MSc Finance at Imperial College Business School
I did an MSc in Finance at Imperial College. I managed to get interviews at asset management firms etc and other institutions. However none of my Investment Banking applications were successful
The MSc Finance at Imperial College Business School is an intensive, one-year, full-time programme that delivers the skills and knowledge you need to hit the ground running in your new career. The programme has now been running 10 years and is highly regarded by the industry. Our graduates are pursued by leading international companies, with over half moving on to careers in investment banking and financial services. Research guides the programme. Faculty are acknowledged leaders in their fields with strong industry links, and this is reflected throughout your learning. This emphasis on practical, real-world problem solving is key. It ensures that you leave knowing how to apply the technical skills you learn in the workplace. The Securities & Investment Institute (SII) has designated Imperial College Business School an SII Centre of Excellence in the field of Finance. The decade-old MSc Finance programme has become the first London taught programme with both SII exemption and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) partner programme status. Imperial College Business School MSc Finance graduates will therefore benefit from exemption from the SII's examinations. Once they have become members of the SII and passed its online Integrity & Ethics course, they can apply for exemption from the SII Diploma. This is the second highest award the SII offers. Our MSc Finance is one of only nine programmes in the UK to have CFA Institute partner status, giving graduates a head start with employers, as well as with the internationally recognised CFA qualification, because 70% of the CFA qualification body of knowledge is contained in the curriculum. Graduates who wish to become Chartered Accountants can also gain exemption from one specific ACA Professional Stage exam.