Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or international equivalent in any discipline and good quantitative skills.
The mathematics used in the programme includes basic calculus and statistics, so applicants are also required to have studied a minimum of A level Mathematics (or its equivalent).
GMAT or GRE is not required; however, it may strengthen your application depending on your academic and professional background
Two to five years of relevant work experience will be considered a strong advantage.
Months of entry
About this Executive programme
The MSc Finance (part-time) programme provides a unique opportunity to pursue a graduate degree at a world-leading institution alongside a full-time career. The programme attracts working professionals who either already hold, or aspire to hold, high-powered careers in finance and wish to acquire a more in-depth and academically rigorous knowledge of the subject.
As the LSE's longest running Executive Master's degree, the programme is specifically tailored to meet the requirements of part-time students in employment with regard to: academic content, structure and timing of teaching, and the academic, pastoral and careers support provided for students throughout the programme.
The academic structure and content in this programme is almost identical to the full-time MSc Finance programme, the primary difference being that teaching is delivered during evening sessions.
Being only a short journey from the City and Canary Wharf, LSE is ideally located for professionals to commute to and from the office for lectures, to study with their classmates or attend events and public lectures.
Department of Finance
The LSE Department of Finance is devoted to excellence in teaching and research in the full range of the subfields of finance including corporate finance, asset pricing theory, risk management, empirical analysis of capital markets, behavioural finance, portfolio analysis, derivatives pricing, microstructure and financial econometrics.
The Department has grown in recent years to become one of the largest and most highly-regarded finance groups in the UK and Europe. It is closely associated with the LSE's Financial Markets Group and Systemic Risk Centre which regularly host a wide variety of seminars, conferences and public addresses by leading academics and practitioners. With over 200 post-graduate students selected from a pool of top applicants world-wide, a faculty recruited from the top departments internationally, and a steady flow of distinguished visitors, we have a stimulating environment for research and learning that is on par with the best in the world.
Information for international students
LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.
If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.
Fees and funding
Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.
This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- Executive MSc
- part time21 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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