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Why Imperial MSc finance

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 2021.

Our MSc Finance programme was ranked #16 in the world in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2022.

Give your career a stand out start.

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Your key advantages:

Your career gets a head start. Our programme has the stamp of Chartered Financial Affiliation, the global standard among top-tier finance firms. You’ll cover curriculum set by the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) including ethical and professional standards. It’s your stepping stone to prepare for CFA exams.

The vital boost to your Curriculum Vitae

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Each career pathway is as different as each student. We harness individuality, as this is what makes for diverse, employable candidates. Choose from a wide range of electives to unlock your potential.

Tailor electives to your career aspirations.

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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 a wealth of knowledge gained from finance sector insiders.

This is real-world learning.

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Your top ranked Finance MSc will set your CV apart. We’ll make sure of that with all the support you need from expert Career Consultants. First step your CV, a full review on how to fine-tune the way you present yourself, industry-focussed workshops, presentations and essential interview preparation. Tailored advice on job applications and the right career path to match your skills.

Turning graduates into top-tier employees

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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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Leaders in data analytics

We are recognised as a world leader in the study and analysis of data. Imperial Business Analytics is a dedicated research centre which delivers the Data Spark programme. It’s your gateway to live projects on a student placement programme which uncover market relevant insights into business data.

What next? Bitcoin boom or bust? We track global transactions patterns in real time, under analysis are also the demographics of rising sharing economies including Uber and Airbnb. A myriad of thought-provoking business issues are mapped out in The Data Observatory, housed in our Data Science Institute. It provides a vital overview for academics and industry insiders alike to visualise data in the largest facility of its kind in Europe.

Welcome to a wider view of data.

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"I chose Imperial to benefit from the world-leading professors at the Business School and the career opportunities that the university would help foster. "
MSc Finance 2020-2021
Govind Grewal, MSc Finance 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School