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Course summary

This degree in Corporate Finance is designed for ambitious students with interest in the area of corporate finance and strong quantitative background. You aim to work as a finance professional for an investment bank, a consulting firm, or an international firm. You are interested in questions such as:

  • How do hedge funds and investment banks compete in the market?
  • How do fintech companies challenge the traditional banking system?
  • How to value a company for a private equity buyout, an acquisition or an IPO?
  • How do managers choose which new projects to launch and which to abandon?
  • What is the optimal amount of loans a company should take?
  • The master's degree will give you the knowledge and skills to navigate the rapidly changing global landscape of corporate finance.
Objectives The Corporate Finance master’s is designed to satisfy your drive to understand how companies manage their investment and financing decisions. In your studies, you will examine questions such as: how financial markets work and how companies access them to finance their operations, what IPOs and mergers and acquisitions are and how they help increase firm value, how to value financial products, such as stocks and derivatives. Your studies will encompass practical and up-to-date teaching on how the modern corporate finance world works from top academics and practitioners from the City of London. You will graduate fully equipped for a successful career within corporate finance departments of leading global and international corporations, top investment and commercial banks, and family firms. Unique features of this degree are:
  • core modules in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity and Risk Management
  • tuition from 'practitioner' professors who discuss how theory works in the real world
  • a choice from over twelve finance related electives including international electives in New York, Madrid and Dublin
  • opportunities to meet and interact with top finance and business leaders during guest lectures and seminars
  • support from one of London’s best Careers’ Office to help secure future employment
  • the opportunity to apply for an additional year's study at LUISS or Bocconi business schools in Italy.


On the Corporate Finance MSc, you will learn to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of corporate finance issues, such as project valuation, optimal firm financing and evaluating firm performance, as well as of financial markets, institutions and instruments
  • Understand and evaluate current issues in corporate finance, including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and events in debt markets
  • Formulate finance decisions aimed at delivering returns to shareholders and superior Return on Investment
  • Analyse factors affecting the global flows of finance, e.g. in and out of Asian markets
- Learn how to network with peers and senior finance professionals in the City of London

Assessment method

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice. To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • nine core courses (15 credits each)
and either
  • five electives (10 credits each)
  • three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits)
  • one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Corporate Finance, in most cases, is by means of coursework and examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Some level of previous study or evidence of skills in finance or quantitative methods is essential.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £31700 Whole course
International £31700 Whole course
England £31700 Whole course
Northern Ireland £31700 Whole course
Scotland £31700 Whole course
Wales £31700 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Corporate Finance at City, University of London - UCAS