The MSc Finance & Accounting is an intensive programme, designed for those seeking a career in areas such as finance management accounting, equity research analysis, sales in investment banking, in the treasury department of a large corporate company, or at one of the big four.
Taught by outstanding academics and leading practitioners, students are provided with a thorough grounding in the theory of finance. Built on this solid technical foundation is an understanding of the practical elements of the finance and accounting industries which include advanced techniques in corporate financial strategy and project management, and company valuation.
On this programme, students gain an understanding of both the financial basics and a practical and specialist knowledge through electives and project work.
The MSc Finance & Accounting comprises nine or ten taught modules and an end of year project. Six of the modules are core courses and are taken during the first two terms. Three or four elective modules are taken during the spring and summer terms.
You will devote the summer to the completion of the project. Students can either opt to pursue a traditional research project (10,000 words) OR an 'Applied Financial Research' report (3,000 words), together with an additional elective.
A strong academic background in a quantitative discipline (e.g. finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, engineering, science or business) is essential.
Youll take either three (if you do the Research Project) or four (if you do the Applied Financial Research Report) from the following elective courses*, enabling you to focus your study according to your areas of interest.
* Electives available and course outlines are subject to change
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
A First or Upper Second Class honours degree (or international equivalent ), from a recognised university, in a quantitative discipline such as finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, engineering, science or business.There are no specific A Level criteria, but many banks and companies in the financial sector have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes. We strongly recommend that you research the entry requirements of any companies you are interested in working for.ALL applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following standards:GCSE, GCE O Level English or equivalent at grade B or aboveIGCSE English as a First Language at grade B or above (only acceptable from students who do not require a visa to study in the UK)Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) at grade B or aboveIELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with minimum scores of 6.5 in writing in all elementsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) English at grade 5 or above (either Subsidiary or Higher)Successful completion of the Business School's Pre-Sessional English CourseA full list of acceptable English language qualifications and our required scores can be found in the English language section of our FAQ pages.NoteOur English language requirements are applicable to Home, EU and Overseas students.IELTS scores will only be valid if they are less than two years old on the programme start date.You may submit your online application prior to receiving your IELTS scores.Our English language requirements are higher than the minimum standard set by Imperial College. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
Students normally obtain funding from the following sources;
UK residents requiring further additional information on financial assistanc e should visit this government website or call 0800 100 900. They offer options such as Professional and Career Development Loans.