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.
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
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.
Imperial College Business School Scholarship
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.
No additional scholarship essay is required.
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.
Recipient: Imperial College London
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