speakers.

Pre-sessional Course

Core modules

Corporate Finance

Statistical Analysis for Finance


Organisational Management

Economics for Financial Markets

Valuation and Financial Modelling

Financial Markets Regulation and Ethics

Research Methods in Finance

Investment and Portfolio Management

Derivatives and Financial Risk Management


  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Investment Banking
  • Fund Management
  • Fixed Interest Securities
  • Technical Analysis and Trading Systems
  • International Investment and Emerging Markets

  • International class
  • International faculty
  • International study tours

Once your online application has been submitted, it will be processed by our admissions team within four to six weeks and if successful, we will invite you for interview.

We encourage you to come to Cranfield for your interview but appreciate that this is not always possible. If you are based outside Europe and are unable to travel to the UK, we will arrange a telephone of Skype interview.

If, following your interview, you are successful, an offer letter will be emailed to you within two weeks. You will then have a further four weeks to confirm your place and pay your deposit of £1,000. 

Criteria for assessing applications:
  • References
  • Language test and/or interview
  • GMAT
  • Assessment interview
  • Bachelors Degree or a professional qualification (e.g. CIMA, ACA, ACCA) and have 5 years' relevant work experience 
  • We may also require you to take GMAT (minimum score 600)
  • If English is not your first language, you must take one of the following:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – a minimum score of 92 is required (Important: this test is not currently accepted by the UK Home Office for Tier 4 (General) visa applications). The ETS DI Code for TOEFL is 0822.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – band 6.5 is required, with writing of 6.5. 
Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
  • Previous job experience
Maximum number of students admitted: 84
We are delighted to offer a number of bursaries to candidates on our Executive MBA.These funding opportunities are designed to assist future senior leaders to complete their studies Deadline: 31 July
Cost of the master: Not declared
Scholarships available
At the Cranfield campus we offer a wide range of accommodation options for our students; including accommodation for full-time single students, couples and families. All of our on campus accommodation is located within a short walking distance to all other on campus facilities. You may prefer to live off campus in the local community; we also maintain listings of private accommodation - from rooms in shared houses, to apartments and family homes.
  • Shuttle service
  • Tutoring
  • Laboratories
  • Wifi access
  • Disability services
  • Canteen/Meal tickets
  • Housing capacity 3000
  • Sport activities
  • Cultural activities
Career Development Service activities available to our students include:Preparing you for interviews Preparing you for assessment centres and psychometric testsCareer planning workshopsWriting a successful CVAssisting your job searchIndividual appointments with a career consultantA searchable online CVOn-campus recruitment presentationsUniversity Careers FairSector specific events Job matching service – matching students to specific rolesEmail alerts and LinkedIn posts to notify you of career opportunitiesInformation on early application deadlinesNetworking opportunities through the alumni associationAccess to research information and databases

  • Job posting
  • Book and/or database of graduates
  • Polls about alumni careers
  • Dedicated office
  • Assessment tool (strenghts, weaknesses, attitude etc.)
  • CV sending
  • International opportunities
  • Companies presentations
  • Careerday per area (finance, HR, etc.)
  • Support in CV writing
  • Job hunting tecniques
  • Interview preparation
  • Coaching during company's interviews
We have a global alumni network of over 18,000 members in over 120 countries. As a student, you will gain access to this influential network and the career development opportunities it provides, as well as to the broader Cranfield University alumni network of over 55,000 members. Many of our alumni hold senior management positions and are happy to advise students on career paths, key industries and employers.
Activities related to Alumni Community:
  • Alumni association
  • Presence in social network
  • Alumni in the teaching body
  • Meetings with alumni
  • Workshops
  • Reunions
  • Polls
  • Yearbook
  • Lifelong mailings
  • Magazine
  • Newsletter
  • Blog/Forums
  • Alumni Directory
  • Business and sport club
  • Facilitations for executive programs
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