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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

Programme information

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.

Key facts

  • Consistently rated as a Top-10 UK Business School in national league tables - 7th for Business Studies (The Times and Sunday Times University League 2016)
  • Among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
  • 75% of the School of Business and Economics’ research is rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘ internationally excellent’ (REF 2014)
  • Scholarships available for the best candidates

Entry requirements

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.

English Language requirements

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.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic. 

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

Future Career Prospects

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.

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) £12,500 £20,500

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):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.