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MSc in Finance
12 month
London, UK

CASS MSc in Finance Overview

A Masters in Finance from Cass has the potential to open up global career opportunities for flexible high-caliber students. That’s because Cass is among the world’s most respected business schools, meeting the needs of employers with a unique blend of theory and practice. The course is designed to fit your career aspirations, by allowing you a choice of specialist financial core modules in Term two. We modify and refine module contents regularly to reflect the most up-to-date industry practices. Our professors and lecturers will inspire you with their industry knowledge gained from many years working in the financial services sector, and also their active research in the field of finance.



CASS MSc Highlights


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International Students


Class Size


Financial Times’17 20
The Economist 54

Program and Curriculum

Curriculum overview The world of finance is highly attractive to top-caliber graduates, with employers looking for in-depth knowledge and analytical skills needed to succeed in today’s rapidly changing and increasingly complex global markets. To satisfy the requirements of the degree programme students must complete: Nine core modules and either two core modules and three electives or one elective and a Business Research Project

Electives offered in 2018

  • Advanced Applied
  • Equity Investment
  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Ethics, Society and the Finance Sector
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Hedge FundsIntroduction to Python
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity Investment
Term one

  • Corporate finance and valuation
  • Financial reporting
  • Statistics in finance
  • Theory of finance
  • Research methods for finance professionals

Term Two

  • Asset management
  • Derivatives & risk management

Choose two of the following:

  • Advanced corporate finance
  • International finance
  • Fixed income

Term three

Route 1

  • Business research project + one elective

Route 2

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Trading and market microstructure + three electives
  • Investment banking
  • Securities sales and trading
  • Foreign exchange
  • Hedge funds
  • Private banking
  • Credit products
  • Financial and credit risk management
  • Consultancy.
  • Finance and Banking Club
  • Golf Club
  • Digital Strategy and Transformation Club
  • Real Estate club
  • Supply Chain Club
  • Squash club
  • Corporate Events


Overall Placements are good. 80% of its students found employment within 3 months of their graduation







Top 3 Sectors

  1. Data Analyst
  2. Accounting
  3. Commercial /investment banking
Consulting 5%
Accounting 13%
Investment banking 16%
Investment management 3%
Asset Management 13%
Corporate Banking 8%
Corporates 25%
Management Consulting 3%
Insurance 8%
Aerospace 3%
Hedge Funds 3%
Advisory/Boutique firm 3%

 Cass Alumni Info

The school’s Alumni Association has more than 38,000 members in 160 countries. Our alumni are employed in cities across the world, putting into practice the knowledge and skills they learned on an MSc at Cass.We caught up with some of our alumni to find out how their studies at Cass have helped them meet their career objectives. 

Some Notable Alumni

Recent graduates from the course have secured positions including:

  • Nomura – Fixed Income Division, Structured sales Analyst – UK
  •  Lazard Asset management – Institutional Sales/ Relationship Management, Associate – Germany
  •  PwC – Valuations and Strategy
  •  Renaissance capital – Investment Banking, Analyst – Russia
  • BMO Capital Markets – Equity Research Associate
  • Societe Generale – Equity Derivatives Sales
  • China Merchants Bank – Analyst

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CASS MSc Class Profile

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Useful Information

The MSc program of Cass offers a successful career in global banking and finance with its practical course structure. thecourse is well tailored to develop the prfessional standards and competence of the budding analysts, investors or consultants. It offers a unique blend of theoretical and vocational learning enabling you with proper perspective, skills to make visions turn into reality.

A major plus will be a nearby proximity to London, giving the financial study more boost with a mix of practical orientation and teachings with senior bankers and financial masters.

Graduates from the MSc Banking and International Finance move into a variety of careers, from investment banking (Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, UBS, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs) to commercial banking (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, BNP Paribas); to rating agencies (Fitch, S&P).


  • UK 2.1 or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Some level of the previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred.








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Application Information

Application Documents

  • Documents required for decision-makingTranscript/interim transcript: An interim transcript showing your marks achieved to date
  • A list of modules that you are undertaking in your final year of study (if these are not listed on your degree transcripts).
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement (500-600 words)
  • Documents which may follow at a later dateIELTS/GMAT result
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Two references: One reference from a tutor who taught you at the university level
  • One reference from a current or recent employer or supervisor. Please note that references from fellow students, family, and friends are not acceptable.
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course
    For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course
  • English Language Requirement: If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test.
    If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.
    The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.
  • GMAT: A well-balanced score over 600 with all sections marked at a minimum of 50%
    Students who do not submit a GMAT with their application may be asked to sit the GMAT and achieve a score above a specified threshold as a condition of entry at the discretion of the Admissions Panel.====Please send us a copy of your GMAT report so we can verify this online as we no longer receive paper copies by post. You will have to list Cass as an institution able to access your results. Our GMAT code is 2C2-R0-84.

Application Essays

Personal Statement (500-600 words)

Things to remember while writing your Personal Statement

  • You need to demonstrate your suitability for your chosen course And demonstrate your enthusiasm for a course or industry sector
  • Motivation should be clear. It should be clear in your personal statement the course you applied is right for you. You should, therefore, mention why you want to take the course, and what your future careers aspirations are. If you can, demonstrate how particular modules will help you in the field you wish to enter after graduating
  • Why do you think CASS MIM Programme is a good fit for you? Mention something specific about CASS MIM
  • Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. what makes you stand out? How do you think the course will help you in your future career?

Areas of your profile. Don’t make the mistake of underestimating these short questions and make sure they add to the profile you have created in your long essays and don’t just reiterate what you have already mentioned.

  • Please tell us which country/countries you hope to work in after graduation
  • What are your post-Masters in Management /Global MiM career goals? Please state your ideal sector, role, and function (300 words max)
  • What would be your Plan B career goals? (300 words max)
  • Tell us about your main interests and activities in your free time (400 words max)
  • Please tell us your most significant international experiences to date: (100 words max)
  • Based on your current knowledge of the programme, what do you think will be the key challenges for you during the Masters in Management/ Global MiM, both academically and personally? How do you intend to overcome these challenges? (300 words max)
  • We encourage applicants to take into consideration the impact of the study on family and friends. Who have you discussed your plans with and what was the response? (300 words max)
  • If you know any London Business School Alumni or Students, please give their names, graduating class and tell us how you know them. (300 words max)