London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

Students study asset markets and corporate finance. Asset markets takes the student from fundamental concepts to up to date applications in fixed'income, equity, and derivatives markets. Corporate finance begins with the firm's investment decision and the cost of capital. This in turn is linked to the firm's financial structure and market environment where the firm operates. It studies in detail major financial decisions including dividend choice, going public, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring in financial distress. In the 2nd year, students deepen their knowledge by taking 4 optional half unit courses, on topics such as financial systems, risk management, portfolio management methods, advanced derivatives and structured financial products, fixed income, advanced corporate finance, and applied financial valuation. Students will also be required to write an extended essay in the place of an exam in one of the 4 optional courses.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline (or overseas equivalent) and good quantitative skills. 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience will be considered an advantage. Submission of a GRE or GMAT result is an advantage but not a requirement. English language requirement for non'native speakers (TOEFL/IELTS).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,776  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,776  Academic year. First year home fees