Taught course

Corporate Finance

University of Reading · ICMA Centre

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree: Minimum upper second class bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised university. Any degree discipline, but must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for those who wish to be involved in the primary market function (new equity and debt issues) or mergers and acquisitions in an investment bank, or to work in the finance/treasury areas of a manufacturing/service company or a consultancy which provides advice on corporate finance. This degree offers an introduction to all aspects of the dynamic sector of corporate finance. The exciting world of venture capital, private equity, corporate governance and mergers & acquisitions is explored with hands-on sessions and extensive use of case studies. The degree helps students develop key skills in the areas of investment and capital budgeting decisions, IPOs, dividend policy and capital structure, enterprise valuation and risk management, essential for a successful career as a corporate finance specialist.

Accreditations & Professional Development
NDRCTC Corporate Finance Consultant (CFC) Qualification Students are eligible for exemption from the Corporate Investment exam.

Information for international students

Finance programmes will accept students with IELTS 7.0 and will also accept IELTS 6.5 providing the student has completed the relevant English course with us

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


EU/UK Scholarship
We offer up to 20 awards of up to 50% (against fees) each to full-time students on the basis of academic excellence (EU/UK applicants only). This scholarship comes with a number of added benefits including publicity and a valuable role to include on your CV.

International Scholarship
Up to two awards up to £5,000 (against fees) are offered on the basis of academic excellence for international students.

Country Specific Scholarships
We are offering awards of up to £5,000 (against fees) for students from specified countries, including Thailand and India.

Further information including application criteria and deadlines can be found at: www.icmacentre.ac.uk/study/scholarships-and-prizes

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 or 12 months months

Course contact details

ICMA Centre Admissions Officer
+ 44 (0) 118 378 8239