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Corporate Finance - MSc

Course Description

Explore the exciting world of venture capital, private equity, corporate governance and mergers & acquisitions with hands-on sessions and extensive case-studies.

About the course:
-Study one of the most reputable Masters within the investment banking community
-Focus on highly specialised topics such as private equity, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
-Experience a practice-centred delivery approach including hands-on sessions, case studies, financial analysis simulations and programming sessions.
-Benefit from professional exam exemptions from the CFC qualification.
-Choose from over 15 elective modules to gain specialisation in a wide array of finance topics


This highly specialised degree is designed to provide a practical understanding of a wide range of corporate finance services and corporate transactions. Both, corporate financial management and investment banking is at the core of the programme which is highly regarded in the City of London.

Through hands-on sessions and extensive use of case-studies and financial analysis simulations, participants will be fascinated by the exciting world of venture capital, private equity, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. You will specialise in corporate investment and capital budgeting decisions, IPOs, payout policy, capital structure, enterprise valuation, financial analysis and risk management. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of financial markets, securities trading and quantitative techniques, and be able to further specialise on a wide range of additional elective topics.

MSc Corporate Finance graduates have the advantage of exemption from the Corporate Investment exam of its CFC qualification.


There is a demand for professionals who combine an understanding of the financial markets with knowledge of the financial decisions facing companies in their day-to-day operations. Such professionals also need a clear insight into related fields including accounting, risk management, capital budgeting, debt and equity finance, financial planning, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.

As a MSc Corporate Finance graduate, you will be well equipped to join careers in investment banks in the City of London and other international financial centres, professional services firms, including management consultancies and accountancy practices, and small, entrepreneurial ventures where an in-depth knowledge of finance will be of direct benefit to the owner/managers seeking to build their business.

Visit the Corporate Finance - MSc page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 or the equivalent from an overseas institution, any degree discipline, but must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy. We may ask you to submit a GMAT score if we think it appropriate in your individual case.

Last Updated

11 January 2017

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