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A unique programme, designed to prepare recent graduates for careers in investment, private equity and asset management.

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2018
LocationSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
MSc Investment and Wealth Management at Imperial College Business School
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Overview

Our one-year, full-time MSc in Investment and Wealth Management is designed to prepare recent graduates for careers in investment, private equity and asset management.

During the programme, you have access to two bespoke computer labs and systems including Bloomberg terminals, Reuters Eikon, Datastream, Matlab. 

Taught by leading practitioners and faculty, this diverse Master’s enables you to tailor your learning to your interests and career goals.

Study programme

Before the programme begins you are expected to complete a number of online pre-study modules. These are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

The programme commences in September and you complete a number of foundation modules to introduce you to the modern tools of finance, as well as a number of core modules. These cover topics such as Derivatives, Investment and Portfolio Management and Macroeconomics and develop your financial knowledge.

You also take up to four elective modules which are taught in the spring and summer terms. The elective modules allow you to customise your degree to match your interests and career ambitions and include 27 hours of lectures.

In the spring and summer terms, you will also choose between two types of research projects. Each project enables you to develop specialist skills and subject knowledge to benefit your future career. You can either pursue an Applied Project together with an additional elective, or a traditional Research Project. The Research Projects particularly suited to those students wanting to do a PhD after their MSc programme.

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to pursue roles with a wide range of employers including Barclays Investment Bank, KPMG and London Stock Exchange Group. 

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Core modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Applications of R for Finance
  • Asset Allocation and Investment Strategies
  • Derivatives
  • Ethics and Professional Standards in Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Modelling
  • Finance Careers Primer
  • Introduction to Project Valuation
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Macro Economics
  • Markets and Securities
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • The Finance Industry

Non-assessed modules

  • Career and Professional Development
  • Induction
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • Plagiarism Awareness Module
  • Study Skills

Optional modules

  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Advanced Financial Statistics
  • Advanced Options Theory
  • Applied Trading Strategies
  • Banks, Regulation and Monetary Policy
  • Behavioural Investment Management
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Corporate Strategy and Dynamic Competition
  • Credit Risk
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Insurance
  • International Finance
  • Introduction to Algorithmic Trading (International Elective)
  • Macroeconomics and Finance for Practitioners (International Elective)
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Structured Credit and Equity Products
  • Topics in Corporate Finance
  • Topics in Fintech Innovation
  • Wealth Management and Alternative Investments

Project

  • Applied Project
  • Applied Project (Work Based)
  • Research Project

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
  • Lectures
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Practical classes
  • Pre-programme on-line modules On-line discussion forums
  • Seminars
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Workshops 

Assessment methods

  • Case Studies
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations/Tests 

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is normally at least a 2.1 UK Honour's degree.

Additionally, you are expected to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Non-academic requirements

When selecting candidates, the Business School uses a range of non-academic criteria to assess students, including future potential and the commitment which students will bring to the programme.

How to apply

All applications for postgraduate taught degrees are made online via Apply.Imperial.

You can submit one application form per year of entry, and usually choose up to two courses.

How to apply

Making an application

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

All of the Business School taught postgraduate programmes require payment of an application processing fee before an application can be submitted. Details of the cost can be found on the Business School website.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
£33,500

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
£33,500

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

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