London Business School

London Business School Masters in Finance Program Structure

The London Business School Masters in Finance is a flexible program designed for experienced finance professionals, with a minimum experience requirement of two years. Students have the option to study part-time over 22 months or full-time for 10-to-16 months.

Most full-time students will have three to eight years’ experience and part-time students will have slightly more experience. The full-time program runs for 10 months from late August to June or for 16 months from late August to December. The full-time program requires students attend 12 contact hours on campus per week. The full-time program also requires students to spend at least 30 hours a week studying on their own or as a part of study groups.

The part-time program runs for 22 months from late August to June. The part-time program requires students in their first year to attend classes Friday evenings and every other Saturday and in their second year to attend weekend, block week or evening format electives.

Curriculum

Full-time students will complete five core courses, which explore an in-depth understanding of key finance concepts during their first term. Core modules consist of: Investments, Corporate Finance, Purpose of Finance, Financial Accounting and Analysis, and Personal Assessment and Development Programs.

The remaining two or three terms cover the seven to ten required electives. Full-time students have the option to extend the length of their program by one term (from 10 to 16 months). In this additional term, students can apply to do an international exchange, a company sponsored project or additional electives.

Part-time students will complete four core courses during their first term. The first term consists of 18 weeks of study. During the remaining terms, students will complete a mix of core courses and electives. Courses during the first year will take place every other weekend on Friday and Saturday nights; during the second year they will take place on the weekends, in a block week format, or in the evenings. Students will have the flexibility to choose which format works for them.

The program also offers a concentration option. The concentration study route offer students the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and skills vital for specific career paths in the financial world. Students can specialize in one of the following concentrations: Investment Management and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, and Derivatives or CFO.

Class Profile

This London Business School full-time Masters in Finance program consists of 106 students, with an average age of 29. The average years of work experience is five. The part-time program consists of 67 students who are an average age of 29 and have an average of seven years’ work experience.

Both the full-time and part-time programs are made up of experienced finance professionals. There are 37 nationalities in the full-time and 32 nationalities in the part-time program.

The program does not use a pre-determined cut-off score for GMAT, however the admissions office states that it is unusual for the school to accept a candidate with a total score below 600 and it is rare that they admit a candidate with a score between 600-640.

Careers

The Career Services team offers students support in career development. The MiF Program is for any experienced finance professional who wishes to fast track their financial career. Alumni and current students hold positions ranging from portfolio managers to corporate lawyers. Graduates from the program leave with the specialist finance skills, experience, and the backing of the London Business School brand and global networks to succeed in their long-term careers.

Within three months of graduating from the program, upwards of 90 percent of students received a job offer with an average base salary of £67,165 and an average signing bonus of £25,162. Graduates from the 2015 class are already working in 26 different countries with the majority staying in the UK.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The tuition fee for 2017 is £43,100. For students offered a place on the full-time format there is a commitment fee of £1,800 about four weeks after acceptance and a second installment fee of £6,200 about eight weeks later. The balance is due in late July. A commitment fee of £1,800 is required about four weeks after receiving acceptance to the part-time program. Fifty percent of the total fees will be due in late July with the remaining 50% due in late July of the following year.

Fees for the program cover tuition, preparatory courses, some course materials and a contribution to the London Business School Students’ Association. Fees do not cover living expenses or textbooks. Scholarships are also available for students who qualify. Sponsorship from employers is also accepted for payment of fees.

Admissions Procedures

Applications for the London Business School Masters in Finance program can be completed online. The process for completing an application for either the full-time or part-time program includes uploading answers to the essay questions, a one-page CV/resume, transcripts of grades from each university the student has attended, names and contact information for two references, and GMAT or GRE scores. An application fee of £120 is due at the completion of the application process.

The majority of students entering the full-time program will have between three and eight years of professional finance experience, while part-time students will have slightly more.
Non-native English speaking applicants must provide proof of English-speaking abilities with their application.

Application Deadlines

Applications are closed for the 2017 school year. Applications for the 2018 school year will likely open in August. There will be five admissions rounds for the full-time program and seven rounds for the part-time program. The earliest deadline will fall in October and the last deadline will fall in May (full-time) or June (part-time).