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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The course

Studying Corporate Finance Masters' Degree at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK's top ten teaching and research centres. This programme will provide you with intensive training in the analysis of issues in corporate finance and policy while improving your analytical skills. On graduation you will be in a strong position to start a career in a corporate finance department, in the banking sectors or investment industry; we have an impressive employment record, 90% of economics students have jobs in six months.

This is a challenging degree and to ensure all students are ready we hold a two-week pre-sessional course. This programme provides you with a critical understanding of corporate finance and entrepreneurship finance, as well as innovation research and the processes and practices of new venture finance. A particular focus will be on understanding the different roles and financial functions in venture capitalist and private equity firms, in entrepreneurship, consultancy and mergers and acquisitions.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high-quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will be taught by people who have worked and are still working in the finance industry in the broad areas of asset allocation and risk, as well as algorithmic trading.

Our programme has been designed to help you prepare for the competitive Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Your future career

A Corporate Finance master’s degree at Royal Holloway will equip you with an excellent range of transferable skills and can lead into a variety of career paths as well as the knowledge and a solid foundation for continued PhD studies.

We will help students to recognise their strengths, skills and abilities so that they can make robust applications for their chosen job or further study. We also provide careers support including application and interview coaching, career strategy discussions and the opportunity to network with major employers.

Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different areas, including careers as consultants, financial analysts, accountants, bankers, journalists and business analysts.

Our graduates are currently working for firms such as Accenture, TNS, Bloomberg, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse, PwC, and Baker and Mackenzie.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England

International students will find themselves in a diverse community: students from more than 125 countries live and study at Royal Holloway.
The university welcomes and supports international students. Its dedicated team can help with any questions students may have about studying in the UK.

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    3.90 78%

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