MSc Finance elective options

Situated in London, one of the world’s most important financial and cultural centres, the Business School has access to industry experts and the direct experience of major corporates, consultancies, investment banks, venture capitalists and public sector organisations, which all help to make our teaching and research practical and relevant.

More information on the elective options offered to exchange students joining our MSc Finance class can be found below.

MSc Finance electives

Spring electives

This module will develop your corporate finance knowledge. Particular emphasis will be placed on linking conceptual tools to real business decisions through the use of case studies.

This module aims to provide students with more advanced tools of time series and econometrics than the Financial Statistics module. Applications to asset pricing and risk management will also be covered.

This module is an advanced elective in investments and portfolio management. We will discuss the key trading strategies used by hedge funds and demystify the secret world of active investing. The module combines the latest research with real-world examples to show how certain trading strategies make money–and why they sometimes don’t.

This module covers a variety of topics in corporate finance, with the focus on optimal corporate financial policy. You will learn what factors determine the “optimal” capital structure and how the interplay of those factors can affect financing decisions in a way that creates value on the right hand side of the balance sheet.

Summer electives

Beginning with the various types of business organisations, this module describes the essentials of the corporate legal system and in particular the implications of the law of obligations for contract negotiation. It will also outline the legal process when a company has financial difficulties. The second half of the module will examine tax law from the perspective of a corporate.

Every firm’s fundamental value and cash flow are driven by the strategic decisions the firm makes and the competitive environment in which it operates. The aim of this module is to understand the economic mechanisms at play when firms make major strategic decisions that allow them to develop a comparative advantage and compete with other firms.
This module introduces modern methods of enterprise risk management applicable for financial organizations, including insurance companies and pension funds. It analyses different types of risk and methods for measuring and managing them before examining how insurance companies and pension funds implement risk mitigation techniques.

Please note that it may not be possible to take all combinations of modules. Students will be advised about which combinations are possible when they register.

Please download the exchange fact sheet for more information