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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 - 14 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 14976 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January, March, May, August, October

International course fees
GBP 14976 per year

All study options

About MS Finance at Regent's University London

This is an American degree.

This programme provides a quantitative and comprehensive examination of finance.

You will look at corporate finance, investments, market instruments and institutions, and at the related fields of accounting and economics.

A capstone experience ties together major finance topics, with a significant focus on mergers and acquisitions.

You will also have the choice of a number of elective modules in topics to further your specific interests and career goals.

If you do not have sufficient academic background in finance-related studies you may be required to take one or more pre-requisite modules.

Why should I choose this programme?

The global financial crisis has redefined standards, precipitated new thinking about organisations and imposed new governance structures. In addition, forces of economic globalisation, political transition, technical innovation and hybridisation create new opportunities and propose new definitions of work.

Demand for better-qualified risk managers and financial analysts continues to grow. You will delve into the issues most relevant to today’s financial and corporate sector and learn how to prepare for them.

Through a hands-on approach to learning, the programme will prepare you to work in a wide range of roles within the finance world and in key financial positions across all sectors.

You will gain a rigorous training in financial modelling, capital budgeting, mergers and acquisitions and real options, set within the context of corporate governance, ethics and strategy.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Strong foundation in the theory and practice of finance
  • A global perspective on the process of financial decision-making
  • Practical knowledge of the workings of institutions, financial markets, price-setting processes and financial products
  • Ability to use current quantitative techniques to analyse financial situations and respond to complex scenarios  
  • Ability to recognise and manage risk
  • In-depth knowledge in areas such as investment and capital budgeting, firm valuations and dividend policy and capital structure
  • Transferable skills in communication, IT, commercial and situational awareness
  • An analytical and logical approach problem solving

Future opportunities

You will be in a strong position to succeed in the financial service sector. Previous MS Finance graduates have:

  • Joined investment firms, compliance or risk departments in banks, security and asset management companies
  • Work as financial market professionals in sales, trading and research
  • Moved into other sectors where specialist financial knowledge is required, in roles such as credit analyst, finance officer, financial planner and adviser
  • Gone into consultancy, accountancy, operations and IT
  • Moved on to high-level finance executive positions within major multinationals, in diverse fields and industries
  • Successfully reoriented their existing careers  

This programme is recognised worldwide. Employers are attracted to our graduates because of their global mind-set and ability to be immediately operational.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 - 14 months
    Course startsJanuary, March, May, August, OctoberDomestic course feesGBP 14976 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14976 per year

Entry requirements

We require successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 (out of 4.0) cumulative grade point average or its equivalent (e.g. 2:2 degree). Pre-requisite courses: programme prerequisites are to be completed before beginning coursework for the MS in finance for those students who have not completed prerequisite courses (or an appropriate equivalent) within five years of entering the programme and having earned a grade of B or better. If the appropriate prerequisite course content was completed longer than five years prior to entering the programme, the department will allow a waiver if the student demonstrates their command of the content area by successfully completing a waiver examination. The prerequisite courses BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5620 may not count as electives in the 36-credit-hour MS in finance. Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will also be accepted. For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we also require evidence of English language proficiency. Please refer to our website for further details.

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