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MSc Business Finance

Course Description

Brunel’s original finance programme has been running successfully for nearly 20 years. This MSc focuses on financial decision making and financial analysis, appropriate for the understanding of financial markets and institutions.

Through the core units, the aim of the course is to provide a rigorous treatment of the theory of corporate finance as well as to provide you with the econometric and mathematical techniques necessary to understand the literature and undertake empirical investigations in the area of finance.

Through a free selection of optional units, the course is designed to offer you the opportunity to obtain more specialised knowledge through options such as Financial Engineering, International Finance, and Financial Accounting. Financial Engineering considers stock options and futures contracts on indices and how such assets might be used to hedge and evaluate risk. International Finance is informative both from the perspective of the derivatives used to hedge exchange rate risk and of the macroeconomic understanding of what drives exchange rate behaviour in an open economy.

The course is particularly appealing to those students whose career choices are likely to lie in the financial sector. The course also provides a sound foundation for those interested in continuing with research towards a PhD, and former students are now working as academics at institutions including the Australian School of Business, Glasgow University and the Oslo Business School.

Here's what some of our students have to say:

Joseph: “Brunel’s graduates have amongst the highest graduate starting salaries in the UK.”
Huong: “Something I love here at Brunel is the international environment, which enriches
my understanding of different cultures.”
Jigar: “I found the tutors very friendly and they were ready to explain everything from
Vidar: “Academic staff at Brunel are of a high standard and the University has first class
facilities to offer its students.”
Enid: “The programme has equipped me to make a meaningful contribution to he
development process in my country as a government analyst, particularly with
regard to financial regulations, practices and institutions.”

Visit the MSc Business Finance page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The scholarship is available for PGT courses at Brunel starting from September 2013 and focuses on two key audiences, namely high calibre prospective PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study at Brunel. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we intend to offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.Whilst Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG fees for Brunel alumni we intend to further incentivise Brunel students to take up postgraduate education by increasing the discount to 15%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15% of tuition fee


A first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure


Further Information



The Brunel International Scholarship - 20+ Awards

The Brunel International Scholarship is an annual award scheme designed to promote talent and encourage excellence in scholars coming to Brunel from around the globe. Partial scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have been offered a place on a full-time course at Brunel. Please refer to the International Scholarship web pages for more details.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15% of tuition fees


Academic excellence.

Application Procedure


Further Information


Entry Requirements

A 2.1 degree in Economics; Finance; Mathematics; Statistics; Physics; Engineering; or an equivalent qualification from overseas. All applicants would be required to have a minimum background in mathematics or statistics and economics or finance. However a strong background in mathematics or statistics could be a substitute for the required background in economics and finance. .

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