Start Dates
January, April, July, October.
6 Specialisations
18 to 36 months
MA Finance & Investment (Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity)
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London School of Business and Finance
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Learn how to approach mergers and acquisitions from a new perspective through industry case studies that explain how to maximise shareholder value.
The MA in Finance and Investment (Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity) focuses on corporate financial analysis, governance and ethics, and the equity strategies of multinational companies. With guidance from tutors who have decades of industry experience, you will gain an advanced understanding of corporate M&A, ensuring that you graduate with the skills needed to take the next step in your professional life.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MA in Finance and Investment (Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity) will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Relevant financial and business analysis
  • Creating profit while minimising risk
  • Advanced financial decision making
  • Domestic and international financial statements
  • Corporate governance and ethical issues 
  • You will study your programme with London School of Business & Finance. Your programme modules and learning content are delivered via the Canvas study platform, and feature the following resources:

    • Professionally produced video lectures created by leading business practitioners
    • A designated tutor who will provide support and feedback throughout your programme
    • Case studies and discussion questions to enhance your understanding of theory in context
    • Downloadable e-books and free library resources to aid your assignment writing and research
    • Access to online forums where you can share and discuss new concepts with fellow students and professionals from around the world
    • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent - any subject area
    • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands) or equivalent*
    • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

    Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience (minimum 3 years' management experience for mature study route).

  • The MA in Finance and Investment degree syllabus considers today's challenging business environment and the financial expertise you need to excel within it. The 3 core and 3 elective modules will equip you with a deep understanding of investments and financial statements, corporate finance, financial econometrics and advanced asset pricing. The final research project will give you hands-on experience, ensuring your competence in a financial decision-making environment. Follow this link to see the full programme syllabus

  • Class Profile

    Information based on class of 2015-2016 


Barbara Szwarc
Working at an investment bank and studying at the same time can be tricky - time management is key. The mobility of studying online is a big plus.
— Barbara Szwarc, Poland
Erick Canales
I decided to study online because I work full time as an accountant, and I know it’s really difficult to study formally in a classroom every day.
— Erick Canales, Mexico
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