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Imperial College Business School – Imperial College London - Masters in Finance

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.

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Class Profile

Around 42 percent of the 77 students in the Imperial College Masters in Finance program identify as female. Overall, the business school has students from 25 countries, giving students the chance to build relationships with professionals from all over the world. The average age of the class is 22-years old.

The GMAT average of the class is 711.

Career Statistics

About 91 percent of Imperial College Masters in Finance students are employed within three months of graduation.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The cost of the MSc in Finance program is £35,900. The cost of the program is the same for both international and residential students. An initial deposit of £3,590 is required in order to enroll.

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

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In order to apply to the Imperial College Masters in Finance, applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited university in a quantitative field, such as mathematics, engineering, or economics. GMAT scores are not required with submission but will be considered part of ones’ application. The expected GMAT minimum score is 650. TOEFL or IELTS scores may be required for non-native English speaking applicants

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round One – Jan. 3, 2020
Round Two – Feb. 17, 2020
Round Three – March 30, 2020

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