London Business School - Masters in Finance
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.
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 and Valuation, Purpose of Finance, Financial Accounting and Analysis, Data Analytics and Finance 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.
The London Business School full-time Masters in Finance program consists of 126 students, representing 39 nationalities. The part-time program consists of 75 students, representing 30 nationalities.
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.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
The tuition fee for the most recent intake of the London Business School Masters in Finance program is £46,800. Those enrolled in the full-time program must pay a fee of £1,800 within four weeks of an offer of enrollment, and a second fee of £6,200 eight weeks after the offer. That initial commitment fee is the same for the part-time version, however, 50 percent of the total fees will be due in late July with the remaining 50 percent 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. The student associate fee is an additional £120.
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. GMAT/GRE scores may be waived for select applicants.
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 are as follows:
Round Two – Nov. 5, 2019
Round Three – Jan. 7, 2020
Round Four – March 3, 2020
Round Five – April 28, 2020