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Imperial College Masters in Finance Program Structure

The Imperial College Master’s in Finance program at Imperial School of Business is a one-year full-time program for recent graduates.

Students are required to take five foundation modules in September before the beginning of the fall term. These courses are designed to introduce the tools of modern finance. The courses are: Application of Matlab to Finance, Markets and Securities, Financial Modeling, The Finance Industry, and Business Valuation.

Students will complete core courses, electives and a project over the course of the four terms.


The core courses are taken in the first and second terms and will cover topics such as corporate finance, mathematics for finance and investment and portfolio management.

All students are also required to take an online ethics/professional standards course.

The elective courses are taken during the second and third term. Students are required to take three electives and a research project or four electives and an applied financial research report. Students can pick their electives based on personal interest and career goals.

Students who wish to complete a research project will work with a faculty advisor to identify a topic or issue of interest and to analyze it statistically or numerically. The project can be up to ten thousand words and must be handed in for submission by the end of the fourth term in August.
The applied financial research report is a 3,000-word research project that is taken in conjunction with an additional elective.

Class Profile

Students in the MSc in Finance represent 25 nationalities. Overall, the business school has students from 87 countries, giving students the chance to build relationships with professionals from all over the world.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The cost of the MSc in Finance program is £32,500. The cost of the program is the same for both international and residential students.

Several scholarships and funding opportunities are available for those students who qualify.

Application Deadlines

The Imperial College Master’s in Finance program has one intake each year in September.

Applications open in November for entry to next year’s program. The program is highly competitive, and it is therefore recommended that students apply early.

The admissions office estimates that the time for application processing is between six and eight weeks. The office also urges students not to submit an incomplete application. This means that all transcripts, contact information and questions are completed before an application is submitted for processing.

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