Taught course

Business Finance

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have at least a good second class honours degree (2.2), or equivalent. This does not have to be in Economics, though it is preferable and some background in quantitative subjects is necessary. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency - 6.5 IELTS or equivalent is required. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake a pre-masters or pre-sessional programme that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office. International applicants: Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake a pre-masters or pre-sessional programme that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Business Finance degree specialises in the theory and practice of business finance, one of the most popular sectors in financial services. The programme will provide you with the knowledge to successfully navigate the rapidly changing global landscape of business finance and is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in the financial sector, including investment banking, securities sales and trading, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private banking, credit products, financial and credit risk management and consultancy.

The Business Finance degree will develop your business finance expertise to the highest level.

Unique features of the MSc in Business Finance are:

  • Focus on areas of business finance that have a major practical and theoretical significance such as investment analysis, valuation, optimal capital structure and mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation.
  • Exam exemption from the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Chartered Wealth Management Qualification.
  • Exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules.
  • Four scholarships available worth £5,000.

As with all of our MSc programmes, our Business Finance degree offers:

  • Invaluable contributions from respected City practitioners and industry experts who also teach students, bringing practical insights in to the classroom by applying the theory to real world scenarios.
  • A fully integrated careers programme, a dedicated careers consultant, and extensive industry links that aim to maximise your employment prospects.
  • An unparalleled set of optional short courses designed to equip you with further practical training and key technical skills that are highly valued in the Financial Sector.
  • High rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation.
  • State-of-the-art facilities such as a virtual trading floor which provides exclusive access to the latest technology and financial software used in the banking and finance industry, and access to specialised financial and economic databases and software used by economists in finance or in government for data analysis and simulation.
  • The opportunity to join QUMMIF – the only Investment Club of its kind, which allows students to trade real money (currently £30,000!) in order to obtain relevant, practical work experience in trading and portfolio analysis.

Information for international students

For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/index.html

Fees and funding

UK students
£16,000
International students
£18,550

There are 4 bursaries worth £5,000 each for Home, EU and Overseas Students.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Sarah Riley
Email
s.riley@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 207 882 8848