Erin Mcgarrachan, MSc Corporate Finance student outlines the reasons why Loughborough University is a great place to study, hear her views on the quality of the teaching and support on her course. Erin also shares her experiences of blending studies with her passion for playing professional basketball.
Corporate Finance MSc
- Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
- Year of entry: 2017
- Full-time: 1 year
- Location: Loughborough
- Part-time: Not available
- School: Business and Economics
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 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 students for a management consultancy role with a finance focus or an advisory role with an accounting or professional services company.
This is an applied master’s 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.
You will use our Trading Room, incorporating Thomson-Reuters Eikon financial trading software, which provides the platform for many of the computer lab sessions. This enables you to practically apply concepts learned during the programme.
An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance. Clear evidence of quantitative ability is required regardless of degree background.
Applications will also be considered from those who do not meet the previous criteria but who can demonstrate numerical proficiency and have either:
- an appropriate professional qualification in Finance or
- more than one year of relevant work experience if they have at least a lower second class honours degree (2:2).
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.
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. 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.
TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22.
See full list of English language qualifications we accept, with full details on each.
Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based coursework. In general, the weight on examinations is higher than on coursework.
Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.
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.