Corporate Finance at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Ready to gain expertise and practical skills for a high-flying career in a bank or financial division of a leading corporation? Course description Delivered by the triple-accredited Aston Business School, our MSc Corporate Finance programme is designed to prepare you for excelling at the highest levels of the finance industry. This ambitious course immerses you in complex theories, frameworks and models of corporate finance, equipping you to address challenging financial decisions and assess their impact on company value amid various market variables and risks. The programme blends theoretical knowledge with practical experience, enabling hands-on work with real-time financial data and industry-leading software in our dedicated trading room. Under the guidance of experienced academics with industry insights, the course employs engaging methods, including real-life case studies, to enrich your learning with practical perspectives. You will develop key skills in leadership, problem-solving, negotiation and effective communication of complex analyses. With a focus on ethical practices and regulatory awareness, this programme readies you for the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I exam and prepares you for a successful career in corporate finance sectors such as investment banking, private equity, financial risk management, equity investment management, FP&A or treasury management. Key course benefits

  • Recognised for quality – Aston Business School is proud to be among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation
  • Professionally affiliated – Aston University is an Affiliated University of the CFA Institute
  • Clear academics – 100% of students agreed that staff were good at explaining things (Finance programmes; PTES, 2023)
  • Safe in our hands – Ranked top 10 in the UK for ‘graduate prospects – on track’ (Accounting and Finance; Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • Supporting students – 100% of students agreed that the support available for academic skills, using IT and accessing resources met their needs (Finance programmes, PTES, 2023)
  • Gain the advantage – Get ahead of the competition with the Aston Global Advantage professional development module


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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • CFA Institute

Entry requirements

One of the following: - 2:1 (upper second-class honours) degree or equivalent - Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University We encourage applications from those with a background in economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, statistics or related disciplines. However, if you do not hold a degree in one of these subjects, you may still be eligible for the programme if you can evidence prior studies in mathematics or statistics within your degree or at A Level for home students. Prior studies in mathematics/statistics/quantitative modules should be at a minimum grade of 50%.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £12000 Whole course
Scotland £12000 Whole course
Wales £12000 Whole course
International £23500 Whole course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.
Corporate Finance at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS