Business School students

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2017
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Closed for 2017 entry
MSc Finance at Imperial College Business School
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Overview

Our MSc in Finance provides a unique combination of the latest research, practical application and a broad range of topics, preparing recent graduates and young professionals for a wide range of careers in finance.

On this Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) partner programme, you will learn from leading practitioners and world class faculty how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.

You begin your studies with core modules aimed at developing your financial base, before tailoring your degree to suit your career aspirations by selecting from a range of optional modules. These include a choice of two international options, enabling you to experience finance in a different economy.

Careers

Our graduates are well prepared for the best jobs in the finance industry, such as investment banking, asset management and consultancy. Graduates have pursued careers in the UK, Europe and further afield, with employers including:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BNP Paribas
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Societe Generale

Accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Core modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Application of Matlab to Finance
  • Business Valuation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Ethics and Professional Standards in Finance
  • Finance Careers Primer
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Modelling
  • International Experience Trip
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Macro Finance
  • Markets and Securities
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • The Finance Industry

Non-assessed modules

  • Career and Professional Development
  • Induction
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • International Experience Trip
  • Plagiarism Awareness Module
  • Study Skills

Optional modules

  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Financial Statistics
  • Advanced Options Theory
  • Asset Allocation and Investment Strategies
  • Banks, Regulation and Monetary Policy
  • Behavioural Investment Management
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Corporate Strategy and Dynamic Competition
  • Credit Risk
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial Crises and Regulation
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • International Finance
  • Introduction to Algorithmic Trading (International Elective)
  • Law and Capital Market Dealing
  • Macroeconomics and Finance for Practitioners (International Elective)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Quantitative Methods in Asset Management
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Structured Credit and Equity Products
  • Topics in Fintech Innovation
  • Wealth Management and Alternative Investments

Project

  • Applied Project
  • Applied Project (Work Based)
  • Research Project

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Case Studies
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests Essays
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations

Staff expertise

The Imperial College Business School has over 60 academics, 10 teaching fellows and 20 researchers supporting teaching and research across the School.

Course timetable

You will receive your course timetable by the beginning of your studies in September. The core teaching hours for the College are 9am–6pm and the Business School will also teach in the evenings beyond 6pm.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2017 entry
£32,500

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Tuition fees (Islands and Overseas students)

2017 entry
£32,500

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Admissions

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

A First or Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised university, in highly quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Finance or Science.

Read more about the entry requirements for this course on the Business School website.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

All of the Business School taught postgraduate programmes require payment of an application processing fee before an application can be submitted. Details of the cost can be found on the Business School website.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Further information

Where it all begins video

Contact us

T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

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Applying for your visa

Visit the International Student Support website for information on applying for a visa.

Students outside the Union

Scholarships

Use our search tool to find scholarships from Imperial, plus non-Imperial scholarships.