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MSc Finance & Accounting

Course Description

This one year MSc Finance & Accounting programme appeals to students from a range of business and scientific backgrounds looking to move into the finance industry.

Taught by outstanding academics and leading practitioners, students are provided with a thorough grounding in the theory of finance. Built on this solid technical foundation is an understanding of the practical elements of the finance and accounting industries which include advanced techniques in corporate financial strategy, project management and company valuation.

If you aspire to work in areas such as management consulting, equity research analysis, sales in investment banking, the treasury department of a large corporate company, or at one of the big four, then this programme is suitable for you.

The Programme

MSc Finance & Accounting ensures students benefit from a unique blend of rigour and relevance, providing an understanding of the financial basics, more specialist knowledge in a chosen area and a practical experience through electives and project work.

You will begin by studying five compulsory foundation modules to introduce the tools of modern finance and enhance your career development skills. These include:
• Accounting and Valuation
• Application of Matlab to Finance
• Financial Modelling
• Markets and Securities
• The Finance Industry

Core modules are the backbone of the programme and provide you with a solid knowledge base in each subject area. The core modules include:
• Advanced Corporate Finance
• Financial Accounting
• Corporate Finance
• Derivatives
• Financial Econometrics
• Investments and Portfolio Management
• Management Accounting
• Corporate Strategy

Each module builds on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. You are also given the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives and undertake a final project. The selection of electives includes:
• Advanced Financial Statistics
• Corporate Law and Corporate Tax Strategy
• Corporate Strategy and Dynamic Competition
• Enterprise Risk Management
• International Elective: Macro and Finance for Practitioners
• International Finance
• Insurance
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Real Estate Investment
• Structured Credit and Equity Products
• Venture Capital and Private Equity
• Topics in FinTech Innovation
• Big Data in Finance

Visit the MSc Finance & Accounting page on the Imperial College London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Imperial alumni loyalty bursary - No. of awards TBC

We offer a 10% bursary on programme fees to successful candidates with an undergraduate degree from Imperial awarded at a minimum of upper second class, or Master’s degree awarded with a minimum of Merit.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% bursary on programme fees


We welcome applications from all Imperial College London alumni.

Application Procedure

All Imperial College London alumni applicants will be able to select this during the application process.

Further Information



Imperial College Business School Scholarship - 20+ Awards

All candidates receiving an offer to the Business School will be considered and selected on merit.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £10,000


We offer a number of £10,000 scholarships based on academic excellence for entry to our MSc programmes in 2016.

Application Procedure

No additional scholarship essay is required.

Entry Requirements

A First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) from a recognised university in a quantitative subject such as finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, engineering, science or business. Work experience is not essential, but you are strongly recommended to undertake relevant internships. All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. Students who are not native speakers of English, or were not awarded their degree in a qualifying English speaking country, must demonstrate their proficiency by completing an approved English language qualification (including GCSE English, IELTS or TOEFL) at the required level.

Last Updated

20 December 2016

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