Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance.

Applications will also be considered from those who do not meet this criteria but who can demonstrate numerical proficiency and have either:

  • an appropriate professional qualification in finance
  • more than one year of relevant work experience if they have at least a lower second class honours degree (2:2).

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Corporate Finance programme is aimed at students who wish to prepare for a career in the treasury department of a large company or for the corporate finance team of an investment bank. It would also prepare you for a management consultancy role with a finance focus or an advisory role with an accounting or professional services company.

Corporate finance encompasses diverse topics such as mergers and acquisitions, issuing capital, cash management, corporate payout policy, managing foreign exchange exposure and executive compensation. Our MSc Corporate Finance programme will provide you with tools to evaluate corporate finance issues and to improve financial management practice.

Our MSc Corporate Finance is an applied master’s programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. You will be taught by internationally renowned academics who are able to bring fresh insights into their teaching; both from their research, and their advisory roles on government policy and in industry. Research strengths include Corporate Finance, Accounting, Financial Markets and Corporate Governance. Teaching is academically rigorous and strong emphasis is placed on practical relevance. Our MSc Corporate Finance programme shares a common taught first semester with MSc Finance, and MSc Finance & Investment before specializing in Corporate Finance in semesters two and three.

MSc Corporate Finance is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); the world's largest body of management accountants. It offers at least 6 exemptions from CIMA's professional examinations. This is strong recognition of the professional relevance of this programme for students wishing to work in the Finance function of a business or multinational organisation.

Our Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon financial trading software, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions, enabling you to practically apply concepts you have learned during the programme. Currently students have access to the Trading Room in the evenings and at weekends. You can work independently towards a certificate of competency in EIKON which is awarded by Thomson-Reuters.

On successful completion of the programme, you should be able to:

  • appraise the core theories of finance and assess the empirical evidence on these
  • critically discuss the financing arrangements and governance structures of business entities
  • evaluate the factors influencing investment behaviour
  • demonstrate a critical awareness of how financial markets operate in different settings
  • debate the role of finance in society and the wider economy
  • critically evaluate arguments and evidence related to the practice of treasury management.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries Team