University of Reading: Corporate Finance

InstitutionUniversity of Reading
Department ICMA Centre
Telephone 0118 378 5289
Study type Taught


This highly specialised degree is designed to provide a practical understanding of a wide range of corporate finance services and corporate transactions. Both, corporate financial management and investment banking is at the core of the programme and the skills acquired are sought after in the City of London.

Through hands-on sessions and extensive use of case-study based learning and financial analysis simulations, participants will be fascinated by the exciting world of investment banking, venture capital, private equity, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. You will specialise in corporate investment and capital budgeting decisions, IPOs, payout policy, capital structure, financial analysis, valuation and modelling, as well as risk management. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of financial markets, securities trading and quantitative techniques, and be able to further specialise on a wide range of additional elective topics.

MSc Corporate Finance graduates have the advantage of exemption from the Corporate Investment exam of its CFC qualification.

  • Study one of the most in-demand topics in the Finance Industry

  • Gain knowledge and skills required by major corporate employers and investment banks

  • Delve into highly specialised topics such as private equity, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions and chose from over 15 other elective modules in a wide array of finance topics

  • Experience a practice-centred delivery approach including hands-on workshops, case study based learning, financial analysis and trading simulations and programming sessions.

  • Benefit from professional exam exemptions from the Corporate Finance Consultant Certificate (CFC) Programme and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)


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