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MSc FINANCE
A rigorous programme for financial leaders

Introduction from
the Programme
Director
Professor Nigel Meade
Programme Director and Professor
of Quantitative Finance

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mscfinance@imperial.ac.uk

the academic and quantitative
rigour of the core courses, has
established a truly inspirational
learning environment that equips
graduates with the technical and
financial tools they need to be
respected by employers in today’s
financial sector.

The flagship programme of the
Business School’s Finance Group,
the MSc Finance is designed
for recent graduates and young
professionals of exceptional
intelligence who seek a broad
but applied programme from one
of the world’s most prestigious
universities.
This year we celebrate the
programme’s 15th anniversary. Over
the past decade and a half, it has
developed a reputation as the most
intellectually rigorous quantitative
finance programme in Europe.
The programme is highly relevant,
reflecting the strong corporate
connections we have established
with leading companies in the
City of London and beyond,
providing practical opportunities
to build your technical skills and
confidence. You will receive handson training, working through relevant case studies with leading
practitioners and world-renowned
research faculty. This innovative
teaching approach, combined with

The Chartered Institute for
Securities & Investment (CISI)
has designated Imperial College
Business School a CISI Centre of
Excellence in the field of finance,
and the programme was the first
London taught programme with
both CISI exemption and Chartered
Financial Analyst (CFA) partner
programme status.
Our MSc Finance is suitable for
high-calibre, ambitious and
technically-minded students who
want to study in London and work
in the highly competitive, yet
rewarding, financial services sector.

www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/msc-finance

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Get The Imperial
Advantage
Imperial College is one of the
world’s best universities, with
an enviable reputation built on
solid principles and practical
expertise. Studying with us will
open doors across the world and
give you access to the very latest
research in science, technology
and healthcare, together with
access to a powerful alumni
network. You’ll also be part of
a diverse cultural environment
where you’ll mix with high-calibre
students from around the world.

At Imperial College Business
School we offer:
1 A faculty of leading experts

Our faculty is made up of individuals who are all experts
in their field and have strong links with business and
industry. They will inspire your learning with practical
case studies and groundbreaking research so that you
graduate equipped with the very latest thinking.


A highly practical,

2 cutting‑edge programme

Our programmes are constructed in a very practical
way using case studies, group discussions and
coursework to make your learning highly relevant
for today’s competitive job market, and keep you
right up‑to‑date with the latest developments in your
chosen field. We also help you develop technical,
practical and professional skills, making you attractive
to employers from every sector.

3 A supportive learning environment

Our MSc Finance
programme is ranked
1st in London and
13th in the world by
the Financial Times.
FT Master’s in Finance Rankings 2012

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Group work is central to the way you learn at the Business
School. We believe this approach offers a supportive
environment that encourages collaborative skills,
develops confidence, generates outstanding results and
builds your personal and professional networks. Most of
our coursework is taught in small groups, providing you
with the skills, theories, knowledge and management
expertise essential for your future career.

4 A stimulating and exciting location
Imperial College is sited at the very heart...
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