Our extensive network of university partners includes some of the highest ranked business schools in the Europe, such as EDHEC Business School in France, as well as other highly regarded universities across the world. You can study in Australia, China, Singapore, USA and a host of other countries. Recent MSc Investment Analysis students spent time at Copenhagen Business School and at the University of South Africa.
All of our overseas study programmes are all tuition-free and lectures and assessments are in English.
A work placement taken as part of your masters programme can be hugely beneficial to your career prospects. It will enhance your CV and can give you a competitive advantage when applying for graduate roles.
As part of this course you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. Choose a company of your choice, in the UK or overseas, and spend from one month up to 12 months gaining valuable work experience.
MSc Investment Analysis students have been successful in gaining work placements for leading companies in the financial sector. One of our students recently spent time with global investment giants, Rothschild and Co whilst others spent time with established financial services companies, including Wesleyan, based in Birmingham.
There’s also the unique opportunity for you to support start-up businesses and local SMEs with real-life business projects through our Aston Business Clinic. You’ll work to solve strategic problems and make a real positive impact to growing businesses.
Our careers team will be on hand to help you find work placements and graduate positions. The team are also available to assist you with your CV and interview technique.
Trips and visits
In recent years our students have benefitted from insightful educational visits. For example, we’ve visited the London Stock Exchange enabling students to gain a deeper understanding of who the key industry players are, from the investors to the regulators. It’s also a chance to appreciate the current challenges facing the sector.
A number of guest speakers will help to deliver your lecture programme. This will give you with the chance to learn from investment bankers and other professionals in the financial sector. You’ll gain a key insight into their roles and responsibilities and further enhance your understanding of the field.
A large number of graduate employers visit campus during the year. There are careers fairs, networking events and much more. You’ll have the chance to discover a wide range of graduate opportunities and speak with companies to see where’s the best place for you to start your career.
Study or work in another country
The University has secured Erasmus+ mobility funding for students going on placement during the academic year 2019/20. For students planning their placement in the academic year 2020/21, Erasmus+ mobility funding will be dependent on the Exit date and whether a Withdrawal deal is agreed. The University’s Brexit information page is regularly being updated and will have the latest information.