The Masters in Finance (MiF) is widely regarded as the pre-eminent postgraduate qualification for finance professionals.
The programme, which can be studied full-time or part-time, is taught by London Business School's internationally renowned finance and accounting faculty and provides an opportunity to study with a stimulating, experienced and diverse international peer group. The programme is part of a range of Finance Programmes at London Business School.
Why a London Business School Masters in Finance?
Top finance jobs demand a sharp decision-maker; someone able to grasp the finer details as well as their significance in the bigger picture. At London Business School, our Masters in Finance (MiF) programme focuses on rigorous academic frameworks coupled with real-world relevance and practical application so that you can excel in the workplace.
Flexible customised learning is key to our MiF programme. Our rigorous curriculum is broad but specific. An extensive range of electives means you can tailor the programme to your needs, specialising in a particular area to help propel your career.
Our graduates have an excellent employment record. 99% of our 2006 full-time MiF students secured jobs within three months of graduating. An extensive and tight-knit network of more than 26,000 London Business School alumni worldwide means you have exceptional corporate connections. In fact, School alumni are working in each of the top ten Fortune 500 companies in Europe and the US.
More than 25 world-class finance faculty bring cutting-edge finance research to the programme backed by real experience and a willingness to share their knowledge. A supportive, interactive environment means you can engage with the top finance minds.
The London advantage is a powerful one. Our location in the world's most thriving financial hub gives us – and you – superb access to recruiters. International banks and top finance companies are only a cab ride away and top industry players regularly visit our campus giving you the best possible opportunity for employment.
Practical application is important to us. Our programme, which is a CFA Programme Partner, equips you with a life-long financial tool kit – everything you need to make sound financial decisions. It's academically rigorous yet closely aligned with professional practice, and designed to get the best out of you and your peers.
A stimulating class dynamic is essential to our MiF programme. Working alongside people from almost 40 different countries gives you global capabilities and the skills required to do business anywhere in the world. Like-minded peers with a similar breadth of professional experience will match you in study groups, pushing you to perform at the top of your game.
What can the Masters in Finance do for you?
The Masters in Finance programme:
provides participants with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance
furnishes participants with the analytical tools and new skills to form a sound basis for financial decision-making
help individuals enhance their management effectiveness within the field of finance.
How is the programme structured?
The programme can be completed in 10 months full-time (starting in September) or, part-time in 21 months (starting in October). As part-time students typically attend on two evenings per week, they need to live within commuting distance of central London. The teaching year is divided into three terms: Autumn, Spring and Summer.
How is the course content structured?
The Masters in Finance consists of ten units:
- four compulsory core course
- an individual project
- five electives
The Masters in Finance is designed to prepare experienced professionals for successful careers in the finance industry or in the finance function in business organisations