Saïd Business School – University of Oxford

Oxford MSc Financial Economics Program Structure

The Oxford MSc Financial Economics is a full-time nine-month program. The program features pre-course training that includes a three-day international module, four core courses in asset pricing, economics, corporate finance and financial econometrics, five electives to develop individual skills and specializations and a series of practitioner lectures in finance to provide students with insights into how the financial services sector is being shaped.

The program is run jointly between the school of business and the Department of Economics. The program is taught with an emphasis on the links between financial economics theories and key finance activities.

Curriculum

All students are given reading material to aid in pre-course training. This is helpful for those students who do not have a background in finance. All students are required to take part in pre-course classes in math, Matlab and accounting.

Students must take part in four core courses that cover the topics of corporate finance, asset pricing, financial econometrics and economics. Students must also take at least five elective courses. These courses cover topics ranging from corporate valuation to private equity. Electives are created to allow students to specialize in a specific area of interest.

Students have the option to pursue an additional Research track with their MFE degree. This opportunity is geared towards those students who plan to continue their education with doctoral research in financial economics.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The course fees for the MFE program for 2018-19 are £38,130 with approximately £3,100 in college fees.

Applicants who are offered and accept a place in the program are asked to pay a 15 percent non-refundable deposit, which is offset against their fees. The deposit is due 30 days after notification of acceptance.

Several scholarships are available for those students who qualify. In order to receive a scholarship, the admissions office asks applicants to please remember to check the scholarship box on the application form.

Application Deadlines

There are three application deadlines for this program. The first deadline for the 2018-2019 year is 3 November, 2017, the second is 5 January, 2018 and the final is 16 March, 2018.