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Finance and Private Equity, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 10 months
    Duration
University rank #44 (QS) ,
The Finance and Private Equity programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is ideal for those seeking a generalist finance master’s with an integrated specialisation in private equity. This unique programme offers unparalleled access to leading private equity researchers and practitioners who actively participate in the development of the field. 

About

The Finance and Private Equity programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is built upon the highly successful MSc Finance (full-time) programme, with the addition of a dedicated course taught by the Programme Director of MSc Finance and Private Equity. You will focus on topics including the structure of private equity (PE) funds and how PE can be used in start-ups, in scaling-up cash flow businesses, and in restructuring firms facing financial distress.

As well as lectures, discussion and case studies, you will benefit from regular practitioner-led teaching. You will have the opportunity to gain deeper practical insight and links to the City, and will enjoy close interaction with LSE's Financial Markets Group and the Systemic Risk Centre, which attract leading finance researchers from across the world to their numerous research seminars and conferences.

Graduates of this highly-respected programme benefit from excellent career prospects in investment banks, consultancies, and a variety of financial institutions.

Careers

City Speaker Series

During September the Department organises a number of City Speaker lecturers where practitioners from range of different areas of finance are invited in to talk to our students about their roles and the skills required to succeed. These sessions offer an informal opportunity for students to learn about specific sectors within finance and to assess their fit for specific careers and roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance 
  • Asset Markets
  • Private Equity
  • Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets
  • Topics in Portfolio Management
  • Mergers, Buyouts and Corporate Restructurings
  • Financial Engineering

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 10 months
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        • Minimum required score:

                          7

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          100

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          65

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                        Academic Requirements

                        You need the following GPA score:

                        Required score: Upper Second Class

                        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                        General Requirements

                        • 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline and good quantitative skills, at least to A level Mathematics (or the equivalent)
                        • GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants without a UK undergraduate degree (GMAT strongly preferred). GMAT is recommended for applicants with UK undergraduate degrees, especially those whose quantitative skills are not demonstrated by their undergraduate studies, or those who did not achieve or are not expected to achieve a first class degree

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          35568 GBP/full
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 35568 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 months.
                        • EU/EEA

                          35568 GBP/full
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 35568 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 months.
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                        Living costs for London

                        • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                          Living Costs

                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                        Funding

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