MSc in Finance A career-defining finance degreeShaping success in business & finance
Class Profile UK/Europe (72%) Middle East (10%)The MSc in Finance offers the experience of an Asia Pacific (7%)international classroom, and an environment that NATIONALITYreflects the diverse global marketplace. Americas (7%) Africa (4%)From 58 MSc students (Oct 2010 and Oct 2011 London intakes)MSc in Finance Company-based Learning You can devote up to one year of the MSc inStudents who apply for the MSc in Finance aspire to Finance programme to company-based learning.boost their existing careers in the financial sector, in Spending time in a real-life business environmentsuch areas as investment and commercial banking, will allow you to put into practice the knowledgeasset management, financial services and consulting, or and skills acquired on the course. You will workwith corporate finance positions within international with LSBF’s Careers and Corporate division, toorganisations. A high level of commitment is required find the right work placement for you.from applicants as this programme is only offered ona full-time basis. Final Management Project Your second year will involve completing a finalSuccessful applicants will study towards a MSc in management project, with supervision from anFinance from the triple-accredited institution, Grenoble experienced tutor. We recommend that youGraduate School of Business (GGSB) Triple-accreditation choose a subject related to your career for theis an honour shared by less than 1% of the world’s elite project, which you can undertake while you work,business schools. in London or abroad. AMBA (Association of MBAs) EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) Dual Programmes Dual programmes from LSBF give you the chance AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools to combine your degree with a professional of Business) qualification, such as ACCA, CIMA, CFA® and CIM. It’s a powerful combination that gives youStudying with LSBF allows you to undertake a top a competitive advantage in the marketplace.European finance degree and study in the heart ofCentral London, with major financial institutions andblue-chip companies all around you. You’ll be taught by Programme Missionindustry-experienced lecturers and with students from The MSc in Finance programme is designed to:more than 150 countries at LSBF, you’ll have fantastic Gives you an advanced understanding ofnetworking opportunities. The degree offers a blend of finance – based on new developments inacademic excellence and hands-on skills and you’ll also financial theory and practice, as well ashave the opportunity to tailor your degree to match international perspectivesyour career objectives, with specialist modules thatcomplement the core finance topics. Equip you for a career in banking, financial services or for gaining corporate finance positions (at managerial level) within international organisations Provide the business community with highly qualified executives in financial management, with strong technical knowledge, an understanding of the strategic impact of financial decisions and the interpersonal skills necessary to manage in a global environment. Ranking The MSc in Finance from GGSB is ranked 9th worldwide in the 2012 Financial Times Pre- experience Masters in Finance Rankings
Programme Structure Core Modules Content Stage 1 • Corporate Finance and Investment Decisions The Fundamentals of Finance • Economics for Finance • Accounting and Finance Statements Analysis • Quantitative Methods for Finance Stage 2 • Management Control System Mastering Financial Management • Audit and Risk Management • Mergers & Acquisitions and Company Valuation • International Financial Management • Ethics, Professional Standards and Corporate Governance Stage 3 • Derivatives Advanced Finance • Fixed Income Investment • Financial Restructuring, LBOs and Venture Capital • Asset Management • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis Stage 4 • Specialist Elective Modules (see below) Electives Stage 5 • Research Methodology and Dissertation Workshop Capstone Course Specialist Elective Modules* Content IT Tools for Market Finance • Financial Modelling using VBA (London Campus) • Bloomberg Trading Corporate Finance • Cash Management and Bank Relations (Grenoble Campus) • Strategic Performance Control Islamic Finance • Fundamentals of Islamic Finance (Grenoble Campus) • Islamic Banking • Islamic Capital Markets Microfinance • Principles of Microfinance (Grenoble Campus) • Operational Management of a Microfinance Institution • Financial Management of a Microfinance Institution IN PARTNERSHIP WITH*All specialisations are available subject to student demand.