Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Corporate Finance

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This is an applied programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. Corporate finance encompasses diverse topics such as mergers and acquisitions, issuing capital, cash management, corporate payout policy, managing foreign exchange exposure and executive compensation.

MSc

Corporate Finance

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This is an applied programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. Corporate finance encompasses diverse topics such as mergers and acquisitions, issuing capital, cash management, corporate payout policy, managing foreign exchange exposure and executive compensation.

Programme information

This degree is aimed at candidates 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 students for a management consultancy role with a finance focus or an advisory role with an accounting or professional services company.

Core study areas include financial reporting and company performance, methods for financial data analysis, principles of finance, financial markets and institutions, business communication for finance, corporate finance, financial statements and business valuation, advanced corporate finance, corporate financial analysis, corporate governance and responsibility, and international financial management.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Entry Qualifications

Minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent overseas qualification in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance. Evidence of numerical proficiency required.

Those with a major in Finance (such as Financial Management) are eligible to apply, although due to the content of this course, if suitably qualified, you are advised to consider applying for our MSc in Banking and Finance.

Good grades in quantitative modules are required regardless of degree background.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. 

Find out more information on English Language Requirements

Careers and Further Study

Loughborough Finance Graduates are highly sought after and work in a wide range of Finance roles. This includes roles with many of the major global banks (including HSBC, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Standard Chartered), large businesses (including DHL, Scottish and Southern Energy, Virgin), as well as the Big Four Accounting firms.

Many graduates begin their careers as an Analyst, Associate or Management Trainee, with the best reaching Senior Manager, Assistant Vice President or Director level positions within 10 years.

The MSc Corporate Finance is ideal for students seeking to follow a career in the Financial Management function of a Business, Corporate Finance roles in Banks, as well as Accountancy and Management Consultancy. Example initial job titles include: Financial Management Trainee, Investment Banker – Financing / Corporate Deals, Treasury Analyst, Corporate Finance Associate, Management Consultant and M&A Advisor.

Programme modules

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Financial Reporting and Company Performance
  • Methods for Financial Data Analysis
  • Principles of Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
Semester 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Business Communication for Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statements and Business Valuation
  • International Financial Management

Optional Modules

  • Business Economics
  • Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Summer

Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Financial Analysis
  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility

The School reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules.

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 4 (Premium) £11,000 £19,350

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.