Program Overview

The Brunel Business Finance MSc aims to give graduates a comprehensive knowledge of the theories and practices of business financial operations within the context of modern financial markets.
You’ll study the design and processes of corporate financial systems, analyse financial and investment decision-making, and examine how firms interact with financial markets and institutions.
You’ll learn about valuation, optimal capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation as well as the econometric and mathematical techniques necessary to undertake empirical investigations and data modelling.
Crucially, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills and ability to critically evaluate and deliver midterm and long-term strategic solutions. 
Throughout the course you’ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Fitch Connect, Osiris and Refinitiv.
You can choose to study one year full-time, two years full-time with a year's work placement or 16 months full-time with a 6-12 week work placement.
This programme is also accredited by CIMA offering exemptions to some of their professional papers depending on your module choices.
In a financial marketplace that is becoming more complex, sophisticated and global, the advanced skills and knowledge that you’ll gain from your Brunel MSc will make you a sought-after job candidate to employers across the sector.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 18,410


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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Work for your business finance postgraduate degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.
Full-time students should complete four modules per term, excluding the dissertation. Part-time students should complete two modules per term, excluding the dissertation.
This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 16 months full-time with placement, 2 years full-time with placement or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

  • EC5530 - Business Finance Workshop
  • This module will allow students to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the operation of financial markets and the theory underpinning corporate finance policy, and to know how theory and applications are linked in practice and be able to relate this to the techniques used to model financial decisions and markets.
  • EC5602 - Foundations of Finance
  • On completion of this module, students will have an understanding of various financial instruments, markets and concepts which are necessary when conducting the corporate investment decision.
  • EC5603 - Business Finance
  • This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the financing decisions and policy of modern corporations.
  • EC5606 - Quantitative Methods for Business Finance
  • This module provides an introduction to statistical techniques needed in the study of business and finance. The materials and explanations that will be presented will be are suitable for an introductory course on quantitative methods or statistics. The module assumes no previous knowledge of econometrics and is designed to give a thorough understanding of core econometrics.
  • EC5607 - Business Economics
  • This module aims to develop sound knowledge of the theory of business economics and its applications, and to provide an overview of the relationship between government and business and the macroeconomic environment of business.
  • EC5608 - Company Valuation
  • This module aims to discuss the fundamental approach of company valuation, to apply the fundamental analysis to different contexts such as security valuation and credit risk, and to examine the limitations of corporate financial statements in the context of company valuation.
  • EC5500 - Dissertation
  • The objective of the dissertation is to bring to bear the techniques and perspectives covered in the taught part of the course upon a specific issue of interest. The dissertation should provide an independent and critical appraisal of an issue, normally (although not always) involving an empirical analysis of the topic being investigated.
  • EC5600 - Financial Reporting in Capital Markets
  • This module aims to develop a framework for understanding and mapping between underlying economic events in the capital market and the information provided by financial statements, to develop knowledge and concept of how the mapping between financial statements and economic events affects the position and activities of firms in capital market, and to develop critical thinking of ongoing controversies and debates related to financial reporting.
  • EC5605 - International Finance
  • While a large part of Economics and Finance, in theory and practice, can be treated as a mainly domestic exercise, there exists an increasing number of areas that apply to a multi-country setting. This module aims to equip students with knowledge necessary to work in an international, multi-currency professional environment, and to provide students with knowledge on whose basis future academic research and doctoral studies in the area of international finance can be pursued.
  • EC5601 - International Accounting Standards and Policy
  • This module aims to illustrate the key aspects of international financial reporting standards which are important to investors, and to introduce financial statement analysis and research on the accounting information in financial markets.
  • EC5604 - Investment Valuation Models
  • This module aims to analyse how financial market information (corporate-, country-specific and global information) can be used to estimate the value of different investments, to cover a range of different models that are available to an analyst performing investment valuation while presenting the common elements in these models, and to provide a framework that can be used to pick the right model for any valuation scenario.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all) 

2022/23 entry
£11,070 full-time
£5,535 part-time
£1,385 placement year
£18,410 full-time
£9,205 part-time
£1,385 placement year
Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2022/23 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.

Our aim is to teach you ‘employable knowledge’, which can be applied to real-world situations giving you the skills you need to find the right role after you graduate.  Therefore, you’ll be well prepared for work, especially if you undertake a work placement. Securing economics and finance degree jobs is highly competitive so we’ll support you to gain a strong foundation in the skills employers are looking for.  We offer opportunities within the Department of Economics and Finance as well as through the University’s Professional Development Centre (PDC) to help you build skills and experience.  
With the knowledge and expertise you'll gain on the course, you'll be well equipped to progress into academic careers and many of our graduates now hold teaching positions in institutions like the Australian Business School, EDHEC Business School in Nice, Glasgow University and Oslo Business School.
Others have used the skills and experiences gained to pursue a career within financial institutions and now hold senior positions in prestigious organisations like Standard Life in the UK, Bank of Cyprus, HBSC Istanbul and TD Bank Financial Group in Canada. 


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