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Our suite of Finance Master’s degrees brings you a deep theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance and related quantitative skills, which will prepare you for a range of careers in global financial institutions and blue-chip companies.
Our postgraduates are highly employable in a wide range of roles. The skills they acquire at WBS open up opportunities to work for banks and treasuries, asset managers, regulators and consultancies, policy-makers and many others.
Five core modules cover key areas in modern finance while three elective modules allow you to focus on your preferences. Please note that availability and delivery modes of modules may vary.
Modules are taught through a combination of lectures, classes, and computer lab sessions.
Assessment is a mix of exams and coursework with your 8,000 word dissertation bringing all your learning together at the end.
Lectures and classes
Lectures introduce key theories, concepts, and economic models. In classes you will solve financial problems and numerical exercises, analyse case studies, and make presentations of research published in academic journals.
Lab work will give you hands-on experience of using software to perform finance-related calculations and conduct realistic simulations. Econometric methods are also taught in the lab, so you will learn to apply econometric software to empirical research and financial market estimations.
An 8,000 word dissertation gives you the opportunity to develop, test, practise, and apply the techniques and theories you have gained through your studies. You will be supervised and supported throughout by one of our academic staff or teaching associates and will usually submit your dissertation in early September.
- Quantitative Methods for Finance
- Asset Pricing
- Corporate Finance
- Investment Management
- Empirical Finance
Example Elective Modules
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Behavioural Finance
- Derivative Securities
- Banks and Financial Institutions
- Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
- Judgement & Decision-making
- Financial Risk Management
- Fixed Income & Credit Risk
- International Financial Markets
- International Financial Management
- Big Data Analytics
- Alternative Investments
- Market Microstructure
- Practice of Investment Management
- Mergers and Acquisitions & Corporate Control
- The finance programmes are challenging technical courses. To succeed on these courses you will need strong mathematics and statistics or econometrics ability, this could be demonstrated by a high 2.1 or 1stachieved in a relevant subject at Undergraduate level
- You must also have achieved a good standard in mathematics, economics, and statistics/econometrics at undergraduate level.
- We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application.
- Statement of purpose
|Test||Minimum Overall Score|
|IELTS||7.0 - all four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5|
|PTE Academic||70 - with 51+ in every section|
|CPE||Grade C (CEFR level C2) or above|
|CAE||Grade C - scoring 60+, no worse than 3 component results at borderline and 1 at weak|
|TOEFL||100 – minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23|
In 2015 WBS awarded over £500,000 in scholarships across its Finance Masters courses. We are pleased to be able to award a similar amount for entry in September 2016. We offer two types of scholarships:
- WBS scholarships of up to 50% towards tuition fees are offered to applicants with an outstanding academic background. All suitable applicants to the MSc, and in particular those from the UK and Europe, will be considered for these scholarships at the time they apply.
- Warwick students who are offered a place with WBS will receive a Warwick Loyalty 25% scholarship, with outstanding students receiving up to 50%.
All applicants who are offered a scholarship will be notified at the time they are made an offer for the MSc.