This is an applied, broad-based Masters in Finance programme which provides students with knowledge and skills to work in finance.

The teaching draws on both the internationally recognised research and extensive real-world practical experience of Loughborough faculty.

You will gain an understanding of both corporate finance and investments subjects. This covers investment topics such as asset pricing and portfolio selection, as well as corporate finance topics such as the cost of capital and dividend policy.

This programme is best suited to candidates who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the whole field of finance before choosing their preferred area of specialisation.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Teaching on the Finance programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including lectures, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors and workshops.

Our Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based coursework.

Semester 1

October to January introduces our core finance modules that cover underlying theory and concepts in finance which are built upon in modules studied later in the programme.

Compulsory modules

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

Semester 2

February to June develop a deeper understanding of Finance, investigate topical areas of debate and further your professional skills.

Compulsory modules

  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Business Communication for Finance

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Financial Statements and Business Valuation
  • International Financial Management
  • Business Economics
  • Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Summer period

The summer semester from July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the programme, enabling you to develop practical skills relevant to your future career in finance and address complex topics in your chosen area(s) of specialisation.

Compulsory modules

  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Financial Analysis
  • Financial Trading
  • Global Investment Analysis

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.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated December 11, 2018
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