The foundation of the programme is built in the first term with study of two core courses: Corporate Finance and Asset 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. Asset Markets takes the student from fundamental concepts to up-to-date applications in fixed-income, equity and derivatives markets.
In the second term, students deepen their knowledge by taking four 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 a 6,000 word dissertation in the place of an exam in one of the four optional courses.
Term 1: Compulsory courses
Term 2: Optional courses
Students choose four half-unit options from the following list of courses.
N.B. Students must select at least three options from the list of dedicated courses (*)
Exclusive to MSc Finance / MSc Finance and Private Equity students:
Students are required to write a 6,000 word dissertation (replacing the exam) in one of their half unit courses.