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Corporate Finance

  • Option 1 year full time
  • Year of entry 2020
  • Campus Egham

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.

There are excellent career prospects, with economics graduates having an impressive employment record and starting salaries amongst the highest in the country. Being part of a small group of around 30 students means you'll have close contact with the academic staff, and you'll receive individual support from the course director.

To learn more about the Economics department's industry knowledge, please visit our Links to industry page.


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