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Why Imperial MSc Finance & Accounting

The world changes. It always does. Nothing stands still. At Imperial, we recognise we live in challenging times, facing pressures of rapid technological innovation, increasing globalisation, dwindling natural resources and the need to generate economic growth which delivers greater well-being for society. At Imperial College Business School, we tackle the challenges business faces through analytical, sharp analysis and thought-leadership. It is our DNA.

How do we rank?

We want to unlock your potential. So it’s good to know our own high standards are also internationally recognised with Imperial College London ranked #3 in Europe by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.

At the heart of the university, Imperial College Business School has established a first class reputation in finance.

Give your career a stand out start.

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Your key advantages:

Take your next career step upwards. Our programme is accredited by the advanced accounting standards of ACCA and CIMA – giving you exemptions from professional accounting qualifications. Gain your professional edge.

ACCA and CIMA accredited, a head start on your career.

Shape your own MSc programme to match your ambition. A wide choice of electives offer multiple opportunities to specialise, from Advanced Financial Accounting to Mergers and Acquisitions. Your scope for learning spans worldwide, our Macroeconomics and Finance for Practitioners elective is your chance to examine financial markets in cities like Dubai. Gain a global perspective.

Hone your electives to your industry goals.

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Find solutions to live business challenges through inspiring lectures delivered by industry experts. Extend your knowledge into practical skills, learn programming with optional Visual Basic and C++ workshops or put theory into practice with an Applied Project. Why not embed a Work Placement into your summer term?

You’re career ready with a wide range of industry experience, practical applications and wealth of knowledge gained from finance sector insiders.

This is real-world learning.

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88% of our Finance Master’s graduates in 2019 were employed within three months. 

Statistics show Imperial experience marks you out as a highly desirable graduate. Our expert Career Consultants make sure of that. Your advantage? Chart your future goals and take concrete steps to achieve them. We’re your career network with connections to the biggest names in the finance sector.

Your career advantage: track our top-tier employment record.

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You have full access to the expertise of our globally respected Department of Finance. Leaders in the field, their worldwide reputation is founded on an expert understanding of business, finance and economics. They keep your learning one step ahead.

Opportunity awaits.

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The Imperial advantage

Top 10 global university

You’ll break new ground with our strong reputation for research and teaching. All the tools are here, with access to cutting edge business, technology, engineering, healthcare and science. With our global reputation, beyond the classroom your entrepreneurial and business opportunities extend worldwide.

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You shape change

The door is open to wider opportunities beyond business to make a huge difference. Cross-disciplinary thinking will help you tackle the world’s most pressing issues. This wider scope for global research and social impact is your next step towards a highly employable skill set.

Your network includes:

  • Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis
  • Centre for Climate Finance & Investment
  • Centre for Global Finance & Technology
  • Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation
  • Data Science Institute
  • Energy Futures Lab
  • Grantham Institute – Climate Change & The Environment
  • Imperial Business Analytics
  • Institute of Global Health Innovation

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An entrepreneurial spark

We are built on innovation. Throughout the year, discover initiatives which encourage an entrepreneurial mindset. Bright ideas take shape and gain momentum.

The Enterprise Lab embodies this. It connects the College community with the Capital’s next generation of innovators. The Lab gives you access to mentors, coaches and funding communities, all drawn from London’s vibrant startup ecosystem.

Translate your thoughts into business-driven reality.

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"Imperial College Business School’s outstanding academic reputation means that it attracts the brightest students from across the globe. I find it remarkable that the Business School picks its students not only based on a GMAT score but emphasises the importance of personal profiles. The programmes offered can be tailored by each student to fulfil their respective needs."
MSc Finance & Accounting 2021
Paul Prins, MSc Finance & Accounting 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School