Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Corporate Finance

This is an applied programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. It combines rigorous academic content with practical application. Corporate finance encompasses diverse topics such as mergers and acquisitions, issuing capital, cash management, corporate payout policy, managing foreign exchange exposure and executive compensation. Core study areas include financial reporting and company performance, methods for financial data analysis, principles of finance, financial markets and institutions, business communication for finance, corporate finance, financial statements and business valuation, advanced corporate finance, corporate financial analysis, corporate governance and responsibility, and international financial management.

Entry requirements

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University in business, accounting, or a related subject; a quantitative subject (such as maths, physics, engineering, computing or economics); a minor or major in finance. Clear evidence of quantitative ability is required regardless of degree background. This should be demonstrated through the study of mathematics, statistics, accounting, finance or economics modules during your 1st degree or a high score in the GMAT or GRE test. Applications are also considered from those who do not meet the previous criteria but have either an appropriate professional qualification in accounting or finance or more than 1 year of relevant work experience if they have at least a lower 2nd class Honours degree.

Course modules

Semester 1, compulsory modules: financial reporting and company performance; methods for financial data analysis; principles of finance; financial markets and institutions. Semester 2, compulsory modules: business communication for finance; corporate finance; financial statements and business valuation; international financial management; optional modules; business economics; global financial markets and the financial crisis; portfolio management; small business and entrepreneurship; summer; compulsory modules; advanced corporate finance; corporate financial analysis; corporate governance and responsibility.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Sponsorship information

The scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of: Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students); Outstanding academic achievement scholarships; Sports scholarships; Hardship bursaries and other funding options; International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships. Whilst some of scholarships are offered automatically based on the course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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