The MSc Finance programme at the ICMA Centre is designed with the support of industry practitioners. Through a unique combination of interactive, technically advanced teaching and hands-on training, you will be prepared for a career in finance. You'll gain the skills and knowledge sought by employers to succeed in the challenging field of international securities and investment banking.

World-ranked by the Financial Times, this is our longest established programme with over 2,800 alumni around the world. It is also the most flexible and leading applied finance programme with a choice of over 20 elective modules. The programme provides broad expertise to equip those who have yet to settle on a specialism. It also ideal if you are interested in a wider choice of potential career paths in finance. To enhance your practical skills and market awareness, you will benefit from exposure to advanced analysis tools and resources valued by the industry.

As part of the programme, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the operations of financial markets and securities trading. You will explore corporate transactions, valuation, investment strategies and quantitative techniques. There are also opportunities to undertake a summer work placement and project. Alternative options include a Fintech focused study trip in Greece or the Summer School at Tsinghua University in China.

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree – Minimum 2:1 or the equivalent from an overseas institution*.
  • Degree Discipline – Any degree discipline, but must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy.
  • GMAT – We may ask you to submit a GMAT score if we think it appropriate in your individual case. For example, if you have been out of education for more than a few years or have little evidence of any numerical ability.

* Please note that due to increasing competition for places on our Masters programmes our entry requirements may change.

We operate a rolling admissions system and you are therefore advised to apply early in order to be sure of your place on our programmes. We experience high levels of demand, and it is possible we might have to close applications to some programmes once places are filled.

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