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A combination of the latest research, practical application and a broad range of topics, makes the MSc Investment & Wealth Management a unique and challenging experience. Highly relevant to the current world of finance, this programme builds on the strong corporate connections we have established with the city.

Students who complete the MSc Investment & Wealth Management programme successfully will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental finance theories and models and their use and context in real financial markets.

  • Apply mathematical tools to complex financial problems including the management and matching of financial risks.

  • Strong knowledge of the economics, legal and regulatory framework of the money management industry, and understanding of how the different institutions cater for the different financial needs of their respective client base.

  • Use a range of programming tools to develop live implementations of financial models and use these implementations in practical simulations.

  • Have an understanding of the most widely used investment strategies, and be able to both design a strategy on similar lines as well as to analyse its performance.

  • Conduct financial statement analysis and valuation exercises; analyse and evaluate investment corporate decisions.

Programme structure

These online modules will give you basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

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This foundation module will introduce you to the modern tools of finance.

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Develop your financial base with core modules covering topics such as Derivatives, Investment and Portfolio Management and Macroeconomics.

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Customise your degree to meet your personal career ambitions through your electives.

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In the spring and summer terms, you will choose between two types of research projects, in order to develop specialist skills and subject knowledge to benefit your future career.

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The MSc Investment & Wealth Management is a one year, full-time intensive programme. The normal working week is Monday to Friday. Classes will be scheduled between 08.30 and 21.00 and students should expect to attend one evening class per week, and other optional activities such as guest lectures or alumni and careers events may be scheduled in the evening.


  Jul - Aug Sep

Oct - Dec

Jan - Mar

Apr - Jun

Jul - Aug

Pre‑study modules            
Foundation modules            
Core modules            
Elective modules            
Work placement (optional)            

Software facilities

MSc Investment & Wealth Management students have access to the following software facilities:

  • Bloomberg*: 12 Bloomberg terminals are provided across two computer rooms. Bloomberg is the main source of real-time data for traders and asset managers in the world’s leading financial organisations. Bloomberg provides very detailed information on a range of cash equities and bonds as well as derivatives.  The historical range of data is limited but data services such as Datastream are a good complement for this purpose.
  • Reuters Eikon: Reuters Eikon is similar to Bloomberg in that it provides real-time data for a very large number of cash securities and derivatives. ICBS provides a small number of licenses for students that require this service. Reuters Eikon is particularly comprehensive in the area of foreign exchange data but contains very useful information on all other asset classes as well as inclined bonds, equities and commodities

Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

"I have a genuine interest in the investment field, and I decided to study at Imperial for its social conscience and innovative spirit. The contribution that Imperial made against COVID-19 really impressed me and I feel I am joining a community that is really changing the world."
MSc Investment & Wealth Management 2021
Hilla Yang, MSc Investment & Wealth Management 2020-21, student at Imperial College Business School