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Our MSc Finance is a challenging one year programme that prepares recent high calibre graduates and young professionals for a wide range of careers in the highly competitive, yet rewarding, financial services sector. Covering a broad range of topics, this programme not only offers a solid quantitative foundation, but underpins it using the latest research and practical applications.

MSc Finance is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has developed a reputation as one of the most intellectually rigorous quantitative finance programmes in Europe. The programme is consistently ranked among the best in London and is a CFA Programme Partner, giving students access to high-profile events, online resources and discounts on CFA exams.

The Programme

This programme prepares recent high calibre graduates for a wide range of careers in the financial services sector. It is an intellectually rigorous quantitative finance programme covering a broad range of topics. To introduce you to the tools of modern finance and enhance your career development skills you will study compulsory foundation modules, including:

• Application in R for Finance

• Business Valuation

• Financial Modelling

• Markets and Securities

• The Finance Industry

Core modules are the backbone of our programme, providing you with a solid knowledge base in each subject area. Each module builds on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. Core modules include:

• Corporate Finance

• Derivatives

• Empirical Finance: Methods and Applications

• Financial Econometrics

• Investment and Portfolio Management

• Macros Finance

• Mathematics for Finance

The spring term begins with an International Experience. This two day trip to a European country offers students the opportunity to consider finance on an international field and strengthen their networks.

You will also be given the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives and undertake a final project. Electives to select from include:

Key electives

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Applied Trading Strategies
  • Advanced Options Theory
  • Asset Allocation and
  • Investment Strategies
  • Credit Risk
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Macroeconomics and Finance for
  • Practitioners (international elective)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Investing (international elective)

Other electives

  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Advanced Financial Statistics
  • Big Data in Finance I
  • Big Data in Finance II
  • Causal Links in Financial Economics
  • Corporate Dealmaking
  • Corporate Strategy and Dynamic Competition
  • International Finance
  • Mergers and AcquisitionS
  • Machine and Deep Learning with Finance Applications
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Structured Credit and Equity Products
  • Wealth Management and Alternative Investments
  • Topics in Fintech Innovation

You will choose between undertaking two types of projects, as an opportunity to gain practical skills and put your learnings from the programme into practice. You can either pursue an Applied Project together with an additional elective, or a traditional Research Project.


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

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