伯明翰大学(Birmingham)金融学专业分析与点评

伯明翰大学是英国著名的6所“红砖大学”之一、英国名校联盟“罗素大学集团”和国际大学组织“Universitas 21”的创始成员。伯明翰大学在全世界更是具有良好的声誉,在2013/14QS世界大学排名上,位居英国第10位,世界第62位。并且,由于伯明翰大学在中国开始招生较早,且得益于其优越的地理位置,许多中国学子前往学习,尤其是商界人士,因此在中国,伯明翰大学拥有十分庞大的校友资源。

伯明翰大学的商学院更是可圈可点,身为英国十大商学院之一,其已获得EQUIS、AMBA、CIPS(英国皇家采购与供应学会)、CIM(英国特许营销协会)、CIPD(英国特许人事与发展协会)、ICSA(英国特许公司秘书及行政主管协会)等的认证。

而伯明翰大学商学院下共有两个分支,分别为Accounting and Finance (MSc) programmes和Economics, Finance and Statistical (MSc) programmes,这两个下面都有与金融相关的课程。伯明翰大学与其他学校有所不同的是,它并没有单独开设一门“Finance”,而是开设了更加细化的Finance课程,例如Investments、Financial Management、Financial Economics、International Money and Banking、Money, Banking and Finance、Mathematical Finance。由此可见,伯明翰大学十分注重对课程的分类,总体而言更偏重于实际和实务,但这也不代表它不重视理论,如Financial Economics、Mathematical Finance,相比较之下,是更加理论的。

Investments、Financial Management是在Accounting and Finance (MSc) programmes下的,对其他几个专业而言,它的背景要求会更高一点。如果本科不是finance专业的,但是有相关的数量课程,那么伯明翰大学也是非常同学们去申请的。Investments主要是针对投资机构,从课程设置上而言,这个专业对于课程的要求比较高,不仅量十分大,而且更加偏重数量和分析,这对于申请者,或者是之后的就读者,都有较大的压力,毕竟不能辛辛苦苦读了一年不能毕业吧。如果希望读的相对更加轻松点,而且本科的专业背景没有和对口的,那么Financial Management就是一个不错的选择了。因为Financial Management更偏重于管理方面,对本科专业的背景不高。从课程的设置来看,这门课必修课明显比较少,而且都是比较温柔型的课程,除了有数学建模,但是与Investments相比,简直是小巫见大巫了。而且该专业是ACT University的合作人,所以学生可以共享Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)的数据。

当然,之前我们也提到过,在伯明翰大学商学院下面共有两个programme下设了与金融相关的课程,那我们现在就来说说Economics, Finance and Statistical (MSc) programmes下设的金融相关课程吧。如Financial Economics MSc、International Money and Banking MSc、Money, Banking and Finance MSc、Mathematical Finance MSc。其中Financial Economics MSc可以归在Finance也可以归在 Economics下,因此这样子也不难看出,这个课程基本上要同时注重这两个方面。从课程设置上来说,比其他的专业,更加的偏向于理论,例如有Econometrics等课程,所以小编其实更加推荐本科是Economics的同学来申请,不仅因为学习的难度上,更是由于相比较而言,学校会更青睐于Economics的同学。International Money and Banking MSc、Money, Banking and Finance MSc,这两个课程其实还是较为相似的,大部分课程是重叠的,而且都是偏银行方向,但是也有其不同的地方。从课程设置上来看,前者在必修课中有一门Foreign Exchange Markets ,而后者有一门Risk, Uncertainty and Information,其他大抵相似,从这两门略有区别的课程上,我们不难发现,前者更加偏实务,而后者更加偏理论。最后,我们再来说说Mathematical Finance MSc,这一个专业绝对是学霸级别的,有C++ 课程,而且两个学期的课程压力都十分大,所以想要申请这个专业的同学,光有相应的数理课程已经远远不够了,还必须有十分强大的数理能力和计算机基础,不然应该很难hold住这个课程,因此我推荐数学专业或者计算机专业的同学可以尝试一下申请这个专业。

总而言之,伯明翰大学的金融学专业还是十分值得念得,不仅因为其响亮的名号和卓越的较好质量,也是因为其在国内强大的校友资源。

Investments

必修课:

Financial Modelling & Forecasting Techniques

Financial Statement Analysis for Investors

Foreign Exchange and International Money Markets

Investment Mathematics, concepts and markets

Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis

Risk management

Security Analysis and valuation

Trading techniques

Research Dissertation

选修课:

Fund management

Quantitative techniques in finance

Corporate Governance Issues in Fund Management

Private equity and venture finance

Financial Management

第一学期:必修课

Corporate Financial Management

Financial Modelling Techniques

Financial Statement Analysis for Investors

Foreign Exchange and International Money Markets

第二学期:必修课

Advanced Corporate Financial Management

Dissertation

选修课(3门)

Empirical Topics in Accounting and Finance

International Treasury Management

Private equity and venture finance

Quantitative techniques in finance

Risk management

Security Analysis and valuation

Financial Economics

必修课:

Theory of Finance (10)

Macroeconomics (20)

Econometrics (30)

Topics in Money and Banking (10)

Economics of Financial Markets (10)

Monetary Policy (10)

Options and Derivatives (10)

Dissertation (10)

选修课:

Development Economic Policy

International Trade Policy

Experimental and Behavioural Economics

International Banking: Regulation and Supervision

Natural Resource Economics

Corporate Finance

International Money and Banking

必修课(180学分):

Macroeconomics (30)

Foreign Exchange Markets (20)

Economics of Financial Markets (20)

International Banking and Finance (20)

International Banking: Regulation and Supervision (20)

Topics in Money and Banking (10)

Option (20)

Dissertation (40)

选修课:

International Investment

Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory

Development Economics Policy

International Trade Policy

Political Economy and Economic Policy

Natural resource Economics

Economics of Labour Markets

Money, Banking and Finance

必修课:(选取180个学分)

Macroeconomics (30)

Econometrics with Financial Applications (30)

Economics of Financial Markets (20)

International Banking and Finance (20)

Topics in Money and Banking (10)

Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10)

Option (20)

Dissertation (40)

选修课:

International Banking: Regulation and Supervision

International Investment

Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory

Development Economic Policy

International Trade Policy

Political Economy and Economic Policy

Natural Resource Economics

Game Theory

Economics of Labour Markets

Mathematical Finance

第一学期:必修课

Econometrics with Financial Applications  (15+)

Introduction to quantitative finance (10+)

Computational Methods and Frontiers (10+)

Risk Analytics (10)

C++ for finance (10+)

选修课:

International Banking and Finance (20)

Macroeconomics (20+)

Multicriteria Decision Making (10)

Nonlinear Programming I (10)

Topics in Money and Banking  (10)

Integer Programming (10)

第二学期:必修课

Econometrics with Financial Applications (+15)

Exotic options, bonds and further quantitative finance  (+10)

Computational Methods and Frontiers (+10)

C++ for finance (+10)

选修课:

Economics of Financial Markets  (20)

Macroeconomics (+10)

Non-Linear Programming II (10)

Combinatorial Optimisation  (10)

Conic optimization  (10)

Heuristic Optimisation (10)

Research Frontiers in Management Mathematics (10)

Security Analysis and Portfolio Theory (20)

Financial Management

学费:UK/EU students = £7,740,International students = £15,525

雅思:6.5 in IELTS and not less than 6.0 in any band

网站:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/business/financial-management.aspx#CourseDetailsTab

Investments

学费:£8,010 (UK/EU), £16,525 (overseas)

雅思:6.5 in IELTS and not less than 6.0 in any band

网站:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/business/investments.aspx#CourseDetailsTab

International Money and Banking

学费:UK/EU students - £11,430 ,International students - £16,070

雅思:6.5 in IELTS and not less than 6.0 in any band

网站:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/econ/financial-economics.aspx#CourseDetailsTab 

Money, Banking and Finance

学费:Full-time: £11,430  (UK / EU) £16,070 (overseas)Part-time: £5,715 (UK / EU)

雅思:6.5 in IELTS and not less than 6.0 in any band

网站:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/econ/money-banking-finance.aspx#CourseDetailsTab

International Money and Banking

学费:UK/EU - £11,430 ,Overseas - £16,070 

雅思:6.5 in IELTS and not less than 6.0 in any band

网站:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/econ/international-money-banking.aspx#CourseDetailsTab

Mathematical Finance

学费:£16,070 (UK/EU and overseas)Part Time: home/EU/overseas -  £8,035

雅思:6.5 in IELTS and not less than 6.0 in any band

网站:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/econ/mathematical-finance.aspx#CourseDetailsTab

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